The Nothing Phone (1) has established itself as a capable mid-ranger with a unique design that makes use of LEDs and a clear backplate a week after its launch. The Nothing Phone (1) features a hidden Music Visualization mode that, while not immediately accessible, can really be engaged with a little effort. This mode is in addition to the Glyph-lighting panel, which is used for a variety of purposes, including notifications.
A software build that was leaked just 24 hours before the handset’s introduction revealed many of the features and capabilities that would set the sub-$500 gadget apart from the sea of mid-range smartphones that already flooded the market. There were hints that the Music Visualization feature, which synchronizes the Glyph-lighting panel with any currently playing music, will be present in the Nothing Phone (1).
Unfortunately, it wasn’t included in the full release, but regular 9to5Google contributor Dylan Roussel has discovered a means to make the feature available to those who have managed to obtain Phone (1). It takes a peculiar but entertaining workaround and is rather well disguised.
You must first add a contact with the name Abra to your address book in order to be able to access the Music Visualization mode settings on your Nothing Phone (1). Go to Settings, Glyph Interface, Ringtones, and then click Add a Contact from here. The newly created Abra contact can now have any ringtone selected for it by clicking Save. Return to the Gylph Interface page after this and you ought to find a toggle for music visualization.
The Glyph illumination will flash in rhythm with the music being played through your device’s speaker. It’s possible that this feature won’t be made available until all the bugs are ironed out due to the potential risk to people with epilepsy. Having said that, this is a cool technique to immediately enable Music Visualization mode on your Nothing Phone (1).