Investing - Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF

Investing - Schwab US Dividend Equity ETF

I am trying to organize a bunch of stray thoughts into a coherent presentation here. I hope this makes sense.

Since well before I retired in 2016 I was concerned about what to do with my retirement portfolio. I had enough money to retire but how could I protect it in case of a stock market crash. I took a pretty standard and conservative path - primarily 60/40 stock/bond mutual funds.

As retirement moved along, I knew there was a problem with this. Interest rates had been falling for many years, giving bond funds a nice boost. But rates were approaching 0. And it was obvious that something would happen eventually to restart inflation and force interest rates to rise. Not only would the stocks crash but bond values would drop as interest on new bonds went up.

Not knowing what else to do, I stuck with my strategy.

Covid came and set off a chain of events that crashed the stock market and induced inflation. The Fed pushed up interest rates and bond funds dropped. But bond funds dropped far more than predictions based on their average duration. Eventually stocks rose and my portfolio was not a complete disaster. But looking back, if everything was in an S&P 500 fund (not considered a particularly safe place for money in retirement), I would have done much better.

So back to the big question. Where should I put my retirement money so that I get regular income, the income rises with inflation, and economic events don't crush my strategy?

The graph below shows total return, NOT adjusted for inflation, since 2019, VOO (S&P 500 index ETF), SCHD (dividend index ETF), VBIAX (60/40 index fund), AGG (aggregate bond index ETF).  


if you want to play with the data. My graph can be replicated with Range - Select Start/End and Start YYYY-MM-DD - 2019-01-01.


Bonds (AGG in the graph) -

Bonds take two hits on inflation. The principal and interest lose buying power by the inflation rate. And the Fed raises interest rates to try to reduce the inflation, so new bonds issue with a higher rate, which devalues current bonds.

In the graph, bonds are dead flat over this period due to rising interest rates. And that assumes no withdrawals.

In better times, the interest rate is little better than the inflation rate. And the principal does not grow so there is no adjustment for inflation.

CDs -

CDs act just like bonds, at a lower interest rate in return for FDIC insurance (up to $250,000 per owner, per bank).

These will likely lose to inflation. If you distribute them properly you can get FDIC insurance on all of your assets. But will the FDIC survive an economic collapse? Well, it better or you can expect collapse of the banking system and our society.

60/40 or 40/60 Funds (VBIAX in the graph) -

In the graph, stocks crash and bonds don't grow. The bond portion contributed nothing to the total return.

Bonds do reduce the volatility of the investment. But in the graph example, after three years, the pure stock asset is so far ahead of the 60/40 fund that it covers any typical stock market crash.

Annuities -

These have big management fees, you lose control of your assets, you have nothing to leave to heirs. And in a severe economic collapse, the managing company may fail and the insurance may fail.

I looked up a typical rate for an immediate annuity. 7% - about twice the rate of SCHD. But it never increases. With inflation at 4%, a 7% return becomes, effectively, 5.1% in the eleventh year. For SCHD, at a growth rate of 10% minus 4% inflation, a 3.5% return becomes, effectively, 5.5% at eleven years. After that SCHD keeps going up and the annuity keeps going down. It is easy to manipulate the results by adjusting the inflation and growth rate.

Dividend Stocks (SCHD in the graph) -

So how about dividend stocks? ETFs for minimal effort, but some people prefer to choose individual stocks.

SCHD ETF seeks to match the S&P Dow Jones US Dividend 100 index, which screens for quality stock dividends (no REITs). The expense ratio is .06% - that's $600 on a 1000,000 investment. (A typical expense ratio for a mutual fund might be .75%. That's $7,500 on a $1000,000 investment.) Historically, this is the best of the dividend ETFs.

SCHD pays about 3.5% in qualified dividends. That's income for you, taxed at the long term capital gains rate (after a short period of ownership). The payout ratio (dividends divided by earnings) is about 50% (as best I can find). That's 3.5% for the corporations to reinvest in growth, which helped the total return come close to the S&P 500. The dividend growth rate has been about 15% so the dividends grow faster that inflation. That's history, not prediction.

So this looks like a nice place to invest, especially for a tax unadvantaged account for people that need to get income from their investment. But is it safe?

