Last month, Google launched its premium Android phones — the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. As more people have received the delivery of Pixel 6 Pro in recent days, some have noticed a bizarre display flickering issue when the device is powered off. Several users reported this issue on Reddit, saying they’re facing an unusual display flickering issue on their Pixel 6 when the phone is powered off. However, Google has acknowledged this problem and said that a fix is coming with the next update.
According to Google’s support page addressing this issue, the display-flickering problem is not due to a problem with the phone hardware. The company said it’s a software issue and will be fixed in the “December software update for Pixel 6 Pro.”
Pixel 6 Pro ‘Residual Light’ Flickering Issue: How to Fix
Some — not all — Pixel 6 Pro users recently noticed that partially holding down the power button when the phone is powered off caused horizontal strips of light to appear up and down the phone screen. The Mountain View-based giant on Sunday acknowledged the “display residual light” problem on its Help community.
The company said, “Pixel 6 Pro users may notice slight, transient display artifacts when the device is turned off, and when they press on the power button with slight pressure but not enough to turn it on.”
Since there’s still time for the Pixel 6 Pro update to fix this bug, Google tells users to “not cycle the power button” until the issue is fixed. In Google’s words:
“To avoid seeing this, when the power is off, do not cycle the power button. When you want to use the phone, hold the power button down long enough to turn it on.”