In this guide, we will make you aware of a potential workaround that should help you fix the issue of the Pixel 7 screen freezing while watching Netflix/YouTube. The latest flagships from the Silicon Valley giant seem to have a plethora of issues lined up when it comes to the display. From yellow saturation to a washed-out display and even lock screen flickering, the screen is prone to a slew of bugs. And now, there has been another addition to this list.
Numerous users have voiced their concern that their Pixel 7 screen freezes while watching Netflix/YouTube. Initially, the issue was only limited to Netflix, so the culprit was assumed to be that specific app itself. But over the next few days, the issue was also reported from YouTube, Hulu, and Prime, so there might be an underlying software side issue. With that said, there does exist a nifty workaround that should help you rectify this bug. So let’s check it out.
Fix Pixel 7 screen freeze while watching Netflix/YouTube
Upon going through various users’ reports, one thing stood in common- all of them were using 3 button navigation. And as it turns out, upon switching to gesture navigation, the issue was rectified. So for the time being, you should consider switching over to this navigation style, using the instructions given below:
- To begin with, head over to Settings > System > Gesture.
- Then go to System Navigation and select Gesture navigation.
That’s it. As of now, this is the only workaround that is spelling out success when it comes to fixing the issue of the Pixel 7 screen freezing while watching Netflix/YouTube. As far as the official stance on this matter is concerned, the developers are yet to acknowledge this issue, let alone give out any ETA for the rollout of a fix. As and when any of these two things happen, we will update this guide accordingly.
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