Soli Motion Sense is a feature on the newest Google Pixel that lets you snooze alarms, silence calls, lower volumes of notifications and check notification. Apart from those, you cannot really do anything else with it. The function is limited and there are no system settings that you can change to remap the motion sense. There is a workaround to this though. If you’re willing to go the extra mile to remap Google’s Soli Radar Gestures, this tutorial is for you. Here’s How to remap Google Pixel 4 motion sensor.
Remap Google Pixel 4 motion sensor
You do not require root access for this tutorial. Using a small app called Button Mapper, you can remap Pixel 4’s motion gestures to launch an app, toggle sensors, and more. You can greatly increase the use of Motion Sense without even rooting your Pixel. Let’s dive into it.
Step 1: Get Button Mapper Pro
Unfortunately, you ill need to spend a little cash in order to perform this tutorial. But the price is small for what you can achieve with it. You will need to download the Button Mapper app from the Google Play Store and upgrade it to Pro for as low as $4.29. You can help the developers behind this wonderful app by donating up to $24. Paying either the max price or the minimum price will unlock all the premium features.
Step 2: Enable Developer Options
After you have the pro version of Button Mapper, it needs additional privileges to work properly. To grant it those privileges, you’ll need to get into the Developer options. Since Developer options is hidden by default, you will need to enable it first.
To do so, go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times. Go back to Settings > System > Advance > Developer Options. There, enable USB Debugging and connect your Pixel to a Computer via USB.
Step 3: Platform Tools
Now you will need Google’s Platform Tools package. Depending on what operating system you are running, download the required package from Google’s Platform Tools repository. After the download is complete, extract the files and then move the extracted folder to your desktop.
Step 4: CMD / Terminal
Depending on what OS you’re on, you need to open CMD or Terminal. Now type cd and hit the space. Do not hit Enter yet. Drag the extracted folder and drop it on CMD or Terminal. When you see the folder path, hit enter.
Step 5: ADB Connection
On CMD or Terminal, type adb devices (Windows) or ./adb devices (Linux or Mac) and press enter. if the command returns with a series of numbers and letters with the word “device”, then you are good to go.
Step 6: Logcat Access
Now it’s time to execute the command that gives Button Mapper the permission to modify Motion Sense. If you’re on Windows, execute the following command; adb shell sh /data/data/flar2.homebutton/logcat.sh if you’re on Mac or Linux or using Windows PowerShell, use the following command; ./adb shell sh /data/data/flar2.homebutton/logcat.sh After it’s done, open Button Mapper and select Done if prompted. Tap on the toggle next to Customize to enable it.
Step 7: Remap Motion Sense
Now that everything is in order, its time to remap Motion Sense. After the Customize is enabled, select Swipe and chose the action you want to set. You have a lot of actions to choose from.
After you’ve chosen one, select Check Motion Sense settings and ensure that both Motion Sense and Reach to check phone are activated.