The first big update for Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro has been late to arrive and has been beset by claims of issues. The business has now said that it has put the December 2021 update on hold while it investigates instances of calls dropping and disconnecting.
A new version featuring all of the previously stated improvements and a fix for the disconnection issue should be ready by late January, according to a post on the Google Support forums (via Droid-Life).
If you’re not encountering any troubles, you can stay using the latest software for the time being; however, for those experiencing connection issues, Google only recommends reverting and factory resetting your device.
The Pixel team paused the December software update to Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices after some users reported calls were dropping or disconnecting. We have now identified a fix that will roll out in a software update by late January.
This update will also include all the fixes and improvements that were originally planned in December. If you received the December software update on Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro and are still experiencing mobile connectivity issues, you can revert to the previous software version using the Android Flash Tool (flash.android.com) and perform a factory reset.
Please back up your phone before restoring to the previous software version. If you are not experiencing mobile connectivity issues, no action is required. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we roll out the fix.
Your Pixel Community Manager,
Already, the December update included a large list of widely awaited changes, as well as quick 23W wireless charging with the Pixel Stand 2. It also included new features such as Google’s “Quick Tap to Snap” Snapchat integration, as well as digital car key compatibility and file sharing for the Pixel 6 Pro’s ultra-wideband processor. Most owners of Google’s latest flagship phones will have to wait a bit longer (or risk manually updating with the currently available bug) to get all of the new features.