General Pixel 6/6 Pro randomly freezing all touch inputs for 1-2 seconds bug - temporary fix inside

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micku7zu

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The freeze looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/jelcWFR.mp4

If your device freeze like that, it's probably the same bug.

I've seen this issue discussed multiple times on reddit.com/r/GooglePixel but no one found the root cause of the issue: here, here2, and other threads.



How to temporary fix the bug

Disable all accessibility features from Settings -> Accessibility.

Disable Voice Access, Accessibility shortcut, and all the other accessibility apps, features or services. System or downloaded apps, doesn't matter, disable all of them.



How to fix the bug

Unfortunately, this can be done only by Google. The bug is inside the Google Android 12 for Pixel 6/6 Pro.

Star this issue: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/212049949 to increase the chance of Google fixing it.



How to reproduce the bug

The touch input (looks like the screen) will freeze for 1-2 seconds each time the battery drops 1% when there is an accessibility service enabled with "canPerformGesture" permission.

Steps:

  1. Enable any Accessibility Service/Feature that has "canPerformGesture" permission (an accessibility service that can tap on the screen on behalf of user).
    You can try this dummy app that does nothing, it only triggers the bug: pixel_6_accessibility_service_freeze_bug_v1.apk
  2. Use your device normally and when the battery drops 1% the touch input will freeze for 1-2 seconds and then will unfreeze and do rapidly all the touches registered in the freeze period.


Dummy App to reproduce the bug
The Dummy app I created it is available here: https://github.com/micku7zu/PixelAccessibilityLag

APK available here: pixel_6_accessibility_service_freeze_bug_v1.apk

It does absolutely nothing with the accessibility service, just requests the permission to trigger the bug. You can check the accessibility service code here: https://github.com/micku7zu/PixelAc...cessibilitylag/PixelAccessibilityService.java



Disclaimer

I don't own a Google Pixel 6 or 6 Pro. I'm a developer of an app that needs accessibility services to work and a user reported this strange issue to me when he has my app enabled in Accessibility settings. We've worked together and found the root cause of the issue and created the issue on Google Issue Tracker.

Thanks @Burrro - Xda for reporting the bug and helping with investigation to find the root cause



Star the issue if you have the bug: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/212049949
 

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micku7zu

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Good news: 138 people have starred this issue and the bug was assigned to product and engineering team. Hopefully they will fix the issue now.
 

clairelara

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The freeze looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/jelcWFR.mp4

If your device freeze like that, it's probably the same bug.

I've seen this issue discussed multiple times on reddit.com/r/GooglePixel but no one found the root cause of the issue: here, here2, and other threads.



How to temporary fix the bug

Disable all accessibility features from Settings -> Accessibility.

Disable Voice Access, Accessibility shortcut, and all the other accessibility apps, features or services. System or downloaded apps, doesn't matter, disable all of them.



How to fix the bug

Unfortunately, this can be done only by Google. The bug is inside the Google Android 12 for Pixel 6/6 Pro.

Star this issue: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/212049949 to increase the chance of Google fixing it.



How to reproduce the bug

The touch input (looks like the screen) will freeze for 1-2 seconds each time the battery drops 1% when there is an accessibility service enabled with "canPerformGesture" permission.

Steps:

  1. Enable any Accessibility Service/Feature that has "canPerformGesture" permission (an accessibility service that can tap on the screen on behalf of user).
    You can try this dummy app that does nothing, it only triggers the bug: pixel_6_accessibility_service_freeze_bug_v1.apk
  2. Use your device normally and when the battery drops 1% the touch input will freeze for 1-2 seconds and then will unfreeze and do rapidly all the touches registered in the freeze period.


Dummy App to reproduce the bug
The Dummy app I created it is available here: https://github.com/micku7zu/PixelAccessibilityLag

APK available here: pixel_6_accessibility_service_freeze_bug_v1.apk

It does absolutely nothing with the accessibility service, just requests the permission to trigger the bug. You can check the accessibility service code here: https://github.com/micku7zu/PixelAc...cessibilitylag/PixelAccessibilityService.java



Disclaimer

I don't own a Google Pixel 6 or 6 Pro. I'm a developer of an app that needs accessibility services to work and a user reported this strange issue to me when he has my app enabled in Accessibility settings. We've worked together and found the root cause of the issue and created the issue on Google Issue Tracker.

Thanks @Burrro - Xda for reporting the bug and helping with investigation to find the root cause



Star the issue if you have the bug: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/212049949
OMG! I didn't notice this issue for many days after seeing your post I tried the touch on my phone and the issue is there. There should be an update soon to fix this!!
 

Blockout

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"The Pixel team paused the December software update to Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices after some users reported calls were dropping or disconnecting. We have now identified a fix that will roll out in a software update by late January."
 

shadokreeper

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Oct 31, 2013
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I had the same issues but I believe it's a bug in the restore from backup.
What I did was, I updated to the December update, backed up all of my app data manually and did a factory reset. When setting up the phone, DO NOT restore your backup from Google One. Instead, set up the phone as new.
What I realized was that if you tried to restore from a Google Restore backup that was done on the initial release of Android 12, then you may have the touch screen issue because the restore seems like it's overwriting a config or something in the updated version of Android 12 and you're going to keep having the issue.
Hopefully this helps some of you guys out.
 

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    The freeze looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/jelcWFR.mp4

    If your device freeze like that, it's probably the same bug.

    I've seen this issue discussed multiple times on reddit.com/r/GooglePixel but no one found the root cause of the issue: here, here2, and other threads.



    How to temporary fix the bug

    Disable all accessibility features from Settings -> Accessibility.

    Disable Voice Access, Accessibility shortcut, and all the other accessibility apps, features or services. System or downloaded apps, doesn't matter, disable all of them.



    How to fix the bug

    Unfortunately, this can be done only by Google. The bug is inside the Google Android 12 for Pixel 6/6 Pro.

    Star this issue: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/212049949 to increase the chance of Google fixing it.



    How to reproduce the bug

    The touch input (looks like the screen) will freeze for 1-2 seconds each time the battery drops 1% when there is an accessibility service enabled with "canPerformGesture" permission.

    Steps:

    1. Enable any Accessibility Service/Feature that has "canPerformGesture" permission (an accessibility service that can tap on the screen on behalf of user).
      You can try this dummy app that does nothing, it only triggers the bug: pixel_6_accessibility_service_freeze_bug_v1.apk
    2. Use your device normally and when the battery drops 1% the touch input will freeze for 1-2 seconds and then will unfreeze and do rapidly all the touches registered in the freeze period.


    Dummy App to reproduce the bug
    The Dummy app I created it is available here: https://github.com/micku7zu/PixelAccessibilityLag

    APK available here: pixel_6_accessibility_service_freeze_bug_v1.apk

    It does absolutely nothing with the accessibility service, just requests the permission to trigger the bug. You can check the accessibility service code here: https://github.com/micku7zu/PixelAc...cessibilitylag/PixelAccessibilityService.java



    Disclaimer

    I don't own a Google Pixel 6 or 6 Pro. I'm a developer of an app that needs accessibility services to work and a user reported this strange issue to me when he has my app enabled in Accessibility settings. We've worked together and found the root cause of the issue and created the issue on Google Issue Tracker.

    Thanks @Burrro - Xda for reporting the bug and helping with investigation to find the root cause



    Star the issue if you have the bug: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/212049949