Google has launched one other Android function drop for Google Pixel units. Jack Wallen has the news on what you’ll be able to count on.


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As anticipated, the Android Google Pixel units obtained a brand new assortment of options and fixes within the official June replace. These options vary from the mundane to the thrilling. Sadly, these options are at present solely obtainable to Pixel units—and even then, to not each person. Nonetheless, it is best to count on most of the options to trickle right down to different units quickly. For these Pixel homeowners fortunate sufficient to obtain all the new options, you will discover just a few bits to be enthusiastic about.

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Photographs locked folder

This is among the options I have been anxious about. Sadly, even with two Pixel telephones (one working the beta of Google Pixel 12 and the opposite working Android 11, I’ve but to see this function seem). I am a bit upset—particularly given the function was speculated to drop for all Pixel gadget customers on this replace. 

That being mentioned, some fortunate customers will discover the brand new Photographs app Locked Folder function to be invaluable. 

What does the Locked Folder function do? Precisely what you suppose: it permits you to retailer particular images behind password authentication. This implies you would take delicate images (corresponding to these particular to your work), lock them behind a password and relaxation assured these images will not be seen by prying eyes, except the proprietor of mentioned eyes is aware of the password you’ve got set.

If you happen to’ve up to date to the newest patch, you may discover the Locked Photograph function in Photographs | Utilities | Locked Folder. As I discussed earlier, neither of my Android units have but to obtain the Locked Folder function, despite the fact that my Android 11 Pixel gadget signifies it is working the June safety replace. Hopefully, your Pixel gadget has the function, as a result of, for these trying so as to add a little bit of safety to their images, it is a game-changer. As a result of images saved within the Locked Folder are solely saved domestically, you will not have to fret about anybody getting access to them by way of the Cloud model of the service.


Though this function will not be of a lot use to companies, Android is getting a very attention-grabbing Astrophotography mode, referred to as “Astrolapse.” To make use of the function you have to place your cellphone on a tripod, because it must be utterly nonetheless. You then open Evening Sight and faucet the shutter button. As soon as the cellphone begins recording, enable it loads of time (a minute or so) to snap photos of the night time sky. When you’re glad it is taken sufficient images, faucet the shutter button once more and Android will put collectively a unbelievable picture with an animated starry backdrop.

If you happen to’re in the proper location—with loads of stars overhead—the outcomes of Astrolapse may be fairly gorgeous.

Different new options and fixes

Exterior of the same old assortment of vulnerability fixes, the Android June function drop features a few extra added bonuses, corresponding to:

  • Satisfaction Month wallpapers: A small assortment of wallpaper photos celebrating Satisfaction Month

  • Automotive crash detection: Extra nations now help the Google Pixel-only automotive crash detection function

  • Heads up strolling alert: You may now get a warning when strolling together with your cellphone and also you’re about to slam into one thing—or be slammed into

  • Assistant cellphone calls: Now you can reply your cellphone with “Hey Google, reply name,” or reject a name with “Hey Google, reject name”

  • Gboard clipboard enhancements: The Google Gboard keyboard now has a wiser clipboard, which acknowledges cellphone numbers, electronic mail addresses, and URLs and is able to parsing them as such

  • Name Display: Now obtainable in Japan

It isn’t an enormous listing of recent options, however a few of them ought to be thought-about lengthy overdue, such because the Locked Folder possibility in Google Photographs. Be sure that to go to Settings | System | Superior | System Replace to verify and see in case your gadget is prepared for the June function drop. In that case, apply it and revel in the brand new additions.

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