Google rolls out a fix for Google Pixel 6 & 6 Pro Magic Eraser crash after latest Photos update

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The uproar regarding the bug in Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro from Google has flooded the Internet. The first week of February did not certainly play too well for the Mountain View tech giant as multiple reports of crashes hit the internet centring Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 devices specifically. The latest flagship smartphones from Google represented great changes in terms of features and design. Users have been especially enjoying the all-new feature of Magic Eraser in Pixel 6/6 Pro.  

Magic Eraser is undoubtedly one of the most useful additions in image retouching in mobile tech. The feature lets you remove unwanted people, objects and other items from the images in your gallery.



Many users have started to report Google Photos crashing after the latest update of the application. Every time they are trying to use Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the entire gallery ends up crashing.

This new bug in Pixel devices is unarguably irritating without a debate. On this subject, let’s talk about the probable underlying causes of the glitch and how to fix Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

What is Magic Eraser?

Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have an exclusive feature called Magic Eraser. It is very popular in its use of making random people in the background of your pictures disappear, except that you can pretty much erase any object or item in there too!

How to use the Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro?

In order to use the Magic Eraser feature, first, you need to take a photo with your Pixel 6 device, whichever variant you own. You cannot use Magic Eraser while clicking a photograph in real-time. After you have your image ready, follow these steps-

  • Open the image that you want to edit by tapping on the Image Preview on the bottom right side of the Camera app. You can also do the same in the Photos app.
  • Tap on Edit and it will show you the Pixel 6’s photo editing suite.
Google rolls out a fix for Google Pixel 6 & 6 Pro Magic Eraser crash after latest Photos update
  • Now, you can easily locate the Magic Eraser in  Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro that you are using by swiping over to the Tools folder. Tools folder includes the Magic Eraser feature along with Color Focus and Blur Adjustments
  • Magic Eraser offers you suggestions on its own for people and things to remove from the photo to make it better. That, or anything that you want to remove, draw a circle around that particular object. You can also choose to scribble over the object instead of drawing a circle if that is what you prefer!

Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 devices does a pretty decent job of sweeping away the selected object and producing a decent image no longer containing the object you marked.

Why is Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 devices making Photos crash?

After the most recent update to Google Photos, people have come across a multitude of malfunctions relating to Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 and its Pro variant. Neither the feature can be used nor the app stays open long enough for the feature to work.

Now, the Magic Eraser feature is integrated into the Google Photos app. Naturally, this has led people to assume that the latest update to Google Photos is the probable culprit behind the glitch of the Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 devices. It is also important to keep in mind that the image-processing feature appeared to be functioning perfectly normal before the update.

News about this glitch of Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is making headlines at the moment.

The breakage in one of the most enjoyed features in the Pixel 6 devices has effectively given rise to unending posts, queries and complaints across multiple mainstream social media platforms like Reddit, Twitter, YouTube and more.

This is no surprise since Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 devices was also the most heavily marketed feature in the promotions of the flagship smartphone. But this glitch certainly puts a sour taste in the users as well.

We have already seen how Android 12 turned out to be an unusually rocky update for many latest devices. But this glitch of Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro still stands out, especially because this is far from being the first bug to hit the feature. The smartphone has withstood a plethora of weird bugs and glitches. An earlier update in November led to the complete disappearance of the Magic Eraser feature as a whole!

How to Fix the glitch of Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro?

Most people were lamenting since there was no fix available to repair the feature of the Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 devices. But there is good news, of course.

Google has announced the release of a fix to the Photos app through the Play Store. According to Android Police, the affected Google Photos version is listed as v5.76.0.425427310. Google is now working on rolling out the next update listed as v5.76.0.426251772 or higher. This newer version of Photos will restore Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 devices back into working order.

If you have not updated your Google Photos yet, we recommend you wait for the release of this stable version of the application. Make sure to disable automatic updates on the app as well. This will help you to manually download the update when you want to fix any malfunctions with Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

Google-The Magical Eraser of glitches

Judging by how quickly the tech giant decided to tackle the complaint, Google has definitely managed to uptake its reputation on grounds of its ability to deal with the issue in such a quick span of time. The glitch of the Magic Eraser in Pixel 6 will probably die out in the coming days and might not even be remembered owing to the tremendous management by Google on their work.

David P
David P
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