Pixel Android 12 OS update: Google releases April security patch for Pixel smartphones

  • The April security patch is now rolling out for Google Pixel smartphones
  • The update fixes a few Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro issues
  • The April patch further brings UI improvements for all the supported Pixels

Google this week released the April security patch for its Pixel smartphones. The update comes just two weeks after the last Pixel feature drop. This month’s update might not be as feature-rich as the March feature drop, but it does bring fixes for some commonly faced issues. The monthly software update is currently rolling out to Pixel 3a and later in a staged manner. 

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The April patch fixes a few issues related to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, while other fixes are intended for every Pixel smartphone running Android 12. The build number for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is SP2A.220405.004, and for other supported Pixel smartphones, it is SP2A.220405.003. Here is the complete changelog for the April Pixel update.

Battery & Power
  • Additional improvements for wireless charging performance with certain accessories *[2].


  • Fix for issue causing front-facing camera preview in certain apps to appear zoomed in *[2].
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing green screen to appear in camera preview *[2].
User Interface
  • Fix for crash in System UI while using apps in Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing error message to display when setting up certain live wallpapers *[1].
  • Fix for issue causing notification shade and Quick Settings to appear invisible after changing wallpaper in certain conditions *[1].
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing the animation to display incorrectly when canceling a search in the app drawer *[1].
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing navigation in overview screen while TalkBack is active *[1].
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing recents button to show the overview while using 3-button navigation with third party launchers *[1].
[1] For Pixel 3a and later.
[2] For Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

Google’s April patch fixes the issue with Pixel 6’s wireless charging functionality where users have been reporting problems while charging Pixel 6 using third party Qi wireless chargers. The update promises to improve the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s wireless charging performance. Further, the update also brings two camera fixes for the Pixel 6 duo.

The other user interface fixes are rolling out to every supported Pixel smartphone, fixing the UI crash while using picture in picture, getting an error while setting up a live wallpaper, and app drawer animations issues, among others.

Key Specs

Google Pixel 6
Google Tensor | 8 GBProcessor
6.4 inches (16.26 cm) Display
50 MP + 12 MPRear camera
8 MPSelfie camera
4614 mAh Battery
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