Android’s Fast Pair UI for setting up earphones updated to look like iOS
- December 26, 2020
Contingent upon the earbuds, set up could be as basic as bringing the Bluetooth extra close to your Android phone. This is made conceivable by Fast Pair, which Google updated in recent weeks to take after iOS.
Since Fast Pair’s launch in 2017, the process has begun with a standard notification that remembers a thumbnail of the gadget for the question. Showing up at the top of your screen, a straightforward tap would start matching and afterward give an affirmation.
Google has changed the set up experience so it presently features a tall sheet sliding up from the bottom. The name of your gadget is centered above, while a greater picture and “Connect” button shows up below. When paired via Bluetooth, you have the option to proceed “Setup” or “Close.”
Android’s new Fast Pair design, which was unobtrusively presented in November (or prior), especially takes after iOS and AirPods. There is a reasonable preferred position to this methodology as pairing new accessories should be a conspicuous event. Contrasted with a notification, you’re less inclined to miss or swipe away a bottom sheet.
Then, Google has enhanced the experience. This UI shows up when setting up another Fast Pair accessory for the first time with your phone. Android actually utilizes a compact notification to take note of the battery status of every item (earbuds and case), while Apple chooses raising the whole sheet to show percentage. The more modest alarm is likewise utilized for re-pairing accessories, particularly on phones and tablets already signed-in to your Google Account.
With the launch of the Pixel Buds recently, Google presented a huge number of related features, including Find My Device integration, low battery alerts, and button customization.