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Google pixel 3a xl freezing after Android 11 update
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Hello 👋 I have the Google pixel 3a xl love this phone. I've noticed since the last update that the phone has been freezing when you double-click the power button to open up the camera or to open up the phone in general it's been hanging up why is this? Is there going to be another security patch to fix this problem. also are they going to do about the screenshot feature kind of takes away the one hand use having to go old school to hold down the power buttons and the down key to take a screenshot quite annoying.
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Hello and welcome,
 
See if you still have the freezing problem while in safe mode.  Hold the power button then tap and hold power off to reboot into safe mode.
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I have a same problem on my pixel 3 XL. 
When I double-click the power button to open up the camera several times in a row to take some pictures sometimes an app freeze and phone is getting to warm. I dont know if it is only coincidence because I am  using cam outside more than inside but I suppose that it happens in sunny weather conditions when there is a big ammount of light. 

It started after an android 11 update.

I deleted cache and data from app with no change.
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Hello Storm,

Did you try safe mode as I suggested above?
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Hi Jason,
thank you for your suggestion. 

As I mentioned I am not able to reproduce scenario when app stuck. It happens randomly only sometimes. For example yesterday I took 48 photos in an 2 hours and it freezed once. 

Using my phone permanently in a safe mode and waiting if this happen or not is not an option for me esspecially when a wear OS app is not a part of safe mode  so my smartwatch will be useless and google messages app is still too buggy using it as a main online chating app.

What I did is that I sent a feedback  in cam app when this issue occured so I hope that my attached system logs covered a time when phone was stucked for a few seconds and can help to determine a root cause.

One notice: Restarting to safe mode caused that from normal mode disappeared all of my widgets from all my desktops in pixel launcher. So I had to readd them all after restart.
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Have a Pixel 3 and am experiencing similar bugs with Android 11 update.  The screen grab change is annoying to be sure.  Unfortunately, I am also experiencing random restarts - or at least the phone "thinks" it has restarted and so disables fingerprint login and asks me to enter my pin.  And the worst impact has been that on 3 occasions the phone has frozen while on the lock screen and required a hard reboot.
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I am having this problem all the time.  It is happening most of the time with listening to things on Audible or Pocketcasts and also freezing when I play Merge Dragons (the only game I really play).  It is really frustrating.  I can't go through life in the safe mode. Yes, if I don't do anything on my phone it doesn't happen, but that doesn't fix this problem and I don't think that is an adequate response. This never happened until the latest update!!  Can I just go back to Android 10?
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I also experience similar problems. My Pixel 3a XL randomly freezes since the Android 11 update. When listening to things on the Audible app (yes, the app is updated to the latest version) it sometimes works fine for 30 minutes straight but other times it keeps freezing for a few seconds every couple seconds which makes it impossible to listen to anything at those times. Also when playing pocket frogs (the only game I play) the random freezes happen. I tried closing all apps, rebooting the phone etc and nothing helped. 
It feels like it freezes less often (when listening to books on Audible) when the screen is on, so I set my phone that it does not go into lock screen, but this is not a practical solution at all! 
Please do something about this, I NEVER had any issues with my phone on Android 9 and Android 10! The problems started when I installed the Android 11 update.
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I am also experiencing random freezes. It started immediately after the Android 11 update. I first noticed playing an audiobook in the audible app.  Then I was getting freezes while trying to play a game.  Like others, I never had these issues in previous versions.
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Pixel 3a freezing during video playback in Google photos. Updated to 11 this morning.
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Nothing but Bugs. what is the point of monthly updates when the phone gets worse and worse. Im talking basic crap like screwed up calls,  flakey Bluetooth android auto messes, ect. I am going back to stability to Samsung.
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