The monthly Pixel update has landed, and it has a number of changes and fixes onboard the update. The details of the update can be found on the Google Support page.

Devices from the Pixel 4a and onward are all covered by the update with fixes for the following issues on the Pixel 6 and 7 series:

The January 2023 update includes bug fixes and improvements for Pixel users – see below for details.

Add support for Spatial Audio with certain devices and accessories *[1]

Additional improvements for fingerprint recognition and response in certain conditions *[2]

Fix for issue occasionally preventing certain Bluetooth Low Energy devices or accessories from pairing or reconnecting
Fix for issue preventing audio from playing over certain headphones or accessories while connected in certain conditions

Fix for issue occasionally causing captured photos to appear corrupted or distorted while zoomed in *[3]

Display & Graphics
Fix for issue occasionally preventing display from waking or appearing turned off while device is powered on *[3]

User Interface
Fix for issue occasionally causing UI to display in landscape layout while device is held in portrait mode

That’s quite a lot of changes for a monthly update, and it’s best to update when you’re home for a while. The update isn’t huge but did take a while to install on my Pixel 7 Pro.

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    Mike S

    Lots of reports of Bluetooth car connectivity reports in the 6 and 7 series as ax result.


    Thanks had not read that will hold off, Appreciate the heads up.