11-15-2016 12:38 PM
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  1. SteelGator's Avatar
    This article just hit my Google Now page. Wondering if anybody has given it a try. I am thinking I will download at some point. I would love to have the display be a little more active, my only concern is poor programming leading to battery drain.

    The article goes through making sure the you have the right settings, and getting the app Ambi-Turner. No root is needed.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/e?...token=kRdeZHUs

    How to Get Motorola's Active Display Features on Your Pixel or Nexus « Android Gadget Hacks
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-08-2016 04:28 PM
  2. anon(9227267)'s Avatar
    Trying it out now

    ETA - installed - reboot - nothing
    uninstalled - re-installed - reboot - nothing
    uninstalled - back to Gravity Screen
    vzwuser76 likes this.
    11-08-2016 04:38 PM
  3. bhatech's Avatar
    Good luck with battery !! I'm always vary on apps like this since they can't hook up into the system like OEMs can do.
    Ry likes this.
    11-08-2016 05:00 PM
  4. Applejunkie66's Avatar
    Works very well for me. No hit on the battery or very minimal at the least.
    11-08-2016 09:47 PM
  5. vzwuser76's Avatar
    Trying it out now

    ETA - installed - reboot - nothing
    uninstalled - re-installed - reboot - nothing
    uninstalled - back to Gravity Screen
    Thanks for the tip about Gravity Screen, it may not be as good as Moto Display was (it's short a few IR sensors) but it's pretty close and better than Ambient Display in terms of consistency on my 6p.
    anon(9227267) and GPuba like this.
    11-09-2016 12:34 AM
  6. bubbad3's Avatar
    Trying it out now

    ETA - installed - reboot - nothing
    uninstalled - re-installed - reboot - nothing
    uninstalled - back to Gravity Screen
    X2
    Gravity is much more effective.
    anon(9227267) likes this.
    11-09-2016 01:34 AM
  7. hal1's Avatar
    X2
    Gravity is much more effective.
    I'm also enjoying gravity, Works near perfect. Have you tried Ambi Turner? The only thing I'm missing with Gravity is the Breath notification, which it seems the paid version of ambi Turner has. Also, it seems that with phone face up on my passenger seat the jostling wanted up the screen.
    11-09-2016 09:42 AM
  8. anon(9227267)'s Avatar
    @ hal1 - I tried Ambi Tuner - went back to Gravity - it works the best for me - YMMV
    11-09-2016 09:45 AM
  9. SteelGator's Avatar
    I installed yesterday and was not happy with AmbiTuner. They updated the app, and it is more effective. Still not as sensitive as I would like to the phone being picked up.

    AmbiTuner does have the breath option in the pay area. I like the breath, so I may spring for it the next update or two helps.
    11-09-2016 05:34 PM
  10. paa79594's Avatar
    How is Gravity affecting the battery, if at all?
    11-09-2016 05:45 PM
  11. anon(9227267)'s Avatar
    How is Gravity affecting the battery, if at all?
    No big deal as far as I can tell -
    11-09-2016 06:06 PM
  12. mightyfacundo's Avatar
    I see 3 Gravity Screen apps. Which dev makes the one you guys like? Thanks.
    11-09-2016 09:47 PM
  13. hal1's Avatar
    I see 3 Gravity Screen apps. Which dev makes the one you guys like? Thanks.
    I'm using the one by Plexnor called Gravity Screen. It works perfect for me. It doesn't have the always-on notification, but the notification screen does come on as soon as you pick up your phone

    I paid for the pro version since I have a whole bunch of Google credit from the surveys. But I don't remember what features it added
    mightyfacundo likes this.
    11-09-2016 11:09 PM
  14. mightyfacundo's Avatar
    I'm using the one by Plexnor called Gravity Screen. It works perfect for me. It doesn't have the always-on notification, but the notification screen does come on as soon as you pick up your phone

