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Google is investigating Pixel 2 clicking sounds

Google isn’t having the best week, as not only is the search giant looking into the Pixel 2 XL screen issues, it’s now investigating odd sounds in the Pixel 2.

Reports have been going around noting that the Pixel 2 makes clicking and high-pitch sounds during voice calls, though we have yet to notice these problems with our review unit.

As such, a community manager called Orrin posted an temporary fix on the official Pixel forum, which involves disabling NFC (near-field communication) in the handset, as well as stating Google is looking into the problem.

“We are investigating a faint, low-frequency “clicking” or “ticking” noise that a small number of Pixel 2 users have reported. This clicking noise does not affect the performance of your device beyond the audible noise,” wrote Orrin.

“If you find the noise bothersome, we suggest temporarily turning off NFC (used by apps like Android Pay) in Settings > Connected devices > NFC. We are investigating and will have a more definitive response soon.”

Switching off NFC does disable features such as Android Pay, which can be inconvenient for people who were planning on using their Pixel 2 for contactless smartphone payments.

Given the Pixel 2 is a flagship phone for Google, such issues are concerning, especially when there’re already plenty of reports noting screen burn problems with the larger and more expensive Pixel 2 XL.

If Google can quickly squash the problem with a patch, then the Pixel 2 can return to being one of the best Android phones around.

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