[Update: Oct. 19] Android 11 update bugs, issues & problems tracker
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on September 14, 2020) follows:
It is customary for Google to release a new stable version of the popular Android OS at around this time every year. Android 11 is this year’s edition and despite having been around for months, only Pixel devices have received the stable version so far.
A handful of other non-Pixel devices are also in line to receive the stable update to Android 11 in the coming weeks, among them OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro, Oppo Find X2 and X2 Pro, just to name but a few.
Of course, a huge chunk of eligible devices from various vendors and those locked to carriers around the world will have to wait until later this year or even in 2021. Nothing surprising here, unless you are new to Android.
Something else that is also not surprising as far as not just Android, but software in general, is concerned, is the presence of unwanted guests. After every major OS update, various bugs, issues, and problems are bound to pop up here and there.
Android 11 update is no different – so expect a reasonable number of Android 11 bugs, issues, and problems.
Some bugs/issues/problems get acknowledged almost immediately and bug-fixing updates pushed sooner than later where applicable. Others could take weeks or even months to get attention from OEMs.
In this article, we keep track of these developments (but only related to stable Android 11 builds) and let you know the status as and when there are any new updates from responsible parties.
Update 1 (September 15)
IST 06:27 pm: It seems that the Android 11 update has messed up the quick settings panel. Users are now reporting that the quick settings panel now only shows two rows of toggles instead of 3 even when no media is playing.
IST 07:43 pm: Several users are reporting that their Pixel 2/2XL devices are restarting at random after installing the Android 11 update. Google has not yet acknowledged the issue, however, there’s a potential workaround that you can check out here.
Update 2 (September 16)
IST 10:31 am: It seems that the random restarting issue is affecting other Pixel smartphone owners as well. Apparently, users with the Pixel 4 series and Pixel 3 series are also reporting of the issue. Moreover, Google has not yet acknowledged the issue publicly.
IST 02:35 pm: Several Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL users have reported that the Android 11 update has broken the face unlock function and prompts users to clean the top bar. To know more, head here.
Update 3 (September 18)
IST 01:17 pm: In a video posted on YouTube, a Pixel user shows that the media controls often disappear from the quick settings panel. Rather than being able to access the controls with one swipe, users have swipe down twice. At present, it seems the Google Podcast app is the most affected.
Update 4 (September 22)
IST 02:57 pm: Even though Android 11 has been out for several months to allow developers to ensure app compatibility, the users of the DJI GO 4 app have realized that the app does not run on Android 11. Fortunately, DJI is working on Android 11 support for the app. More on this here.
Update 5 (September 24)
IST 12:00 pm: Based on new developments, it seems that some Pixel 4a units are affected with a nasty bug that came along with the Android 11 update with results in touchscreen sensitivity issues, unresponsive scrolling, and phantom touch issues.
A report suggests that the issue seems to be affecting Pixel 4a units with screen protectors installed the most. Further, affected users claim that downgrading to Android 10 or removing the screen protector solved the problem even though a Google employee claims the issue maybe hardware related.
Update 6 (September 25)
IST 11:02 am: Google Pixel users on the stable version of Android 11 have spotted another major bug. A new report suggests that the recent apps screen appears to be broken. A swipe up and hold from the homescreen just displays a bouncy animation.
Further, when performing the same gesture within an app, users have noticed that a blank wallpaper appears and there are no signs of the recent apps. Fortunately, the issue has been acknowledged and a fix is already in the works.
Update 7 (October 05)
IST 06:49 pm: Many Google Pixel owners are having all sorts of issues with the Spotify application after installing the Android 11 update. Check out all the details here.
Update 8 (October 06)
IST 11:29 am: The first update after after the initial Android 11 rollout is now live for Pixel devices. This new update brings a few bug-fixes and improvements including the fix for the touchscreen issues on the Pixel 4a.
Update 9 (October 07)
IST 01:24 pm: The Android 11 Chat Bubbles issue is yet to be fixed by Google. In a recent development, the company has confirmed that the issue is currently under investigation.
IST 05:35 pm: Apparently, the October update for Pixel smartphones has also fixed the broken recent apps/multitasking view which was prevalent earlier.
