Google Pixel 2 XL owners are complaining about yet another problem

It happens when the phone is being unlocked, when it wakes up from an incoming notification, when the screen dims and automatically locks, and more.

Google's Pixel 2 XL flagship smartphone has been met with several issues related to its OLED display. Google is yet to come out with a fix for the issue. There is a bit of good news, though: in that very same Google Product Forums thread, one user by the name of Adam Zeird has presented a workaround that seems to be working for some people, and it comes straight from the retro gamer's playbook. Problems with the Google Pixel 2 Mic have been acknowledged, though no official solution has been suggested by Google.

Meanwhile, some Pixel 2 XL users have noticed a new issue. At the moment, the issue is now limited to Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners are not affected.

A Google Pixel 2 XL user who is experiencing this problem captured a video showing how the screen is flashing brightly before unlocking.

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Users just need to follow the link provided in the email, which will take them directly to the Google Store, according to 9 to 5 Google. Still, some users are reporting that Zerid's method worked for them, so while it isn't a long-term solution, it could help as you wait for an RMA replacement from Google.

Google states its aim is not to offer a radical display transformation, rather, add a diverse and striking colour range whilst keeping the Pixel's "untouched palette". The latest one that has surfaced is related to the bigger Pixel 2 XL model. Now, we don't know exactly why the mics are behaving like this, it is probably due to some hardware issue. But then again, the heavy trust placed on LG has resulted in some major controversies happening with the Pixel 2 and it is with the burn-in screen.

Blowing into the microphones appears to only be a temporary fix, however, as users report they eventually stop working and you'll need to blow into your device once again.

  • Douglas Reid