You may already be familiar with the iPhone’s voice feature that announces caller’s names and numbers. Today, Google updated the Phone App with the same functionality. Announcing Caller ID makes it possible for me to conduct my workflow without distractions.
Announcing caller ID is something new in the Google app for phones. The announcement is short and straightforward, so customers don’t need to lift the receiver to identify the caller.
The Caller ID announcement in the latest Google Phone build may be particularly useful if you’re listening to music or general audio and it’s abruptly cut short by an incoming call. As an accessibility feature, it may prove invaluable for those with visual impairments, as you no longer have to answer to determine the relevance of a call.
It’s difficult to deny that this is a very basic dialer feature. This is extremely beneficial for Pixel owners, as the automatic Call Screen feature is not yet available outside of the United States. As a result, this is a fairly solid inclusion for the rest of the world, regardless of the device used.
While some may enjoy this feature, it is not always appropriate. Fortunately, users can configure the Phone app to always, never, or only announce when wearing a headset. This is never the default setting.
To activate it follow below steps
- Navigate to Google Phone>Settings>Caller ID announcement
- Select the desired option.(Always, Only when using headset or Never)
This functionality is rolling out in phases, so it may not be immediately available on your phone and you may take sometime.