There now exists a Google app bug that can stop certain Android devices from placing and receiving phone calls according to Bleeping Computer. These bug affects the latest update to the Google Search app on Android, according to a Google community manager, who did not confirm which version of the software contains the bug.
Google has issued an update to patch the call bug. All you need to do is to install the update. (If you have automatic updates enabled, it’s likely you have already done so.) To check if your app is fully up to date, follow these steps:
- Open the Play Store, then search for the Google app.
- If you see an Update button, tap it. If the button says Open, you’re fully updated.
Which Android phones does this bug affect?
Until Google releases an official list of affected smartphones, anecdotal evidence is the best we can work with. And no matter which phone you have, you should update your Google app to ensure all your calls are getting through.