December 3, 2021

Pixel 6 Homeowners Complain Of Phantom Name Bug And Butt Dialing Is not To Blame


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Most of us have been the sufferer of a random butt dial sooner or later in our lives. Some could have even obtained a textual content from expensive ol’ mother in response, asking in the event that they we have been OK, as a result of our butt known as her and all she might hear was muffled noises and faint voices. Now it appears house owners of Google’s Pixel 6 and 6 Professional can add phantom calls to their record of attainable the reason why they may obtain a textual content from a fearful mother.

The Pixel 6 and 6 Professional launched late final month to principally optimistic critiques. It’s the first of Google’s Pixel household to be powered by Google’s personal Tensor cellular chip, which was reportedly designed in cooperation with Samsung. The telephones have been additionally the primary to launch with Android 12 already put in, and included new options like Magic Eraser that may presently solely be discovered on Pixel 6 units.

In a latest Reddit publish, a Pixel 6 proprietor said that their telephone made a name to a pal in Europe, whereas the telephone itself was face down on a desk. They mentioned the telephone additionally phantom known as one other pal a number of days earlier whereas studying a guide, who that they had by no means known as earlier than. It did not take lengthy earlier than different Pixel 6 house owners started chiming in with comparable tales of their very own.

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As extra individuals started posting about their experiences with their telephones making phantom calls, some started suggesting attainable workarounds. One particular person posted that that they had disabled the lock display screen assistant operate within the telephone’s settings and that had appeared to unravel the problem. One other advised turning off the “hotword assistant activation” function in order that Google Assistant wouldn’t be triggered by anybody saying, “Hey Google”. This suggestion could not work in all instances, as a result of some mentioned their telephones have been making phantom calls whereas they have been sleeping and nobody was speaking.

Homeowners of earlier Pixel fashions might not be secure from phantom calls both. There are additionally posts on Reddit from individuals with Pixel 5 and 5a units which have up to date to Android 12 reporting the identical concern. If that seems to be the case, the problem is greater than probably associated to the Android 12 OS and never the {hardware}, and Google ought to be capable to concern a software program patch as soon as it identifies the foundation trigger.

Phantom calls usually are not the one issues Pixel 6 and 6 Professional house owners have been reporting recently. Different points house owners have recognized embody the under-display fingerprint scanner being sluggish or rejecting a thumb scan, display screen flickering, and a few are saying the fingerprint icon disappears when the always-on show is lively.  All of those appear to be software program associated although, so an Android OS replace could resolve all of them sooner or later.

If you’re experiencing comparable points together with your Pixel telephone, Reddit is an effective place to search out others who could also be sharing in your struggles (and sometimes with an answer or non permanent workaround). Tell us down within the feedback of any points you might have encountered together with your new Pixel 6/6 Professional gadget.

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