I did the uninstall and it worked. I didn’t reboot the phones. There was no okay that I saw. Do I need to do this every time there is an update? No problem if I have to.
The hope is it won’t be necessary to uninstall future updates, however, it depends on whether future updates from Google fix things or break things as their recent update apparently did.
Please let us know if quirky behavior continues with the Phone app. @southpaw also has a point about your phone’s proximity sensor.
I will look up @southpaw about the proximity sensor.
Thank you VERY much for your help. Much appreciated and reduces a lot of stress.
I will let you know of any quirky phone behaviors.