It is certainly more volatile that CDs, Bonds, and Annuities. But it is somewhat less volatile than stocks in general because the dividends support the stock price. In the event of major economic problems, the money is (hopefully) in productive businesses. If money making businesses fail en mass, the whole economic system will collapse.

Compare the total return of SCHD versus AGG (aggregate bond ETF), starting 1,2,.. years ago, and then look forward. In every such period, after five years, SCHD is far ahead of AGG. Short term volatility can hurt, but long term, you are way ahead with SCHD. Furthermore, the dividends keep coming even when the stock price is down. That's history, not prediction.

So when looking at safety, I will take an investment that has a good record of beating inflation over a a non-volatile investment that has little chance of keeping up with inflation. And I like the idea of owning productive businesses rather than debt.

So most of my portfolio is now in dividend stock ETFs, and most of that is SCHD. Does this sound risky? Maybe. But looking back over my past investments, risky would have paid off nicely.

If stocks totally collapse, I have Social Security to keep me going. But if stocks totally collapse, I doubt that Social Security will be far behind.

For dividend stock ETFs look at SCHD, SPYD, VYM, DGRO, VIG, and there are many more.


Cheers and Sighs

Cheers and Sighs

Sigh -

I was at a dance, in a hurry, and needed to get a phone number from someone so that I could text them. They texted me their VCard contact and I imported it. But when I tried to start a text, it wasn't there. Checking in my contact app, there it was, but sorted by first name. The last name was part of the first name instead of a separate value. Fixed, back to text - not there. I verified that it was in my contact list. Restarted my text app, hoping it would import the changed contact list. No. Gave up. The next day I investigated again. Ah - the phone was listed as a home phone, not mobile. So the text app ignored it. Sigh. I can't trust my phone when I'm in a panic. I hope I remember how to dial 911 when the time comes.

Yay -

The new Toyota Prius is a huge step forward. It's a 2023 model, 5th generation, I saw one on the road for the first time a few days ago. By far Toyota's prettiest car. No monster grill. Six inches of ground clearance. 0-60 mph in under 8 seconds. 52 mpg. 10.6 gallons gas tank - with the typical 2 gallon reserve, that's over 400 miles - good enough. Nice - except I really like my Crosstrek's 8.7 inch ground clearance.

Yay -

The Kroger near me has been stocking Dip t-shirts. Nice cotton and unusual, nice colors. About twice the price of t-shirts that I used to get at Walmart. But no-one was selling good t-shirts any more - undersized, polyester blends, boring colors (black, navy blue, red, white), until I found Dip.

Sigh -

What is the fascination with shark attacks? Any shark attack in the world is on NBC, CBS, ABC, and NPR evening news. A few people get mangled or killed every year. That's maybe .0000002% of the world's human population.

Sigh -

My favorite pants - L.L.Bean's Lakewashed, 5 pocket, cotton pants. Cut like jeans, with front pockets that don't promote pick-pocketing, and half the weight of jeans. Great for dancing. GONE.

Yay, Sigh -

I received a new pair of glasses from Zenni Optical today - $50 total with frame, bifocal, anti-reflective coating. Nice, inexpensive. But - The temple pieces are flex titanium. And unfortunately, one side has a lot more curve than the other. How do you change the curve on flex titanium? I can bend it 90 degrees and it unbends to it's original shape.

Fortunately, this is the third "identical" pair that I have purchased. I replaced the pieces with the pieces from my first pair - just a year of use with no noticeable wear. But this seems to be a fundamental problem with flex titanium. You can't accidentally bend your frame, but you also can't bend it intentionally.

My Web Pages and Android Apps

My Web Pages and Android Apps

Web Pages

I have posted many web pages that might be of interest. They are all linked to my home page. I thought descriptions might be useful.

Cary Ravitz - Home Page -  www.ravitz.us

Contra Dance Links - www.cdl.ravitz.us - My links into the world of contra dance. With links for dancers, callers, choreographers, musicians, sound techs.

Contra Dances by Cary Ravitz - www.dance.ravitz.us - All of my dance stuff - contra dances, contra tunes, waltz tunes, robot dancers, notes on choreography, calling, and dancing.

Ravitz Chess - www.chess.ravitz.us - My stacking/nesting chess piece design. STL files for printing on 3D resin printers.

Ravitz Software - www.rs.ravitz.us - My software, including Android apps, Windows text editor, and old printer graphics software.

