Google Pixel 6 users facing multiple sensor issues on their smartphones
With Pixel 6, Google made its debut in manufacturing chipsets for smartphones. It has also introduced innovative features such as the Magic Eraser tool that comes with one of the most versatile camera systems on a smartphone. However, soon after the device was released, users started complaining about some issues including screen flickering and residual light on the screen. While Google has addressed some of the early issues, Google Pixel 6 users are once again using multiple online platforms to report the malfunction of several smartphone features.
Google recently rolled out the December 2021 update for Pixel smartphones. While the company claims that the update fixes some issues and bugs with the previous version, users seem to disagree. Users are now reporting issues with the auto-rotation sensor on the device. In addition, a report of Android Police Also states that the sensors on Google Pixel 6 devices either do not return data or are unable to understand data provided by sensors such as the device’s gyroscope, accelerometer, and compass. Building on the number of bug fixes introduced with the December update, the report also states that the Google Pixel 6 is one of the most bug-prone devices released in some time.
Google Pixel 6 users facing multiple issues
- Camera rotation on Google Pixel 6 devices doesn’t seem to work properly after the December update. According to a Reddit user adrearystar, âNormally auto-rotate is turned off, but when I take landscape photos they should always automatically appear as landscape, but now after updating my camera would not rotate. automatically to exit with landscape photos. . “Several other users are also facing the same problem.
- Navigation apps like Google Maps fail to detect the right direction because the smartphone fails to read the data provided by the on-board compass.
- The smartphone is unable to distinguish between its horizontal and vertical alignment.
These have not only been reported to Reddit users, but are also being reported on Google’s support forums. An user Sam Ramsey 2651 said on the forum that after installing the december update the accelerometer and gyroscope seem to be malfunctioning. The user also attempted to install a third-party app only to find that the sensors stop working and only resume when the smartphone is restarted. While these issues appear to be present on a significant number of devices, Google has yet to recognize the issues.