Google releases March 2023 Security Update for Pixel Phones

The new monthly security update is rolling out for Pixel phones. Google releases security updates for Pixel phones every month. But this month’s update is special as it also brings the latest Pixel feature drop. So along with regular security updates and bug fixes, Pixel users also get a bunch of new features which you can check out on this page.

The new update is available for all eligible Pixel phones running Android 13. The latest March 2023 security update is rolling out with different software versions that you can check below.

Global

  • Pixel 4a: TQ2A.230305.008.C1
  • Pixel 4a (5G): TQ2A.230305.008.C1
  • Pixel 5: TQ2A.230305.008.C1
  • Pixel 5a (5G): TQ2A.230305.008.C1
  • Pixel 7: TQ2A.230305.008
  • Pixel 7 Pro: TQ2A.230305.008.C1

T-Mobile & MVNOs, Google Fi (US)

  • Pixel 4a (5G): TQ2A.230305.008.A3
  • Pixel 5: TQ2A.230305.008.A3
  • Pixel 5a (5G): TQ2A.230305.008.A3

Canada

  • Pixel 7: TQ2A.230305.008.A1
  • Pixel 7 Pro: TQ2A.230305.008.A3

WINDTRE (Italy)

  • Pixel 7: TQ2A.230305.008.A1
  • Pixel 7 Pro: TQ2A.230305.008.A3

As mentioned earlier the new update comes with features that are part of the Pixel Feature Drop for March. And along with these features, the security update includes various improvements and bug fixes.

March 2023 Security Update Changelog

Apps

  • Fix for issue causing Live Translate feature to prompt for translation too frequently in certain apps
  • Fix for issue occasionally keeping display on while certain app activities are active
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing screenshots from being captured in certain apps
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Wallpaper & style settings to open

Battery & Charging

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing app-specific battery restriction settings to be reset after a software update
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Battery Share from charging certain devices or accessories
  • General improvements for charging, battery usage or performance in certain conditions
  • General improvements for wireless charging stability or performance in certain conditions

Biometrics

  • Additional improvements for fingerprint recognition and response in certain conditions

Bluetooth

  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing Android Auto to connect wirelessly with certain vehicle head units
  • Improvements for connection stability with certain Bluetooth LE headsets or accessories

Camera

  • General improvements for camera stability and performance in certain conditions
  • Improvements for color accuracy or exposure level while using the front camera in certain conditions

Display & Graphics

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing display flicker or artifacts in certain apps or conditions
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing instability or playback errors with certain media apps or content
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing video preview to flicker in certain apps

Framework

  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing keyboard from displaying in certain apps or conditions

Sensors

  • Additional tuning for haptics intensity and response in certain conditions
  • General improvements for adaptive brightness response in certain conditions

System

  • Fix for issue preventing device bootloader from being unlocked in certain conditions
  • Fix for issue preventing device from booting to Android in certain conditions
  • General improvements for system stability and performance in certain conditions
  • Kernel updates to 4.14.295, 4.19.261, 5.10.149

Telephony

  • General improvements for network connection stability and performance in certain conditions

Touch

  • General improvements for touch response and performance in certain conditions

User Interface

  • Fix for issue causing certain on-device search results to launch apps in work profile
  • Fix for issue causing certain text entries in Battery Usage settings to overlap each other while scrolling
  • Fix for issue causing home screen UI to appear blurred in certain conditions
  • Fix for issue causing lag or delay with switching between apps while third-party launcher apps are in use
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing inner launcher icons to appear clipped after closing a folder
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing input text to overlap inside search bar
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing media player notification to appear cut off or trimmed
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing navigation UI to display over Assistant interface
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing notification drawer to appear empty or blank
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing Overview screen panels to display over home screen
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing Quick Settings tiles to be activated while menu is not pulled down
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing screen unlock to overlap with notifications, home screen or other UI elements
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing silent mode icon to appear hidden or missing from status bar
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing app icon size to scale correctly when changing display size
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing screenshot sharing or editing to work when tapping overlay buttons
  • Fix for issue preventing haptic feedback when interacting with notification drawer in certain conditions
  • General improvements for performance in certain UI transitions and animations
  • Improvements for home screen icon behavior when switching between different grid sizes
  • Improvements for status bar layout and response in certain device orientations

Wi-Fi

  • General improvements for Wi-Fi network connection stability & performance in certain conditions
  • Improvements for connection stability with certain Wi-Fi 6E-capable routers or networks

The new March 2023 security update is rolling out in batches which means some users might get the update early while some users might see the update late. You can check for the update manually in Settings. Before upgrading your phone, make sure to backup important data and charge your phone to at least 50%.

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