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  1. johninsf

    Post General Even MKBHD Says He’s Done With the Pixel 6 Pro

    Not the forum for this discussion .. but those businesses can do whatever they choose re: who uses their platform according to US law. Like it or not. We have the luxury in the US of finding whatever outlet of truth or lies we desire. Choose wisely, I say. :)
  2. johninsf

    Post General Even MKBHD Says He’s Done With the Pixel 6 Pro

    @blackhawk unsure if Google is into banning. They actually offer "free" services to collect the disinformation bring spread + market data storage, and attorney services to those spreading it. 😆
  3. johninsf

    Post General Even MKBHD Says He’s Done With the Pixel 6 Pro

    I like Marquees Brownlee. Good reviews, good success story. However, we all make our own buying decisions. I hate the new word/job title "Influencer" but he is with so many followers. I have experienced connectivity issues but the January update resolved them. Bluetooth is weird now, while it...
  4. johninsf

    Post Question MMS not working after January 2022 Security Update

    If I had better vision, the size might be too much. Poor vision sucks so I will take what I can get! :) Sidebar: I hate menus at restaurants where the font is a 6 + poor lighting. I just order the special or a burger or salad. LOL. Seriously, I take a picture of the menu and zoom in.
  5. johninsf

    Post General January update has dropped.

    I did the January update yesterday and MMS didn't work afterward so did a factory reset to fix it. I posted about this and got good pointers on how to fix it. This update has REALLY improved my mobile connectivity. The phone isn't constantly polling 5G like it was before and it hands off...
  6. johninsf

    Post Question MMS not working after January 2022 Security Update

    Thanks for the options! MMS is working after the factory reset but if it stops again, I will give these a try.
  7. johninsf

    Post Question MMS not working after January 2022 Security Update

    @RetroTech07 thank you! I will keep this in mind in the future. I have had disappearing notification sounds for years with Android. Not this time though because I completely reset the phone.
  8. johninsf

    Post Question MMS not working after January 2022 Security Update

    MMS is working again but it required factory resetting the phone. Resetting WIFI / mobile only didn't help. Nor did clearing storage in carrier services (if that matters). On a positive note, signal seems a bit better with this update. I cleanly move from LTE to 5G to 5G UC walking down the...
  9. johninsf

    Post General NEW: January updates available now OLD: Alternate links to December - all full factory images and OTAs available

    Indeed slow and i had no idea I could have used the phone for the hour it took to update. I just started a new post related to MMS not working in Google Messages app after the January update. If anyone has thoughts on how to fix, let me know in that thread.
  10. johninsf

    Thread Question MMS not working after January 2022 Security Update

    I just updated the P6P with the January update (OTA manually requested in System Update). After the update, MMS is not working in the Google messages app. I am on T-Mobile in US and phone purchased unlocked from Google Store MMS settings haven't changed in the app. SMS works Unsure if this...
  11. johninsf

    Post General NEW: January updates available now OLD: Alternate links to December - all full factory images and OTAs available

    Thanks! The update is installing now on the P6P. Came from OTA when I manually checked. It has been about 50 minutes and ~75% complete based on the progress bar. Here's to hoping this fixes dropped signal/lazy re-connect and any improvement on 5G (which I've turned off). Strangely, NetMonster...
  12. johninsf

    Post Question Google delists faulty December 2021 update for Pixel 6 & 6 Pro, preventing manual updates

    I have remained on the positive side of this update mess until the past few days. The January update can't come some enough. Connectivity issues seem to have gotten worse for me - unsure how that could be. Acknowledging that I am in an odd coverage spot at home, switching between LTE and 5G...
  13. johninsf

    Post General December update/feature drop

    At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if this may be the case. I have been wondering if anyone on this forum has gotten the OTA in the past few days + in the US + purchased directly from Google Store. I can live with the connectivity issues experienced so far / hope they're not worse after...
  14. johninsf

    Post General December update/feature drop

    Still no OTA. Thought of side loading this weekend but going to wait and see how long it takes to drop.
  15. johninsf

    Post Question December update

    Thanks to those who confirmed the December OTA update is still rolling out. I have yet to receive it (in US). It's been too long since I side loaded anything and will just wait for the OTA. Maybe it will arrive by 🎄!
  16. johninsf

    Post Question Returning due to connectivity issues. Past return window too.

