What is Google Dialer Floating Bubble?
The feature is a welcome change and proves to be highly useful. It comes in handy while having to check my messages or do anything while being on call. Earlier, it would require me to enter the in-call screen to be able to carry out any of these functions. Thankfully, I can now do them from any screen I am at, using the new Floating Bubble Feature.
So, now that you know what this new feature is, allow me to show you how to get this feature on your Android devices, both rooted and non-rooted.
Enable Google Dialer’s New Floating Bubble Feature
Step-1 First you need to install Google Dialer on your device. You can download the APK file from the link given in requirements above.
Step-2 Make this app your default phone app. To do so, Go to Settings -> Apps, and tap on the gear icon in the top-right corner. A pop-up for configuring apps will open . Tap on the “Phone app” option and tap on the app that you just installed.
Step-3 Now, using the es file explorer, go to /data/data/com.google.android.dialer/shared_prefs, and tap on “dialer_phenotype_flags.xml” to edit it.
Step-4 Once the XML file has been opened, search for the boolean string titled “G_enable_return_to_call_bubble”. It should have its value set to “false”. Change the value to “true”. Once you’ve made the changes, save the file and exit.
Step-5 Now, go to Settings -> Apps -> Phone, and “Force Stop” the app.
Step-6 And that’s it. Just open up the app once again to reload it into the system’s memory. The next time that you get a call, you should be able to make use of the Floating Bubble feature.
While the Google Dialer in itself is a solid phone app, the addition of the Floating Bubble feature does make it even more powerful. Following the approach of multitasking, the new feature is certainly helpful in carrying out in-call functions from any screen. That being said, the feature is still only available in the app files and is not natively available to the users. We all know that Google has the habit of introducing new features in their app files, and then subsequently removing them, without the feature ever making it to the final build. What happens with this new Floating Bubble feature remains to be seen. Let us know your thoughts on the same, whether the feature is a welcome add-on and should come in the final builds or not, in the comments section below.