Google starts rolling out May 2023 Security Update for Pixel smartphones

Google has officially started rolling out the May 2023 Security Update for Pixel smartphones for eligible users. For eligibility, this update has been made available for devices starting from the Pixel 4a through the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

The May 2023 Security Update for Pixel smartphones has been seeded with the TQ2A.230505.002 build number on the Global models while the T-Mobile, Google Fi, and MVNOs variants have picked up the new update with version number TQ2A.230505.002.A1.

There isn’t a lot of information available for the Verizon model as it’ll be released soon. This update for Pixel smartphones is a small incremental update that weighs just 26 MB in size.

Changelog for the update

The May 2023 Security Update for Pixel smartphones is more focused on the security side, so you shouldn’t expect many new features in this update. Instead, it’ll bring in improvements to touch response to the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro.

Moreover, it also fixes the issue where lock screen UI elements overlap the home screen after unlocking. Here are the changes shared by Google on the Pixel support forum –

  • Touch – Improvements made for the touch screen response in certain conditions
  • User Interface – Fixed the issue that was occasionally causing lock screen UI elements to overlap with the home screen launcher interface

How to download and install the May 2023 Security Update for Pixel devices

Google starts rolling out May 2023 Security Update for Pixel smartphones

The May 2023 Security Update is being rolled out in a staged manner and if you haven’t received the update’s notification yet, you can manually check for it. You can either download the update through the notification or head over to Settings -> System -> Advanced -> System Update and then install the new update.

If you’re looking to manually install the May 2023 Security Update on your Pixel phone, you can do so by sideloading the update. The OTA files and factory images of the update are already available. However, before updating your phone, ensure that you’re taking a backup of the important data.

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