The highly anticipated March 2023 update for Google Pixel devices left some Pixel 6 series users waiting longer than expected due to a delay in its release. Despite the setback, the update was finally rolled out last week, providing users with improved features and security enhancements. However, Verizon customers had an even longer wait, as the update has only just started arriving for their Pixel 6 series devices.
Nevertheless, users can now benefit from the latest updates, which are aimed at providing a smoother and more secure experience on their devices. The delay in the update’s release may have caused some frustration, but it is important to note that such delays are not uncommon in the tech industry, and it is better to ensure a bug-free release than to rush a flawed update.
Verizon and Google have finally released the March 2023 update for Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Pixel 6a devices, and it is now available for users to download. There are several reports indicating that Pixel 6 devices on the Verizon network are now receiving the March 2023 update.
What’s new March 2023 Update for Pixel 6 series
The March 2023 update for Pixel 6 devices brings several new features and improvements to enhance the user experience. One notable addition is the large digital clock added to the full Quick Settings page, making it easier for users to view the time at a glance. Additionally, the carrier name is now displayed above status bar icons, and the battery percentage has been replaced by a remaining day/hour estimate, providing users with more detailed information about their device’s battery life.
The Pixel Launcher also sees some changes with padding tweaks and larger folders, while Health Connect is now pre-installed, making it easier for users to connect with their healthcare providers.
In terms of fixes, there are over 40 fixes included in this update for the Pixel 6 series, addressing various issues and improving device stability. For the Pixel 6a, there are three specific fixes, including additional tuning for haptics intensity and response in certain conditions, a fix for an issue preventing device bootloader from being unlocked in certain conditions, and a fix for an issue preventing the device from booting to Android in certain conditions.
Furthermore, the Pixel Feature Drop includes several additional updates, such as faster Night Sight on the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro with Google Camera 8.8, and UWB digital car key support for the larger model. Hold for Me is also being introduced to Japan, and At a Glance adds Cross Device Timers, making it easier for users to manage their time across multiple devices. All in all, the March 2023 update is an exciting release for Pixel 6 users, with many new features and improvements to look forward to.
So, the wait is finally over for Pixel 6 users on the Verizon network, as the March 2023 update is now rolling out. To check and install the March 2023 update on your Google Pixel device, follow these steps:
- Go to “Settings” and tap on “System.”
- Tap on “System Update” and then “Check for update.”
- If an update is available, tap on “Download and install.”
- Wait for the download to complete and tap on “Install now.”
- Your device will restart several times during the installation process.
- Once complete, the March 2023 update will be installed on your device.
Google has made both factory and OTA images available for users to download and update their devices manually, if they prefer not to wait for the over-the-air (OTA) update to arrive.
For those who want to update their Pixel 6 series devices manually, the factory and OTA images can be downloaded from the links provided below. These images contain the latest update and will allow users to install it on their devices easily. However, it is important to note that manual updates can be risky and may void the device’s warranty, so it is recommended to proceed with caution.
For users who prefer to wait for the OTA update, Google will begin pushing the update shortly over-the-air. Once the update is available for their device, users will receive a notification prompting them to download and install the update. It is important to keep in mind that OTA updates are usually rolled out in batches, so it may take some time before all devices receive the update.
In any case, the March 2023 update brings several new features and improvements, making it an important update for Pixel 6 users. Whether you choose to update manually or wait for the OTA update, it is recommended to keep your device up to date with the latest software updates for optimal performance and security.
Factory Images: https://developers.google.com/android/images
OTA Files: https://developers.google.com/android/ota