How to Enable Push to Enable Google Assistant on Pixel 4A

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Pixel 4A leaks keep coming as the phone nears its release date. While the phone looks set to offer many of the more expensive Pixel features at a lower price, we now know one thing you won’t be able to do with the 4A: tap to activate the Google Assistant.

The Active Edge is one of the unique features of the Google Pixel. This feature allows you to tap the bottom bezel of the device to launch the Google Assistant and mute incoming calls and alerts. But unfortunately, Google removed this feature from the latest Pixel 4A phone. Anyway, you can use a third-party app to get it. Here’s how.

Activate the Google Assistant when you press the Pixel 4A

To enable the side squeeze action, you need to download an app called SizeSqueeze+. This app is specially designed for Samsung phones and you will find Samsung-exclusive features such as enabling Bixby, launching Samsung Pay, etc. But in terms of functionality, this app works well on any phone with a barometer sensor, including the Pixel 4A.

To get started, download the SideSqueeze+ app from APK Mirror and open it. If you have not yet installed apps from your browser, a pop-up will appear asking you to allow this source to download apps from the browser you are using. Click on Okay Allow source to download apps.

How to Enable Push to Enable Google Assistant on Pixel 4A - Android

Now install and open the app. The app offers you a home screen that explains all the features it contains. Scroll left and tap “end” Begin. Now the app asks for access permission in a pop-up, just tap “OkayIt will be redirected to settings Accessibility.

How to Enable Push to Enable Google Assistant on Pixel 4A - Android

In the accessibility settings, select the SideSqueeze+ option and enable the toggle next to “Using SideSqueeze+. That’s all, you don’t need to grant any other access permission to use Google Assistant by touch.

How to Enable Push to Enable Google Assistant on Pixel 4A - Android

Now back to SideSqueeze+ app, you may see another popup asking you to disable battery optimization. Click on Okay And disable the app in battery optimization settings. This will ensure that the app does not close in the background. Now the app also asks for different permissions, tap on “Option”Not now‘, and leave it. You don’t need any of these permissions to run the app.

How to Enable Push to Enable Google Assistant on Pixel 4A - Android

Now you need to calibrate the force of the pressure actuator. Leave the choice of strength to Mean and click on Dosage. Now press beginning To calibrate your phone’s stress action. You will be asked to touch the phone three times to calibrate your phone’s touch action. In any case, several calibration attempts may be necessary. Once done, click “Exit Calibration.

How to Enable Push to Enable Google Assistant on Pixel 4A - Android

Now on the compression page, enable the single compression option. After enabling, you can see an option called “Basic action when the screen is on. Activate the toggle switch to select the squeeze action.

How to Enable Push to Enable Google Assistant on Pixel 4A - Android

Now you can see a drop down menu, you need to click on it and select an option “Activate the Google Assistant.

How to Enable Push to Enable Google Assistant on Pixel 4A - Android

that’s it. You can now tap to activate the Google Assistant exactly the same way as before. If you have a problem with the compression process, try a different compression strength and calibrate.

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Although the application works perfectly well, the procedure is a bit slow compared to the option provided with previous models. Anyway, this app also lets you set shortcuts for double tap and long tap. And you can upgrade to pro version for advanced formatting, triple tap, quadruple tap and double long tap. Learn how to reset Active Edge functionality on Pixel 4.

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