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Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users complain about weaker haptic feedback after recent Android 12L update

The March Android 12L update apparently comes with some unwanted side effects for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users (Image: Jonas Elia)
The March Android 12L update apparently comes with some unwanted side effects for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users (Image: Jonas Elia)
Besides new features some urgently needed bug fixes, the Android 12L update for the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro apparently also introduces a new issue that results in much weaker haptic feedback coming from the otherwise decent vibration motor in Google's latest smartphones.

Admittedly, the launch of Google's new Pixel 6 series of smartphones has not been particularly smooth in terms of its software, which has for example been plagued by a bothersome Wi-Fi bug. However, as the search behemoth from Mountain View slowly but surely fixes the most annoying issues with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the recently released March update to Android 12L apparently also includes a brand-new bug.

According to a report by 9to5Google, which refers to posts and forum threads on several platforms, the vibration motor in both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro often provide noticeably weaker haptic feedback after the aforementioned Android 12L update. Unfortunately, adjusting the according system setting does not solve this issue, and some users have already complained about missing important calls or notifications as a result of this latest software bug.

Ironically, the changelog of the responsible Android 12L update for the Google Pixel 6 specifically lists a "fix for [an] issue causing weaker haptic feedback in certain conditions”. But since this exact problem has only been introduced with the according update, it seems like Google has once again run into some difficulties with its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro software. Hopefully, the weak haptic vibrations will be fixed in the upcoming April update.

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-03-24 (Update: 2022-03-24)