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  1. Foxspeed

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    Just getting used to my new Pixel XL and so far so good. I previously had the Nexus 5X which was fine until it died last week (known common issues after Oreo update apparently)!
    One thing I'm not sure about is the setting where I lay down my phone and the screen automatically shuts down but cannot find this on my Pixel. Any ideas?
     

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    Not sure if that is an option with the Pixel. Or at least, if it is, I haven't seen it.
     
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    Done some digging and I think it was mentioned on a YouTube video that the Pixel doesn't support this option anymore.
     
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    That is normal in almost every phone. As soon as a device detects if it is laid down onto a table, your device reconises it is no longer needed and so it automanicly puts it self on sleep mode. Almost every device has one of these features but not all.
     
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    Though if you leave it on auto brightness it should dim considerably when you put it face-down.

    You could however try an automation app like Tasker or Macrodroid and see whether you can add the feature that way.

    Can you give some examples? I've never knowingly met a device with that feature.
     
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    My old S5 active had that feature. It was a bit buggy so it did not always reconise that it was placed faced down. But it worked okay.
     
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