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Answering machine and night mode

Inhabitant
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Answering machine and night mode

Hey Sony,

Any chance of getting the answering machine built into the dialer app in a future update? Also, seeing as you can adjust the white balance manually, I don't imagine implementing a night mode that lowers the colour temperature would be to hard to add. What do you guys reckon?

Live the phone by the way. Coming from a 6P I do miss Nougat though, so I can't wait for those updates!

Cheers.
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Sony Xperia Support
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Re: Answering machine and night mode

Hi @ducksonetime,

I can see what you mean and I will make sure to forward it as user feedback!


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Inhabitant
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Re: Answering machine and night mode

Thanks for getting back to me, Emir.

Telstra Australia doesn't support visual voicemail for Android. The answering machine feature on my Z3C really came in handy, so it would be great to see it again.

Regarding night mode, as Google is keeping their "Night light" feature as a Pixel exclusive it would be good to see manufacturers releasing their own native solution. That way users wouldn't have to rely on third party overlay apps that break security prompts.

Thanks again. Love this phone!
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Re: Answering machine and night mode

Yes, as you mentioned the Xperia answering machine featured in some of our devices is currently not present in the X series, but I have forwarded it internally along with your other suggestion! Slightly smiling Face 

Glad to hear that you're enjoying the phone!


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Genius
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Re: Answering machine and night mode

If like me you constantly check your phone during the night Dizzy Face try installing Screen Filter from the Play Store meantime...i simply tap the app before bed to dim the screen to a brightness level that you have chosen, this may help till hopefully the update you would like comes along.

Inhabitant
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Re: Answering machine and night mode

I used to use those overlays, namely Twilight, for years. They've airways had an issue where the system would detect an overlay and prevent you from changing security settings or installing APKs. Recently disabling them temporarily hasn't resolved that so I've uninstalled and just change the white balance manually at night. But as I mentioned, Night Light is a Pixel exclusive features of Android 7.1 at the moment. If Sony could implement themselves it would be great.
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What happened to Voicemail options???

Standard Android offers Voicemail and Call Forwarding options under Settings -> Call. For some reason these options are missing from Xperia XZ. What happened? Why did Sony remove them?

 

Here's the situation: I have installed Google Voice on my XZ and asked it to re-configure my Voicemail options to make Google Voice serve as my voicemail inbox. After playing around with it, I'd like to switch back to the default voicemail service of my cellular provider.

 

In a typical Android phone I can just go to Settings -> Call -> Voicemail and ask the phone to swicth back to the provider's service. The phone will do the rest automatically. But in XZ it is impossible since these settings are suddenly gone.

 

Why are they gone? And how do I switch back to provider's voicemail now?

Emperor
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Re: What happened to Voicemail options???

Settings > Call > voicemail > what do you see here? 

 

is your phone network branded/SIM locked?




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Commissioner
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Re: What happened to Voicemail options???

Xperia XZ does not have "Settings > Call > Voicemail". And no, my phone is not carrier-branded. It is a plain unlocked F8332.

 

Some models in X series that has that option deliberately removed for some reason. See here

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/xperia-xz/themes/sony-missing-apps-xperia-xz-rooted-t3482858

 

and here 

 

https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-XZ/Answering-machine-and-night-mode/m-p/1170454 (see message #4)

 

Somehow Sony decided that these settings are tied to "Xperia answering machine", while in reality these are plain Android settings. 

 

 

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Re: What happened to Voicemail options???

Go to call forwarding and manually type in your network's voicemail number?