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Questions tagged [google-pixel]

For questions that are specific to the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL phones. For the newer Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, use [google-pixel-2].

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File recovery on bootloader unlocked Pixel without flashing

I have a first generation Google Pixel the bootloader of which is unlocked and is running stock Pie. I need to recover deleted files on it because a move operation got effed up by ES File Explorer ...
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Sync from iOS to Android results in excessive list of contacts

I recently synced a new Pixel 3 phone running Android with an old Apple 5s using the included Google sync cables. I noticed that the contacts in my Android Phone app now show everyone I have ever ...
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Does the Pixel 3 need an active or passive USB C to 3.5mm Adapter?

Does the Google Pixel 3 Phone require an active or passive USB C to 3.5mm jack adapter?
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Different notification sounds for individual contacts

Seems to me that after the last update all my custom notification sounds from Hangouts have been reset to default and I can't find the Set Notification option anymore. I have a Pixel with the latest ...
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why does my pixel 3 still have the old gmail app?

Recently I got a pixel 3. A very nice phone and it is nice to know you are always among the firsts to receive a new version of android and the google apps. So I am confused why the gmail app still ...
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Is it possible to make a Google Pixel turn on automatically when connected to a charger?

I have a first gen Google Pixel with a temperamental power button. It seems to be fine mechanically but is almost never responsive. This means that when my phone battery dies, it's always a ...
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Phone turns itsself off and will not turn back on

Since I installed Android 9 my phone will randomly power off at any amount of battery, and will not power on unless connected to a power supply. It tends to show the Google logo, and then power down ...
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Google Pixel XL Messages app missing camera interface

I reset my Google Pixel XL and temporally set it up as new device, meaning I did't restore any of the settings from before reset, therefore it is safe to assume I used all default settings. During ...
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Android Pie only showing two folders to Android File Transfer

I have a Pixel which is running Android 9 and I have a computer running El Capitan with Android File Transfer. Under "Use USB for…", I have "PTP" selected. Android File Transfer only shows the folders ...
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“No calendars have been synchronized with this device.”

I'm running Android 9 and I'm trying to add an event in Calendar. Upon clicking the circular button with a plus sign, a message saying No calendars have been synchronized with this device.. I don't ...
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What is the partition layout of the Google Pixel?

I have searched for a listing of the partitions on the first Google Pixel. What are they?
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Possible to charge device with Google Pixel phone through USB-C?

Is it possible to charge an external device using Google Pixel smartphone as a battery? In other words, can I change the charging direction (reverse charge) so I can charge e.g. a laptop using my ...
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Is it possible to use an external microphone for video with the 3.5mm - USB-C adapter for recording Video?

I have a Pixel 2 XL, the official 3.5mm AUX adapter and a RODE VideoMic Pro. I connected them up, but recording video with the official app only used the internal microphone. Is there an app or some ...
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I connected my Google Pixel to my PC using a USB A to USB C cable claiming to support data transfer, but it doesn't show up in Device Manager

I'm running Windows 10 and Android 9. I can't see the phone in Windows, so I can't transfer files or install apps I'm developing; I'm quite disappointed!
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Android 9 issues with Pixel

My Pixel phone is upgraded to Android 9. I am having two different issues. Voice to Text is not working Callers cannot hear me on voice calls (callers can hear me on Bluetooth devices) Anyone else ...
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How to stop uploading pictures on Google Photos on Pixel 2?

I've been using Android for 7+ years and now got a Google phone. There are several things I like but one I didn't is that any picture I take on my phone, it is uploaded to my Google Photos account. In ...
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Certain apps not showing up in app list after upgrade to Pie

I have a pixel 1 and I upgraded to Android Pie yesterday. Now I have started to notice missing apps in the app list. They are still installed and appear in widget form on the main screen but do not ...
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What Google services do the Google Pixel phones require using?

What Google services do the Google Pixel phones require using? Or can they be used without using Google products? For example, do they require using a Google account? If so, do they require using ...
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Make google searches and “Ok, google” open in broswer, not Google “App”

Is it possible to change my settings so that the results to me asking a question through "Ok, google" or typing on the search bar in my home screen, open in my default browser instead of the Google "...
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How to remove the Google search bar?

How can I remove the Google search bar from the main screen? It's taking up screen space and I'm not using it. I have a Pixel running 8.1.0. I found ways to remove it from other models and versions, ...
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Are there any powered USB-C hubs available for Google Pixel?

My question is probably technically a dupe, but the only answer is not exactly clear: the phone is absolutely capable of providing a charge and transferring files That's not what I'm after - I ...
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DeadSystemException causing Google Pixel power cycling?

I am getting this error when my phone is power cycling randomly without my control. See below for previous error logs. 06-09 11:47:24.470 1379-1379/? E/AndroidRuntime: FATAL EXCEPTION: main ...
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Always alert on a specific app's notifications?

My problem: I want to purchase event tickets that go on sale at a time not predisclosed. They're announced via Twitter and effectively sold out within 60-90 seconds. I only follow the handle that ...
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Google Pixel C asking for a password after reboot

I recently bought a second hand Google Pixel C .when I powered it ON it asked for a password and the message read ENTER PASSWORD TO START ANDROID. Can anyone help me to get in?...I mean don't want to ...
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Is it possible to charge and transfer files to an Android phone with a usb-c hub?

I'm considering buying a usb-c hub to use with my Android phone (Google Pixel), so that I can charge my phone, use a flash drive and a USB keyboard at the same time - all using the phone's single usb-...
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How do I disable rapid charging?

