Tips to switch to a Pixel phone

You can learn how to manage apps, settings, photos, contacts and more on your new Pixel phone.

To set up your phone, find out how to transfer data from another Android phone or from an iPhone.

Download and find apps

  • Download apps: Go to the Google Play Store. You'll find most iPhones apps for your phone, too.
  • Find recent apps: From the bottom of your screen, swipe up to the middle of your screen.
  • Find all your apps: From the bottom of your screen, swipe up to the middle of your screen twice.

Tip: Learn how to get around your screen and use gestures.

Tap here to see an interactive tutorial

Quickly find common settings and silence your phone 

  • Find most common settings: From the top of your screen, swipe down twice. Find out how to change common settings. To see all your settings, tap Settings Settings.
  • Silence your phone: Press the volume button. Then, at the top of the slider, tap the icon until you see vibrate Vibrate or mute Mute. Learn about sound settings.
  • Use Do Not Disturb: To mute sound, stop vibration, and block visual disturbances, use Do Not Disturb. You can pick how most types of interruptions act, such as alarms, notifications, calls and messages.

Find or take photos and screenshots

Find contacts and SMS messages

Talk to your Google Assistant

Turn on your Google Assistant to ask questions or perform actions for you, for example:

Keep in touch by email or video

  • Check email: Download any email app, like Gmail. Sign in to each of your email accounts separately to see your inboxes, instead of seeing all your mail at once.
  • Video call: To video call your friends across Android and iOS devices, use Google Duo . Your calls are encrypted, which means that they're private to you and the person that you're calling.

Listen to music

Listen to songs through YouTube Music. You can also listen to ad-free music with either a YouTube Premium or YouTube Music Premium membership.

Learn more about YouTube Premium membership.

Get help with your phone

You can get help in several ways, like chat with us or ask the Pixel 'Phone by Google' community.

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