Google says fix is coming for slow to wake Pixel 2 XL and offers a workaround

Google says fix is coming for slow to wake Pixel 2 XL and offers a workaround
You might remember than exactly a week ago, several Google Pixel 2 XL owners complained that after installing the June OTA Android security update, their devices would take two to three seconds longer to wake. At the time, a Google employee on the company's Issue Tracker started sniffing around, which was a hopeful sign for those with sleepy Pixel 2 XL units.

Sure enough, this morning Google posted a statement on a Reddit page that focuses on the aftermath of the June update on the Pixel 2 XL. It says that Google is aware of the issue and has already "identified a fix" that it will be disseminating over "the coming weeks." Until that fix is pushed out, Google suggests that Pixel 2 XL owners set the Ambient Display to "always on," which should hold off users for now.


The June Android security update was pushed out on June 4th. In addition to the latest security patch, the update including some functional updates that improved a number of issues such as Bluetooth LE performance, antenna switching in areas with weak coverage, Wi-Fi connectivity with certain Wi-Fi access points, and the consistency of the phone's Always-On display, and proximity sensor.

source: Reddit

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Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh

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12 Comments

1. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 284; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I jumped on to beta 2 from my oreo and some how the general screen brightness seems to have gone down... Wonder if it's just me :(

6. rebretz

Posts: 90; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

the screen brightness in general or the slider/percentage is way lower? On DP2 my slider/percentage was really low compared to before but the "brightness" was about the same. On DP3 my slider is where it was on oreo but now the "brightness" is lower. Maybe on DP4 Google will find the happy medium.

7. Nutcase4u2

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 15, 2015

I feel like the full brightness is the same, but it gets WAY dimmer WAY quicker. Where I used to keep my brightness around 65%, now I have to have it up around 85%.

9. RevolutionA

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

You use a pixel and expect it to be good? You're a beta tester for life. They'll fix one problem and bring out multiple problems. Have fun with that ugly panda phone

12. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

True, but that is also the case for IPhone users.

2. gamehead unregistered

I hope the pixel 2 if free from all these issues. It's bad enough that it has a notch.

3. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 284; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

pixel '3XL'?

8. gamehead unregistered

whichever has the notch

10. tuminatr

Posts: 1080; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

are you referring to the pixel 3?

11. gamehead unregistered

Yes, typo

4. applesnapple93

Posts: 272; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

why has my ownership of the Pixel 2 XL riddled with issues the Pixel 2 does not have...?

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