The new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are among the top five Android smartphones to date. They have top-end specifications, robust software, excellent camera features, and, of course, the artificial intelligence that Google included in them. However, the devices are not perfect. Since the launch of these phones there have been some problems related to some of their functions, and if you bought one of them, you could be experiencing one of these annoying situations as well.
In case you have any inconvenience related to your Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, we have made this guide where you will find everything you need to know about the most common problems of the Pixel 3 line, and how to solve them.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Photos Are Not Automatically Saved
Several users have reported that after taking a photo with the camera application, those photos are not saved, which means that the image could disappear forever. That is a significant problem and one that seems to be quite widespread, as you can see a lot of complaints on social networks and sites like Reddit.
The problem seems to be related to the way Pixel 3, and Pixel 3 XL handle the internal storage, and it occurs specifically when users exit the camera app before HDR processing is complete. Fortunately, this means it can be fixed with a software update.
For now, the only way to avoid losing a photo is to keep the camera application open for a few seconds after the picture is taken until it is saved.
The Music App Shuts Down When You Open Google Camera App
Some other users have reported that opening the Google Camera app while listening to music causes the Music app to close in the background, stopping the playback of what you were listening to. That is another error that seems to be related to memory management in Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. In the same way that they are the previous problem, the only real solution right now is to wait for a software update. To look for an update, go to Settings -> System -> System Update and make sure you have the latest version of Android.
Your Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Is Locked With The Verizon Network
That is a situation that makes many shake their heads wondering how this is possible. What happens is that Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are exclusive Verizon phones, which basically means that Verizon is the only operator in the United States with the right to sell these devices.
However, some users reported that when they bought the Pixel 3 from Best Buy, in order not to have to deal with this problem, they found that it was also locked to work only on the Verizon network, which means that users who bought the phone could not activate it on another network.
Fortunately, it appears that Verizon, at least temporarily, has fully unlocked Pixel 3. The unlock was sent to Pixel 3 phones via an OTA software update, so you should be able to set up your phone without a SIM card, then update and activate it on the network of your choice.