Pixel 2 acting strangely

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I realize the question title is quite vague, but my Pixel 2's problems seem to be really hard to categorize. I'm about 15 months into this phone, and it's just been really bugging out. Sometimes the screen stops working, sometimes the clock just stops running until I go into settings and adjust it again. And once I scan my finger, it takes from 2 to sometimes what seems like 6-7 seconds to unlock. Do these problems tell you anything that I shouldn know? Especially the fingerprint scanner is really annoying me because it's now just impractical to use it.


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Oct 7, 2011
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I would backup everything and reset...if that doesn't fix it , its still under warranty right? Call google for a replacement...


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Welcome to Android Central!

Any update on your situation? I too would recommend a restart and if that changes nothing, a factory reset. However, you can always try booting your Pixel 2 into Safe Mode to see if any of these issues still persist. If they disappear, perhaps a rogue app is causing some slowdowns with the clock, your screen freezing, etc. Even clearing your cache may be a good solution.


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Oct 30, 2017
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My Pixel 2 has been acting strange for a month or so now...... One the leaks for the Pixel 3 started coming in a lot. And before anyone asks, yes I did a factory reset and actually had my phone replaced by Google for extreme battery drain not too long ago as well.