Update 10 (October 10)
IST 10:10 am: While Android 11 brings a bunch of new features, it also carriers several bugs. Several Pixel users are reporting that the battery is draining excessively after installing the Android 11 update. See more details here.
Update 11 (October 12)
IST 10:10 am: Many Google Pixel users who’ve installed the Android 11 update are claiming that they aren’t able to use Bluetooth controllers on Cloud Gaming services such as Google Stadia, Nvidia GeForce Now, and others. For more details and a workaround, head here.
IST 10:13 am: Recent reports also indicate that Pixel device owners are experiencing intermittent Bluetooth connectivity issues when trying to play audio via Bluetooth in their vehicles. Full story here.
IST 04:14 pm: More users are beginning to report about the excessive battery draining and performance issues on their Pixel smartphones. Most recent reports appear to be from Pixel 3 series users.
IST 06:37 pm: According to several reports from users, the navigation bar and status bar both fail to hide when an app launches in fullscreen mode. Check out all details here.
Update 12 (October 14)
IST 05:35 pm: Apparently, the TuneIn Radio application might be responsible for the excessive battery drain issues on the Pixel devices after installing the Android 11 update. More details here.
Update 13 (October 15)
IST 12:41 pm: It seems that some Google Pixel users are disappointed about the fact that Google has removed the screenshot button from the Power Menu and moved it to the Recents screen. See the full story here.
IST 06:17 pm: Apparently, many users are reporting that the DND (Do Not Disturb) feature is broken after installing the Android 11 update. The issue has been reported and a workaround is available too. More details here.
Update 14 (October 17)
IST 10:13 am: According to several user reports, the gesture navigation feature appears to be broken on Google Pixel phones running on Android 11. For more details and a workaround, head here.
Update 15 (October 19)
IST 01:15 pm: Apparently, the Bluetooth connectivity issues are affecting Pixel 4a users the most. However, there are a couple of workarounds that have helped users fix the problem. Check them out here.
NOTE: This issue/bug tracker will be updated continuously and the “New” tag in a section indicates the latest additions.
|Date||Device||Description of problem||Status|
|Sept. 9||Google Pixels||Chat Bubbles in Messages not working||Under investigation|
|Sept. 11||Google Pixels||Fling velocity is significantly less fluid||Reported to Google|
|Sept. 12||Google Pixels||Broken Android Auto||Unknown|
|Sept. 13||Google Pixels||Missing drop-down menu when using Spinners in overlay||Reported to Google|
|Sept. 14||Google Pixels||Screenshot/select buttons missing from 2-button system navigation||Resolved (Intended behavior)|
|Date||Device||Description of problem||Status|
|Sept. 14||Google Pixels||Apps restarting when background location permission is denied||Reported to Google|
|Sept. 14||Google Pixels||Media Recorder doesn’t respect video frame rate||Reported to Google|
|Sept. 14||Google Pixels||Some apps like Instagram, Camera and Keyboard not working properly||Reported to Google|
|Sept. 15||Google Pixels||The quick setting panel only shows two rows of toggles even when no media is playing||Won’t be fixed|
|Sept. 15||Google Pixels||Randomly restarting after Android 11 update||Potential Workaround|
|Date||Device||Description of problem||Status|
|Sept. 16||Google Pixel 4/XL||Face unlock does not work||Reported to Google|
|Sept. 18||Google Pixels||Media controls disappear||Unknown|
|Sept. 24||Google Pixel 4a||Touchscreen issues||Fixed|
|Sept. 25||Google Pixels||Recent apps screen broken||Fixed|
|Oct. 05||Google Pixels||Spotify app issues||Reported to Google|
|Oct. 10||Google Pixels||Battery draining issues||Reported to Google|
|Oct. 12||Google Pixels||Bluteooth controllers do not register on Google Stadia and others||Reported to Google|
|Oct. 12||Google Pixels||Bluteooth connectivity issues||Possible workarounds|
|Oct. 12||Google Pixels||Navigation bar and Status bar do not hide in fullscreen mode||Reported to Google|
|Oct. 15||Google Pixels||DND (Do Not Disturb) not functioning as usual||Reported to Google|
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