Pixel 2 XL Screen Flashes When Locking or Unlocking, Some Users Report

Google Pixel 2 XL

A user has reported that whenever the phone is unlocked a flashing screen appears before the display turns up.

If the Pixel User Community forums are any indication, it would seem that this is not an isolated incident, as many are chiming in with the same problem.

As it moves forward, Google is attempting to fix its issues with software updates, even for hardware based problems.

The above video shows the flashing screen issue that Pixel 2 XL users are facing. The Pixel 2 has nothing special as it comes with a regular design and has a plasticky feel because Google covered the aluminum body with paint (why on the earth you'll do that?).

Some users have pointed that the screen flashing on the Pixel 2 XL doesn't happen every time but does occur frequently.

It's safe to say that the Pixel 2 launch has been a complete disaster, with the two flagship models both subject to an excess of issues.


Users just need to follow the link provided in the email, which will take them directly to the Google Store, according to 9 to 5 Google.

Following reports of screen burn-in, phones shipping without an operating system and battery charging issues, some Pixel 2 XL owners are now reporting that the oleophobic coating on the glass is wearing off after just a few weeks of use.

It doesn't happen on the Pixel 2 but only on the bigger variant.

Now, a new issue is being reported by the owners of Google Pixel 2 XL. Users speculate that the issue on Pixel 2 and select Pixel 2 XL units are hardware related.

Apparently, blowing into your bottom speaker as you would an old NES cartridge (or really any video game cartridge) made Zeird's microphone work again. Users, however, are reporting that when they click on the link provided in Google's email, they have been offered their free Google Home mini in multiple colors.

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