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Google Pixel 6 Pro: Top 5 problems and best possible fixes

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Every year Google unveils a new Pixel-branded smartphone with innovative features, incredible hardware packed in a stunningly beautiful yet sturdy design. And 2022 was no exception. Google unveiled its all-new Pixel 6 series with a flagship, Pixel 6 Pro. The flagship Pixel smartphone is leagues ahead of its competitors in most departments, including state-of-the-art design, custom-made Tensor chipset, robust camera sensors, monster battery, software, and hardware.

The Google Pixel 6 Pro comes powered by Google Tensor SoC (5 nm) coupled with Titan M2 security processor to offer top-notch security, outstanding camera experience, and new software features. The 12 GB RAM smartphone comes in various UFS 3.1 storage capacities, including 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. Running on Android 12 Vanilla OS, the Google Pixel 6 Pro also packs a 5003 mAh battery with fast and reverse wireless charging support and a 6.71-inch LTPO 120Hz AMOLED display. In addition, pixel 6 Pro boasts a rear camera array consisting of 50MP f/1.9 wide-angle, 48MP f/3.5 telephoto, and 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide sensors on the camera department. In addition, the smartphone houses an 11.1MP f/2.2 selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint sensor on the front.

And the latest Pixel integrates everything well to receive raving reviews and decent applause from the experts and end-users. But unfortunately, all is not well with the latest Google Pixel smartphone. Many users are encountering endless annoying glitches with the device. The most common issues are: No network signal, Bluetooth connectivity problem with Android Auto, display glitches, fingerprint issues, battery drainage and slow charging. The article will discuss all these inherent issues in detail alongside mentioning the possible fixes to get rid of the most.

Google Pixel 6 Network Issues

Many buyers of Pixel 6 Pro are flooding social platforms reporting an uncanny issue of network fluctuations on their Google Pixel 6 Pro smartphone. The weird bug fluctuates the network level or abruptly goes to a “no network” zone. A few users have also reported on several online help forums that their Google Pixel 6 smartphones prompt a “no service” or “no SIM” sign irrespective of network and signal strength. The glitch doesn’t restrict itself to mobile networks only. Some device owners have also noticed WiFi connectivity issues in airplane mode.

The mobile network problem sometimes goes away after a reboot, but it doesn’t disappear forever. The issue even persists even after inserting a new SIM or installing an eSIM.

There are several other temporary fixes like installing the latest patch on the device and later resetting the network settings by navigating to Settings > System >> Reset options >> Reset WiFi, mobile, and Bluetooth. Google is expected to roll out a permanent fix soon with its upcoming update.

Bluetooth Connectivity Problem with Android Auto

Unfortunately, the connectivity issue of Google Pixel 6 doesn’t restrict itself to mobile networks or WiFi. Many users have reported experiencing a “no Bluetooth” issue often. So naturally, such Pixel 6 Pro users cannot connect to earbuds wirelessly or their car for navigation.

Unfortunately, there are no ways to fix this issue to date. Users should patiently wait until Google fixes the problem in their March 2022 update.

Google Pixel 6 Pro Display Glitches

The stunning 120Hz LPTO AMOLED display of the Google Pixel 6 family doesn’t come without issues. Innumerable Pixel 6 users have noticed that the screen starts flickering in a switched-off state whenever they press the hardware power button. In contrast, a few have seen a green tint over the display.

Acknowledging the issue, Google has asserted the problem only happens when a user presses and hold the power button until the phone turns on. You should immediately install the latest available patch if you still have this issue.

Fingerprint Issues

Many Google Pixel 6 users have reported that the device’s fingerprint sensor works snail slow while recognizing a fingerprint. A few have also said that you literally have to keep your finger for a few seconds to unlock your device. In contrast, others have reported that sometime the device fails to recognize any fingerprint at all. The lag is quite frustrating considering its competitors like the iPhone 13 family or Samsung Galaxy S22 family of devices offer blazing fast fingerprint recognition in contrast.

Happily, Google has recognized the slow-fingerprint reading issue and suggested its users keep the display free of dirt and smudges and press the finger firmly over the display to unlock the device.

Above all, a few Pixel 6 Pro users have experienced that the fingerprint stops working in a low-battery state. The problem goes away if you factory reset your smartphone but comes back whenever your device battery goes down. Google is about to fix this software bug in its upcoming update.

Battery Drainage Issues

Although the Google Pixel 6 Pro delivers an all-round performance, its battery drains down rapidly even in standby mode. Many users have noticed the battery consumption at an idle state is relatively high, up to 30%. Many have turned off their 5G connectivity, adaptive settings, and so on, but the problem persists.

All you can do to get rid of the problem is navigate to Settings >> Apps >> All Apps >> Device Health Services >> Cache and Storage >> Manage Storage and tap on Clear Cache to delete all data.

You can also reset your Network Setting, but please note doing so will wipe off all the saved WiFiand Bluetooth network settings. So write down your WiFi network passwords and go to Settings >> System >> Reset Options and Reset WiFi, Mobile, and Bluetooth.

Factory resetting your device or disabling WiFi and turning off 5G connectivity also come in handy. Of course, you also should download the latest update soon after Google rolls out.

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