Google Pixel Volume Issue: Users Encounter Random Changes

Google Pixel phones are getting fairly popular. In the past few years, they did not get much recognition, but since Google started expanding to more markets, more people have become aware. By 2024, Pixel phones will be in the hands of millions of users. They still aren’t in the top 5 globally but are growing rapidly.

Pixel phones are known for their amazing software experience and camera optimization. These phones perform well and click great pictures despite running weaker hardware. This is indeed true most of the time. Its users are generally happy with the optimized and fast software and the camera performance. Unfortunately, recent Pixel software has been extremely buggy and unreliable, raising several questions about long-term reliability.

Google Pixel bug randomly changing volume:

Pixel phones aren’t an exception from facing bugs. There have been multiple reports by pixel users complaining about a bug with the volume. The affected users say their phone’s volume is fluctuating randomly. For some, it goes to the maximum, while for others, it falls by 50% or more. This bug even affects alarm and notification volume, causing users to miss important notifications and alarms. Some say alarms are getting weirdly quiet.

The problem happens mostly in apps that rely a lot on audio. For example, TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube have several audio problems on Pixels. It’s also happening on Google Maps. People aren’t getting vocal dictations on the app. People speculate it’s a kernel issue since it also affects alarms, a system tool. Such bugs hinder productivity, and if alarms don’t work, it’s incredibly annoying. Others claim it’s a new software bug since it only happened after the recent update.

This is not particular to any one Pixel model. It’s also happening to the latest Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, and there are reports of it happening on the Pixel 7 and Pixel 6A. This bug is less severe than the storage bug that haunted Pixels a few weeks ago. It’s still dire and interferes a lot with daily use.

To make matters worse, this isn’t the first time Pixels have volume problems. There were similar issues about four years ago in 2020.

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Current Situation:

There have been growing reports in the past week regarding this issue. The users on various forums have expressed their troublesome experiences. The reason for this bug is unknown so far. Despite the complaints, Google has no official response for the affected users yet.

However, this issue is not widespread, which is likely why Google isn’t acting fast. However, whether Google will fix this issue in the next security patch update is unknown. Google didn’t officially acknowledge the problem either, and we still do not know the cause of this issue for sure. There are claims that it’s a hardware problem, in which case Google cannot fix it with an update.

There is one potential workaround. If you use the TikTok app, that app has Universal Control for your phone’s audio. As a result, it can mess with the volume of the entire device. Turning this off could solve the problem.

Recommendations for users:

To fix volume problems on your Pixel phone, we kindly suggest trying the following steps:

  • Check if any software updates are available and install them. Updates sometimes include fixes for issues like this.
  • Restart your phone. This can clear up temporary glitches disrupting normal function.
  • You might also gently clean around the speaker area using a soft brush to remove dust buildup that could muffle volume.

If none of these basic troubleshooting tips restore proper sound output, please report the persistence of this issue through Google’s official support channels so they can further assist you.

Yahya Hasan is a tech writer at DealNTech covering the latest mobile news and guides. He enjoys testing new devices and operating systems to deliver insightful content to readers. As a writer for DealNTech, Yahya focuses on mobile technology, staying up-to-date on the newest devices and software releases. Email: [email protected]. Follow him on Instagram

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