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Google acknowledges Wi-Fi issues in Pixel 6 phones, fix coming in March

The issue is about to be resolved in the coming month.

Google acknowledges Wi-Fi issues in Pixel 6 phones, fix coming in March

Google is working on a fix for Pixel 6 owners who are experiencing Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity issues after installing a security patch earlier this month. In response to a Reddit user, Google acknowledges the issue and says a fix will be included in a March software update.

As per 9to5Google, The issue sees Wi-Fi automatically shutting off when Pixel 6 devices are locked or not turning on at all. Google says its investigation found the root cause and that it “impacts a very small number of devices.”

A software fix has been developed and set to arrive with the Google Pixel Update in March. The first Monday of next month happens to fall on the 7th, with factory and OTA images available that morning.

Hey u/cheesehead78. Thanks so much for reporting this issue, we’re sorry that you’re experiencing it. After some investigation, we identified the root cause and determined that it impacts a very small number of devices. Of course, we realize this is a poor experience and immediately developed a software fix that will be available in the next Google Pixel Update, rolling out in March. If you’d like to explore other options in the meantime, please get in touch with our support team, which is prepared to help you.

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Google also recommend users to contact its support team “to explore other options in the meantime,” but it doesn’t give more details. According to 9to5Google, some users have discovered that installing Android 12L beta 3 has solved the problem, so that could be the “other option” Google is referring to here.

Google’s updates haven’t been playing well with its flagship Pixel 6 and 6 Pro devices for some reason. After people reported dropped and disconnected calls, Google withdrew its first major update for both phones in December. The bug was fixed in the January update, but things broke again with the release of the most recent patch, which caused some devices to randomly turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

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