Spatial audio is coming to Google Pixel, yes, you have heard that right! Google’s latest update has a static spatial audio feature, which will support any connected headset and deliver surround sound.
But, the sad part would be the update has left many pixel phones with a broken Bluetooth auto-pairing.
Do you happen to own a Google Pixel device? If you do, then this is what you need to know about the latest pixel update!
Google released the latest software update for its pixel 4a and newer model smartphones just 48 hours ago, but the update could very well leave your phone with a broken auto Bluetooth pairing.
Users have reported that after installing the update, their auto Bluetooth pairing feature stopped working.
A Twitter user named Anthony Eales created a Reddit post, reporting the issue, he further even tweeted the same. Google soon responded to the tweet asking the user to try out manual troubleshooting, which would be through the Developer options.
Well it seems the @Google Pixel January 2023 security update for my Google Pixel 6 Pro borked my Bluetooth connection to my @kiaaustralia Cerato 2015 model. I had to bust out a FM Bluetooth transmitter into my cigarette lighter port. Hopefully the February update fixed things. 🚗
— Anthony Eales (@ants000) January 5, 2023
Later on, a lot of users started to report the same issue, and it was that time when it came to light that this is a major bug-related problem with the recent software update.
According to the tweet, Anthony reported the issue with his Kia Cerato 2015 car. And soon just after some time, people started reporting the same issue for their cars, some of the brands are Hyundai, Honda, Volvo, Kia, etc.
I can also confirm this update has severed the connection to my vehicle as well.
Worked on my drive in, updated at work, couldn't connect on my lunch break.
— Thomas Hazelton (@Tom_Hazelton) January 5, 2023
Google hasn’t yet fixed it, but we expect an incremental patch or update soon. The update has frustrated many users with their devices that no longer support Bluetooth auto-connect to their cars.
We certainly understand how important this must be for you. Just to confirm, have you tried the troubleshooting steps in this guide? https://t.co/QaVtlZFtWx Let us know. ^Tina
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) January 5, 2023
If you haven’t yet updated your pixel phone, you may want to think twice before installing the current update. Stay tuned, we will update this article once Google comes up with an update!