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New Pixel 6 bug crashes Google Photos after using Magic Eraser [UPDATE]

By Roland Udvarlaki February 4, 2022, 9:45 am
Google Pixel 6 front and back Source: Pocketnow

Updated 7 February 2022: Google has officially responded to users on Reddit and confirmed that it's rolling out an update to fix the problems.

Thank you for your patience and bug reports. Starting today, we are rolling out a fix, so please update to the latest version of Google Photos ( or higher) in the Play Store.

The new Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro had a rocky start from the beginning, and users reported several issues regarding Android 12 related issues, some hardware issues, connection problems, and the fingerprint sensor. The latest bug crashes Google Photos on Pixel 6 devices, when the Magic Eraser feature is used.


Multiple users reported on Reddit and Twitter that Google Photos crashes when using Magic Eraser. Many users reported similar problems, and also started looking for workarounds. The heavily promoted feature cannot currently be used by a number of users as it will instantly crash the app (via TheVerge).

Android Police reports that the issue appeared in the latest Google Photos version version, and there is currently no known solution to solve the problem. Google’s support accounts requested users to submit more information regarding the crash. It’s not currently know what causes the application to crash, but as with all software problems, this will likely get fixed in a matter of a few days.

If you heavily rely on Google Photos to edit your images, you can temporarily avoid using Magic Eraser, or try to uninstall, and re-install an older version of the application from trusted sites such as APKMirror. If you want to avoid certain issues from happening, we recommend disabling automatic updates, although that will require you to manually update your applications which could be a tedious task to check on regularly.

Are you affected by the new bug on your Google Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro devices? Did you manage to find a workaround? Let us know in the comments!

Google Pixel 6 in Kinda Coral

Google Pixel 6

The Google Pixel 6 is the more compact and affordable variant from the new flagship series. It features most of the same features, and it comes with the same primary and ultrawide camera as the Pixel 6 Pro.

Pixel 6 Pro in Cloudy White

Google Pixel 6 Pro

The Pixel 6 Pro is the more premium Pixel flagship. It has a 50MP main camera, a telephoto with 4x optical zoom, and a useful ultrawide sensor. It supports 120Hz and both the Pixel 6 and Pro come with 5 years of support by Google.


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