What you need to know
- Ramping Ringer is rolling out to all four generations of Pixel phones.
- This update is not dependent on receiving the November security patch and may appear in your sound settings at any time.
- Upon receiving a phone call, the phone will vibrate for 5 seconds and then proceed into playing your audible ringtone after that.
Vibrate first, ring later. That's the M.O. of Google's latest behind-the-scenes Pixel update that's debuted without any kind of fanfare at all. XDA Developers found the feature during the Android Q beta program, but Google hasn't officially implemented it until sometime today. All generations of Google Pixel phones appear to be receiving the feature, which can be found in the system settings by navigating to "Sound", "Vibrate for calls".
A new option plainly titled "Vibrate first then ring gradually" basically explains it all. When someone calls your Pixel phone, it will now vibrate for 5 seconds before emitting any kind of audible ringtone. Even then, the ringtone will ramp up in volume as you continually ignore the person so desperately trying to reach you.
That's a fantastic addition for many people, as a loud ringtone can often be embarrassing in a number of situations, especially ones where you should have set your phone to silent. This gives users a few seconds to figure out what's happening and silence their phones before the moment at hand is so rudely interrupted by an obtrusive sound.
Given that my Pixel 4 XL is still on the October security patch and hasn't received the latest November patch yet, this update is not at all tied to having the very latest version of Android on your phone. It's all down to the wizards at Google to flip the switch on your device, so if you don't yet have the option in your sound settings, be sure to periodically check throughout the day.
Pixel 3a and have it in the settings 🙂
I like this feature. Been using it since 2014.
Where would one get that jellyfish wallpaper?
The Google wallpapers app under Life.
Wondered what was going on, I thought there was a problem with the ring volume lol
Im sure my windows phone had this about 8 years ago lol
Yup lol that's a fact
Yep, it is showing on my P2XL
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