A fix for a ghost calling bug that was discovered earlier this month has been released for the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. On the new Pixel phones, the bug was prompting Google Assistant to make random phone calls.
Shortly after the debut of the new phones, the ghost calling glitch began to affect some Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro customers. Even while their Pixel phones were not in use, some customers reported receiving random calls to their contacts.
How to fix the bug on Google Pixel 6:
Google has fixed the error by updating the preloaded Google app for the Pixel 6 series. The phantom calling glitch has been fixed, according to a Pixel Community Manager. It was released as part of the latest Google app (version 12.43.18 and later), which can be downloaded from Google Play.
Due to mishearing sounds that trigger the hot word ‘Hey Google,’ followed by the instruction to call phone contacts, Google Assistant was discovered to be the source of ghost calls.
The issue could be manually solved by removing the ‘Assistant answers on lock screen’ option, according to several of the affected customers. However, unless the phone is unlocked, Google Assistant becomes unresponsive.
The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are also plagued by difficulties with the fingerprint scanner, which Google has yet to address. The new Pixel models appear to unlock the screen even with unregistered fingerprints in some circumstances.
Google began rolling out heart rate and respiration tracking features in the Google Fit app last week. On the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a, both of these functions are already available.