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I can not be the only person who wants notifications to vibrate but does not want my phone to vibrate every time I touch the screen (haptic feedback).
Anyone know if there a way to disable haptic feedback without loosing notification vibration?
Either I am an idiot or these people don't actually use the phones they design. Probably both.
I just installed the QPR2 Beta2 on my P8P and scrolling is MUCH improved! Every app feels much smoother now 👏👏
I just went on american google store and holy f***. Pixel 8 for 550$ (530€). Buds pro for 120$. Wtf, no discount for europe? Pixel is still at 800€, buds at 230€. Bro….
Just updated the camera app from the Playstore on my 4a5G and I noticed photos now look slightly animated (shaky) and blurred. I use the phone to take photos of products that are shipped, and as proof the product was shipped to the right address in case I get a complaint. I took out my Pixel 2xl A11 w/ old app and photos are sharp, addresses legible. Is anyone having this problem of blurry shaky photos on the latest camera app? Phone has been fine up to now.
I just got a pixel 8 pro 2 days ago and I noticed that my pictures take about a second or two to photograph, does this happen on all pixel 8 pros or is something just wrong with mine because thats pretty slow if you ask me
I thought I wouldn't notice a big difference in cellular signal, but pretty big difference between both. On the Pixel 7 I get 2 bars vs the Pixel 8 pro full bars. This is on T-Mobile USA. I think just upgrading for that was a win.
I am looking for a definitive response. Internet searches and even the Google support pages seem all over the place.
Hello, i got my wife some Pixel Buds Pro during black friday deals cause she has the Pixel Buds A-series and loves them but wanted more battery life (she uses the often for work calls).
She was hesistant at first but ended up LOVING them for the ANC, better sound quality and long battery life BUT... she has smaller than usual ear 'cavity' im going to call it, but its not the canal itself where the earbud tip goes but the larger cavity where the upper body of the bud rests/inserts in. In her case they don't fully go all the way in and they fall off quite easily.
Does anyone know of a good long term solution for this? I saw someone used some sort of grip tape but wanted to know if there were other solutions anyone else found that worked for them.
Would an adaptive charger like Chargie (link below) be any better at maintaining battery life/health than the adaptive charging software built into the Pixel 8 Pro?
Hi all. I bought my pixel 8 phone in Austria, because it's not supported in my country (Slovenia). I have a question, can I change something so that my phone doesn't think that it is roaming when I am using it in Slovenia?
Thanks for all the answers in advance,
Has anyone got an update for their gen 1 watch recently? The latest one I've got is from October, hope it isn't being forgot about since the 2nd gen one is out.
I updated my Pixel 7 Pro to the latest beta update (build AP11.231117.006) and after the update, the fingerprint scanner stopped working. I thought I should delete the old fingerprint data and re-register to fix the issue, but you can't even re-register the fingerprint, either the scanner is disabled, the latest Android update do not see the fingerprint scanner. Before you say anything, yes i did report this issue using the feedback app.
Sadly my smartphone screen broke down, making it impossible to access anything on it no matter what I do (as you never just have USB debugging on just in case). But despite having Sync on for EVERYTHING in Chrome, it does not actually show more than 10 tabs that I had opened on the broken device - even though I had there about 40.
And seconly, why is it still not possible to access a broken device in any way, even if you have all the log in details to that device otherwise. Why would it not be possible to screen mirror it!?
As the title suggests, my P8P keeps closing apps when I multitask to another app, even if just for a second. Specifically Marvel Snap. I'm playing the game, I check a website for 5 seconds, then go back to the app and it makes me load all the way back into it. I rarely had this problem with my 6 Pro.
I'm looking for a recommendation for a good waterproof case for my pixel 7 that I can use for photography when snorkeling.
After searching around online I see the Kraken is pretty popular but it's a little too $$ for me. Preferably I'd like a case that is $100 or less. Any recommendations?
I took two photos of the same subject, one at 5x and one at a higher magnification. Common sense dictates that the zoom beyond 5x is inflating pixels off the 5x lens, but the resolution on the zoomed image is considerably poorer than if you manually pinch-zoom on the 5x image. Why bother having zoom beyond 5x if it's just going to look like shit? Typical modern day GOOFle move.
