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How to activate “Swipe for notifications”

Thankfully my Nexus 5X did not take too long to repair and is now back in full working order. It’s now updated to Android Nougat 7.1.2, which mainly features stability and bug fixes. However, there is one addition which I’m very happy about – it’s now possible to swipe down on the fingerprint scanner in order to bring notifications down on the screen! It’s so easy to use and it’s a wonder Google didn’t include it before.

To activate this setting, go to the usual Settings menu and go to the “Moves” section. All you have to do is now activate the “Swipe for notifications” setting and away you go!

Swipe for notifications setting

If you weren’t already aware, there are some other very useful settings here. The “Jump to Camera” setting is one that I find very useful, as it allows me to jump straight to the camera when the phone is locked. All I have to do is take my phone out of my pocket, press the power button twice and the camera is active! The “Flip camera” one is also pretty handy, sometimes I like to take photos whilst cycling and being able to switch camera using only one hand is very useful.