Ravitz Violin Shoulder Rest - www.vsr.ravitz.us - My violin shoulder rest. A significant departure from other shoulder rests. I'm am not selling these any longer - too much work.

Contra Dances by Mike Boerschig - www.mike.ravitz.us - Mike's contra dances, including the classic Happy as a Cold Pig in Warm Mud.

Dance Trance Reel by David Atcher - www.atcher.ravitz.us - David Atcher's book of tunes for contra dances (print ready PDF). I edited this for David, 2018, and was given permission to post the PDF when he died, 2020.

Darlene Underwood - Home Page - www.darlene.ravitz.us - Darlene's dance caller home page.

Miscellaneous Contra Dances - www.miscdances.ravitz.us - Contra dances with no other good home. Some nice dances, including the classic Cows Are Watching.

Notes on Composing Contras by Al Olson - www.olson.ravitz.us - Al's handwritten notes for a 1988 workshop, a PDF of scanned pages.

Paintings by Ruth Ravitz - www.ruthpaint.ravitz.us - Scans of mostly water color paintings by my mother. Many beautiful pictures.

Kelly Wilhoit's Hand-Me-Downs PDF - www.ravitz.us/hmd.pdf - A memoir by my mother's sisters of growing up in Atlanta, Georgia starting around 1925.

Android Apps

I wrote four Android phone apps a few years ago. They are seldom used by others - I obviously have no concept of what other people like. But I thought it would be useful to describe what makes them different from other apps that have the same primary function. And I added some technical information about fitting the function into Android, because I think it is interesting.

These apps are completely free, have no advertising, and do not sell or give away any data about you (the weather app accesses your current location but keeps only the most recent location). You can find all four in the Google Play Store by searching on "ravitz" (it's handy to have an uncommon name).

RPN/Postfix Calculator

For a long time, I used Free42, an excellent and free Hewlett Packard 42 emulator. It has two problems - low resolution number display and a cluttered keyboard with function that I don't need (primarily programming - it's easier to program a desktop computer or spreadsheet than a calculator).

So my calculator has no programming function. I added cursor left and right for improved number editing, display of the full stack, plus undo, help, last key display, and some button configuration flexibility.

The finished app looks good. Numbers are presented in a high resolution font. The button response isn't as good as it should be, I think largely because I check for a valid number after each keystroke - maybe not a good choice.

Tech paragraph - I wrote the calculator in JavaScript/HTML and used Android's Webview to turn it into an app. Android has a simple way of communicating between the Android Java and Webview JavaScript. You can turn any web page into an Android app pretty easily, or there is an app that does the job with almost no programming.

Clock Widget

I wanted a simple clock widget that displayed the time and day/ And I wanted the time zone displayed. When traveling and on two late nights every year, it is not always obvious what time zone you are in. Why not have the complete time displayed?

In addition, the next alarm time is very useful. I use my phone as an alarm clock. Before going to sleep I would like an easy verification that the alarm is set correctly.

Plus size and color flexibility. I think this is a great clock widget.

Interesting that my clock widget and car sometimes differ on the time zone, notably on the western edge of Kansas. The car changes the time at the border. The clock widget (Android) knows that is not where the time zone changes.

Tech paragraph - This requires setting up a widget that sleeps until awaken by a system message, such as next alarm changed. Then it changes the display and goes back to sleep. Time updates are automatic and trivial to program.

MP3 Player

I don't care to subscribe to a music service. I am happy buying MP3 music files from Amazon or copying music from my CD collection. I was very upset once when flying across the country and my music player quit because it couldn't verify that I had paid for it. I want a self contained music system.

And music players do not handle tracks with different volume levels very well. My player lets you add a volume bump to each track or track list.

And it tells you how much time is left in the current track list, so I know if an album will finish before the evening news starts.

Plus optional bass, upper midrange, treble controls instead of Android's separate graphic equalizer.

I'm very happy with the result. I use it often.

Tech paragraph - The user interface is via Webview. Turning MP3 and other music files into music is a simple system function. Keeping the music going while other software is running or the phone goes to sleep requires using an Android foreground service - not simple.