When I plug my phone in the AC charger, it says "charging rapidly" and charges from 20% to 100 for less than 90mins. Is it possible to charge it normally? When I charge it over USB it takes up to 7 ...
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Is there a different fastboot command for the Google Pixel and the oem-off-mode command?

I'm trying to set a Google Pixel to boot when the power is connected. I found discussion of using the fastboot oem-off-mode charge = 0 command, but when I reboot the device into the bootloader and try ...
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Camera stopped working on Pixel XL

I have a Pixel XL. The camera stopped working recently. I can't take any pictures. I have tried resetting the cache, rebooting into safe mode, uninstalling new apps, nothing seems to be working. I was ...
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Almost anything Google related keeps stopping

My wife's Pixel just started behaving oddly this evening. Virtually all Google related services keep force closing with the error message "_____ has stopped" or "_____ keeps stopping". There are ...
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Nissan keeps losing Bluetooth connectivity to my phone

I originally posted a version of this question to mechanics.stackexchange, under the assumption that something was wrong w/ my 2013 Nissan Altima SV. However, it sounds like it's an issue that only ...
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Availability of security patches for Meltdown and Spectre on Pixel

The security vulnerabilities Meltdown and Spectre are referenced as CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5754. Those three variants can be gathered under the more general case CVE-2017-13218 (...
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System update notification but system already up-to-date

I've had the Google Pixel XL for over a year now (it's awesome) and I just received a notification to upgrade my OS to 8.1.0. Problem is, I already have 8.1.0 installed. I updated it a couple weeks ...
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Android system update stuck for every

My phone is Pixel I. I got a notification for the latest Android 8.0.0. The screen says it is updating, and it has been two weeks...looks like it is not going to finish forever. There's no indication ...
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Why any app installed via apk file immediately quits after me starting it?

I noticed on my Google Pixel 2 XL, any app installed via apk file as opposed to Google Play store will immediately quit after I start it. Any idea wjy this is happening and how to fix it?
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What is this screen and how do I get rid of it?

Today my pixel 2 randomly decided to show this screen after I log in. Where did it come from and how do I eliminate the extra step before being able to access my phone?
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Disable “Upcoming Alarm” Notification (without disabling alarm)

I'm fairly new to the Android platform so hopefully this is a silly question, but since I've had my Pixel (Pixel 1, Android 8.0.0), it's been giving me notifications for alarms I set in the Clock app ...
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Verizon app on UK Pixel

I have an original Pixel, running Android 8.1.0(OPP5.170921.005), but the update seems to have added the Verizon app. (I'm in/from the UK and use EE.) I have 2 questions: Is this expected behaviour? ...
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How to bypass FRP on Google Pixel(1st Gen)?

First, It's not a duplicate post. I have already tried the methods written for different phones like this generic one but it's for LG and Samsung phones. Also, I have watched this video but "Maps" is ...
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Getting “OK Google” to play music from non-downloaded songs in Google Play Music Library?

I have many songs uploaded to my Music library on Google Play Music, but don't download more than a few of them to my Google Pixel. When I say "Ok Google, play _____", my phone will instead try to ...
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Increasing vibration intensity in pixel XL

I can barely feel the vibration in my pixel XL. Is there any way to increase it? Some posts suggest there should be a "Sound and Vibration" setting but my O does not have one.
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How can I allow a second user account to unlock my device after a reboot?

I recently damaged the screen on my phone and am sending it in for repair. The repair shop I am using wants to be able to access certain features of the device, like the camera, Wi-Fi, etc, in order ...
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Is it possible to designate an alternative wifi connection test site?

I live in mainland China and uses a Google Pixel bought from Hong Kong. Current system version is 7.1.2. As you might know, Google servers are not accessible in China without the use of VPNs and such. ...
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Downgrade a Verizon Google Pixel Phone to older versions?

I'm planning to buy a Google Pixel off ebay. Does the Verizon Google Pixel allow downgrading of software? I like to try older & newer versions for development purposes?
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Dark statusbar/quicksettings theme on Oreo?

I've updated my Google Pixel to Oreo. Now the statusbar and quick settings area have a light theme. Is it possible to change that back to the dark theme, like on previous versions of Android? The ...
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“Change your phone number?” notification

Since I got my new Google Pixel, I've received a "Change your phone number?" notification upon each boot up. Nothing I've done has remedied the issue... Here's what I've tried so far: Selected the ...
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Wi-Fi Calling feature on Pixel - How do I tell if it is using it?

I came across the Wi-Fi calling option in settings and thought I'd give it a try since my cellular phone connection with Verizon is very spotty at my house. It is supposed to use whichever has the ...
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Android - Check whether an app was sideloaded or installed via play store

I recently installed a third party application and never looked at its name or icon it came up with in the screen. But, after installation, I saw a notification from an app, that says Google Play ...
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Continually scanning for network drains battery, but I've got network?

My Google Pixel's battery has been draining rapidly the last few days. When I look at the battery usage chart, it shows almost-entirely red for "Mobile Network Signal". That makes sense: scanning for ...
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How do I change the language in my Google Weather app

I'm in Hong Kong. All my phone is successfully showing English with the exception of my Google Weather app, which has decided I need to see my weather in Chinese. My old phone, a Nexus 5x was able to ...
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Play store apps download but don't install

On my pixel phone apps will download but once the download completes it doesn't install. Usually if I restart the phone the apps install but if I wait a few hours I have to repeat the process. Anyone ...