Google Pixel 6 bug initiates random calls


Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Charger

Last month, Google officially released its latest flagship series, Google Pixel 6 series. This series has two smartphones, Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. These mobile phones come with a new refreshing design, better camera hardware, Google self-developed Tensor SoC, the latest version of Android System, and so on. However, many users have recently reported that on multiple Pixel devices (including Pixel 6), their phones will make calls to people for no reason.

Google Pixel 6

The main problem reported by users is that sometimes their mobile phone will automatically light up and start calling contacts. These contacts seem to be randomly selected in the mobile phone contact list. Users report that the problem occurs on different Pixel devices, not only Pixel 6 but also Pixel 3a and Pixel 4a. This issue makes users very uncomfortable because they will need to explain those calls to the receivers. Furthermore, this could possibly generate high phone bills for the users.

Google Pixel 6

Some users checked the history of their mobile assistant Assistant and found that the Assistant was “telled” to make calls, even though some users were sleeping. Therefore, some users on Reddit seem to have found a fix, which is to disable the “OK Google” wake word detection. Some users said that after they disabled the lock screen Assistant, similar problems never occurred.

Google Pixel 6

As of press time, there is no official information from Google regarding this issue. It is unclear whether Google will soon launch a fix for this problem. However, this is not the first issue to plague the Google Pixel 6 series. There have been reports of a bug that increases the size of the punch hole. Also, some users complain of screen flickering on the Google Pixel 6 Pro. 

Google Pixel 6 specifications

  • 6.4-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) FHD+ AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • Google Tensor processor (2x 2.80GHz Cortex-X1 + 2 x 2.25GHz Cortex-A76 + 4 x 1.80GHz Cortex-A55) with 848MHz Mali-G78 MP20 GPU, Titan M2 security chip
  • 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Android 12
  • Dual SIM (nano + eSIM)
  • 50MP rear camera with Samsung GN1 sensor, f/1.85 aperture, OIS, 12MP Ultra-wide camera with Sony IMX386 sensor, f/2.2 aperture, spectral and flicker sensor, 4K video recording at up to 60fps
  • 8MP front camera with ƒ/2.0 aperture, 84° wide field of view,
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Dimensions: 158.6×74.8×8.9 mm; Weight: 207g
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, 3 microphones
  • Dust and Water-resistant (IP68)
  • 5G SA/NA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6E 802.11ax  (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2 LE, GPS, USB Type C 3.1 (1st Gen), NFC
  • 4614mAh battery with 30W wired fast charging, 21W wireless charging
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