Pixel 7 gets over 70 fixes with Android 13 QPR1 update

Pixel 7 gets over 70 fixes with Android 13 QPR1 update

As expected, Android 13 QPR1 introduces a number of fixes for both the Pixel 7 series and older supported Google phones.

The first Pixel 7 and 7 Pro update last month only brought a trio of fixes. December, which coincides with Android 13 QPR1, brings over 70 across all categories.

Use the following device key to interpret the Pixel’s Android 13 QPR1 changelog:

  • *[1] Included on Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro
  • *[2] