The Nothing Phone’s Glyph Lights (1) are excellent and offer a number of features such as Flip to Glyph and Charging Meter. However, there is a secret feature hidden in the Glyph interface settings which is not so easy to reach. This is the music visualization feature, and thanks to a ratio of XDA Developers, now we know how to enable this hidden setting.
Here’s how to do it in a few easy steps.
Step 1: Create a contact called “Abra”
Go to the Contacts app on your phone, tap the “+” sign at the bottom left to create a new contact and name it “Abra”. Probably a nod to magic words Abra Kadabra, this trick apparently won’t work with other contact names. Once the name is entered, save the contact without entering an email id number.
Step 2: Assign a ringtone to ‘Abra’
Users can now access the Glyph interface settings and access the ringtones section. Click on ‘Add contact’ and choose ‘Abra’, the contact you just created in step 1. On the next page, you will be asked to choose a ringtone for the selected contact and you can choose one Nothing ringtones (tennis, coded, doodles, etc.).
Step 3: Find the secret option
Once you’ve assigned a ringtone to Abra, you can go back to the main settings of the Glyph interface and you’ll see a new music visualization option unlock in the section. Enter it and activate the toggle.
Nothing OS will now use glyph lights as a music visualizer when listening to audio on phone speakers now. The feature works with streaming apps like YouTube Music, as well as offline music streamed through apps like VLC Media Player.
You can also disable the feature by turning off the toggle in the Glyph Interface section, but if you want to get rid of the music visualization option altogether, just delete the “Abra” contact you created and it will disappear.