A couple of days ago, reports started popping up regarding the Google Pixel 2’s battery life, as it seems like Google’s February security patch negatively affected the Pixel 2’s battery life, and now new reports are coming through, stating that Wi-Fi connectivity is also affected. Now, these issues have been reported already, as one user shared its concerns in the official Pixel User Community group. It is also worth noting that one of our editors is actually experiencing similar issues, so it seems like the problem is more than real, read on.
Google had already stated that it is looking at the battery drain issues caused by the February security update, and this second problem seems to be breaking Wi-Fi connectivity on the device. A user who shared his concerns says that he’s experiencing ‘intermittent loss of Wi-Fi connection’, while he also states that such issues are occurring despite the fact his phone tells him he’s connected to the router. It seems like toggling Wi-Fi on / off solves that issue, but only temporarily, as same problems occur soon after. While talking to my colleague, he said he’s experiencing those exact same problems, Wi-Fi says everything is okay, but it’s not, as the phone doesn’t seem to be connected to the router. It seems like such issues are occurring while the phone is in Safe Mode as well, and it doesn’t seem like this problem is limited to a couple of users, as quite a few of them confirmed that they’re having Wi-Fi issues following the February security update.
Now, a user who reported the issue is located in the US, but it seems it is not happening in the US only, as one user from the UK reported the exact same thing, though he is using the Pixel 2 XL, so it seems like an issue is occurring on both Pixel 2 handsets. It is worth noting that a dedicated thread for this problem appeared on the Google Issue Tracking website, so it will hopefully be fixed soon by the Pixel team, along with the battery drain issue that we’ve mentioned in the first paragraph, though an ETA is still not available, so you’ll just have to wait if you’re experiencing such issues.