Google starts rolling out the October 2022 Security Update for Google Pixel devices

The first Monday of the month is here and it brings with it the latest security update for Pixel smartphones. Google has started rolling out the October 2022 Security Update for eligible Pixel devices. This will be the last software update for the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL users. The incremental update will bring with it the new October 2022 security update, fixes for known issues, and various enhancements. If you own a Google Pixel 4 or above, then you must download and install the new monthly update.

Google has officially shared details of the new incremental update on the Pixel support page and it mentions that a new build will be rolling out for the eligible Pixel devices with a TP1A.221005.002 build number (TP1A.221005.003 for Pixel 6a). Similar to other incremental Pixel updates, this is a relatively small update and weighs just 39.16 MB in size.

Changelog for the October 2022 Security Update

As for the changes, the new update addresses the launcher crash issue when connecting to a VPN, the device crashing issue when you play audio from local storage, the default media player icon being shown in apps, empty quick tiles in the notifications bar, and even fixed a number of Audio-related issues and Wi-Fi issues.

Steps to install the October 2022 Security Update for Pixel devices

Google starts rolling out the October 2022 Security Update for Google Pixel devices

The October 2022 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 September 2022 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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