The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro January update is finally available, following a delay that prevented owners of the hot new Pixel models from updating the software that they believed would eliminate the issues that plagued Google’s hot new devices. After installing the update on a Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro, bugs like the one that restricted device users from making emergency calls should be gone for good.

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro software update

Google announced on the Google Pixel update website:

“On January 14, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro software update will begin to be sent to devices. This update contains all of the updates listed below, as well as all of the fixes for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro listed in the December 2021 update post. The update will be available for all smartphones during the next week, however, the precise time will depend on your carrier and country.”

So, let’s go through the bugs that you can solve on your 2021 Pixel devices:


  • Fix for an issue causing Pixel 6/6 Pro screen to unlock after the missed call when no screen lock is set.

Networking and Telephony

  • Enhancements for data connection on specific networks and under certain conditions.
  • Fix for a problem that prevents the usage of the Call Screen feature when the phone is connected to certain cellular providers.
  • Fix for a bug that restricted Pixel 6/6 Pro users using the Microsoft Team app from making emergency calls.


  • Fix for an issue that prevented Pixel Stand setup from starting applications when certain conditions were met.
  • Fix for an issue that was causing excessive battery use in the background under certain scenarios.


  • Fix for an issue in which some carriers’ network menus displayed either too much or too little data consumption.
  • Fix for an issue that caused the device to reboot after installing an OTA software update under certain settings.

The User Interface

  • Fix for an issue that resulted in a black frame appearing while dismissing the Assistant overlay on the lock screen.
  • Fix for an issue that caused a memory leak in the system UI certain settings.
  • Fix for the problem causing the navigation bar to become invisible while transitioning from landscape to portrait mode and vice versa in rare circumstances.
  • Fix for an issue that was causing the PIP window to render wrongly in some programs.


  • Fix for a problem that caused the Wi-Fi network to lose connection in some circumstances.

The update, which is just 215MB in size, can be downloaded and installed on your Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro by navigating to Settings > System > System update.

On the fingerprint scanner and battery that people are complaining about. Whether it was luck of the draw or anything else, those that are using Pixel 6 pro confirmed to us that the biometric gods have showered in recent days, and the fingerprint scanner has performed even better.

The December and January releases are available to improve performance, so don’t miss out on purchasing an exciting Android device with some of Google’s greatest goofy features.


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