    I paid for the pro version since I have a whole bunch of Google credit from the surveys. But I don't remember what features it added
    Thanks for the info! I'm going to dl it right now. 👍
    11-10-2016 12:02 AM
  15. anon(9227267)'s Avatar
    ---I'm using the one by Plexnor called Gravity Screen.----
    Me too.
    11-10-2016 05:20 AM
  16. Applejunkie66's Avatar
    I'm personally digging Ambi Tuner. Bought the pro version and it works as advertised and no drain on the battery.
    11-10-2016 06:02 AM
  17. ihbsbA's Avatar
    I'm using the one by Plexnor called Gravity Screen. It works perfect for me. It doesn't have the always-on notification, but the notification screen does come on as soon as you pick up your phone

    I paid for the pro version since I have a whole bunch of Google credit from the surveys. But I don't remember what features it added
    You can also wave your hand over the screen.. Only issue I have is that I put my phone down to view it and the screen goes off because I have that setting enabled... I'm having to turn gravity on and off...
    11-10-2016 10:22 AM
  18. SteelGator's Avatar
    I set my screen lock to immediately (was set to 10 minutes), and now I am having a lot more luck with Ambi-Turner. Going to test for another day or so, but I am now leaning toward buying.
    11-10-2016 10:54 AM
  19. hal1's Avatar
    I set my screen lock to immediately (was set to 10 minutes), and now I am having a lot more luck with Ambi-Turner. Going to test for another day or so, but I am now leaning toward buying.
    I have my phone unlocked, is it works best with gravity that way. With Ambi Turner, if I lock my phone will I then have to unlock it to see the notifications?
    11-10-2016 10:56 AM
  20. rockdrummersrock's Avatar
    Hey all,

    Coming over from a droid turbo to the Pixel XL I immediately missed the active display for notifications. There are a few apps that do this but fall a bit short. Good news! I found a new app that actually works pretty well. You get tilt to wake for free and you can get the hand wave to wake for $.99 (I bought with google rewards credit so this was a no brainer).

    For more info you can check out this handy guide: How to Get Motorola's Active Display Features on Your Pixel or Nexus « Android Gadget Hacks

    My Pixel XL is now the perfect phone for me at this point and I'm very pleased.
    11-10-2016 11:14 AM
  21. Rocky5000100's Avatar
    11-10-2016 11:18 AM
  22. SteelGator's Avatar
    I have my phone unlocked, is it works best with gravity that way. With Ambi Turner, if I lock my phone will I then have to unlock it to see the notifications?
    Not to see the notifications, but to get into the phone -- maybe. I cannot test because I have Device Managment software from work that prevent no locking. The locking has close to no impact on me because I am always have a BT device connected for smartlock. This way I can pick up the phone, then just swipe to unlock it.

    As I think about it, if your not locked at all, your phone should behave fine. The time to lock is an Ambient Display issue, not an Ambi-Turner issue.

    If you are up in the air, download and give it a try. You can get a sense of how well it will work for free. I want the Breathing function, so I will get the pro once I am convinced battery is not an issue.
    11-10-2016 11:20 AM
  23. rockdrummersrock's Avatar
    Damn other page. hadn't seen anything on this the past few days and it popped up. Late to the party as usual! :P
    11-10-2016 04:18 PM
  24. rockdrummersrock's Avatar
    I'm personally digging Ambi Tuner. Bought the pro version and it works as advertised and no drain on the battery.
    +1 to that I missed the waving to peek at notifications as I used it all the time. Well worth that $.99!
    11-10-2016 04:21 PM
  25. hal1's Avatar
    I've got the paid versions of both gravity and Ambi Turner. I'm liking gravity a bit better, it seems more responsive. It doesn't have the breathe function but I find I pick up my phone anyway and it seems to react better to move than Ambi Turner.

    I'm sure that between these two apps most everybody will find one of them very suitable for their needs
    ihbsbA likes this.
    11-10-2016 08:48 PM
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