It’s difficult to ignore the fact that Google’s latest flagship phone has had more than its fair share of problems. It comes as no surprise that most users are now a bit cautious about the latest update.
All Android 12 Pixel phones have started receiving software updates and the rollout will continue in phases. As usual, the user receives a notification when the update is available for their device and Google encourages all the users to update to receive the latest software.
The update fixes some Bluetooth, keyboard, and camera bugs, including:
- The phone reboots while the camera is in use
- Audio playback disconnecting with some Bluetooth devices
- The keyboard occasionally covers up input text
That keyboard fix is also coming to the other Android 12-capable Pixel phones, like the Pixel 3a, 4, 4a, 5, and 5a. While the February update promised to fix connectivity issues for some carrier networks, this only seems to apply to the Pixel 4, 4a 5G, and 5.
Previous Update Issues: A Messy History
The previous updates were quite rocky for Pixel users. The Pixel team even had to stop the December software update to Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro because some users reported annoying mobile connectivity issues, like calls dropping and disconnecting. That was the first major update that was supposed to bring lots of bug fixes so it ended up being quite a disappointment. The users had to wait for the January update for the issues to be resolved, and some complaints remained.
New Update, New Headaches
Some Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro owners across Reddit and Google’s support forums are already reporting irritating new issues following February 2022 patch. The issue seems to be that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro shut off Wi-Fi automatically while the phone is locked, or the phone does not turn on at all.
No effective solutions have been offered so far, only some temporary fixes like resetting the phone, which, let’s face it, we all hate. Google hasn’t officially addressed the problem, but it’s unlikely we’ll get a fix before the March update. Do better, Google!
To check if the February update is available for your phone, go to Settings > System > System Update. If you dare, that is. We would wait a couple of days.
Learn more on SupportGoogle.com.