Google to fix Pixel 6 Pro screen flicker issue in December update

The search giant confirmed the problem isn't hardware-related

Google says a fix is on the way for the odd screen flickering bug plaguing some Pixel 6 Pro units.

As a refresher, as Pixel 6 and 6 Pro pre-orders started arriving, some people took to Reddit to share images of weird screen flickering when the phone was turned off and people pressed the power button. Reports were mainly focused on the Pixel 6 Pro, although some also experienced the issue with the Pixel 6 too. A couple reports also claimed the issue happened when the phone was on, but again most users experienced the screen flicker when the phone was turned off.

According to a Google support post published on November 1st (via The Verge), a fix for the Pixel 6 Pro’s “residual light” issue will arrive with the December software update.

Google describes the issue as “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.”

Further, the support post advises users to “not cycle the power button” and instead “hold the power button down long enough to turn [the phone] on” when they want to use it.

Finally, Google says that the flicker problem “does not represent an issue with the phone hardware.”

That should come as good news for anyone encountering the screen flicker problem on their Pixel 6 Pro. If the issue isn’t caused by hardware, then a software fix should remedy the problem. Unfortunately, Google didn’t say anything about some of the other display glitches users have reported, such as green tints.

Source: Google Via: The Verge