Google says a fix is on the way for Pixel 6 owners dealing with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity issues after installing a security patch earlier this month, as reported by 9to5Google. In response to a user on RedditGoogle acknowledges the issue and says they are bundling a fix in a March software update.
“After investigation, we identified the root cause and determined that it affects a very small number of devices,” Google explains. “Of course, we realize this is a bad experience and have immediately developed a software fix that will be available in the next Google Pixel update, which will be rolling out in March.”
Google also says to contact its support team “to explore other options in the meantime,” but it doesn’t provide any details on what exactly that means. As 9to5Google Note, some users found that installing the Android 12L beta 3 fixed the issue, so this may be the “other option” Google is referring to here. Google spokesperson Alex Moriconi confirmed that the information described in the message is “accurate” in a statement to The edge.
For some reason, Google’s updates just don’t work very well with its flagship Pixel 6 and 6 Pro devices. Google released its first major update for both phones in December after users reported dropped and disconnected calls. Its January update fixed the bug – but things broke again when the most recent patch was released, which caused some devices to randomly turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.