Google acknowledges Pixel Bluetooth bug, fix coming soon

Ever since Google released the February Android security build for the Pixel and Pixel XL, owners have been complaining of sudden drops in Bluetooth connectivity due to the feature being disabled seemingly at random. The security update patched another annoying issue that plagued the Pixel phones for some time, but it seems like it's caused a bug of its own.

According to numerous user reports submitted to Google's Pixel User Community, Bluetooth connectivity switches off at random after the update, resulting in a grayed out icon in the notification shade. Users are also reporting that sometimes Bluetooth connectivity is disabled automatically upon reboot and that it cannot be re-enabled through the notification shade shortcut, forcing them to go to "Settings" and enable the Bluetooth from there.

Google has now acknowledged the issue and said that the Pixel support team has identified a fix for the problem. Although there is no information of when exactly the bug will be patched out, Google is supposedly preparing to roll out an OTA update fixing the issue relatively soon.

source: Google

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2770 mAh(26h talk time)
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Sucks to have BT acting up in time of need.

2. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

Eveytime the pixels has issues, Google comes out and acknowledges them. Am not justifying or defending them,but ties nice to see a company have the courage,cough, cough*, to admit and fix their issues.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7573; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Yeah, Apple will wait until their next generation iPhone comes out, and even then only will give hassle free returns if, and only if you have paid for your Apple Care.

4. mikehunta727 unregistered

Another s**tty bug that shouldnt of been there, but at least they are fixing it

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This bug infested thing. Have they even fixed the Wi-Fi issues yet?

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There's been an awful lot of bugs and software issues with the Pixel. Seems like Google didn't do any form of quality control with the Pixel phones.

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5748; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yep, they need to stop copying Apple's lack of quality control

7. theot14430 unregistered

I'm glad that it wasn't available when I was ready to buy it. Google's star phone having too many issues.

10. MikeO3

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

I have had no issues at all with this phone since I have received it (including this BT problem which has not surfaced on with any of my BT devices) . Your comment is pointless and can't be back up with your experience.

9. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Can someone tell me something Google got right with that ugly phone?

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