Google’s Android 13 update brings 100+ bug fixes!

Google’s Pixel phones are great, but the software in the recently launched Pixel 6a seems to be putting everyone in a mood. There have been a number of bugs that have plagued Pixel 6a, especially the fingerprint fiasco where an unregistered fingerprint would be able to unlock the device. While that bug has been fixed, there have been numerous other issues that are yet to be resolved.

Any user will be able to enjoy their device if the user experience is great. People tend to pick another device instead of the Google Pixel because nobody wants to deal with updates that result in more problems on top of the existing ones. Google has released Android 13 for eligible Pixel phones which you can read about by heading here.

The new update rolling out for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro is TP1A.220624.021 and TP1A.220624.02.A1 for the Pixel 6A. Apart from the update to Android 13, Google has finally decided to fix a number of issues that have been around for a long time. Here is the changelog of all the bug fixes available in the new update, it fixes over 100+ bugs.

Android 13 stable update release notes

  • Apps
    • Fix for issue causing Gboard to display over text field while typing in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue causing white bar to display at the bottom of the Google feed in the launcher under certain conditions
    • Fix for issue hiding some recent pictures from attachment picker in Messages
    • Fix for issue in Phone app causing some text to appear invisible while managing blocked numbers in dark mode.
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing different color themes to display between Personal and Work profiles
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing password autofill from triggering in certain apps
    • Fix to allow Live Caption to respect system settings for caption font sizes (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
  • Assistant
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing call Quick Phrases prompts to remain on the screen after a call has ended (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
  • Audio
    • Fix for issue causing audio stream volume to reset while in uninitialized state
    • Fix for issue causing crackling or noise artifacts when playing audio via LDAC codec in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue causing distorted call audio in certain conditions while multitasking between apps (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
  • Battery & Charging
    • Fix for issue causing different battery charge percentage to display between Always-on Display and status bar in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing charging to stop before battery level reaches 100%
    • Fix for issue preventing Adaptive Charging to trigger in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue preventing screen timeout to turn off the display in certain conditions 
    • Fix for issue preventing wireless charging with Pixel Stand or other accessories in certain conditions (Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 5, Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro)
    • Fix to improve thermal mitigation handling in certain conditions and scenarios (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • General improvements for idle power consumption under certain conditions
  • Biometrics
    • Fix for issue causing app crashes during fingerprint unlock in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing fingerprint unlock while notification shade is down (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue preventing face unlock to trigger in certain conditions (Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL)
    • Fix for issue where fingerprint icon would occasionally overlap with UI elements on screen (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue where fingerprint icon would occasionally persist on-screen (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue where fingerprint would intermittently stop working in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix to improve fingerprint haptics latency and response during unlock (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • General improvements for fingerprint performance, stability and reliability (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • General improvements for fingerprint unlock in different lighting conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • General usability improvements for fingerprint enrollment (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
  • Bluetooth
    • Fix for issue causing Bluetooth audio to skip during device wake-up in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue causing Bluetooth to incorrectly report current media playback status (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue causing choppy audio playback over Bluetooth LE in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue causing lost device UUIDs for previously paired Bluetooth accessories
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing audio playback to switch to phone speaker while connected to Bluetooth accessories
    • Fix for issue preventing previously paired devices from automatically reconnecting in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue with service connection leak on Bluetooth LE (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for streaming info to display properly on Car screen when connected through Bluetooth
    • Fix to address device connection issues due to conflicting states in Bluetooth toggle settings
    • Fix to address issue of longer device connection times over Bluetooth LE (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix to correctly pause media when a Bluetooth device disconnects (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix to improve Bluetooth LE background connection stability in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • General compatibility improvements for various Bluetooth headsets and accessories with Android 13
    • General improvements for Bluetooth stability and performance in certain conditions
  • Camera
    • Fix for issue causing greyed out shutter button while adjusting zoom level in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix to improve detection of connected Bluetooth accessories while video recording
    • General improvements for camera stability and performances in certain conditions
  • Connectivity
    • Fix for issue preventing connection over Ethernet in certain conditions
  • Display & Graphics
    • Fix for issue causing display to appear green under certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue causing display to flicker while unlocking with fingerprint in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Night Light from automatically turning off at sunrise (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue preventing display to render under certain conditions (Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5 & Pixel 5a (5G))
    • Fix for issues causing screen flicker under certain conditions
  • Framework
    • Fix for issue causing app installation from Play store to fail in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue causing Gboard to freeze in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue causing Gboard to freeze when long-pressing enter key in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing system crash when disabling Work Profile
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing app notifications from being dismissed in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing notifications or updates from apps from running in the background
    • Fix for issue preventing keyboard from displaying in certain apps and conditions
    • Fix for issue preventing WiFi printing with certain printers or apps
    • Fix for Settings app crash when opening Passwords & accounts in certain conditions
    • General improvements for Android framework stability
    • Stability and compatibility improvements with certain apps in Android 13
    • Stability improvements for device restore or transfer during setup in certain scenarios
  • Location & GPS
    • Fix for issue causing location services cache corruption in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Improvements for GPS stability and location accuracy in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
  • Media
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing incorrectly shifted colors during video playback in Photos (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Improve stability of the Picture-in-Picture mini player window in certain apps and scenarios
    • Improve support for DRM-protected video streams in certain apps and scenarios
  • NFC
    • Add support for NFC payments in secondary profiles
  • Sensors
    • Add option to toggle haptic feedback for touch interaction while silent mode is active
    • Fix for issue causing screen to stay off after a phone call ends
