You’re not the only one with a Pixel 2 XL that’s waking up a little slower than usual. The flagship from Google seems to have caught a bug following the June software update. Many owners are calling out on Twitter and Reddit that their phones are experiencing slower wake-up times. The bug surfaces when waking up the Pixel 2 XL with the power button or fingerprint scanner immediately after locking it.
The delay may seem significant, but when you actually experience it you understand the extra second or so is bothersome. We want our stuff to be ready for use right away.
Google is aware that some units are experiencing slower wake-up times following the June software update. Aside from seeing its customers makes noise, the bug has earned a place on the Google Issue Tracker. The company is now actively investigating what’s happening.
One temporary solution, which may or may not work for you, is to deactivate the always-on display feature. But then you’ll have to turn on the display to see the time and rely on the small LED light for notifications.
The June software update does, however, fix or improve a number of things. When connected via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, you should experience better connections. Google also adjusted the proximity sensor on the Pixel 2 XL to be more accurate.
When the July software update hits in a few weeks, the bug should be taken care of. Google might be able to fix this by updating one of the Pixel-specific apps, but it does appear to be a system-level matter.