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Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Wi-Fi bug acknowledged by Google; fix incoming with March security patch

Google will fix the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's Wi-Fi issues with a subsequent software update (image via Google)
Google will fix the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's Wi-Fi issues with a subsequent software update (image via Google)
Google has taken note of the Wi-Fi bug introduced in some Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones by the February 2022 security update. The company says that it is working on a fix and it will be included with the March 2022 update.

Despite being one of the first in the queue to receive monthly Android security updates, Google Pixel users are often forced to play a game of Russian roulette after installing them. Multiple iterations of Pixel smartphones have experienced a litany of update-induced bugs over the years, and the newly-launched Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro were no different. The February 2022 update broke Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality on some devices.

Google has officially acknowledged the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Wi-Fi bug on the r/GooglePixel subreddit. However, a fix will only arrive with the March security patch, which isn't due to hit the airwaves for some time. Users affected by the bug have no recourse until then. Downgrading to an older Android security patch is an option, but that opens up the phone to vulnerabilities.

Instead, Android Police suggests that one try their hand at sideloading the new Android 12L beta on their Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. That should serve as a stop-gap measure until the March security patch comes along. However, it comes with its own set of shortcomings. For starters, it essentially replaces (mostly) stable software with a beta version of Android that is optimized for large screes. Running beta software on your daily driver might not sit well with some apps as well. It is, however, less cumbersome than trying to drive a phone with no Wi-Fi.

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Anil Ganti, 2022-02-23 (Update: 2022-02-23)