Pixel 6 owners should receive an update to resolve Wi-Fi issues affecting Google’s latest smartphones, according to the company. Users were affected by Wi-Fi connectivity issues that occurred after updating to the February 2022 Monthly Update, and resetting their smartphone or network settings was a temporary solution to the issue. While Google claims that a small number of users are affected, those affected will have to wait until the next monthly update for the fix to be released, according to Google.
Google recently he responded to a user on Reddit reporting the constant Wi-Fi shutdown on their Pixel 6 handset, which was posted Feb 8. The user noticed that the disconnect seemed to occur when the smartphone was sleeping and would need to be manually reconnected. The post was later updated by the user to reveal that they did not encounter the issue after trying out Android 12L Beta 3 for more than 10 days.
“After some investigation, we identified the root cause and determined that it affects a very small number of devices. Of course, we realize that this is a poor experience and we immediately developed a software fix that will be available in the next Google Pixel update, released in March. Unfortunately, users affected by the issue will have to wait until next month to receive a fix for the issue.
Identified As of early February, the Wi-Fi bug currently affects some Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro owners, where Wi-Fi is automatically turned off when the screen is turned off, while some users are unable to turn Wi-Fi connectivity back on. Users have taken to community forums to complain about broken Wi-Fi functionality, having tried workarounds such as disabling adaptive connections, resetting network settings, and even resetting their smartphones.
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro also suffered from camera and navigation bugs in late December, as well as a bug that caused the smartphone to lose mobile network service. The December 2021 update for the smartphone ended up being paused after reports of dropped calls emerged and the company released a declaration acknowledging the issue and informing users that a software update in January would resolve the issue and add new features to the company’s smartphones.