I recently discovered that the ringtones and alarms in the Pixel category no longer come with a custom vibration pattern for each ringtone. Now it's just a fixed buzz pattern. I remember they were still working mid-year. What is the reason for this? Has this feature been silently removed or is it just a bug and if so, how to fix it?
Using Pixel 7a
I have a Pixel 8 Pro (G1MNW) on Google Fi's Unlimited Plus plan (eSIM).
Both the phone and service have been great for me! I've really enjoyed them both.
I am in the Tampa Bay Area FL - and I've had some on/off 5G issues (like many) - but was able to resolve them, until this most recent update. I did the most recent feature and security updates ~2 days ago.
When I first go the phone, it would report 5G in the status bar, and be connected NR_NSA. I figured this was pretty normal - but my wife's Zenfone 10 (on the same plan) would regularly get true standalone 5G. I also had my friends (OnePlus 11 5G, and Galaxy Something IDR) on T-Mobile check their connection at work - and they all get a true 5GSA connection. I would not, and my speeds were often much much slower than theirs. I eventually did a reset of my mobile network settings in the settings app and my problem was fixed! I got 5GSA connections nearly everywhere around where I live, and speeds were noticeably faster.
Until I updated a couple days ago. I'm back to slower (sometimes much slower eg: they get ~300mbps, and I get ~70mbps) speeds. I no longer get a 5GSA connection anywhere at all, but the phone does *usually* report NR_NSA.
I have tried:
I also recently noticed that LTE Discovery actually shows a neighboring 5G NR SA band (appears to be n41), but has N/A where connection strength should be. My friends are indeed connected to 5G SA via band n41 at work. However - it may be my misinterpretation of the neighboring cells data.
I have posted a screenshot of it here: https://imgur.com/a/hegG6Jc
Hope I'm alone on this (but also kinda that I'm not alone lol) - maybe someone has experienced this or has some advice!
Thanks for any help!
Android File Transfer is so finicky. Not to mention the lack of Preview thumbnails makes the UX crummy. Does anyone have any recommended ways to transfer photos and video from their Pixel to their Mac? I've researched AirDroid and Pushbullet but for their premium tiers it looks like the max file transfer size is only 1 GB? I am certain I have 4K videos that are larger than 1 GB on my Pixel. I am also not looking for a cloud storage solution like Google Drive or Dropbox as I do not want another monthly bill. Thanks in advance y'all!
This sub doesn't allow images for some reason. The volume-up portion of the volume rocker popped out. Phone is always in a case, and hasn't been dropped recently.
Anyone have experience with this? What's the most efficient way to get it repaired? Wouldn't think that this is worth sending to Google.
[Edit: Admitedlly, I should have searched before posting. This is a widespread issue of poor quality control. They said I can go to a Ubreakifix and get it repaired for free. But oh, the nearest one is over a half hour away. Too bad, I guess. I've seen them on Amazon for $20. If it's an easy repair I'd rather do it myself.]
Is there any overheating issue or any issues with google Pixel 6a? Im planning to buy it but i still want to be sure it doesnt have issues. Pls be honest
Hi, I finally had video boost roll out, but I can't toggle it on.
I found some stuff that says its off if you used the locked folder in photo's. I tried turning off the sync on the locked folder and disabling the locked folder (I don't use if for anything)but Its still not working. Anyone have any luck?
So I did the pixel 8 pro pre order trade in deal through best buy and did the online trade in. I got confirmation that my phone was recover by their Kentucky warehouse on October 18.
We are now almost 2 months removed and after 2 online chat sessions, 3 phone calls, one automated email replay from their online trade in department that never got further attention, and one in store visit that I was told I needed to do, I am still without my trade in refund of $550.
After my most recent phone call I was told they are escalating the situation and I should receive an email from their team in 2-3 days.
If nothing comes from this most recent interaction what avenues am I left with in order to get my money for the pixel 7 pro I traded in?
I bought a Google Pixel 6 via preorder and loved it. I have been an avid Google supporter for years now. I was gearing up to trade in my P6 for the new Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro this holiday season, especially considering the deals they offered for qualifying trade ins.
3 weeks before Black Friday, i noticed my case fit slightly differently. Looking back, this was the start of the issues. The next day, when i pressed the power button, the screen cracked. I was so confused and took the phone out the case. I have never dropped it and it has lived in a case since i got it. Further inspection of the phone resulted in seeing the screen almost splitting from the body of the phone. I searched on here and found a thread suggesting similar experiences from other users were caused by a swollen battery.
