It has been almost 15 days that Pixel 5 users are reporting bizarre issues with the Pixel Stand. There are few ongoing threads that can be traced to Reddit and Google forums related to Pixel 5 behaving weirdly with Pixel Stand App. The stand is an official wireless charger from Google. The bug was speculated to crop up with the latest Pixel stand app that got a recent update for home controls.
The speculations came out to be true. A couple of hours ago users reported that the recent update for the Pixel Stand app via Play Store has fixed the non-compatibility issue. The same needs to be confirmed officially by Google though.
It was brought to notice that the Pixel 5 screen when docked on the Pixel Stand for charging illuminates the room at night. It brightened up with a black screen, a clock, and notification icons only.
The switching on to full brightness happened even when the user had selected the option ‘screen off when dark’. The bug irritated the most while asleep.
The workaround from Product Expert also did not solve the issue with Pixel Stand App. The solution given was to go for “Try toggling the setting off and on again and reboot the phone”. Some users even tried to reset app preferences by turning “Always on Display” off. It didn’t help either. The expert asked to drop in the issue via “system settings>about phone”
Few Pixel 4XL users on Android 11 also joined the conversation. They were facing it after upgrading from Android 10 to Android 11.
Pixel Stand issue is not the only one people are reporting. Some Pixel 5 users are struggling with assembly issues with no fix in sight. In fact, the mechanical gap between the screen display and the aluminum frame has been termed as a “normal part of the design” by Google Support. There were few ongoing reports on Pixel battery drain issues as well, especially after the Android 11 update.