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Google to address Pixel 6 Pro display issues next month with an update

Display flickering only occurs when the Pixel 6 Pro is switched off. (Image source: Google)
Display flickering only occurs when the Pixel 6 Pro is switched off. (Image source: Google)
Google has confirmed plans to address the Pixel 6 Pro's display flickering issue, confirming that it is reasonably widespread. A fix is incoming, but not for another month.

The Pixel 6 Pro has only been shipping for about a week, during which time Google has already released a major patch enabling advertised features. However, some early adopters have been complaining about display problems, including one that causes the display to flicker when the device is powered down. While Google has yet to comment on all the flagged problems, it has confirmed that it can fix the display flickering with a software update.

Writing on the Pixel Phone Help support pages, Google describes that the Pixel 6 Pro may generate 'slight, transient display artifacts' if you press the power button with the device switched off. This only occurs if you do not press the button hard enough for the device to power on, mind you.

In the same post, Google emphasises that this is not a hardware fault. Instead, it claims that the December 2021 update for the Pixel 6 Pro will resolve the issue, which it describes as 'residual light'. Seemingly, Google has already finalised the November 2021 update for the device.

For now, Google advises against cycling 'the power button' if you do not want to see your display flickering. Thankfully, the issue is not a wider one for the Pixel 6 Pro and is not a sign of hardware failure.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-11- 1 (Update: 2021-11- 1)