Google is releasing updates to address several Pixel problems that emerged after the phones got the latest Android 13 upgrade last month. Most smartphones are receiving the September 2022 monthly update this week, which addresses problems like as sudden battery depletion and disabled wireless charging.
The update will not be available for Google’s newest phone, the Pixel 6A, until later this month. The Pixel 6A has one change expressly listed in the list, addressing its fingerprint scanner’s identification “in some scenarios.” As Consumer Reports notes, some users of the new phone have discovered it would unlock using a finger they hadn’t registered or for the fingerprint of someone else.
Google blames the higher energy consumption on a launcher background activity problem, which it claims has been solved in this version. And if your wireless charging didn’t always work, this update is meant to bring it back to the Pixel 4, 4 XL, 5, 6, and 6 Pro.
Unfortunately, Google’s rocky start with the release of Android 13 is not a first. The first big Android 12 update, which was scheduled to solve a number of launch faults and provide new capabilities to Google’s Pixel 6 and 6 Pro last December, was halted when Google discovered that some phones may disconnect or miss conversations. It was one of the rockiest beginnings for a large rollout of Android to date, and perhaps history will not repeat itself with the Pixel 7 launch just around the horizon.
Problems connecting certain Bluetooth devices or peripherals are also being fixed, as is the correction of lock screen alerts that only partly appear.