Pixel 6 owners are losing a couple of proprietary calling features due to a bug in the December Android update, continuing the somewhat shaky start of Google’s new flagship.
The Hold For Me feature, which was introduced in 2020 as a means of allowing people to make calls and avoid waiting for an answer, is currently disabled on the Pixel 6, Google said in a posting.
Likewise, the call filtering feature, which protects against suspected spam calls, temporarily fades into the background. However, if you haven’t installed the December update yet, you should still be able to access both features.
V support post (via XDA) reads: “In light of a bug in the December Android update, we are disabling Hold for Me and Call Checking on Pixel 6 devices running the December Android S QPR version (for example, SQ1D.211205.016.A4) (follow the instructions below to identify Android builds for your phone) until we fix the underlying issues. Thanks to those of you who reported this issue. “
Google adds: “Our teams are actively working to address this issue. We will post any updates to this post as soon as they become available. “
This isn’t the first issue that users have reported since the Pixel 6 launched in October. Early adopters reported screen flickering issues, an under-display fingerprint sensor, Google Assistant causing people to make calls they didn’t intend to make, and network signal loss that we reported earlier this week.
Google has fixed most of these issues with the November and December updates, but unfortunately the latter seems to have broken something else.
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In our Pixel 6 review, we stated that the device is perfect. Our own Max Parker writes: “We have to praise Google’s direction on the Pixel 6. From the chip to the software to the camera, this is one of the few phones I’ve used this year that seems interesting and interesting. actually new.”