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Questions tagged [google-pixel-2]

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

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Android Pie on Pixel 2 keeps wanting to restart

I bought a Pixel 2 a few weeks ago and upgraded it to Android Pie, but about every three days it comes up with a notification asking me to restart (I forget the exact wording of the message). Have ...
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How to move navigation bar to the right in landscape mode?

I just got a Pixel 2, running Android 9. I've noticed that when I turn my phone landscape, the soft keys always go to the "bottom" of the phone, which is sometimes on the left of the screen. I'm used ...
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Why doesn't night light mode apply to the pulldown menu?

I really like the night light mode, it's so much easier on the eyes. But whenever I get a notification and pull down menu to check it I get blinded... Is there a reason night light doesn't extend ...
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Forgot Pattern and now cannot Erase Remotely

So I ended up forgetting my pattern lock. (I'm sure I remembered it yet no luck. Maybe too many attempts and no info from google) I went to Android Device Manager and tried the lock function to set ...
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How do I switch between keyboards on Pixel 2 XL

I am on Pixel 2 XL Android 9. I have multiple keyboard installed but I am unable to find how to switch between keyboards without going deep into settings and fiddling with "manage keyboard" section. ...
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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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Pastel Colors in Phone/Dialer

I've got a Pixel 2 running Android 9 (Pie). The other day the colors for the contacts on the Phone/Dialer Favorites screen switched to what I can only describe as 'pastel'. They don't match the ...
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How to prevent merging phone's contacts and Gmail contacts 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 thing which annoys me a lot is that all of my phone's contacts are now merged with Gmail ...
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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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`Wipe Cache` option missing in Google Pixel 2! (A/B device)

I am not finding the option Wipe Cache in the recovery mode of Google Pixel 2. can anyone tell how could i enable it if it is disabled by default and is it there in this device or 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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How to manually set a roaming network (Pixel 2)

I am having trouble setting a specific roaming network on my Pixel 2. These are my options in the Mobile Network settings. Does anyone know how to set the roaming network here?
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Android Auto unusable

I have a Google Pixel 2 XL and a Sony XAV-AX100. More often than not, when I connect the phone to the car, Android Auto is unusable. Everything is sooooo slow, that I have to reboot the phone. I can ...
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Pixel 2 can't start: How to retrieve photos and videos?

I've used a brand-new Pixel 2 since just a month ago but it's now stuck with the com.android.phone has stopped error (similar to the one here). I'm trying to retrieve my ~1000 photos and ~5 videos ...
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Pixel 2 Bluetooth 5 Long Range Support

Does the Pixel 2 support the 4X Long Range Mode of Bluetooth 5? If not, which smartphones currently support the Bluetooth 5 Long Range Mode?
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Preserving file & folder attributes (timestamps, folder location, metadata) while moving (pushing) from Windows PC to Android phone?

I know this has been [kinda] addressed in at least one other question, but honestly that was asked over 5 years ago (about a millennium in Android development time) and it focused primarily on photos. ...
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Unlock Phone Via Facial Recognition Without Swiping

On my Pixel 2, I've been utilising the facial recognition feature and it works great. However, I have to swipe to reach my home screen despite actually unlocking the phone. Is there a way to unlock ...
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Can I install an APK on a new Android device before the setup wizard runs?

We got a bunch of Google Pixel 2 (Android 8.1) devices for our employees. We want to install the Microsoft Intune Company Portal for Android app and a LOB application. To save time, we don't want to ...
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Pixel 2 Android Phone to Lenovo Windows 10 Bluetooth Won't Pair

My Pixel 2 Android phone WILL NOT pair via Bluetooth with my Lenovo ThinkPad Windows 10 laptop PC. I have tried everything including uninstalling antivirus/firewall software on both devices. Neither ...
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My Pixel 2 doesn't give me a notification when I attach it to a PC

I've had a new Pixel 2 XL for a few days now. Today when I plug it in to a PC the PC detects that it is present but doesn't show the list of files present on the device. When I did this a few days ...
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How can I change the Ethernet (IPv4) properties from my Android phone?

So my problem is: I am currently writing an Android application which has to get access on data sent via Ethernet connection. The app is going to replace a Windows tool which is able to receive data ...
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How to get my data on encrypted and not booting Pixel 2?

After updating using factory image without -w key my phone boots until lockscreen appears, then if I will try to unlock - phone will reboot after ~2 seconds, also it shows com.android.phone error. ...
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Cannot flash factory images to Google Pixel 2 XL

Device: Google Pixel 2 XL (taimen) Carrier: Unlocked (purchased from the Play store) Image: image-taimen-opm1.171019.011.zip Ultimately, I'm trying to root the phone by flashing a batched boot.img ...
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New pixel 2- turning on shows battery and then horizontal purple line

I just bought a new Pixel 2. I opened the box, turned it on, and it showed a white battery with the charge symbol, and then that disappeared, and 2 small colinear horizontal purple lines briefly flash ...
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Recovery partition on Pixel 2 'does not exist'

I'm trying to get TWRP on my new Pixel 2 so I can get stock android with Magisk for root. My issue is according to Fastboot (just re-downloaded) there is no recovery. When I hit tab recovery does come ...
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Is wired Ethernet via USB adapter possible on the Google Pixel 2 phone, and in that case how? (NOTE: NOT the Pixel 2 XL!)

Simple question: Did ANYONE get Ethernet connectivity via USB adapter to work on the Google Pixel 2 phone? (NOTE: NOT the Pixel 2 XL!) (and in that case, using which USB-to-Ethernet adapter?) It's ...
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Google Play Music can't see WMA files on Pixel 2

On my PC, I have a library of WMA files that I have ripped from CDs using iTunes. About 6 months ago I got Google's Pixel phone, and wanted to load a bunch of the music onto my phone. A quick ...
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How prevent Pixel 2 from sleeping while dictating?

I just dictated a long email message, but several times during the dictation, my Pixel 2 went into sleep mode, so I had to unlock it to continue dictating. Is there a setting I have to modify to keep ...
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Disable always on lock screen on the pixel 2

How can one disable always on lock screen on the pixel 2?