Pixels on Android 11 Drop WiFi Calls with Microphone Sharing Error Message


  • WiFi calls are dropped and may receive an inbound call appearing to be "from" the other party, reconnecting the original call
  • Outbound WiFi calls may fail to set up
  • An error message indicating that another app is using the microphone and won't share may be displayed


  • Pixel phones
  • Android 11
  • WiFi calling


  1. Open the Google Play Store app
  2. Tap 3 horizontal lines in the upper left corner
    • You may instead see a circle in the upper right corner, with either your Google account photo (if you have one) or a letter of your name - tap this instead if that's an option on screen
  3. Tap My Apps & Games
  4. If there are updates available, tap Update all
  5. Should issues persist thereafter, reinstall the Phone app updates
  6. Uninstall and reinstall the Republic Wireless App

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