When the Google Pixel 3 launched last year, one of the new features of Digital Wellbeing that launched with it was “Flip to Shhh,” which simply places your phone in Do Not Disturb mode when face down on a surface. As of this week, Flip to Shhh is now available for Digital Wellbeing on the Google Pixel 2, as a beta update.
For Pixel 3 (and now Pixel 4) owners, Flip to Shh launched as a simple and clever way to disconnect from their phone and reconnect with things like family time as part of their larger Digital Wellbeing efforts. All things considered, Flip to Shhh isn’t a difficult feature to add, just checking the gyroscope of the phone and switching to Do Not Disturb mode, leaving a lot of confused why older phones like Pixel 2 couldn’t join.
Last night a new Digital Wellbeing beta update was rolled out via the Play Store, and the update brings Flip to Shhh on Pixel 2 phones as spotted by Android Police. If you have not yet signed up for Digital Wellbeing beta updates, you can do this on the web or directly from the listing of the Play Store.
Open Digital Wellbeing from the Settings app once you’re on the new update and you should see “Flip to Shhh” in the section “Reduce Interruptions.” Flip to Shhh may also be seen elsewhere in the Settings app of Pixel 2, under “System” then “Gestures.” To activate the feature at all, of course, you will need permission from the Digital Wellbeing app to change the Do Not Disturb settings of your phone.