Previously, if you wanted to adjust the Active Noise Cancellation(ANC) of the Google Pixel Buds Pro, you would need to go through a lot of settings.
Pixel Buds Pro use Active Noise Cancellation with Silent Seal to adapt to your ear and help block outside sounds, creating a quiet foundation so your music can shine
First, users had to go through the Sound option. Then, work with the Active Noise Control strip. As you can guess, that is a lot of fiddling required for a feature that you might need to use pretty frequently.
Well, Google listened to its users and made the Pixel Buds Pro a little more user-friendly by moving the ANC control strip to the top of the app. Thanks to this relocation of the feature on the Pixel Buds app, adjusting the ANC will be a breeze.
But that is not all that Google did to enhance the user-friendliness of the Pixel Buds Pro. The slider now appears in the Sound & Vibration section. That means you can tweak the ANC through the volume slider if you want to.
However, there will be no need for you to update the Pixel Buds app. The changes are said to revolve around the server side. In other words, the slider should appear automatically without needing an update.
Google did not make any official announcement regarding this statement. So, when will you get the “server-side” update? It seems like the feature is already rolling out to the phones with Android 13.
And considering the history of Google, the feature will soon be available for devices with Android 12. For others, you might be a little out of luck. The Pixel Buds Pro is a pretty new TWS bud. So, the chances of the feature coming to other phones are pretty slim.
Nonetheless, this is not the only update that Google has planned for the buds. The owner of the buds is still waiting on the promised volume balance and spatial audio updates.
And Google did not offer any confirmation dates regarding these updates. According to previous announcements, the Spatial Audio with head tracking feature is set to launch in the “coming months.”
This feature is supposed to work with iOS devices. On the other hand, the Volume balance feature, which allows the users to change the balance between the left and right buds or listen to them in mono, is also “coming soon.”
But according to the track record of Google, feature drop is a pretty common thing for its devices. So, if they have promised a feature that is due to come on the existing devices, they are highly likely to appear on the devices no matter what.
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