Activate The “Bells and Whistles” On Google’s iPhone Mobile App

Google released the Google Mobile App for the iPhone about six months ago. They recently added voice recognition features to the app, which is loved by many Americans. But many missed a hidden feature in the App, named “Bells and Whistles.” In fact, no one noticed it, which is why Google blogged about it.

To activate the bells and whistles button, you need to go to the “settings” area in the app and then keep on flicking the page up, over and over again, until you see the button show up. Here is a video demonstrating how to get the button to show up:

Here is a screen capture of the button that is hidden until you unlock it:

Google Mobile iPhone App - Bells & Whistles

Here are the features behind this button:

Google Mobile iPhone App - Bells & Whistles

Here is the neat color picker:

Google Mobile iPhone App - Bells & Whistles

Here are the various sound options:

Google Mobile iPhone App - Bells & Whistles

More coverage on this news at Techmeme.

Related Topics: Channel: Mobile | Google: Mobile | Top News


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  • joeldrapper

    Looks great. I can’t wait to get an iPhone.

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