Google releases Android 13 patch to fix wireless charging and battery issues

Google has released an initial security patch to fix bugs in Pixel phones running Android 13 to address issues such as increased battery consumption and disabled wireless charging.

The monthly software update for September 2022 will reach all supported Pixel devices running Android 13 starting Tuesday.

“The rollout will continue in phases over the next week depending on carrier and device. Pixel 6a devices will receive the update later this month,” the company said in an update.

Users will be notified as soon as the over-the-air (OTA) update becomes available for their device.

The security update contains bug fixes for issues that occasionally cause increased battery consumption due to certain background launcher activities and the issue that prevents wireless charging mode under certain conditions.

The update also provides additional improvements to fingerprint recognition and response under certain conditions and fixes an issue that occasionally prevents certain Bluetooth devices or accessories from connecting.

The monthly security update also has a fix for the issue that sometimes causes notifications to appear truncated on the lock screen.

The fixes are available for Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 5, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 6a (later this month).

Earlier, some Pixel 6a users had noted that any fingerprint can unlock their new phones in a rather disturbing security flaw.

Google Pixel users were also left behind after downloading Android 13, as some of them were unable to charge wirelessly after installing the latest operating system (OS).



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