Google Pixel 2 XL has a problem with responsiveness at screen edges

Some Pixel 2 XL touchscreens are unresponsive near the edges, but a fix is coming

Because the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have minimal bezels, Google designed it with the idea that it would protect the phone from accidental swipes. Recently, a handful of Pixel 2 XL owners have taken to Google's product forums with a new issue - unresponsive touchscreen edges. Now there's a new bug to add to the list: unresponsive spots near the edge of the screen. However, when tapping near the edges, the smartphone sometimes does not pick up the command.

Apparently, this issue is a side effect of the accuracy of Google's software when it comes to repudiating accidental touches.

The unresponsive touchscreen edges issue is different from previous Pixel 2 XL display problems though. The problem is confirmed to be related to the Pixel 2 XL software and not its hardware, which should make it much easier to fix compared to requesting a device replacement. A Google community manager responded to the concerns, writing that Google has been investigating and the issue will be addressed "in a future OTA update".


The Google Pixel smartphones have been acknowledged by various critics for their lovely OLED displays and highest rated smartphone cameras.

According to the Google Forums (via Android Police), whenever a user tries to operate the Google Assistant via Bluetooth headphones, the microphone does not detect the user's voice and seems to go mute at the moment. As a part of master promotion plan, Indian users will also get free wireless earphones from Sennheiser worth Rs. 11,990 free with each Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL order. No one has come up with a solution yet, with the original poster stating that Google's standard screen troubleshooting advice doesn't work.

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