Android 12 QPR3 Beta restores vibrate mode status bar icon – 9to5Google
Google has restored the status bar vibrate mode icon to Android 12 QPR3 Beta with a new settings menu toggle.
In all previous versions of Android, you’ll get vibrate or silent status bar icons to help you quickly decipher whether your phone will ring, vibrate, or make no noise.
Although this beta offers very few features, it adds stability that was somewhat lacking in the Android 12 stable update path. Strangely, the previous QPR Beta update removed the toolbar icon state of vibrate mode, which meant a feature mismatch between Android 12 and Android 13 for this “average” beta.
However, as spotted a few days ago on the /r/GooglePixel subreddit With the recent Android 12 QPR3 beta update, the vibrate mode tray icon has returned. You might not notice it right away, as it now has a dedicated toggle in the Sound and vibration section in Settings. There’s a new “Always show icon in vibrate mode” toggle that you can turn on or off based on your own preferences.
At least the toggle seemed to be off as standard on a few of the 9to5Google test devices, which means you’ll need to manually enable it to get the glorious status bar icon back on your device.
It’s unclear if this was intentional or just an oversight, but the existence of the toggle could hint that it’s coming in a future Pixel Feature Drop update. Alternatively, the vibrate mode status bar icon toggle could arrive in a future Android 13 beta before it arrives in stable form.
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