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Auto-rotate & tap-to-wake bugs hit Pixel 6, Pixel 7

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New Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 bugs have been discovered, and they impact auto-rotate and tap-to-wake functions. Reports have been spotted on Reddit.

A user named ‘BennyBoy218’ said the following: “Seems to be when I’m using YouTube mostly but auto rotate doesn’t kick in. Have to manually activate it myself which is frustrating”.

Auto-rotate & tap-to-wake bugs seem to bother some Pixel 6, Pixel 7 users

The thing is, this is not exclusive to Pixels. I’ve personally had such issues for a while with YouTube, across several phones. Based on the Reddit comments, other people did too. So it definitely doesn’t seem to be a Pixel issue.

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A number of Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 users have reported issues with YouTube on their devices, so the bug is there. It may not be exclusive to Pixels, but it’s out there, and Google should amend it.

I personally have experienced it, but it’s not as persistent as you may think. It happens from time to time, but all I have to do is remove the app from the overview screen (swipe it away), and the bug will be gone as well, and won’t reappear for a while. I’m talking about non-Pixel phones, by the way.

Now, another issue was mentioned, and this one is definitely Pixel-exclusive. It has to do with tap-to-wake. The feature works, but it’s inconsistent. It works well sometimes, but not always.

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A Reddit user named “AlaskanSnowDragon” said the following: “I’d say for me (it) works 85-90 percent of (the) time. But it doesn’t work/register enough that it’s noticeable and annoying”. We can see how annoying that can be. Other users seem to be having similar issues.

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That’s not all, though. Some additional issues got reported. The fingerprint scanner on the Pixel 6 Pro seems to have regressed. Its functionality was improved, but some users are reporting it’s not working as well as it used to.

Also, Pixel 6 users seem to have issues with cellular service in some instances. That’s not a new problem, but it’s worth noting. Google did improve things, but apparently it did not fix the issues. Luckily the Pixel 7 series came with an upgraded modem.

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Do note that the Quarterly Pixel Feature Drop is coming on December 5. So, Google will hopefully fix some of these issues, if not all of them.