Again? Two More Problems Frustrate Pixel 2 XL Owners

This is not a good year for Google Pixel 2 XL smartphone, from the point of the phone launch to till date there are many problems which are evolving around the Google Pixel 2 XL. This was pointed out by users over at the Google Product Forums (via Android Police), and the issue seems to be that the headphone adapter isn't being recognized: when connected, music still plays through the device speakers. In the case of the Google Pixel sequels, both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been the target of various complaints.

AR Stickers was not released with the Google Pixel 2 device but it is now ready to go.

Notably, we didn't encounter fingerprint unlock delay in Pixel 2 XL unit post installing the Android 8.1 Oreo update.

If you're thoroughly embedded in the Google ecosystem, you will definitely know what I'm talking about when I say that running multiple devices with Google Assistant on them is super problematic. Users report that rebooting the phone fixes the issue temporarily, while Google has recommended restarting the phones in safe mode to ensure that no other app is interfering.

Another solution is to enable developer mode, as pointed out by Phone Arena.

A small number of users actually ventured into the Developer Options menu only to find that the "Disable USB audio routing" option was mysteriously flipped on, and when they turned it off, the adapter worked as promised. According to him, the USB-C port handles too many different tasks, when you plug in the adapter, it is acting as though you plugged in a charger.

Apparently, Google has increased the length of swipe you've to make on the lock screen to unlock the phone or get to the PIN, Pattern or Passcode screen. If it is indeed a software problem, Google could just send out an OTA (over the air) software update to fix it. The delay presented in one video is of three seconds.

The price of the USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter was also slashed to $9 (roughly Rs. 580), in October, after uproar related to its original pricing of $20 (roughly Rs. 1,280).

  • Terrell Bush