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How to turn on snore detection on the Pixel 7

Here is how you can turn on one of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro‘s new features – snore detection.

Google has packed the new Pixel 7 with a batch of new features, one of which is cough and snore detection. This is a feature that you turn on just before bedtime and is only active while bedtime mode is on and is never stored or sent to Google, to keep your audio secure.

While not the most groundbreaking feature on the new handset, it can give users a better insight into their sleeping habits and how much or little they snore during the night.

If you’re interested in learning how you can turn on snore detection and check your sleeping activity, then make sure you read on, as we’re going to break it down into simple steps.

What you’ll need: 

The Short Version 

  • Go into Settings
  • Search for the Digital Wellbeing button
  • Tap on Bedtime mode
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your bedtime schedule
  • Ensure that it can access the microphone to enable cough and snore detection
  1. Step
    1

    Go into Settings

    Find the Settings button on your Pixel 7 and click on it. This can be accessed with a swipe down on the notification panel.Settings on the Pixel 7

  2. Step
    2

    Search for the Digital Wellbeing button

    Scroll through your Settings and find the Digital Wellbeing buttonBedtime settings options

  3. Step
    3

    Tap on Bedtime mode

    Click on the button called Bedtime mode and turn it on to continue the process.Turn on Bedtime mode

  4. Step
    4

    Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your bedtime schedule

    Follow on on-screen instructions to set up your bedtime routine, this will include the times that you go to sleep and the times you wake up.Set bedtime settings

  5. Step
    5

    Ensure that it can access the microphone to enable cough and snore detection

    You will need to click Allow to make sure that your Pixel 7 can enable the microphone at bedtime so it can hear and track your coughing and snoring throughout the night.Click Allow to finish

Troubleshooting

Is this feature included on the Pixel 6?

No, this feature is currently exclusive to the Pixel 7 Series.

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