Google releases April 2022 security update for Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 5, and Pixel 6 series phones

Samsung was the first Android smartphone manufacturer to release the April 2022 security patch, which kicked off with the Galaxy S22 series. Unlike a slow and steady rollout followed by most smartphone manufacturers, Google releases the latest Android security patch to all eligible Pixel phones in one go. The April 2022 security patch update has gone live for Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 5, and Pixel 6 series phones, making them up to date with the latest security patch.

The latest update brings the April 2022 security patch that includes fixes to various system security and privacy-related vulnerabilities. The update also includes some Pixel 6 specific changes. According to the changelog, Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are getting improvements to wireless charging performance with certain accessories.

The Pixel 6 duo is also getting two fixes for the camera that should remove a green screen bug in camera previews and front-facing camera preview issues in certain apps. The changelog also includes numerous fixes to the user interface, which you can read below.

Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro April 2022 security update

Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro April update changelog:

Battery & Power

  • Additional improvements for wireless charging performance with certain accessories *[2].


  • Fix for issue causing front-facing camera preview in certain apps to appear zoomed in *[2].
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing green screen to appear in camera preview *[2].

User Interface

  • Fix for crash in System UI while using apps in Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing error message to display when setting up certain live wallpapers *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing notification shade and Quick Settings to appear invisible after changing wallpaper in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing animation to display incorrectly when canceling a search in the app drawer *[1].
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing navigation in overview screen while TalkBack is active *[1].
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing recents button to show the overview while using 3-button navigation with third party launchers *[1].

The April 2022 security update might take a couple of days to reach all users of Pixel 3a, 3a XL, Pixel 4, 4 XL, Pixel 4a, 4a 5G, Pixel 5, 5a 5G, Pixel 6, and 6 Pro. You can also grab the factory images

 and OTA files for manual installation from the official website. is one of the leading tech blogs started in 2014. Our stories have been picked up by the likes of Forbes, Foxnews, Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Engadget, The Verge, GSMAreana, and many others. Want to know more about us? Head here. You can follow us on Telegram, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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