Free app for the Pixel 6 makes the punch-hole camera more useful and fun to watch

ByDonald L. Leech

Feb 28, 2022

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Free app for the Pixel 6 makes the punch-hole camera more useful and fun to watch

If you’re looking for a fun way to track the remaining battery life of your Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, you might want to install the Energy Ring app from the Google Play Store. If you’ve heard of this app before, it’s no surprise. The Energy Ring-Universal Edition supports multiple Android handsets in addition to the latest Pixel models.

The Energy Ring app helps spruce up your Pixel 6’s punch-hole selfie camera.

Shall we tell you which popular phones are supported by the app? Sure. You don’t even have to ask. But first, we have to point out that not only does the Energy Ring tell you your device’s battery life at a glance, it also adds color accents to your Google Pixel handsets. The energy ring will change color as battery life decreases, though you’ll need to dig into the settings first to make some changes.

Get the Google Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro

According to 9to5Google, after downloading the app, you allow it to have accessibility permissions after being prompted. Go to Settings > Battery > Percentage to turn off the normal battery indicator on the status bar. And if you install the The System UI Tuner app from the Play Store, you can go to Android and turn off the battery icon.

We promised you a list of some of the popular phones supported by the Energy Ring app and we aim to please. Ladies and gentlemen, the list:

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S 20 FE, Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series
  • Samsung Galaxy A60, Samsung Galaxy A51, Samsung Galaxy A71
  • Samsung Galaxy M 40, Samsung Galaxy M 31s
  • Google Pixel 4a (5G), Google Pixel 5 (a), Google Pixel 6, Google Pixel 6 Pro
  • OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 8T, OnePlus Nord 2, OnePlus Nord CE
  • Motorola Edge Plus, Motorola One Action, Motorola One Vision, Motorola G8
  • Motorola Power, Motorola G40 Fusion, 5G
  • Huawei Honor 20, Huawei View 20, Huawei Nova 4, Huawei Nova 5T
  • Huawei P40 Lite, Huawei P40 Pro.
The energy ring is easy on your eyes and your phone’s battery and you can even customize the thickness of the ring as it wraps around your perforated lens. The app works as an accessibility feature in order to appear on the lock screen. If your battery is full, the ring wraps around the 360-degree forward-facing lens, declining as your phone loses battery.

The developers created a wallpaper that not only hid the perforation, but turned it into a funny joke

You might recall that when Samsung released wallpapers for the Galaxy S10, it created several that interacted with the pill-shaped dual punch-hole cameras. It will be interesting to see how Apple and iOS app developers are playing the supposed notch replacement for the iPhone 14 series. The latest rumor has it that the Pro versions of this year’s iPhone 14 lineup will replace the notch with a punch and shaped opening. of rhombus “pill”.

This strange combination is already making some iPhone fans dream of the return of the notch. If the latest renders we’ve seen for the iPhone 14 Pro are legit, there’s going to be an uproar next September and you can count on it.

Right now, punch-hole is the best option manufacturers have until under-display cameras are improved. Over the years we’ve seen pop-up cameras, cameras that flip and flip back and forth and vice versa, all in the name of smaller bezels.

The Energy Ring garnered pretty decent reviews. With a total of 4,664 users, the app averaged a score of 4.4 out of 5. Hey, if you’re bored with the punch-hole camera on your phone and your handset supports the app, it won’t cost you anything but your time to try it out.