Weather Widget

It's nice to glance at the phone screen and get an overview of the weather. A lot of weather widgets do this, but they tend to be huge (screen area). And are more concerned with being pretty than being informative. After finding a free weather service, maybe not the best forecasts, and navigating Android's background issues, I put together a reliable widget. I added a one page pop up 36 hour hourly forecast to it because that gives you a lot of useful information. And I added a location and forecast update verification line so you know that you are getting timely and location relevant information (not always the case when you are traveling or have a poor internet signal).

This is much more useful than the typical small weather icon. And much smaller than the typical large weather widget. No pretty pictures - after much work, it became apparent that words were a much more compact way to communicate.

Tech paragraph - This uses the sleeping widget concept, like the clock widget. It is awakened via system message, requests a new location, and goes to sleep. Then it is awakened by a location response, gets a new forecast from an internet weather service, updates the display, and goes back to sleep. Not fun - preparing a Google approved procedure to get user permission to access location services in the background.


Words Worth

Words Worth

So a picture is worth 1000 words. What are other communication devices worth in word currency?

Icons and emojis are simple pictures. You might expect them to be worth 100 words. No - the value is one word plus or minus one word. Why the plus or minus? Some icons are worth less than a word.For example the "hamburger" icon (three horizontal lines) that Google uses for "menu". How does that imply "menu"? I was test driving a BMW long ago and needed the air conditioner - could not find it. After almost melting in the heat, in desperation, I tried the button with a snowflake. Yes - snowflake means cool air! I had assumed it would initiate a mode for driving in snow. Sigh. (Is there an emoji for "sigh"?) And some emojis are just small pictures that cover multiple languages - I'll give them a plus one.

Acronyms have, in the past, been worth a word each for letter in the acronym. But now they are so overloaded (i.e. used for multiple meanings) that they are getting close to useless. They are worth one word per letter only when their context is apparent. Otherwise one half word per letter.

Logos are simple pictures representing an organization. In isolation not worth much, but by associating with an organization they evoke images of the organization, its goals and ideals. 100 words, assuming the viewer is familiar with the organization.

Diagrams are pictures that are created specifically to impart information. Even simple diagrams can provide clarity that 1000 words cannot. I'm going to give them 2000 words.

Poems are carefully chosen words that evoke feeling or imagination beyond the elemental reading of the words. Certainly good poetry is worth far more than the sum of the words. 2000 words.

Paintings, like poems, should evoke feeling or imagination. So although they might not have the detail of a photograph, I will give them 2000 words.

Songs, a merging of poetry and music, can evoke feeling and imagination through their poetry and their music. It's rare to find a great combination of both, but if found - 4000 words. And maybe another 1000 words because the synergistic combination makes both elements more memorable.

Photoshopped photographs, 1000 words? But they are lies. 0.

Photographs timed or aimed to mislead. More lies. 0.

And writers of computer code documentation take note. Documenting each element of an API (application programming interface) is not enough. I need to know how they fit together. And good EXAMPLE is worth 2000 words.

Of course, there are worthless poems, songs, painting, icons/emojis, diagrams. The above assigned values assume excellence in construction of the communication devices.

Under 500 words - I could have just found the right photograph.


Getting Tech to Do What You Want

Getting Tech to Do What You Want

We repeatedly get great hardware these days. It can do all sorts of useful things. But the associated software is awful. I have complained about most these issues before, but it's interesting to collect them.

For phone issues, I can only address Android. And I can't say anything about Android Auto - it was too unreliable when I tried it.

First a hardware issue. On laptop computers, why can't I get a touchpad on the right side (or left). Why does the horrible compromise of in the middle completely dominate the market?

Back to software.

Time Zone

When I'm traveling, I need my clock to show me what time zone I'm in. I don't know the time if I don't know the time zone. But do phone clocks display the time zone? No. My solution - Ravitz Software Clock Widget. This is my software, free, for Android only.

No solution for iPhone based on my limited experience with an iPhone 12.

Linux desktop - just format the time display to include the time zone.

Poor Control of USB Music

I like to use a USB drive in my car to play music. I can fit a huge library of music on one drive with no need to deal with radio, satellite radio, disks. The user interface is typically awful since they are pushing satellite radio and car touch screens are difficult to use, but I can live with that. But. When I want the songs played in random order - select "Random". But that selects the next song by selecting at random from the songs on the list. That is not the same as playing the songs in random order. By the the time you are halfway through the list, there is a 50% chance that the next song will have already been played.

