The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are Google’s two best phones, thanks to the powerful Tensor chip, big batteries, AMOLED screens, and cameras that outperform the iPhone. Plus, they offer a software experience you won’t find on any other Android device. But despite everything, they are not perfect, as proven by pixel 6 problems more frequent.
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In this article we collect the most common faults, but we do not stop there and we also tell you about their solutions. We’ve included issues that you can fix on your own with a couple of tweaks, to issues that you’ll have to wait for an update for.
In addition, you can also review our article with the solutions to the most common Android 12 problems, since there are some problems that are specific to the operating system and not to the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro phones.
Problem: Pixel 6 says it’s charging, even though it’s not
Some users of google pixel subreddit have noticed an issue where their Pixel 6 is showing all the signs that it is charging, even though it is not. This has also been mentioned in Pixel Help Forums. The problem would be associated when using a fast charging cable from another manufacturer.
Google hasn’t acknowledged this issue, but one solution is to choose an official manufacturer’s charger or a PD-compatible charger with a USB-C to USB-C cable. Maybe it’s also worth contacting Google.
Error: flickering screen on shutdown
The most frequent Pixel 6 and 6 Pro issue concerns the device screen. As explained in XDA Developers Forum And in the Google support pages, this refers to a flicker of residual light when the phone is turned off -or when it is already off- and the user applies a light pressure to the power button. This should have been fixed with the December 2021 update patch.
Make sure there is downloaded the update December 2021 for Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro.
Problem: Adaptive brightness adjusts excessively or erratically
Many users have noticed that the adaptive brightness feature on your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro tends to behave erratically. Often the brightness can go up or down for no apparent reason. While this glitch could be resolved in a software update, it hasn’t arrived.
Pixel 6 owners have reported that the problem appears to stem from the adaptive brightness algorithm which must learn your preferences. So there is a solution that seems to work for most users.
- Keep manually adjusting the brightness of the Pixel 6 every time it changes on its own. Over time, the adaptive brightness algorithm will learn the level you prefer in various circumstances. To make it shine, go to Settings > Display > Brightness level.
- Another option is to disable adaptive brightness in Settings > Display > Adaptive Brightness.
Problem: random reboots
Imagine the scene: you’re using your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro, but it shuts down and restarts. This has happened to more than one owner of the Pro model. users suggest causes such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth issues, caused by third-party apps, camera, or device unlock. Some even claim to restart when idle.
This is likely an Android 12 issue, in which case you’ll need to wait for an update. However, if problems become persistent – and an update doesn’t resolve the problem – you may need to communicate with google.
- Update your phone.
- Try to identify patterns: does the problem occur after a specific action or when using an application? If so, try updating (or replacing/removing) the app or avoid the action (perhaps doing it differently or in a different sequence).
Problem: Pixel 6/6 Pro says carrier network is temporarily unavailable
The first to report this problem were Pixel 6 and 6 Pro users in the UK, but was later reported to be happening in other places, including Singapore, Australia, and the United States. Owners noted that the phone settings warned that the network is “temporarily unavailable.” It is assumed that it would be an Android 12 error, although users on Reddit believe that it could be connectivity problems.
- Some users have noticed that the problem disappeared after a couple of days, and their phones recognized their networks as normal. As such, if you’re on another network and experiencing this issue, you may need to wait a couple of days. An alternative option is to change any relevant settings so that you can use 5G.
- According to other owners, the issue was resolved with an update to the app”Carrier Services”, so you might as well explore this path.
Problem: wifi calls not working properly
Various Pixel 6 and 6 Pro users have claimed that wifi calling is not working properly. When the device is in airplane mode with Wi-Fi on, you cannot make a call and the phone prompts users to turn on airplane mode to do so.
This appears to be an issue affecting homeowners using the Google Fi service, though it may also occur with other carriers. Users have tried a variety of steps to resolve the issue, from reinstalling the Fi app and clearing its cache to performing a hard factory reset, but none have worked.
However, other users reported that the issue resolved itself after a couple of days. Then it was probably a network issue or the phone needed time to set up. If the problem persists, contact Fi or the provider you use.