Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro

Every few months, Google releases a major update for it’s Pixel series smartphones, known as a pixel-featured drop. For Google Pixel 7 and the Google Pixel 7 Pro smartphones, the company has just released one of these big updates for the month of December, which adds a feature called clear calling.

Originally announced at the made by Google Hardware launch event in 2022, this feature has taken some additional time to become available to the general public.

The goal of clear calling is to make the voice on the other end of the call sound clear to you. The feature is able to do this by processing the voice data on the device itself, and using noise cancellation methods, some artificial intelligence, and machine learning to output an audio stream that is easier to hear and understand.

According to Google, clear calling depends on Wi-Fi and your mobile data connection. However, some say it will only work on voice-over-LTE calls. In any case, it should be noted that all of this audio data is processed directly on the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, and it will not be sent to Google’s servers.

Additionally, we have read that this feature will be included on the Google Pixel 6 Series in the near future. Since this feature is optional it needs to be manually enabled ahead of time. But if you are not happy with how this feature is processing your audio calls, it can be turned off in the middle of your call.

How to enable the clear calling feature on Google Pixel 7 or the Pixel 7 Pro?

So, to enable clear calling on the Google Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro follow the steps:

  1. First, you have to update your device to the latest build of the Android 13 OS.
  2. Open up the settings application and from there you can either search for Clear calling at the top in the search bar or find it in the menus by tapping the sound and vibration option.
  3. Navigate to the clear calling option in the sound and vibration settings as this feature is tucked away at the bottom of this list.
  4. All you have to do is tap on this feature, and turn on the toggle there.

The device will work it’s magic when you are on a phone call, but remember even though this feature has been enabled, if you are in an area with poor mobile data service then the quality of the phone call may not be as good as it could be.

It should still be better than if the feature was never enabled, but again it does require a solid mobile data connection for it to work. For those of you who have used this feature already, please use the comment section below to tell us about your experiences with the new Google Pixel feature.

In our experience, it does not completely eliminate all background noises, but it can pick up on some common noises and that has made it easier to understand the person on the other end of the phone call.

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