Pixel Relief: Second April Update Fixes Network Woes on Pixel 7 and Above

Pixel users, rejoice! If you’ve been experiencing nightmarish network issues with your Pixel 7 or 8 lately, you’re not alone. Thankfully, Google listened to your cries and rolled out a second update for April that specifically addresses these problems.

The Update: What to Know

This update targets Pixel 7 and above devices and tackles the widespread network and connectivity issues that plagued many users after the March 2024 update. Pixel users reported random missed calls and text messages arriving in delayed batches throughout the day.

The update, already live for Verizon users, brings “performance improvements for LTE call/data and network issues” according to Verizon’s changelog. Google is also reportedly emailing affected users, acknowledging the problem and assuring them of a fix.

The update includes the April security patch that rolled out earlier and comes with software version AP1A.240405.002.B1. Early reports from Verizon users suggest the update successfully resolves the call and text message issues.

How to Get the Fix

If you haven’t received the update notification yet, fret not! Here are your options:

  • Wait for the OTA update:¬†Google is rolling out the update globally, so it should reach your Pixel device over the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for a notification prompting you to install the update.
  • Sideload the OTA package:¬†For the impatient Pixel enthusiasts, you can manually sideload the update package. We recommend following a trusted guide on sideloading to ensure a smooth process.

Pixel Users Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Pixel users on forums like Reddit are finally experiencing some relief. Early reports confirm that the update fixes the network connectivity issues, with users no longer facing missed calls or delayed messages.

This update serves as a reminder of Google’s commitment to addressing user concerns. While the initial March update caused some headaches, Google’s swift response and the new April update demonstrate their dedication to providing a smooth user experience.

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