Google Pixel 6 & 6 Pro stuttering/lagging when switching apps or scrolling through Twitter, Reddit, & other apps
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro powered by the in-house developed Tensor SoC is one of the best camera smartphones available right now.
While Google’s flagship beats the iPhone 12 in terms of image quality, the software side of things is where the difference lies at. In the last few days, Pixel 6 users have had several issues such as missing 2FA sign-in prompts and the fingerprint enrollment failure issue.
With that being said, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro users are now reporting (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10) that the phone is stuttering whenever they switch between apps. Some say that the janky animations are present in other areas as well.
Moreover, many say that the phone lags when scrolling through apps like Reddit and Twitter. But since the hardware on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is more than powerful to run these apps, it looks like the issue lies on the software side of things.
People say they have turned off the system animations, but it does seem to help either. A while ago, we reported that the Telegram app on the Pixel 6 was locked to 60Hz with users experiencing similar lags when scrolling.
I am not sure if I should return mine because I don’t know if my device is defective or if this is normal, but it is getting very annoying, especially on Twitter. Everything else works fine, but the scrolling is awful in most apps (on the OS itself, it is buttery smooth). Even Gmail stutters a little if I scroll down fast enough. I have read very little about this problem, so maybe not everyone experiences it? It is very noticeable, so I’m surprised there isn’t more people talking about it.
Hey all. Just wanted to canvass peoples opinions on this issue I seem to be having. My new 6 Pro has been working fine for the most part. However, I do notice general stutters/jittering when navigating the UI. Pulling down the notification shade, entering settings, swiping to the home screen… occasionally all this can result in micro stutters. Now, it’s not consistent and it’s not always happening, but it does happen enough that it is noticeable. Does anyone else see this? To be fair, I have ALWAYS noticed this on every Pixel I have had (2XL, 4XL and now 6 Pro). There’s also some stuttering when scrolling within apps, but this I put down to the app itself and lack of optimisation.
While the Twitter app has always been janky on Android devices, it is still unclear why people are experiencing stutters on apps like Reddit and Amazon. Maybe developers haven’t optimized their apps for Android 12 yet.
Whatever the reason might be, we hope Google works with third-party developers to resolve the stuttering and lagging issues on the Pixel 6. If and when they do, we will update this article so stay tuned for updates.
In the meantime, you can check out our dedicated Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro bug tracker to see which bugs are affecting users.
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