The software people could select at random from the songs that have not yet been played. Or there is a simple algorithm to randomly order the list. But the programmers have never used the software so they don't know that there is an issue (speculation). And anyone higher in the chain of command at the manufacturer is selling cars, not software, and knows that the music software cannot rise to the level of preventing you from buying the car. The solution is a long and winding road. Here goes.

Set up your phone to automatically connect to the car. A USB cable connects music and power, but this is a pain. A Bluetooth music connection and cordless charger/phone mount is better. Now you can play music from your phone (and take phone calls) via the car sound system.

But what if you are using Maps on your phone. Now the navigation instructions come through your car sound system, at a MUCH higher volume than the music (in my car). Maps has an option to not send its voice through Bluetooth. But it often doesn't implement this immediately after starting a route. So the first instruction is played very loudly through the car sound system. But Android has the ability to let the sound output of one app go to a specific output device. Look for "separate app sound". Set up Maps to output to the phone (instead of Bluetooth). Now music goes to the car sound system, Maps always goes to the phone speaker. But Maps doesn't silence phone music while talking. So, set up Maps to not talk via Bluetooth AND set up Maps to always output to the phone. Now Maps interrupts the music, so no conflict. It works pretty well.

Phone Gestures

I dislike phone gestures. They are invisible so you must work to find the gesture to function association. And they wear on my fingertips, making my fingertips annoyingly touch sensitive. Fortunately Google kept the navigation bar as an option when they switched to gesture navigation. Settings - Display - Navigation bar.

Many apps let you turn off gestures. But it can take some effort to set up.

Digital Assistants

I hate digital assistants (starting with Microsoft's Clippy). By not configuring the Android assistant or Bixby (Samsung), I thought I had suppressed it, until the home button popped it up. Search the Android settings for device assistance app, digital assistant app, or try Settings - Apps - Default apps - Digital assistant app and set it to none.


When I'm looking in a list of names, I want distinctive names - that would be last names. And I often need to look for myself - my name, not "me". Android FairEmail gets this right. Desktop Gmail does not and has no configuration to fix it. I haven't used Android Gmail in a long time and don't remember its usage.

Always On Screen

On my Samsung S23 the always on screen is too dim in low light. There is an adjustment, but that removes the automatic aspect of it and it still doesn't get bright enough. This appears to be a case of save the battery at the expense of useful function. Why not let me make that choice?

And the next alarm is not displayed. When using the phone as an alarm clock, the next alarm is important.

Both of these issues were handled well on my Pixel 4A. Samsung was a leader in always on displays. Now they are way behind.

Phone Call Volume

Sometimes the phone is too loud. On every mobile phone that I have owned. You can adjust the volume, but not low enough. Why is this a hard thing to handle?


Mice have been around for decades. I often want to move the mouse only horizontally or vertically. Why is there no software that recognizes motion in only one direction. I often want to move the mouse a very small distance, but the scaling factor that controls mouse ticks to cursor motion can't be easily changed. Why not?

This could be done in the operating system software. Dedicate two buttons for horizontal and vertical control. The buttons would rotate the scale between 0, 1, 1/10 times the nominal scaling factor.

A Good Use for Artificial Intelligence

Why not use AI for automatic expansion of acronyms. Imagine how much time it would save, when reading a news article, to not have to look up and scan a hundred possible expansions of an acronym to find the one that the article is referring to.


A headline from Android Police - "Android is changing its brand identity once again". They are capitalizing the A and changing the font. Are they taking a cue from politics? Distract people from the problems that they do not address. But it would be so easy to fix most of these issues. I don't understand.


Good Things, Almost Forgotten and More

Good Things, Almost Forgotten and More

Good Things, Almost Forgotten

  • Phones that didn't get constant, buggy software updates and didn't need to be rebooted, ever
  • Highways that aren't under constant reconstruction
  • Buttons and knobs for controlling cars and electronics
  • IBM/Lexmark buckle spring keyboards
  • The Beverly Hillbillies - now on MeTV every weekday
  • Butter Rum Lifesavers - still available but not on my diet
  • Altoids sugar free cinnamon chewing gum
  • Dentyne Pure sugar free chewing gum

Great Novelists Gone

  • Terry Pratchett - don't miss anything - early, Discworld, and more
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Michael Crichton
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • David Gemmell - maybe not great but fun (MNGBF)
  • David Eddings - MNGBF - ignore anything after The Belgariad/Malloreon series

Great Novelists, No Longer - Over ten years to write a sequel?

