Google Assistant bug could be draining your phone’s battery

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Android Police writers have discovered Google Assistant launching on smartphones when it was actually used for other devices like Google Home and Pixel Slate. One incident involves the user talking to Google Assistant on the Google Home without realising that it’s been activated on his Pixel 3 as well. Also, even after the Google Assistant activity was over the Pixel 3 screen remained on.

A similar incident occurred where the Assistant was active on Google Home but it instead turned on the Pixel Slate. Here, the screen was stuck with Google Assistant’s launch screen. This could lead to some serious repercussions as the phone could heat up and eventually burst.

The report also found multiple users posting similar problems on forums and on Reddit from as early as February 2019. Most of the users found the Google Assistant bug in Pixel devices. However, there was one OnePlus 6T user who found the phone’s battery drained to 1% and with Assistant’s launch screen.

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