The Pixel 7a, Google’s latest mid-range phone, has discovered a new feature not found on any other Pixel phone, allowing the phone to automatically reduce vibration intensity when the screen is facing up, but the feature may eventually be applied to other Pixel phones.
This feature is found in the Pixel 7a Settings – Sound and Vibration – Vibration and Haptics and is called “Adaptive Notification Vibration”.
According to the description, Adaptive Notification Vibration “reduces the intensity of the vibration when the phone is stationary and the screen is facing upward,” which reduces distractions to a certain extent. The feature does not currently allow users to customize the level of vibration intensity that can be reduced.
Google also recently released a support document for the feature, but the document does not explain how Adaptive Notification Vibration works, only how to turn it on.
Google had hidden the “Adaptive Notification Vibration” beta feature on the Pixel phone Android 13 QPR2 Beta 1, but it was not officially launched for other Pixel phones.
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