    As another simple layman, I absolutely agree with this. The 5G to LTE handoff really struggles in my experience so I set to LTE only as well. Caveat: I am in a mini Bermuda Triangle of coverage in SF. Signal routinely (and poorly) bounces back and forth between LTE / 5G when it was on. You...
  17. johninsf

    Post General Pixel 6 Pro December update OTA available

    Question: Has Google stopped the OTA push due to the corrupt data error some are getting? I am in San Francisco and have not received the OTA update. Also manual check a few times but no dice.
  18. johninsf

    Post Question My Pixel 6 Pro died.

    Pardon my confusion but what is the point of the gcam mod on a P6P? 1. I thought it was non-Pixel phones that benefit from modded gcam apps. 2. If the P6P has the best camera, what is being done to the gcam app to make it better or different to then reinstall on a P6P?
  19. johninsf

    Post Question Returning due to connectivity issues. Past return window too.

    The December security update is packed full of features and fixes = comes out next week. Maybe this one will help connectivity. Network & Telephony General improvements for network connection stability & performance *[7]. Fix for crash in Settings when toggling Airplane mode on certain...
  20. johninsf

    Post Question Returning due to connectivity issues. Past return window too.

    Noted. Clarification: signal, data, call quality, texting is poor at times + bars align = exclamation, one or two bars = issues are likely my location, towers, hole in coverage. Possibly modem because I do see a difference with another phone and same sim. Is it bad enough for me to return the...
  21. johninsf

    Post Question Returning due to connectivity issues. Past return window too.

    @Alekos thank you for the feedback. Since the P6P supports eSim, testing other providers should be easy, right? I am guessing that using eSim doesn't make a difference in network connectivity performance. If you understand otherwise, please let me know. And yes. I will definitely get a new...
  22. johninsf

    Post Question Returning due to connectivity issues. Past return window too.

    I have been hesitant to say there's connectivity issues on the P6P. However, my experience hasn't been great. Compared to my P4a5g, signals are similarly weird but I get more bars consistently on the P4a5g. Disclaimer: I straddle weak 5g and LTE signals in almost dead center of SF. Even...
  23. johninsf

    Post Question Odd scrolling behavior

    Thank you! As you mentioned, in safe mode I can't try any of the apps where I experienced the issue.
  24. johninsf

    Post Question Odd scrolling behavior

    Honestly, I don't see how to get into safe mode on the P6P. I can get to the menu w/ power button + volume down. What am I missing? It's been a while.
  25. johninsf

    Post Question Odd scrolling behavior

    Thanks for the insight. Reuters News app, Brave Browser, NYT app, pretty much any app when scrolling down reading.
  26. johninsf

    Post General 5G performance

    I am in San Francisco on T-Mobile and live in one of the few locations where there is a hole in 5G service. On the cusp, I teeter between 5G, 4G and 3G when at home. Yes, I am on Wi-Fi when in my flat so this is less an issue. However, I've turned off 5G altogether because the modem or software...
  27. johninsf

    Thread Question Odd scrolling behavior

    Unsure if anyone is experiencing this issue or it is just my thumb. When I am holding the phone in my right hand scrolling down the screen with my thumb reading or moving through an app, i will get a too frequent misfire that bounces me back to the top of article or app screen. My thumb...
  28. johninsf

    Post Question Pixel 6 Pro screen protector

    No issues here. The LK screen protector still feels great except when I eat bbq chicken wings.
  29. johninsf

    Post Question Pixel 6 Pro screen protector

    Well, I don't carry diamonds in my pocket. Keys, yes; a lighter maybe based on the party. :) The LK TPU protector mentioned a few times is the bomb. After a day, I can't tell it is on the screen. Finger glides across just fine. FPR works fine. No blur. Easy installation.
  30. johninsf

    Post Question Pixel 6 Pro screen protector

    I didn't see any marks or indentations as I installed. However, I saw indentations when pressing fairly hard with my finger nail to get at a piece of lint. The marks self-healed once I stopped.
  31. johninsf

    Post Question Pixel 6 Pro screen protector

    I got the LK TPU screen protector and installed it today. (I haven't installed the tempered glass camera cover that came with it.) LK has the absolute best film application process I have experienced. The plastic bracket plug thingy to keep the film lined up works brilliantly. No bubbles and...
  32. johninsf

    Post Question Worst FPR ever put on a phone

    Unsure if I will return my P6P. However, for my first in screen finger print reader, this can't be right. The FPR is so fickle. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Agreed that if anyone spent any time with this phone, they would know to fix the FPR. There are a few issues I hope Google...
  33. johninsf

    Post Question anyone have issues with T-mobile data?

