Google recently released the December security update for Pixel users, which included bug fixes and functional enhancements. However, the upgrade did not resolve all concerns with the new Pixels. For example, some users are still experiencing issues with the fingerprint scanner, and many Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users are also having trouble connecting to their wireless provider.
Pixel 6 has Connectivity Issues
Some people claim that the upgrade is to blame for the connectivity troubles. One Reddit user figured out how to prevent her phone from skipping calls. Keep in mind that she has a real SIM card, and others who follow her solution can flip off their eSIM instead of removing the SIM. An embedded SIM card, also known as an eSIM, is a chip that is installed on the motherboard and replaces a regular SIM card.
Simply follow the steps below to resolve the issue:
- Turn off the phone.
- Remove the SIM card (or toggle off an eSIM).
- Restart your phone.
- Go to Apps > Settings.
- See all apps under “Recently Opened Apps.”
- To find “SIM Toolkit,” use the upper right-hand search option.
- Clear Cache and Storage under “Storage & Cache.”
- Turn the phone off.
- SIM should be reinserted (or toggle back on eSIM).
- Restart the smartphone.
After the complaints were posted on various social platforms, Google finally took notice. Pixel customers will have to cross their fingers for a proper repair in the form of a fresh software update from Google now that Google has admitted that the connectivity issue is real. And the connectivity problem appears to be more widespread than previously thought.
Several Pixel owners commented that they had vowed themselves that they would never use an iPhone, but that they now thought it was time to make the transition. While the Pixel devices do work quite well for mid-range devices, the smartphones can easily carry out basic functions such as removing contacts but the connectivity issue has caused quite a stir.
Additionally, Disabling 5G connectivity, according to several Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users, is the best method to avoid connectivity troubles, at least until Google comes up with a remedy that doesn’t cause any other issues.
Another Bug Emerges
According to credible sources, there is a bug that stops users of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro from utilizing a DAC (digital to analog converter) to boost the audio quality available from some streaming music apps. Apps like Apple Music, TIDAL, and Amazon Music can provide lossless Hi-Res Audio streaming. However, this necessitates the use of high-end headphones and the usage of an external DAC.
This flaw affects connecting external Hi-Fi DACs over USB-C and was first discovered by users when Google announced the updated handsets. While some apps crash and leave you with nothing but stillness, others don’t and instead make a shrieking sound. Google was expected to offer a patch for this issue in the December update, but nothing has been released so far. We expect the issue to be resolved sooner rather than later since a plethora of users have voiced their concerns over both bugs.