Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3 brings back the vibration icon in status bar

While Android 12 brought many exciting changes to the table, it also made a few questionable decisions, like removing the vibration icon from the status bar. The change didn’t sit well with many users. Android 13 Beta 1 signaled that Google was working on reverting this change and would add a dedicated toggle to let users restore the vibration icon. But it appears we won’t have to wait for the final release of Android 13 to get the new toggle; It’s already live in Android 12 QPR3 Beta 3.

As spotted by Mishaal Rahman, the latest Android QRP3 beta brings back the ability to display the vibration icon in the status bar. Currently, Pixel phones running Android 12 don’t show any icon in the status bar when you put the phone in the vibrate mode, only displaying the silent mode icon. But in Android 12 QRP3 Beta 3, there’s a new toggle “Always show icon when in vibrate mode” under Settings > Sound & vibration that lets you revert this change.

The latest beta release also adds a new “Battery” widget category in Pixel Launcher, making it less cumbersome for average users to find the new battery widget that first debuted on Android 12L Beta 3. Originally it was found under the “Settings Services” category.


Android 12 QRP3 Beta 3 is currently available for eligible Pixel phones, including the Pixel 4 series, Pixel 5, and Pixel 6 family, with the final release slated for June.

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