Vibrate first, ring later. That is the M.O. of Google’s newest behind-the-scenes Pixel replace that is debuted with none sort of fanfare in any respect. XDA Developers discovered the function in the course of the Android Q beta program, however Google hasn’t formally applied it till someday as we speak. All generations of Google Pixel phones seem to be receiving the function, which might be discovered within the system settings by navigating to “Sound”, “Vibrate for calls”.
A brand new choice plainly titled “Vibrate first then ring gradually” principally explains all of it. When somebody calls your Pixel telephone, it’ll now vibrate for five seconds earlier than emitting any sort of audible ringtone. Even then, the ringtone will ramp up in quantity as you regularly ignore the individual so desperately attempting to attain you.
That is a improbable addition for many individuals, as a loud ringtone can typically be embarrassing in a variety of conditions, particularly ones the place you need to have set your telephone to silent. This offers customers just a few seconds to determine what’s taking place and silence their phones earlier than the second at hand is so rudely interrupted by an obtrusive sound.
Provided that my Pixel four XL remains to be on the October safety patch and hasn’t obtained the newest November patch but, this replace is in no way tied to having the very newest model of Android in your telephone. It is all down to the wizards at Google to flip the swap in your gadget, so in case you do not but have the choice in your sound settings, ensure to periodically verify all through the day.