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Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro: ghost call bug fix via latest Google app

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have fixed a ghost call bug that was reported earlier this month. The problem was that Google Assistant was making random phone calls on newer Pixel phones. Google has fixed the bug on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro by releasing an update to the pre-loaded Google app. The new update comes just days after Google added heart rate tracking to the Pixel 6 series via the Google Fit app.

Pixel Community Manager confirmed ghost call bug fix… It was deployed via the latest google app (version 12.43.18 and later), i.e. available for download via Google Play. You can also get the updated Google app by downloading it APK file which is available through APKMirror.

The ghost call error started to affect some Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users shortly after the launch of new phones. Some users have reported incidents of random calls to their contacts even when their Pixel phones are not being used. Google Assistant was found to be the cause of the ghostly calls – due to the incomprehensible sounds that trigger the hot word “Hello Google” followed by a command to call phone contacts.

Some of the affected users noted that the issue can be resolved manually by disabling the Lock Screen Assistant replies. However, because of this, Google Assistant is not responding unless the phone is unlocked.

Last week, Google began rolling out heart rate and respiration tracking features through the Google Fit app. Both of these features are already available on the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a.

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro also suffer from fingerprint scanner issues that have yet to be addressed by Google. In some cases, newer Pixel models allow even unregistered fingerprints to unlock the screen. The fingerprint scanner also causes irregular delays in unlocking devices.

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