While Android has the largest market share at the moment, a large number of manufacturers mean different user experience. When Google announced Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones few months earlier, it seemed that the company was going to bring the best Android experience as the phones packed solid specifications. However, since the release, users faced a number of issues with the phones such as hissing problems, dull display. And now, few users have started complaining that their devices are rebooting randomly.
Interestingly, after few users returned their phones to Google, the company shipped a replacement and he replacement smartphones were also showing same problem. Moreover, a large number of users pointed out that the random rebooting are present in safe mode which suggests that the problem might be associated with firmware in the devices rather than third party applications.
If your Pixel smartphone is also showing this behavior, then you might want to try this solution. A Pixel owner revealed that the reboot is caused by poor LTE reception. He wrote, “It’s from being in a low signal area and LTE – for example when I’m at home on wifi it rarely happens, once I leave my wifi area (low signal area, LTE comes and goes) reboots happen constantly . . . So I went into Settings -> Network and Internet -> Mobile Network and change Preferred network type to only use 3G = NO MORE REBOOTS!”
At the moment, it’s unclear if the problem is widespread but hopefully Google will release the fix in the coming days for the affected users.