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Pixel 6 - flickering issue, What you need to know

Several Pixel 6 Pro units have a weird display bug that briefly makes the screen flicker as if the screen has major issues when you press the power key to turn it on. Even though it may not be a big issue for many but having it on a new phone certainly is a scary to many or at least sad.

Now Google has responded, and the ticket raised on its Community Support pages says it will be fixed with the next security update:

Pixel 6 Pro display residual light
What is it?
Pixel 6 Pro users may notice slight, transient display artifacts when the device is turned off, and when they press on the power button with slight pressure but not enough to turn it on.
User Notice
To avoid seeing this, when the power is off, do not cycle the power button.
When you want to use the phone, hold the power button down long enough to turn it on.
This does not represent an issue with the phone hardware.
When will this be fixed
- the December software update for Pixel 6 Pro.

What’s the good news? Well, it’s not a hardware issue, just a software bug which appears only when it can’t detect whether your pressing the key for long to turn it on or casually getting pressed.

What’s the bad news? The next Google Pixel 6 security update is coming in December, so you'd have to wait for a month for the flickering issue to be fixed.


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