Pixel devices are about to receive important security updates Here’s what to expect

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Pixel users got a major feature drop just a few weeks ago, but another update has made its way to almost every Pixel device. While this update won’t bring flashy features like Circle to Search, Magic Compose or a new colorway, it will fix some critical glitches, from Wi-Fi to the camera to everyday use.

As a reminder, new Pixel phones will receive seven years of security updates.

For Pixel phones, the Android February 14 security patch affects devices Pixel 5a Going forward, since we got a feature drop for Pixel devices last month and should get another in March, this update doesn’t contain any new functionality — just bug updates.

The Pixel 8 Pro And Pixel 8 Wi-Fi stability and performance received the most attention, with updates specific to “general improvements to system stability and performance” to the corrupted display and device’s camera.

The Pixel fold The external display received a fix, and all devices received an update that improves stability with third-party apps.

There was no update on last fall’s infamous bug that resurfaced again in January, locking many users out of their device’s storage.

A February update is in the lead Pixel watch And Pixel Watch 2 For example. As with phone updates, it doesn’t bring any new features (we got them last week) but some important security upgrades. Google did not say which specific bugs were targeted in this update.

The updates should roll out to Pixel phones and watches in the coming days. You’ll get a notification on your phone or watch when they’re ready for an update, but to see if you’ve received the update, you can go to your device’s settings to see what version you’re currently on. Your phone will be on version UQ1A.240205.004 if you have updated and your watch version will be TWD9.240205.001.

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