the Google Pixel 6 got off to a bumpy start with that Screen flicker issues, Battery consumption, and other bugs that seem to affect the phone. Fortunately, one of the more serious problems the phone saw Ghosts call random contacts, now has a solution.
This is according to a Pixel community manager on the r / GooglePixel subreddit stating that updating to the latest version of the Google app (12.43.18 or later) will fix this issue.
This particular problem is one of the most annoying Pixel bug as users find that their devices randomly call their contacts at any time of the day. At first, the only solution seemed to be to turn off the “Hey Google” setting, although that obviously means people would then not be able to call Google Assistant with her voice.
A Reddit user even claimed to woke up to find her phone was in the middle of a call with a contact they had never called before. While the phone screen stayed off and the Google Assistant did not appear to receive any wake up commands.
Fortunately, users should be able to reactivate the Google Assistant at any time now that a fix has already been introduced. When reviewing my own Pixel 6 Pro, I noticed that the Google app was automatically updated to version 220.127.116.11. This means that the Google Assistant won’t randomly call one of my contacts when I turn around.
You can check which version of the Google app is running on your own phone by going to the Google play save and tap the arrow from What’s new. You will then see the version number under at the bottom of the screen App information. Of course, when an update is available, it will be displayed at the top of the screen like any other app.
Keeping all of your apps updated along with your phone is always a good idea, but in this case, Google Assistant fans don’t really have much to choose from. Let’s just hope we get more Pixel 6 fixes in the coming weeks, including all of these pesky screen issues. apparently that will only come with the December update of the Pixel.