November 16th: I immediately contacted Google's support team. They suggested that the battery may have started failing and I should bring it into a 3rd party repair center for a diagnosis. A quick trip to a UbreakIfix store and they confirmed that the battery was swelling, leaking lithium (they told me they could smell it when i walked in), and that the swelling caused the screen to crack.
Google requested the diagnosis via email and confirmed that all damages were caused by the battery. At this point, it's the week of Thanksgiving Google's team escalated my case to ensure that the battery and screen would be repaired by UbreakIfix and I would be reimbursed for the cost. They continued to tell me that the repair would be refunded in full over the phone but refused to confirm that information via email. I insisted they provide some written documentation via email that would confirm my refund in full.
November 30: The case was escalated to someone named Wawa, who was miserable to deal with; he was "in and out the office" and couldn't get back to me a reasonable amount of time. There were several instances of reporting a deadline for which he would get back to me and failed. He emailed me at 6 AM saying he was back from his time off and asking if I was available for a phone call which I was. I emailed him back immediately with my schedule telling him I would be teaching classes as a teacher throughout the day and may not be available. My assumption was that after two weeks of ghosting me, his 6 AM email suggested he would call me straight away. He called me in the afternoon while I was in class around 11 AM. He apologized and told me that his failure to call me within a reasonable amount of time was unacceptable. He maintained that everything would be taken care of and my I would be reimbursed for the repair of my phone in full because it was the only way to make the situation right. This was 2 weeks after the original diagnosis with 12 emails to the support team. The support team only responded with answers along the lines of "We understand your case has been escalated and all of the agents assigned to your case are out of the office."
December 11: Fast forward to today. I just received an email saying they will pay for the battery repair but I must pay for the screen repair. I am not satisfied with this resolution and i am buying an Iphone. I will not buy another google product. As much as I loved my Pixel phone, this process has been so frustrating and i refuse to have to go through it again.
The 3rd party repair company has had my phone for 3 weeks now and Google has failed to communicate what the status of my phone is. I didn't want to pay out of pocket for the repair of the phone knowing that the cost to repair it was more than it would be to buy a new phone Pixel 6. As of today, the repair would cost $393 and a brand new Pixel 6 from Amazon is $359. I gave this information to Google and they have ignored it.
TL;DR: My Pixel 6 battery became swollen and started to leak lithium which lead to the screen cracking. Google told me they would reimburse me for the repair of the battery and all damage caused by the battery. Google refused to follow up via email to confirm their commitment to both battery and the screen. Now they are telling me that they won't cover the damage the battery caused to the rest of the device. It has been almost a month of email correspondence. Google has made appointments to call me, set deadlines to email me, and scheduled follow ups with their support team and failed every single time to deliver prompt responses. I will no longer support Google's business and I am buying an Iphone because at least I can bring the phone to an Apple store and get an answer right away.
Lending my Pixel 7 Pro to my S.O. so she can see what it's like to be outside the Apple ecosystem. She drops phones on the reg so I thought I'd see if I could get my P7P at least temporarily covered by Preferred Care. I found the order email I received from the Google store at launch in 2022, and followed a link from that email to purchase PC for the P7P.
It allowed me to purchase a monthly PC subscription, even though it is 14ish months since I received the phone initially. Looking through this sub, it seems like you are only supposed to be able to purchase it up to 15 days after you receive the phone. Does anyone know whether the PC coverage I purchased will actually work for an accidental claim? Or, would I try to file a claim, only to be told that the phone I have purchased PC for is actually not eligible for coverage?
Hey y'all, Just wondering if anybody has received this update yet? I got the December update on my 7P but not on my OG PWatch. My watch still on October.
If you don't want to wait for rollout, you can enable Video Boost (if you're rooted):
Download gms flags from github.
Grant root access.
Tap apps > Camera.
Tap the first result on the pop-up.
Scroll down & toggle "Video__camcorder_sapphire_opt" to on.
Force close Google Camera.
Re-open Google Camera, select Video & the app will ask you to enable Video Boost 👍
Credits to DanielF50 from XDA
If yes, how did you managed to get it? Which country you from?
Bought a Pixel 8 Pro from Google. Activated on Verizon. One week after the December update posted OTAs, I still don't have it.
Sideloading should not be the solution.