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Google announced Pixel 6 Pro’s ghostly display flickers to be resolved in December

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Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Sunaina

Google says it will address the ghostly screen flickering that some customers have reported witnessing when pushing the Pixel 6 Pro’s power button when the phone is totally turned off (via Android Central). According to most complaints, the flickers do not occur when merely the screen is turned off, as if the phone were sleeping, however at least one individual claims that it has occurred when the phone was turned on and in use. The problem occurs when the power button is pressed “with modest pressure but not enough to turn [the Pixel 6 Pro] on,” according to Google.

Google claims in a support post for the issue that a patch will be available in a December software update and that you may avoid it by avoiding pushing the power button when the phone is switched down. While it may be seen as a “you’re holding it improperly” instruction, it’s difficult to see why you’d need to continually push the power button while the phone is turned off.

Google explicitly says in their support document that the problem does not imply that the phone has a hardware defect. That’s fantastic news because prior Google phones, such as the Pixel 2 XL, had strange screen difficulties their whole lifetimes But that shouldn’t be the case with the 6 Pro if the problem is fixable in software. While most users are unlikely to have encountered the “transient display artefacts,” as Google puts it, it’s still wonderful to see that it’s being addressed and should assist individuals who use their phone’s buttons as fidget toys have a less vexing experience.

Sunaina
Sunaina
A tech enthusiast, with a mission to report data breaches, fraudulent practices, dark pattern practices, and updates. She is also frequently fascinated by fintech and unicorns.
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