7 Common Google Pixel & pixel XL Phone Problems

7 Common Google Pixel & Pixel XL [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL] Phone Problems & How to Fix Them

Many consumers are rushing to buy the Google Pixel and Pixel XL Android smartphones. The smartphone’s pretty sweet to own, with its superb design and hardware, but nothing’s perfect.

Users have reported problems with the new Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Here are common problems. Don’t sweat it.

7 Common Problems & How to Fix Them Google Pixel & Pixel XL[Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL] Phone:

1. Google Pixel [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL] WiFi not working – How to Fix it

Wi-Fi issues are common with smartphones, and that’s the case with the Google Pixel and Pixel XL That could do with anything from speed to connectivity.

As you try to fix it, start with the ol’ standby of turning Wi-Fi off then back on. Swipe down on the notification shade to reach Settings and tap the Wi-Fi symbol off then turn it back on. If that doesn’t work, try restarting the phone.

Still no luck? Maybe it’s not your smartphone. Reset your router or modem. Another tip is to go into Settings>Wi-Fi and forget your wireless network then reconnect to it. Also try to turn off Bluetooth when you use Wi-Fi.

You possibly may not be running the latest system update. Go to System Updates and tap on Check for updates. If your smartphone says you aren’t running the latest version of Android 7.0 Nougat, update it.

Another reported solution is to wipe the cache partition by putting your smartphone into recovery mode. Power off your phone then pus down on the power, volume up and home buttons at the same time. Your phone will start in recovery mode and let you find an option to wipe cache partition. After the wipe’s done, tap on Reboot System Now.

Recovery mode may also help speed up a slow Wi-Fi.

2. Google Pixel [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL] Phone switches between Wi-Fi and data plan – How to Fix it

Does your phone switch between Wi-Fi and data usage? That’s probably because of the phone’s Smart Network Switch feature. The feature is supposed to keep your phone connected to a stable connection. Sometimes, though, it can cause other problems. Disable it by going to Settings>Wireless and unchecking the Smart Network Switch setting.

3. Google Pixel [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL] Microphone not working – How to Fix it

Users have also commented that their microphone stops working randomly. No microphone means no phone calls and no Google Assistant voice recognition feature.

If you have this problem, turn the speakerphone then back off during a call. Another reported fix is to open an app that uses the microphone, going back to the home screen then opening the app again.

If nothing else works, try to reset your Pixel or Pixel XL to factory settings. Remember, however, to back up your data because everything will be erased from your phone. If that still doesn’t fix it, you may want to seek a replacement phone.

4. Google Pixel [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL] Phone overheating – How to Fix it

There have been users reporting overheating smartphones. This could happen during charging, especially rapid charging, and can definitely be uncomfortable if you grab your phone while it’s overheating.

One solution is to buy a case so that you don’t have to touch the phone, but there are a few other fixes to try. The problem could be an app. Go to Settings>Battery and read down the list of what apps you are running. If there’s a power drain in the group, it could be what’s causing the phone to overheat. Tap on the app and hit Force Stop.

You can also test the phone out by rebooting to safe mode. To do so, hold down the power button and tap and hold Power Off until a dialogue box pops up that says “Reboot to Safe Mode.” Tap OK and enter safe mode. If there is no overheating, it very well may be one of the third-party apps.

If that doesn’t work, try a factory reset.

5. Google Pixel [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL] Low battery life – How to Fix it

Your battery isn’t lasting as long as you expected? Go to Settings>Battery and see if any apps are using more power than the Android system. If so, the app’s likely a power sucker. Tap on it and hit Force Stop.

Try other solutions like turning off location settings, deleting larger apps that you don’t need and reducing the screen brightness.

6. Google Pixel [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL] Bluetooth problems – How to Fix it

Users have reported Bluetooth connectivity issues. If you experience this, delete all Bluetooth parings and start over to see if that works.

7. Google Pixel [Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL] Missing notification LED light – How to Fix it

A notification LED light near the top of the Pixel and Pixel XL alerts users to incoming calls, texts and notifications. If your smartphone doesn’t, it may be disabled by default.

Swipe on the notification bar to pull it down and tap on Settings. Scroll to Notifications and select it then tap on Advanced Settings on the top right. Next you want to turn on the Pulse Notification Light option.

That’s several of the issues people are reporting with the Pixel and Pixel XL. There have also been reports of photos these smartphones’ cameras having heavy lens flare. Google has said it’s searching for a solution to the problem.



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Kirtiraj Gohil is a Co-founder, Social Media Strategist & Technology Enthusiast @ The Crazy Thinkers, The Crazy Design & Sparx BPO, specializing in Content Marketing, Social Media, Business and Entrepreneurship.

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