Google has rolled out a new ramping ringer feature to its Pixel smartphones. This update seems to be available on all generation of Pixel smartphones.
- Google has rolled out ramping ringer feature to its Pixel smartphones.
- This feature does not depend on Android’s November security patch.
- This feature makes the phone to vibrate for 5 seconds before ringing.
Do you use a Google Pixel smartphone? Are you annoyed that your Pixel smartphone doesn’t warn you before it starts ringing? If your answer to both those questions is yes then Google might have some good news for you. The company has rolled out a new feature on to its Google Pixel smartphones that makes the phone viberate before it rings.
According to a report by XDA Developers, which had first discovered this feature in the beta version of Android 10 back when it was Android Q, the Mountain View, California based tech giant has rolled out a new feature onto its Pixel smartphones that makes the phone viberate for five seconds before it starts ringing. The phone starts ringing at a lower volume before it gradually ramps up the volume within a span of 10 seconds.
This feature is available in the Sound section of the Pixel phone’s Settings app. Up until now, Google used to give two vibration options – Never Vibrate and Always Vibrate – to its Pixel phone users. Now the company has added a third – Vibrate First Then Ring Gradually – option to the list. You can access these settings in the Vibrate for Calls sub-section of the Sound settings.
As per the report, this feature is available on the newly launched Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones. It is also available on older Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL and the first generation Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.
It is worth noting that Google’s first generation Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones missed the November security update. Shortly after, the company confirmed that it would release one final update to its first generation Pixel phones that would couple security updates from November and December. The fact that the newly introduced ramping ringer feature is also available on the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones indicates that the feature is available independent of the software update which the company rolled out to its Pixel phones recently. This was confirmed by a separate report by Android Central wherein the folks at the publication were able to use the feature without installing the November security patch on their Pixel 4 XL smartphone.