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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro owners report Wi-Fi issues after installing the February update

The February update for the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is causing new issues for some handsets. (Image source: Jonas Elia)
The February update for the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is causing new issues for some handsets. (Image source: Jonas Elia)
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have been struggling with various software problems since their launch last year. The February update was supposed to fix critical bugs, but people are now reporting that the patch also introduces new bugs. Reportedly, the February update causes frustrating Wi-Fi issues, seemingly without an obvious cause.

Yesterday, Google started distributing the February update to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, its latest smartphones. Primarily, Google hoped to address two common bugs, connection problems with Bluetooth headphones and crashes when using the camera app. However, many people report on Reddit and the Google Support forums that this month's update introduces another issue.

Namely, some handsets are experiencing Wi-Fi connectivity switching off at random. Worse still, others have reported that the issue disables Bluetooth after re-enabling Wi-Fi manually. Strangely, activating Bluetooth then disconnects the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro from Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi turns off every few seconds with a few devices too, effectively preventing people from using Wi-Fi at home altogether.

Currently, it is unclear how many Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are affected by these Wi-Fi issues. The bug does not appear to affect all handsets, though. Unfortunately, Google has not provided a fix or a workaround yet. By contrast, older Pixel smartphones that remain eligible for software updates should not face any of these issues.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02- 9 (Update: 2022-02- 9)