According to the Google’s history, the company continues to update it monthly security bulletin with new update and changes. Now, it’s time for April 2021, this new update for Pixel phones includes bug fixes specific to its Pixels. This time around, the update also comes with some welcome improvements that owners of the Google Pixel 4a 5G and Google Pixel 5 are sure to appreciate.
As far as bug fixes go, the update addresses an issue that caused some devices to appear offline when connected through a VPN. This affected devices all the way down to the Google Pixel 3, so the update covers the full scope of Google’s supported smartphones. Another bug fix addresses devices as early as the Google Pixel 4 freezing when booting up.
Newer Pixel smartphones are getting some performance enhancements for apps and games. There are even improvements for camera quality on third-party apps, which should please users of apps like Snapchat and Instagram.
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The April security patch should be rolling out now to Pixel smartphones. You can either wait for the update to appear or check manually in device settings, although some carrier-locked models may have to wait a bit longer for the update to appear.
The April 2021 security update is rolling out now for Pixel devices with the following build numbers:
- Pixel 3 (XL): RQ2A.210405.005
- Pixel 3a (XL): RQ2A.210405.005
- Pixel 4 (XL): RQ2A.210405.005
- Pixel 4a: RQ2A.210405.005
- Pixel 4a (5G): RQ2A.210405.005
- Pixel 5: RQ2A.210405.005
- Pixel 3 (XL): RQ2A.210405.006
Google has also fixed a couple of user-facing bugs in the latest update for Pixel phones. Some of the fixes improve the camera quality in third-party apps, bring back Pixel Launcher’s grid size customization for those who were missing it, and fix issues with freezing during boot.
Note: Before upgrading to the latest version make sure your smartphone is connected with a proper internet connection, we recommend you to download it over WIFI so that you will not face any error.
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