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Google’s latest flagships are facing some serious issues soon after their launch. Earlier we have shared with you an issue resulting in display burn-in reports from different quarters and now there are hundreds of reports surfaced on different forums stating the weird noises coming from Pixel 2 and 2 XL phones.

According to those reports, users noticed some clicking noises coming from the phones; like the tick-tock of a second hand on an analogue clock. Several people reported the sounds appear only when the NFC is switched on. The high-pitched sound turns out to be an unrelated issue with no specific solution.

Google’s Response

Some affected users approached Google Support to ask about the solution to the problems. Earlier Google responded with a simple solution to fix ‘clicking’ sound problem by turning off NFC.

Later on, Google has gone through the issue and decided to bring a software update fixing those faint clicking sounds in Pixel 2 devices. Meanwhile, users experiencing any odd sounds are advised to contact the retailer from where they originally purchased the device for further support.

A community manager wrote on the Pixel User Community forum,

“We are validating a software update to address faint clicking sounds on some Pixel 2 devices. The update will be made available in the coming weeks. The clicking noise being reported does not affect the performance of your device, but if you find it bothersome you can temporarily turn off NFC in Settings > Connected devices > NFC.”

October is going to be a pretty bad month for Google’s consumer hardware team as earlier the Pixel 2 XL’s apparent burn-in issue and complaints about the display’s colour saturation appeared and now is another issue associated with the software or speaker emitting weird noises. However, from the customers’ point of view it is really encouraging that Google is going to fix both the issues in the upcoming software updates.

Let us hope the best for Google!