Every single year, Google releases a new flavor of Android which has significant changes and improvements over the previous one.

The latest Android version to land on several eligible devices later this year is Android 12, which is a major update in years since Android Lollipop.

Android 12 introduces a whole new level of experience where its design has been completely revamped from the ground up.

Apart from cosmetic changes, there are a lot of improvements under the hood as well such as better memory management, performance improvements, and strict privacy controls.

Android 12 beta 3 screen unresponsive on pixel

But, before a major update is rolled out in masses, it has to be rigorously tested for bugs, flaws, and inconsistencies for a problem-free stable rollout. This is where beta versions come into play.

The latest beta update to land on Google Pixel devices is Android 12 Beta 3 which fixes many previously known issues but also brings along some new ones. Among those is related to unresponsiveness of the home screen when unlocking the phone.


Many beta testers are facing the same thing, just that there are several ways to replicate the issue.

Like unlocking the phone through an app notification.

Happens when unlock my phone by pressing a notification from Facebook Messenger. Seems it depends on the apps that’s supposed to be displayed.

It occurred for me a couple of times when pressing the new wifi toggle from the lockscreen. Maybe there’s more luck recreating the issue that way.

It’s for the good that this major flaw has been figured out in the beta phase of Android 12 itself. As later, it would’ve caused an uproar among the masses during the stable rollout.

Google Pixel unresponsive homescreen marked as fixed

After several reports on Google’s Issue Tracker, Google has worked upon the home screen becoming unresponsive issue and has now marked it as fixed under a thread pertaining to the said issue.


As the comment states, a fix is ready but it will be rolled out in a future Android 12 beta build.

If you’re running or willing to update to Android 12 Beta, check out our Android 12 bugs and issues tracker to get an idea of the problems you may run into.

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