How To Enable Pixel 3 Call Screen On Pixel & Pixel 2

Google Pixel 3 features a fascinating “Call Screen” option in the stock phone application. Good news is you can now get the same Pixel 3 Call Screen on previous models of Pixel smartphones such as Pixel and Pixel 2. In the following tutorial, you will find the steps required to enable call screen Pixel 3 and Pixel XL Call Screening on Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel and Pixel XL.

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The Call Screen feature is available only on the Pixel 3 series of smartphones. Google has managed to offset some of the disapproval directed at the notch on the Pixel 3 phones by offering plenty of software features that the company is adding constantly to improve the user experience.

Two most sought-after features of the new Pixel 3 phones that everyone wants are the NIght Sight and Call Screen. While Night Sight is a camera mode that gets the most out of the camera hardware to take high-quality pictures even in low-light conditions. Whereas Call Screen is revamped version of Duplex which Google introduced recently.

What is Call Screen?

Call Screen is essentially an autoresponder that replies to incoming calls in your stead. When someone calls you, you can choose to use “Screen Call”. If enabled, the phone will talk to the caller and shows everything the person says in a written form on the screen. Then, you are given some options with which you can answer back to the caller. This really helpful feature will be of great assistance to you if you are in a situation where you cannot speak to the caller or respond to an important call at that moment. It lets the phone speak for you.

Enable Pixel 3 Call Screen on Pixel and Pixel 2

Google is offering call screen service on all its latest flagship smartphones. Although the company has announced that the older devices will soon get this feature but the released date is still unknown. So if you cannot wait to get your hands on this feature, here is how to get call screen on pixel and pixel 2 right now, Make sure your phone has root access unlocked on it.

One your device is rooted, head over to the play store and download a file explorer tool and allow it root privileges.

Now open the file explorer and go to the root storage of your smartphone.

Navigate to /data/data/ and open the dialer_phenotype_flags.xml file.

Locate these lines in the file code and change their value from “false” to “true”.


Once you have changed the values from false to true, open Settings and force close the phone appl.

Restart your phone to let the changes take effect.

That’s all. This feature works only in the US, as of this writing. Users in other countries will have to wait for another solution to arrive.

Source: XDA