  • George RR Martin
  • Patrick Rothfuss - meanwhile publish the most boring book of all time

Great Novelists, No Longer - After reading many of the books by these authors, I couldn't get through the Kindle free sample of their latest.

  • Christopher Moore - Noir
  • Orson Scott Card - The Hive
  • Joe Abercrombie - The Trouble with Peace

Great Novelists, Where Are You?

  • Margaret Atwood
  • Michael Sullivan - MNGBF

Old Songs From People That I Otherwise Rarely Listen To

  • American Girl - Tom Petty
  • Authority Song - John Mellencamp
  • I Was Made to Love Her - Stevie Wonder
  • Little Bit of Soul - The Music Explosion
  • Once in a Lifetime - Talking Heads
  • Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann
  • Standing in the Shadows of Love - The Four Tops

Some Things Have Gotten Better

  • Dishwashers with pod detergents
  • Unscented and dye free liquid clothes washer detergent
  • Memory foam mattresses
  • Crosscut paper shredders
  • Carbon fiber and titanium for mechanical things
  • Computer and TV displays: CRT -> flat screen CRT -> LCD -> OLED
  • Cordless (battery powered) vacuum cleaners and power tools

Best Forgotten

  • Checking account balance books - all my stuff is in a spreadsheet now
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs, and soon, hopefully, all fluorescent lights
  • Paperback books - impossible to read while using your hands for other things
  • Full size American sedans, with minimal shock absorbers
  • Fins and wings on street cars
  • Typewriters
  • "Rechargeable" Nickel Cadmium batteries

And a Few Things That Should Disappear

  • Air blower hand dryers
  • Automobile sunroofs, mandatory with other options that are important
  • Scented detergents and air fresheners
  • Internal combustion engine powered lawn mowers, string trimmers, and leaf blowers

Samsung Galaxy S23

Samsung Galaxy S23

Rather than risk total insanity trying to use the fingerprint reader on my Samsung S22, and having read a review of the S23 that said it had a much improved fingerprint reader, I switched to an S23. I had also tried facial recognition on the S22, but found it failed about as often as the fingerprint reader.

So the S23, after just a few days of use - much better fingerprint reader - larger area of operation, faster, more reliable.

The internet seems faster with the S23. Maybe the new processor or maybe the 5G radio works better. I Heart Radio seems to run much better when I'm out walking - much shorter dropouts.

The S23 is very close to the same size as the S22. In a thin case, it fits nicely into my Turtleback belt case. I have used this case for years with a Pixel 4A and the S22. It's getting a bit ragged around the corners, but still works very nicely. By far, the best phone case that I have owned. And the long life and real leather justifies the price (currently $40 on sale, usually $65).

MagSafe covers are now available for Android phones. I tried a Torras. In addition to the magnet ring, it has a ridge around the back edge that lets the phone lie flat on a table. The ridge adds a bit of thickness but it still fits in my Turtleback belt case.

Samsung Android has an app called Game Booster that puts a settings icon on the screen that is quite annoying. To my knowledge, you cannot disable it on the S23, despite many internet posts that tell you how to disable it on other phones. You get either the settings icon, a gray bar that expands into a settings menu, or notifications that complain that Game Booster is not allowed to be on top of other apps.

The always on lock screen is too dark in dim places and doesn't update quickly after removing it from a case. You have the option of automatic brightness control or a specific brightness setting. Neither of these work well. It needs to be automatic, adjusted by a base brightness. This seems to be a case of save the battery at the expense of useful function. Samsung - please let me choose that compromise. And as with the S22, no next alarm display.

Moving to the S23 was not too bad. Samsung has an automated app to copy everything from your old phone. A few settings don't get passed along. Nova Prime and File Manager Plus didn't copy - easily fixed.

So the S23 is a big improvement over the S22. I feel sorry for people who are stuck with an S22 for two years.

2023-07-21 - after a month - the fingerprint reader on the S23 is far superior to the S22. It works almost every time. A clumsy location compared to the back of the phone on the Pixel 4a, but I can take it off my list of life's annoyances.