Google Pixel devices have some of the best cameras in the world of smartphones. Even the previous versions of Pixel devices have managed to outperform devices like iPhone XS when it comes to the camera. Even without a dual camera setup, Google manages to bring awesome capturing capabilities to its flagship device. Though, now, reports have emerged that the official Google Camera app on Pixel devices are misbehaving when they are to save photographs. Several users have posted on Reddit as well as Google Product Forums that their Pixel camera apps are not saving photos to the device — which causes the loss of the captured photograph.
It should be noted that not only the Pixel 3 and Pixel XL but also the previous versions of Pixel — the original Pixel and Pixel 2 & Pixel 2XL — are found to have the same issue. This is what happens: a user captures one photograph on the device and quickly shifts to another application once the capturing is done. Now, instead of saving the photograph to the Gallery directory, it is disappeared somewhere. The issue also performs in a weird way. For instance, although the photograph is not available in the Gallery instantly, it may appear after a day or so.
Needless to say, this issue has got users so frustrated. As of now, Google has not recognized or offered fixes for the issue. All we have is a bunch of fixes from the user community itself. Some users believe that the bug is caused by the HDR Enhancement feature, where the photos are optimized via software. Now, when a user shifts to another app during the HDR+ Enhancement, the photograph may be lost. In order to avoid this, a user should wait until the enhancement process is finished. Meanwhile, it is thought that Google would offer an actual long-term fix for this nerve-cracking bug.