September 2022 Security Update for Pixel phones is released by Google.

Google has published the first incremental update to Android 13 for Pixel smartphones. The most recent update includes the “September 2022 security patch” for compatible pixel devices. The update was delayed since Monday was Labor Day in the United States.

So, the first Android 13-based incremental update is available for Pixel devices. If you possess a Google Pixel 4 or above, keep reading to learn more about the update.

According to the release notes, Google fixes the Pixel 6a’s Biometric Authentication (Fingerprint) problem and speeds up the device’s reaction time. This update resolves battery drainage issues brought on by specific launcher background operations, as well as problems with wireless charging, Bluetooth connectivity, and improperly displayed alerts while the device is locked. If you want to know every single thing that has changed, you can check it out here.

The update is promptly available for Pixel 4 or later. Users of the Pixel 6a have not yet gotten the update, although it is anticipated that they will do so very shortly.

Changelog- Google Pixel September 2022 update

September 2022 Security Update for Pixel phones is released by Google.

  • What’s included
    • The September 2022 update includes bug fixes and improvements for Pixel users – see below for details.
  • Battery & Charging
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing increased battery drain from certain launcher background activities
    • Fix for issue preventing wireless charging mode to activate in certain conditions *[1]
  • Biometrics
    • Additional improvements for fingerprint recognition and response in certain conditions *[2]
  • Bluetooth
    • Fix for issue occasionally preventing certain Bluetooth devices or accessories from connecting
  • User Interface
    • Fix for issue occasionally causing notifications to appear truncated on the lock screen
Device Applicability
Fixes are available for all supported Pixel devices unless otherwise indicated below.
*[1] Included on Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 5, Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro
*[2] Included on Pixel 6a


The September 2022 update for the Google Pixel may also be sideloaded for manual installation. The OTA files and factory images for the September update are now available. Take a backup of your data just in case something goes wrong while sideloading the software update.

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Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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