Google is rolling out the new Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3 to Pixel phones today. This release fixes some UI issues as well as some other minor bugs. It will also offer a new Clear Calling feature, which was recently announced at the Made by Google event.
What Is Clear Calling?
Clear Calling promises to filter out background noises and enhance the quality of voice calls. With this feature, you will be able to hear the caller even if you’re in a noisy place. Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones will support Clear Calling once they’re updated to Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3. Since such releases aren’t entirely stable, we’d recommend waiting until Google releases the December Feature Drop.
How To Enable Clear Calling
Once your phone is updated to Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3, you’ll have to navigate to the Settings app and go to Sound & vibration. Scroll down until you see the new “Clear calling” option. There’s a text at the bottom that states, “Clear calling is available depending on your Wi-Fi and mobile network connection. Content from your call is not sent to Google.”
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Additionally, the Google Store has a disclaimer that states Clear Calling is not available on VOIP calls. It adds, “Call quality depends on environment, carrier network conditions, and many other factors. Actual results may vary.”
Besides Clear Calling, Android 13 QPR1 Beta 3 fixes various bugs plaguing the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. For instance, it resolves an issue with the screen unlock UI, wherein it could be seen on top of notifications. The update also enables animated Quick Settings icons.