Yet Another Problem Emerges With Google’s phone; It’s Pixel 2 microphone issue this time!
The Google Pixel 2 XL has formed a bit of an ill-fated credit for being a phone; that’s troubled by software and hardware problems. So far we’ve noticed complaints directed on screen burn-in; “clicking” noises, audio record niggles; and just today a distinct set of reports indicating a bug that makes the display to flash.
The smaller, affordable Pixel 2, on the other hand; has maintained to circumvent many of the same charges. But it hasn’t gone entirely unharmed. Soon after the HTC-made phone unveiled last month; a small batch of Pixel 2 users got to the Google Product Forums to raise concerns about Pixel 2 microphone issue.
In a forum thread, which has since hoarded over 100 replies; various users are stating a difficulty with their Pixel 2 units; that cause the microphone to cease functioning during calls. As you can assume, this is a reasonably notable fault for any smartphone.
Courtesy: Android Authority
Maximum users in the thread are complaining; that the Pixel 2 microphone issue doesn’t affect the microphone while filming video, using Google Assistant; or even when using the loudspeaker during a call. Google support staff have supposedly told some users; that the problem stems from an “internal software malfunction,” while others are asserting that Google is proposing to replace Pixel 2 units hit by the problem.
As with any phone niggle, however, there are already lots of unofficial ‘fixes’ doing the rounds, including one trick that will appeal to fans of old-school video games: blow on it.
That’s right. Evidently, all you require to do to restore any ill Pixel 2 microphone issue is give it the same treatment you would do to an old Nintendo Entertainment System or Game Boy cartridge. You can even try the retro fix in action in this user video. Be warned though, the audio gets very loud as the microphone comes back to life.
Unfortunately, this 8-bit era solution isn’t sustainable in the long term, as it seems that the speaker will eventually stop working again. If you’re also facing Pixel 2 microphone issue, your best bet is to join in the discussion and contact Google’s device support team.