It’s not uncommon for new devices to have issues that need to be ironed out with quick fixes but the Pixel 3 appears to have more than its fair share of such issues. A few reports of issues with the Pixel 3 include overheating while charging, aggressively killing background apps or issues with the Pixel stand. Some owners are now claiming that their text messages are vanishing for no apparent reason.
According to a report, this issue has surfaced after the recent security update was installed on the Pixel 3. Some device owners have complained that their SMS text messages are disappearing on their own ever since they installed the update.
Others have complained about similar behavior on the device. There are quite a few reports on Reddit about this issue and both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners have complained about this. This has been particularly annoying for those who didn’t back up their text messages since they switched over to the new phone.
This could entirely be due to a bug with the Messages app as well but there’s no way of being sure of that right now as no reports have come in about the app making messages disappear on non-Pixel devices. Google is yet to comment on the matter so it’s unclear when this may be resolved.