NIXSolutions: Adaptive Vibration Setting in Android 15 Beta 2

Google has introduced an “Adaptive Vibration” setting in Android 15 Beta 2, which allows Pixel phones to adjust the intensity of the vibration motor by analyzing data from microphones and other sensors, as noted by 9to5Google. While manual adjustment of vibration response has been available in Android for a long time, Google has now decided to enhance this feature with adaptive capabilities.


How Adaptive Vibration Works

By default, the Adaptive Vibration setting is disabled. When enabled, the phone will adjust vibration intensity based on its surroundings, using data from the microphone and other sensors on the device. Google emphasizes that the information collected this way is not recorded. For instance, Adaptive Vibration reduces vibration feedback when the phone is on a table, but increases it when the phone is on upholstered furniture.

This new feature is separate from the Adaptive Alert Vibration setting, which reduces the intensity of the vibration response when the phone is facing up and the screen is on. This latter feature debuted with the Pixel 7a, reminds NIXSolutions.

Practical Implications and Future Updates

Time will tell how the new setting will perform in real life, but from the description, it seems quite useful. According to Android Authority, it was present in previous beta versions of the system, but now it can be used in practice, although it remains disabled by default. As more users experiment with this feature, we’ll keep you updated on its performance and any potential issues that may arise.