Google’s first major update rollout for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro was slow and plagued by a number of bugs. The California giant has announced that it has paused the rollout of the December 2021 update to investigate reports of call disconnects.
The company rolled out its December update to Pixel 6 owners earlier this month, but reports quickly caught its attention. Some users have claimed that after installing the update their device randomly disconnects or drops calls making it difficult to use the smartphone.
Google has confirmed that it is pausing the December update for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro due to various bugs spotted by users. Google would likely have identified the issues and given the time it takes to release a patch, the update won’t be available again until the end of January.
The December update allowed Pixel 6 owners to enjoy maximum wireless charging speeds of 23W with the new Pixel Stand 2 charger, but it’s still going to take at least a month for smartphones to be fully compatible with it.
It also means that most Pixel 6 owners, minus people who have already received the buggy update, will be stuck on the security patch level from November 2021 until a date as yet unknown at the end of the month. This isn’t great news, but preventing people from making calls on their phones is probably not a better alternative.
If you’ve already received the update and are having issues, Google advises you to perform a factory reset by reverting to the November 2021 update. We hope that the next update in January 2022 will correct all the bugs spotted by users. Some have also recently been facing a bug that prevents smartphones from recharging properly.
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Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro refuse to charge
We are all watching as the series “issues in the Google Pixel 6” evolves. No weeks pass without the release of problems in Google’s new products. Recently, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro owners have complained that smartphones refuse to charge.
As it turned out, not smartphones are to blame, but incompatible cables. User complaints have surfaced on the forums that 6th Gen Pixel devices won’t charge; when used with a number of third-party chargers and cables. While such problems do not arise with other devices, everything works fine.
This is due to the use of non-USB Power Delivery certified cables; and adapters to charge the Pixel 6 or 6 Pro. Probably low-quality accessories were in use.
This is not to say that this behavior of smartphones is something unpredictable or out of the ordinary. Google‘s support page explicitly states that Pixel phones may not work with some cables. This appears to protect the battery from potential damage that could arise from particularly slow chargers; or cables that do not conform to the USB-C specification.