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The Android 14 update brought its fair share of excitement and anticipation, but for some Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro owners, it also heralded the onset of Bluetooth issues. What was once a seamless and enjoyable experience has now become a daily struggle for these users.

Bluetooth issues on Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro after Android 14 update

The most prominent issue is the audio playback glitch. After updating to Android 14, listening to music via Bluetooth on Pixel 7 devices has become a frustrating endeavor. Users are plagued by audio interruptions, with the sound skipping or falling silent for a few seconds.

This isn’t limited to specific headsets or earpods. Users say it’s a universal problem that occurs even in vehicles equipped with Bluetooth.This relentless annoyance doesn’t discriminate based on the audio application either. Users have reported suffering from these hiccups while streaming their favorite tunes on Spotify, YouTube, or other audio apps.

Android 14 Bluetooth issues Google Pixel 7

Furthermore, the Bluetooth-related troubles extend to phone calls as well. Making a Bluetooth call is no longer a seamless experience for Pixel 7 and 7 Pro owners. Instead, their phones disconnect from the car’s Bluetooth system within about 10 seconds of initiating a call. But that’s not the end of the story. They then reconnect about 10 seconds later, and this cycle repeats endlessly, causing massive frustration for users.

 Google Pixel 7 Bluetooth not working
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One user’s experience has shed light on a potential compatibility issue. They discovered that the official Sony Headphones App was no longer compatible with the new Android version. So, this can be the case with others as well.

Android Auto users on Pixel 7 devices are also grappling with disconnection issues after the Android 14 update. However, it’s essential to note that the Android Auto issue seems to be distinct from the Bluetooth disconnects experienced by Pixel 7 users. These Android Auto troubles appear to affect various Pixel phone users, whereas the Bluetooth woes appear to be primarily concerning Pixel 7 units.

MMS troubles over Wi-Fi on Mint Mobile

The Android 14 update has not only wreaked havoc on Bluetooth functionality but has also introduced an issue related to MMS over Wi-Fi, albeit this issue is peculiar to Mint Mobile users.

Since the Android 14 update, Pixel 7 users on Mint Mobile have not been able to send or receive MMS messages over Wi-Fi. This issue does not seem to affect users when they are away from home and on 5G networks or other cellular connections. The crux of the problem seems to center around Wi-Fi. When users are connected to their home network using Wi-Fi calling, MMS messages cease to function.

MMS not working Mint Mobile

Now these users await solutions from Google, hoping to reclaim the seamless and trouble-free smartphone experience they once enjoyed. That said, i will keeping an eye on the situation, and update this article as soon as possible.

NOTE: You can also check our Pixel 7 series bugs/issues tracker.

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Karanjot Sidhu
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A computer science engineer who loves tech and won't stop talking about it. Apart from being a nerd, i love gaming and watching movies in my free time.

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