Google has released the September security update for the Pixel 6a. A few days back, the same update was rolled out for other Pixel devices except the Pixel 6a. This is the first security update for Pixel devices since the release of Android 13 last month. And now after a short delay, the update is also available for Pixel 6a.
The monthly update for Pixel 6a comes with build number TP1A.220905.004.A2. It is a global update so Pixel 6a users will be getting the update soon around the world. The new update comes with the latest September Security Patch, some bug fixes, and more.
Here is the official changelog for the update.
- Battery & Charging
- Fix for issue occasionally causing increased battery drain from certain launcher background activities
- Additional improvements for fingerprint recognition and response in certain conditions
- Fix for issue occasionally preventing certain Bluetooth devices or accessories from connecting
- User Interface
- Fix for issue occasionally causing notifications to appear truncated on the lock screen
The Pixel 6a has been in the news but not for good reasons. The phone received negative reviews soon after its release due to its broken fingerprint security. But as of the latest September update, it seems that Google has made some improvements and fixed known issues. But we’ll have to wait for the reviews if it actually fixes the problem. The update also fixes the battery drain issue after the Android 13 update.
If you have a Google Pixel 6a, then you can manually check for the update from Settings. But as this is a batch rollout it will take time to reach all eligible devices. Once you receive the OTA update you can download and install the update. But before updating your Pixel 6a, make sure to take backup and charge it to at least 50%.