The At a Glance feature on the Pixel line of devices is one of its smaller staple features, and it will finally have a toggle that will let you disable it. On phones like the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro which Google launched earlier this Fall, At a Glance is a small widget that sits in the top left corner of the display.
It’s used to give you glimpses at helpful information across a wide range of categories. Say you have a package coming in from FedEx and it’s the day the shipment is supposed to arrive. At a Glance would put this information in that top left corner. More commonly though it shows things like persistent weather details. Things like how hot or cold it is and what the conditions are like. It’s certainly a useful feature. But one that can be an annoying hinderance if you prefer to customize the look of your home screen.
As of right now the only way to get rid of this is to install another launcher. Like Nova Launcher for example. But that won’t be the case for very long.
Pixel At a Glance toggle will come with a future update
Details of the new toggle for this feature come from Mishaal Rahman on X. It’s part of a series of changes that were added to Android 14 in the recent Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 update. Rahman says the toggle isn’t yet visible so it had to be manually activated. But in the screenshot below you can see the toggle clear as day. And the fact that Rahman could manually activate the toggle suggests Google plans to enable this soon. Perhaps in an upcoming feature drop for Pixel owners running on Android 14.
The toggle appears to be located in Home Settings and when disabled it does indeed get rid of the widget. Which thereby allows you room to put different widgets or shortcuts in its place. Or if you like things really simplistic you could finally have a blank home screen save for the app dock at the bottom.
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