Many Google Pixel users, especially those with the latest Pixel 7 and 8 models, are facing a frustrating problem with their devices: a ‘stuttering when scrolling’ bug. This bug causes the screen to freeze or skip frames when scrolling through the user interface or apps, resulting in a poor user experience. The bug persists even after the November security patch, which was supposed to fix it for Pixel 6/7/8 devices.
The scrolling lag and touch issues are not the only problems that Google Pixel users have encountered with their devices. Some users have also reported other display problems, such as white lines appearing on the screen, touch recognized as a long press, and adaptive brightness behaving erratically. These problems may affect the usability and durability of the devices, and may require hardware replacements or repairs in some cases.
Some users also report that their devices become unresponsive to swipe gestures when they are charging, which may be related to the Android 14 update. These issues have been reported on various platforms, such as Reddit.
What Google is doing to fix Google Pixel Scroll Bug
Google has not officially acknowledged or addressed the scrolling lag and touch issues, or the other display problems, as of yet. However, some users have contacted Google support and received various responses, such as being asked to factory reset their devices, wait for future updates, or return their devices for replacements. It is unclear how widespread and severe these issues are, and whether they can be fixed by software updates or not.
However, there is some hope for the affected users, as the Android 14 QPR1 Beta 2.2 update seems to reduce the scrolling lag for some users. A possible workaround for the bug is to toggle the ‘Smooth Display’ option in the Display settings.
Users are also looking forward to the December patch, which may offer more complete solutions to the bug.