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing display to remain in AOD after picking up device or touching screen (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue preventing current timezone to be detected from device location in certain conditions 
    • General improvements for adaptive brightness response in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Improvements for haptic feedback strength and response in certain conditions (Pixel 6a)
  • System
    • Fix for issue causing device to enter a reboot loop after updating in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing device to freeze on the Google logo during startup (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing device to stall or freeze during unlock
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing device to unexpectedly reboot and show “Device corrupted” warning
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing slow performance while an OTA update installs in the background
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Android Auto to connect over USB in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing device to charge over USB with certain third-party cables or adapters (Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing OTA update from installing on device
    • General improvements for device performance in certain conditions and scenarios
    • General improvements for system stability and performance in certain conditions
  • Telephony
    • Fix for issue causing data usage alerts to appear even when disabled in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue causing Wi-Fi calls to end unexpectedly in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing call to drop when attempting to merge two calls (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing Phone Services to repeatedly request location (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue where call occasionally cannot be placed due to incorrect incoming call message (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue where duplicate call notifications can appear in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue where missed call notifications may not appear on lock screen in certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue where new SIM cards are not enabled under certain circumstances (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix issue requiring device restart when network handover occurs under certain conditions (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix issue where call ringing sound continues after call is answered or terminated in certain circumstances
    • Fix issue where incorrect network may be displayed under certain circumstances when multiple SIM cards are enabled (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix issue where users cannot send SMS messages under certain circumstances (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • General improvements for network connection stability & performance in certain conditions
  • Touch
    • General improvements for touch screen palm detection and response (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
  • User Interface
    • Add option in Settings to show vibration mode icon in status bar
    • Fix for incorrect text in “Swipe to access Google app” instructions in launcher settings
    • Fix for issue causing bottom row of app drawer to appear hidden when using 3-button navigation
    • Fix for issue causing certain animations to display while “Remove animations” setting is enabled
    • Fix for issue causing certain background color themes to lack sufficient contrast with UI elements
    • Fix for issue causing certain notification content to appear truncated on lock screen
    • Fix for issue causing certain Toast popup notifications to appear without an app icon
    • Fix for issue causing Clock icon to show the wrong time in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue causing keyboard to use the wrong color scheme during device setup when dark mode is enabled
    • Fix for issue causing overview to highlight a previous app while using 3-button navigation in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue causing screen rotation button from appearing during device setup
    • Fix for issue causing screen to flicker when using apps in Picture-in-Picture mode under certain conditions
    • Fix for issue causing screen to turn off with incoming notification under certain conditions
    • Fix for issue causing storage settings options to incorrectly open Files app in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue causing tiles in Quick settings to show the wrong name or appear disabled in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue causing volume level UI animation to skip when long-pressing volume buttons
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing app shortcuts to display the wrong icon on home screen
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing blank lock screen after waking device while face unlock is active
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing certain media apps to trigger an empty notification
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing Clipboard modal to appear with a large font size after copying text 
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing collapsed notifications to flicker when dragging notification shade
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing duplicate notifications to appear for pinned Conversations or contacts
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing fingerprint icon position to slightly change between the Always-On Display and lock screen
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing inconsistent network type indicators to display between Settings and status bar
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing incorrect color theme to display in status bar after app splash screen displays
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing lock icon on lock screen to appear in the wrong position or size
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing lock screen to display after fingerprint unlock instead of home screen
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing long delay before launcher icons appear after restarting device
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing notification shade to extend down after unlocking device
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing notification shade to flash when unlocking device with fingerprint
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing power button to trigger lock screen instead of turning off display
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing Quick settings to display with incorrect color theme while fingerprint authentication modal is active
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing Settings to open while long-pressing on brightness slider in Quick settings
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing status bar notification icon positions to change when time changes
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing Storage page in Settings to show incorrect usage totals
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing recent messages from displaying in Conversations widget
    • Fix for issue preventing “Default USB configuration” developer setting from appearing in search results
    • Fix for issue preventing double-tap gesture to wake display under certain conditions
    • Fix for issue preventing notifications to appear for new text messages under certain conditions
    • General improvements for gesture navigation support with third-party launcher apps
    • General improvements for stability in UI, launcher, gesture navigation and system apps
    • General improvements for device setup experience
  • Wi-Fi
    • Fix for issue causing data usage in Settings to omit totals for certain apps
    • Fix for issue causing device to reboot when connecting to Wi-Fi network with TDI enabled (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • Fix for issue causing Wi-Fi confirmation dialog to close unexpectedly when TalkBack is enabled
    • Fix for issue impacting Android Auto stability while connected to Wi-Fi
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing device to reboot when signing into a Wi-Fi network
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing connection to WPA2-Enterprise networks in certain conditions
    • Fix for issue preventing Wi-Fi network from connecting when entering a correct password after entering an incorrect password
    • Fix for issue while connecting to temporary Wi-Fi networks with certain apps (Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro & Pixel 6a)
    • General improvements for Wi-Fi stability and performance in certain conditions

Looking at this massive changelog of bug fixes for Android 13, we only hope that Google continues to improve and fix their software which provides people a better user experience and a good reason for them to purchase Pixel devices. When Google launches its Pixel 7 devices later this year we can hope that any bugs or issues will be ironed out.

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