Google says it plans to fix Pixel 2 random rebooting issue ‘in the coming weeks’


  • Happened a bunch the other day, suddenly stopped happening.

  • RR

    Happened on both my Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL – replaced both (as asked by Google to do) and happened on the replacements too. Glad to know that they’ve figured it and hope the fix is good enough!

  • Bobby Russelo

    Strangely my Pixel 2 only reboots at work. Though it only takes about 20 seconds to reboot so it hasn’t been to much of an inconvenience!

  • Stephen Melissis

    Haven’t experienced this, don’t wanna jinx it tho

  • Steve Carter

    Has happened two days, twice each day in past 8 days of use. Seems to stop after clearing recent apps. Using Pixel 2. Phone hard locks, then appears to turn off and about 30 seconds later boots up again, but very quickly compared to normal reboot.

  • Nauman.Choudhry

    Just started happening on my pixel 2 XL. Interestingly enough it reboots every time I put it in my jackets pocket. It froze a couple of times today. Just requested a replacement as the top corners of the touch screen don’t always respond

  • Nadefrenzy

    Sooo many issues with this phone and yet another Nexus/Google phone. That’s precisely why these phones don’t compete dollar for dollar against the big players like Samsung and Apple.

  • Ryan Ilagan

    Had this reboot issue from the get.

    I’d like to know the reason behind it, because there was actually certain places within my city where I would drive by and it would always reboot.

    • Adlai Newson

      Same as me! it seems location specific… pixel 2 xl

  • Lion5

    Wow. Another week, another Pixel Problem. I was fortunate to not experience any of the multitude of problems which affected the original Pixel XL. But the weekly problems on the Pixel 2s is just too much.

    Glad I went with the Galaxy Note8 this year. Not a single problem so far.

    This is making me rethink my plan to buy the Pixel 3 next year.

    BTW, my Pixel XL still runs fine, asides from the lens flare which Google promised to fix with a software update a year ago… And have not mentioned it since.

    • NoWayHosEH

      I would rather live with pixel issues that get corrected then deal with samesung. Samesung can make good hardware but their software is atrocious.

      The note8 has its own issues but don’t always get front page like apple or google phones do. check the note 8 reddit forums and see, wifi and bluetooth issues that has been reported, some screens have a pink and purple tint on the screen.. lets not talk about a bunch that got dead pixels. Don’t forget the freezing note8s when making a call, just like the pixel, they have issues. All phones have issues and mostly software cause and fortunately it is also the fix.

      I’m sure that over the coming months, the pixel phones will get better as most of the issues will be corrected.

    • Lion5

      Really? I do not have a single issue with my Note8 and same with my friends, colleagues and staff. Smh. The Note is superior to the Pixel period. Face it, the Pixel 2s are the worst phones released this year in terms of reliability. Seems like a beta product while Galaxy S and Note and LG, Oppo, Hawaii etc phones are finished products.

    • John Lofwire

      funny sold about 70-80 note 8 and 4 came back with issues. ( wich is major improvement like the S8 as on S7 and older its was near 30% return )

      one had a orange line right in middle of the screen.
      2 had deadzone on the touchscreen itself.
      1 just died and never wanted to open again.

      Sold hundred of pixel 2 ( both model pixel ) and none came back with issues.

      If you have no issue then Bravo but dont bash pixel based on crap propaganda by paid for tech website.

    • Lion5

      Hahaha. Give it a rest butt-hurt fan boy. I am not even reading your pathetic post. Move along. Nothing to see here but low-grade Pixels.

    • John Lofwire

      Lol pixel is faster. No lag and freeze just making a call like your shamesung. Just like I block apple troll I guess I gonna block you.

      Oh right hopefully your camera will not have issues of ois getting stuck and picture out of focus.

    • Lion5

      Blah blah blah. Jesus. Give up. Clown

    • John Lofwire

      the problem is almost no device are affected.
      sold hundred and not a single one affected..

      This is just anti pixel propaganda.

    • John Lofwire

      you mean Another week another propaganda crap from tech reviewer?

      Sold hundred of them.
      not a single return or call with any of those so called issues.

    • Lion5


  • This actually just happened to me yesterday after I plugged it in to charge. Using a Pixel 2.

  • MoYeung

    So many problems persist, yet the phone received stellar reviews?

    • h2oflyer

      Are you new here ?

    • John Lofwire

      If i would have clients with those issues i would agree but as i sold hundred of them and not a single return i would say why some tech review website persist on bashing pixel 2 with issues that are so rare that out of hundred of sales none have it.

  • David Mason

    There were mentions of this some time ago being caused by interactions with some WiFi access points. I experienced it for the first time Sunday while moving through a neighbourhood.

  • Colton Blumhagen

    Luckily the Pixel 2 has a lightning fast reboot time. lol Haven’t had this issue yet.

  • h2oflyer

    And I thought the Essential launched with problems….happening everywhere.

  • Jeremy Mannila

    Yes have had the new pixel reboot a couple times now. Also can they upgrade the camera options? Kinda missing my Samsung for that.

    • John Lofwire

      want lots of camera options?

      Get Camera FV-5 on play store 🙂
      Will still fully support HDR+ thanks to 8.1 android and built-in chipset for it.

  • Brad Fortin

    At first I was just saying it sarcastically, but now I think I can start saying it a little more seriously:

    Hardware is hard.

  • John Lofwire

    Still waiting on a single pixel 2 xl or pixel 2 return with issues.
    Not a single one since we sell it and i sold hundred of them.

  • phonejockey

    And this is why I got the pixel 2 and not the XL, having already heard of issues with the XL by the time I went to get a new phone.

  • Ryan Orne-Zaluski

    Nope, have been irritated with the constant reboots my Pixel 2 (not XL) has also been having at least 3 times a day, especially when connected to my car’s Bluetooth stereo, ever since the last security update here in Canada.

  • Nikki Fricker

    Issues with pixel 2 using Bluetooth. I have a smartwatch and when I switch to my car Bluetooth it will freeze and reset itself 2-3 times in a 35 minute trip.