It looks like it will soon be easy to put your Pixel phone on silent when a call comes in. If you’re too lazy to pick up your Pixel and press the volume rocker to silence it, or if Flip to Shhh doesn’t always work for you, Google may have a solution in mind.
9to5Google says that the Pixel 6 may soon be able to use voice commands to turn off incoming calls.
Google added the Quick Phrases Assistant to the Pixel 6 in October of last year. It lets people tell the digital helper what to do by voice without saying “OK Google.” Since the Pixel 6, 6 Pro, and 6a came out, users have been able to “stop” or “snooze” an alarm. Google also added the ability to say “answer” or “decline” when a call comes in.
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On the Pixel 6, 6 Pro, and 6a, you can speak “Stop” or “Snooze” to stop an alarm or timer. Incoming calls support “Answer” and “Decline.”
“Silence” is a Quick Phrase in Google app 13.34 beta. This should switch off the ringing but leave the call unanswered, giving you time to decide. It’s better than pressing the volume rocker.