Users are also reporting touchscreen problem after installing the Android 8.1 update on their Pixel phones. Now a new problem has surfaced regarding the Pixel 2's included USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapters. In the case of the Google Pixel sequels, both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been the target of various complaints.
A user ScottG_TC wrote on a Google Product Forum that the Pixel team is already working on solving this issue. When connected, the music is played through the speakers instead of the headphones. I just don't know why one of the smartest companies on the planet couldn't have figured this out back when Google Home was on the drawing board!?
Notably, we didn't encounter fingerprint unlock delay in Pixel 2 XL unit post installing the Android 8.1 Oreo update.More news: Multiple casualties in Pakistan Methodist church attack
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Google support recommends users to restart the device in safe mode and then check if the problem persists.
Pixel 2 XL has been developed by Google and Manufactured by LG Electronics. However, Google is yet to comment it on this issue, a new software update should resolve this issue. Once that is accomplished, go to Settings- System- Developer Options- Networking- Select USB configuration and then Audio Source from the pop-up list. The USB-C port's universal nature means that it can handle more than one function.
Apparently, Google has increased the length of swipe you've to make on the lock screen to unlock the phone or get to the PIN, Pattern or Passcode screen.
Given that there are a variety of possible solutions, here, it looks like it's not specifically tied to a faulty adapter (one user says they've owned three different dongles and the problem has persisted); there may be more than one problem at play.