The Pixel 6 is Google’s best smartphone to date, but the first months of its life were riddled with bugs, and users reported another instability that affected the Google Photos app. After the latest app update, some users are experiencing crashes when using the Magic Eraser tool in Google Photos. While this means that the bug only affects Pixel 6 devices, the Magic Eraser Tool is One of the best features of the new phone.
As the name suggests, the Pixel 6’s Magic Eraser can remove elements from photos – like unwanted objects in the background – and use the phone’s powerful Tensor AI chip to reasonably fill in the blanks. It’s probably the best – and most highly-acclaimed – photo-editing tool the Pixel line has seen so far, but the latest update to the Google Photos app breaks it down. It’s not clear what exactly the problem is, but it’s definitely localized to the new update; Users who didn’t update seem to be bailed out.
If you can still use the Magic Eraser tool in Google Photos on your Pixel 6, you should turn off automatic updates to avoid problematic patching before installing the same:
- Open the Google Play Store app on your Pixel 6.
- looking for Google Photos in the search bar, or tap your profile picture in the upper-right corner and go to Manage apps and devices > Installed > Google Photos To open the app store page.
- On the Google Photos Store page, click the three-dot icon on File top right.
- Champions “Enable automatic update.”
- Do not manually install any pending updates for Google Photos.
If you catch it in time, you should be safe to continue using Magic Eraser — and if it’s too late, you’ll know if you try to use the feature and it crashes. Unfortunately, you cannot go back to previous versions of the app to fix the problem.
You should turn off automatic updates and avoid manual updates of Google Photos (or avoid using Magic Eraser if you already have the bug) for a few days. Google will likely investigate the issue and push a patch to fix it as soon as possible since then”s such severe and broadcase spread.