Google has started rolling out the latest November 2023 security update for its Pixel devices running Android 14. The new update brings a host of bug fixes, security enhancements, and stability improvements to fix issues reported by users over the past month.
In this article, we will discuss the key details of the November update for Pixel phones including the changes, eligible devices, build numbers, and steps to install the latest update.
Users are advised to install the new update as soon as it arrives on their device to enjoy the improvements and patched security flaws.
Google Rolls Out November 2023 Security Update for Pixel Phones
- Google has started rolling out the November 2023 security update for Pixel phones running Android 14.
- The update fixes vulnerabilities and improves stability across various components.
- It’s the first update for the newly launched Pixel 8 and 8 Pro.
Google has begun rolling out the latest November 2023 security update for its Pixel smartphones running on Android 14. The update brings fixes for vulnerabilities as well as improvements to system stability and performance.
Overview of November 2023 Pixel Update
This is a monthly update that addresses security flaws in the Android system and preinstalls Google applications. Key highlights include:
- Fixes for vulnerabilities rated critical and high-risk.
- Bug fixes and optimizations across components like display, graphics, NFC, and UI.
- Improved system stability and reliability.
Notably, this is the first update for the recently launched Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro after their Android 14 launch.
Devices Receiving the November 2023 Security Update
The November security update is rolling out to all supported Pixel phones running Android 14. This includes:
- Pixel 8: UD1A.231105.004
- Pixel 8 Pro: UD1A.231105.004
- Pixel 7: UP1A.231105.003
- Pixel 7 Pro: UP1A.231105.003
- Pixel 7a: UP1A.231105.003
- Pixel 6: UP1A.231105.003
- Pixel 6 Pro: UP1A.231105.003
- Pixel 6a: UP1A.231105.003
- Pixel 5: UP1A.231105.001
- Pixel 5a (5G): UP1A.231105.001
- Pixel 4a (5G): UP1A.231105.001
- Pixel Tablet: UP1A.231105.003
- Pixel Fold: UP1A.231105.003
The update is being rolled out incrementally and will reach all users over the coming days.
What’s Fixed in the November 2023 Update
According to the official changelog, the update resolves various bugs and issues:
Here is the complete changelog for the November 2023 Pixel security update:
Display & Graphics
- Fix for issue occasionally causing a green flash when the display is turning off in certain conditions 
- Fix for issue occasionally causing NFC and related services to have instability in certain conditions
- Fix for issue occasionally causing system instability when apps request an app that is no longer installed
- Fix for issue occasionally causing devices with multiple users enabled to show out of space or be in a reboot loop 
- Fix for the issue occasionally causing desktop icons to disappear after unlocking the device
- Fix for the issue occasionally causing the wallpaper to be misaligned for devices with a notch or hole punch camera
- Fix for issue occasionally causing screen jerkiness when touch registration becomes imprecise 
- Fix for issue causing audio glitches and pops during media playback in certain conditions 
Battery & Power
- Improvements in wireless charging in certain conditions 
- Fix for issue occasionally causing incorrect Battery usage accounting after resetting battery stats 
- Additional improvements for fingerprint sensor stability & performance 
- Fix for issue occasionally causing disconnected Bluetooth peripherals to automatically reconnect 
- Fix for issue occasionally causing green screen flicker in camera preview 
- Improvements for camera preview display in certain conditions 
Network & Telephony
- Fix for issue occasionally preventing emergency calls from connecting 
- Fix for issue occasionally causing hand sensors to get stuck in an active state
- Fix for issue occasionally preventing lift to wake and double tap to wake from working 
- Fix for issue occasionally causing app icons to be incorrectly scaled 
- Fix for UI freeze after Gesture Navigation hint animation 
- Fix for issue occasionally causing blank Quick Settings & notifications after setup 
- Fix for issue requiring app reinstall for Wallet activation after factory reset 
Wi-Fi & Network
- Fix for issues that could sometimes cause VPN networks to be unavailable 
Miscellaneous fixes & improvements
- General improvements for system stability & performance.
- Minor bug fixes for alarms, accessibility services, lock screen, notifications, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and default apps.
The update improves device security, stability, and performance for a smooth user experience.
How to Install the November 2023 Security Update on Google Pixel Phones?
To install the latest update on your Pixel device:
- Go to Settings > System > System update.
- Check for updates.
- Download and install the update package.
- Restart your phone to complete the installation.
The November 2023 security update for Pixel phones fixes critical security issues and bugs affecting stability. Users are advised to install it as soon as it is available for their device.
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