So are you having a few issues with your brand new Google Pixel? Do not panic! All smartphones especially the new ones often have some glitches, bugs, and issues. Obviously, if you have spent a lot of cash to get the Google Pixel/Pixel XL, there is no doubt that you expect it to be in a perfect condition. We can help you with that.
Here are some common problems that the new Pixel users are experiencing as a well as potential solutions to fix them. If you have a Google Pixel problem, this roundup will help you get your phone into a perfect condition.
1. Screen auto-rotate not working
Some Google Pixel users have reported issues concerning the screen auto-rotate feature not working as expected.
- A rogue application can be the cause of this problem. Reboot your handset is safe mode and check if the issue persists. If it does not, try uninstalling the recently installed apps and see if this fixes it.
- This problem can also be associated with the G-sensor and accelerometer as well. Download an application from Play Store such as the GPS & Status Toolbox to re-calibrate the sensors. This may fix the issue.
- There is also a temporary solution that has worked for some users. It involves downloading a third-party app like the Rotation Control which lets you trigger the switch to landscape orientations.
2. Charging issues
Some Google Pixel users have reported that phones are not responsive to quick charging and others have been unable to charge at all.
- Try charging another device with your charger, if it behaves the same way, get a replacement.
- Restart you Google Pixel
- Clean the charging port
- Press and hold the Power Volume down buttons for about 25 seconds. If you happen to see the Android mascot and the term ‘Start’, press and hold the Volume down button till you see the ‘Power Off’ option. Press the Power button to select it. Charge your handset for 30 minutes and then Restart your phone.
3. Microphone not working
Many users are complaining that their phone’s microphone stops functioning at random times. This means that you can neither use the Google Assistant’s voice recognition feature nor make phone calls. While Google is replacing some of those handsets, there are also potential fixes you can try
- Turn the speaker on and off during a call
- Force stop and then restart any app that uses the microphone
- Factory reset your device. This should be your last resort.
- If none of the solutions above works, contact Google for a replacement
4. Wi-Fi issues
Another issue with Google pixels is being unable to maintain, or get an internet connection. Fortunately, the solutions for other smartphones can also be applied to the Google Pixel
- Turn Wi-Fi off and on again.
- Restart your handset
- Turn the Airplane mode off and on again.
- Forget the network and then try connecting it again.
- Reset the network settings
- Restart your modem and router
- An application could be the cause of the problem. Boot your Pixel into Safe and then try to connect to the network again. If this works for you, uninstall recently installed application one at a time as you check the connection after every install.