Google Has Fixed An Android Bug That Prevented Users From Calling 911

Android 911 Bug

Google has fixed the infamous Android bug that Pixel users encountered on their smartphones. This weird glitch prevented users from calling 911 if they had the Microsoft Teams app installed on their device.

KitchPictures5849 initially reported the matter on the social platform to inform readers if they too are suffering from the same glitch.

According to Microsoft, the problem behind andrcould be caused by “unexpected interaction of Android and Teams app”. If someone tries to contact the number, the smartphone will suddenly freeze.

As such, the search engine giant acted on the problem quickly and fixed it as it hit emergency calls specifically to the people who needed them the most.

Affected Devices List of 911 Pixel bug

  1. Google Pixel 3
  2. Google Pixel 3 XL
  3. Google Pixel 3a
  4. Google Pixel 3a XL
  5. Google Pixel 4
  6. Google Pixel 4XL
  7. Google Pixel 4a
  8. Google Pixel 4a 5G
  9. Pixel 5
  10. Pixel 5a 5G
  11. Pixel 6
  12. Pixel 6 Pro

Related Article: Google Warns Android Users To Update Microsoft Teams ASAP

Esper senior technical editor Mishaal Rahman said the bug was inadvertently copying the “PhoneAccount” class into Android’s OS. This function lets users make calls for emergencies through the in-phone application.

In late January, Google will launch more updates for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The reason for the delay in the fix for both these models is due to the disconnection of the calls on these smartphones. So the company suggested that users revert their device’s OS to their earlier versions.

If you received the December software update on Pixel 6 or Pixel 6Pro and still facing mobile connectivity issues, you can go back to the previous software version and perform a factory reset using the Android Flash Tool.

In addition, the tech titan reminds them to back up their files before reinstalling the operating systems to their previous versions. Google said the best way to undo any action is if they aren’t experiencing any connectivity issues.