Google’s latest Pixel 6 update breaks things, again
Some owners report that Wi-Fi is randomly shutting off
Google just can’t get a break with programming refreshes for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, the first phones that are fueled by the organization’s own Tensor chip. In the wake of pulling a prior update that caused a rash of bugs and network issues for early purchasers of the phones, Google attempted to refocus by taking as much time as necessary with the January update. That appeared to go alright, and yesterday, the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro both got the February software release (with more bug fixes close behind) right close by more seasoned models, and it seemed as though everything was getting back to normal.
Yet again, there are initial reports of problems with the February update that are specifically affecting the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro and leaving other Pixels unscathed. According to numerous reports on Twitter and Reddit — and as noted by Android Police and Android Central — the latest nasty bug causes Wi-Fi to randomly be switched off on Google’s flagship phones. Other owners are seeing a bizarre and frustrating link between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth; when one is enabled, the other turns off and vice versa.
It is worth emphasizing that not every person is experiencing these issues; there are Pixel 6 and 6 Pro owners on Reddit (and on The Rant Mag publication staff) affirming that the February fix effectively introduced without delivering any negative side results. Yet, for the people who are having a terrible experience post-update, these can be show-halting bugs that prevent principal phone functionality.