The Google Pixel 2 XL June update appears to be causing delayed screen wake up lag for a number of users.
While the majority of updates add a number of new features and fixes, there’s always the chance that a new build can cause problems in addition to fixing them. The Google Pixel 2 XL June update seems to be an example of that fact, with a number of owners reporting that they’re dealing with delayed screen wake up lag as soon as a couple of hours after installing the new update.
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According to users on different help forums round the web, unlocking and waking up the phone is causing some delayed screen wake up lag, causing the phone to wait 2-3 seconds before finally turning on. This might not seem like a significant amount of time in the grand scheme of things, but considering how often we check our phone throughout the day it will definitely be disappointing for users to be dealing with this issue.
The issue from the Google PIxel 2 XL June update with the delayed screen wake up lag can most easily be seen with AOD disabled, but you can also see the issue with the feature turned on as well.
If you go to the Home screen, turn the screen off using the power button and immediately use the Fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone, you’ll probably see that it takes a few seconds to unlock – much longer than it should considering how the phone has performed previously.
A bug has been reported regarding the issues with the Google Pixel 2 XL June update on the company’s officially tracking website, but it remains to be seen whether the issue will be addressed and how soon the problems will be fixed.
It’s important to note that not every user is experiencing the delayed screen wake up lag, but it’s a significant portion of the user base – enough people to warrant a pretty significant investigation into the issues that have arisen with the Google Pixel 2 XL June update.
All we can really do is hope that Google takes steps to address the issue sooner rather than later, as there doesn’t appear to be anything we can do to fix it on our end. It’s encouraging, however, that it happened after an update, as it ensures that it can be fixed by a patch rather than being a flaw in the hardware itself. The issue will likely be ironed out soon, but how soon remains to be seen.
Make sure that you’re keeping your phone updated in the coming weeks, as the issue with the delayed screen wake up lag will probably be addressed in the coming days due to the annoyance of waiting a significant portion of time for the phone to turn on. Even the best laid plans can cause issues; how exactly Google reacts to the problems and gets their phone back on track will give us a sense of the company’s commitment to quality and customer service.