    T-Mobile here. 5g in my area in San Francisco (in the middle of the fu_king city) is total ****e. The worst is the P6P (and my 4a5g) refuse to let go of a weak, one bar 5g signal for a much stronger LTE signal. I turn off 5G more than anything on this phone. I can't say blame falls all Google...
  34. johninsf

    Post Question Pet photos!

    Speck casting a shadow.
  35. johninsf

    Post Question Battery life thread

    Keep us posted.
  36. johninsf

    Post Question Battery life thread

    FYI, I found a battery hog in the Google Companion app for Nova Launcher. I have turned it off and battery life is better. Amazon is another as someone else mentioned. I have observed the Amazon app seems to activate the mic and gets stuck there. Overall, battery life is okay so far. My usage...
  37. johninsf

    Post Accessories Pixel 6 buyers that forgot to order Pixel Buds A-Series will still get the freebie

    I received the email today placed the order immediately. I may re-gift these but great that still provided this to those that did not order originally. Olive Green buds chosen.
  38. johninsf

    Post Question Pixel 6 Pro screen protector

    Duplicate ------ I had the same outcome with amFilm. Partial fingerprint was the best it got. The glass protector seemed to be a little short. I used the installation template sent which I really like when installing. However, I may have pushed the protector underneath at the bottom of the...
  39. johninsf

    Post Question Pixel 6 Pro screen protector

    I had the same outcome with amFilm. Partial fingerprint was the best it got. The glass protector seemed to be a little short. I used the installation template sent which I really like when installing. However, I may have pushed the protector underneath at the bottom of the temporary frame but...
  40. johninsf

    Post Question What Case Will You Be Getting?

    The smoke colored Google case showed up yesterday. It looks far better on the phone because the translucence makes the overall appearance grayer than smoky against the P6P stormy. This case is thinnish, rigid and fits well. My challenge: It's really strange that with the case on, the phone...
  41. johninsf

    Post Question Pixel 6 Pro screen protector

    Thanks. I will attempt to cancel the Amazon order and go with film. I was just about to purchase the Armorshield film. Although, I'm terrible at putting on screen films and too obsessive to live with the bubbles or lint. Maybe I'll pay a ridiculous price to have BestBuy put one on for me (If...
  42. johninsf

    Post Question Pixel 6 Pro screen protector

    I ordered this one: amFilm 2-Pack Glass Screen Protector for Google Pixel 6 Pro, 3D Curved Tempered Glass, Dot Matrix with Easy Installation Tray, Case Friendly (Black) There is no reference to whether it will work with a fingerprint reader. How would I know is this screen protector will work?
  43. johninsf

    Post General First impressions - not great

    A case indeed.. very slippery phone. I regret getting the smoke colored case. I've never really leaned toward smoke colored cases and actually thought it was more opaque gray. $30 mistake unless Google will let me exchange or return it without a restocking fee.
  44. johninsf

    Post General First impressions - not great

    Interesting. This is definitely subjective and I have not experienced these issues. The one issue I hope they resolve in an update: auto brightness. It goes way too dim and then doesn't respond quickly when you move into a brighter location. Also, I'm in San Francisco right on the cusp of TMo...
  45. johninsf

    Thread Question How to get rid of Pixel Tips banner in Settings

    If this is found in another thread or forum please let me know. I have tried disabling the Pixel tips app, However this "Get to know your Pixel" banner will not go away. Is there a setting to turn this off?
  46. johninsf

    Post Question Trade-in Questions

    Thank you for the feedback! This is great to know. My trade in kit was shipped yesterday.
  47. johninsf

    Post Question Trade-in Questions

    My trade in kit was shipped yesterday. I have not received it.