The Google Pixel phones are known for always coming with one or issues and the Pixel 6 is no exception. Just days after the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro was launched, users started reporting issues of weird flickering on the screen, when turning on the phone. Now there happen to be a new problem and people are complaining about it.
Some users on Reddit have been reporting that their Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro make phone calls by themselves. According to the users, these calls are completely at random. The problem on the Pixel 6, has been termed ghost calling. Users say that their phones randomly place calls to people in their contacts list without their knowledge.
Cause Of the Google Pixel 6 Randomly Calling People?
The problem of the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro randomly placing calls to different people, is actually being caused by the Google Assistant. It falsely believes that the user has issued a “call somebody” style voice command. Most affected users with Google Activity history enabled on their accounts have even gone into the archive to listed back to the recordings that the Assistant says triggered the calls and found that “it sounded nothing like” a command to call someone. Even the “Hey Google” hot word wasn’t uttered.
How To Fix?
Right now, we cannot confirm whether or not Google is aware of this issue. We are hoping the tech giant will roll out a fix in the next couple of days. While we await the update, the only fix to the issue, is to disable some aspects of the Google Assistant feature. To do this,
- Go to Google app
- Tap on your profile picture in the top corner
- Next is to select settings from the pop-up menu
- Now tap on Google Assistant
- Select Lock screen and disable the Assistant responses on lock screen feature.
Please note that this tutorial is just a temporary fix as we hope and wait for a more permanent fix from Google. I hope this helps, please drop your comments below and also, follow this blog for more on the issue. We will inform you, when Google rolls out an update to fix the issue.