One of the best features of Pixel phones is the new call screening. Any call received on your Pixel device can now be answered by your Google Assistant. To avoid spam calls, wrong numbers or even exes. However, many do not know that you can hear the caller during the search process.
By default, you can not hear the caller when you check a call. Instead, you can read a real-time log what they say. This transcript is usually pretty accurate, but not perfect. Thanks to a tricks discovered by Redditor Eurostylin, we now know that you can overhear this exchange without being heard. Listening to the caller eliminates the guesswork because you can hear the answers to your Google Assistant questions.
: Install the Latest Version of the Google Phone App
First, make sure you have the call tracking feature and all other features. To get the latest functionality of the latest version of the Google Phone app, you should use Upgrading to the Latest Version of the Google Phone App: Listening to a Locked Call
When you receive a call on your Pixel device (whether pixels 1, 2, 3, or the corresponding XL variants), choose Screen call "displayed as a button below when needed The phone was off or as one of three buttons in a pop-up notification.
Press the volume rocker up or down during the screening process. The speakerphone turns on and you hear the caller while talking to your Google Assistant during the screening process. The caller can not hear you unless you select the green phone icon to connect.
If you're not sure what transcripts Google Assistant provides, or if you'd like to laugh about the caller trying to understand why you're talking to your Google Assistant, not you. This is a pretty nice feature that you can use.