How to enable the new Google At A Glance widget features

At A Glance widget on Google Pixel 6
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Pixels enjoy a lot of privilege when it comes to exclusive features on Android. One such option is the cool At A Glance widget for Pixel devices. As you can guess from the name, the widget allows you to get handy info about weather, upcoming meetings or events, and even traffic alerts all at a glance. If you're in the loop, you must have heard about the new At A Glance safety features that rolled out recently as well. Here's how you can enable those new Google At A Glance widget features on your Pixel phone.

How to enable Google At A Glance widget features

1. Press and hold the home screen of your Pixel.

2. Tap Home settings.

3. Tap At a Glance, not the gear button next to it.

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4. Select Turn on to enable the At a Glance widget.

5. Now, tap the gear button next to the At a Glance option in the Home settings.

6. Browse through and enable all the features you want.

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7. Scroll to the bottom and tap See more features.

8. Again, browse through and enable all the features you want.

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The new safety features in the Pixel At a Glance widget are mighty useful. For example, it features earthquake alerts or other notifications pertaining to natural disasters and dangerous weather that could actually save your life. Other features may not be life-saving but they definitely provide handy information. I especially enjoy the Connected Devices option since it saved me the trouble of going into the Bluetooth settings to check the battery level of my wireless earbuds.

Get a Pixel to experience the best of Android

Google has made its mark with the help of its holy trinity: the Pixel 6 series, the custom AI-focused Tensor chipset, and Android 12 Material You. If you want to get the At A Glance widget or any of the other Pixel-only features, you need to grab a Pixel device. Whether you're strapped for cash or looking for a full-blown flagship, there's no going wrong with the Pixel 6. Sure, there were a few bugs at launch, but things have gotten much smoother since then. To add to that, Google continues to regularly improve the phone with monthly feature drops and updates.

If you've got room in your budget, you can blindly invest in the Pixel 6 Pro. This great Android phone has so much to offer. You get one of the best camera setups in the entire smartphone market, coupled with a fresh new design and a solid build. Monthly updates mean that this device just continues to get better, and years of promised updates protect your investment. It's also water resistant and charges wirelessly.

Once you've grabbed your Pixel, enjoy Google At A Glance, Material You's dynamic theming, and so much more. When you get a new Pixel, there's a lot to play around with. Not sure where to start? Here are the first 9 things to do with your Pixel 6 when you get it, to start with.

Namerah Saud Fatmi
Contributing Writer

Namerah Saud Fatmi is a contributing writer for Android Central. She has a passion for all things tech & gaming and has been an honorary Goodreads librarian since 2011. When she isn't writing, she can be found chasing stray cats and dogs in the streets of Dhaka or slaying dragons in the land of Skyrim. You can reach her on Twitter @NamerahS.