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Next month, Pixel Feature Drop will return an iconic icon to the Pixel status bar


The recent update to Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3, which is the latest beta version of Pixel’s June quarterly drop in features, due June 6, has returned the icon to the status bar at the top of Pixel compatible displays. This is a vibration mode icon. As one Reddit member with handle bear wrote: “12QPR3 Beta 3 returned the vibration icon to the status bar + switch for it! But, oddly enough, the icon does not appear on the lock screen (hopefully this is a bug)”.

Google will return the vibration mode icon to the status bar of Pixel 4 and above phones

The icon not only appears in the status bar as a screenshot that has been shared. “bear“shows, but the” Sounds and Vibration “menu now has a switch to set the” Always show icon in vibrate mode “.

The vibration icon in the status bar seems to be enough of an incentive for some Pixel users to join the Android 12 QPR3 app, such as a Reddit user UserWithoutAName. He writes, “Wow, now I’m going to upgrade to beta. I wanted that so much. I don’t understand why they removed the vibration icon from the status bar.”

Another user with a pen Aurelink sure sounds upset Google for removing the icon in the first place. He writes: “Finally regained the feature we had for many years in Android, even with the first Pixels. Man sometimes I hate Google.”

The reason why users are upset is that without the icon that appears in the status bar, it is unclear whether or not vibration is enabled or disabled on the user’s phone. Why is this so important? If you’re attending a very important meeting under Anderson’s contract, you’ll want to make sure your phone doesn’t start playing the ringtone (let’s say it’s Absolutely hell from the musical Spring awakening) loud and clear in a boardroom full of your superiors.

If you slide your finger down from the top of the screen, the vibration mode icon will appear in the status bar when it has been turned on

Let’s say you’re attending a new hot Broadway musical. You want to make sure your phone vibrates just in case you need to quickly change Anderson’s aforementioned contract, but you don’t want to make an ass out of yourself when your phone rings from your seat three rows back from the stage.

By the way, did you know that on the Pixel 6 series you can quickly turn on vibration? Just press the volume button on the right side of your phone that brings up the volume slider and bell icon. Click on the bell icon and click on the vibrate and alto icon! You have enabled vibration mode. But the icon will not be displayed in the status bar. However, there is a way to show that the feature has indeed been enabled.

Scroll down from the top of the screen, and if you have vibration enabled, you will see an icon in the status bar. Now based on Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3, after the next Quarterly Pixel Feature Drop will be installed in June, no tricks will be needed to see if vibration mode has been enabled in your Pixel’s status bar.

If you’re convinced you need to join Android 12 QPR Beta, just remember that Google has yet to deliver on its promise to allow beta testers to return to stable and publicly available beta updates without having to wipe their phone and reset. your phone. It may be available soon, but not now.

Also, keep in mind that Android beta is unstable, and if you use your device as a daily driver, you won’t want to risk losing the ability to use some features or dealing with battery drain, which can dramatically reduce your handset usage. It is best to wait until June 6 and on the same day install the June quarter Pixel feature on your Pixel phone.

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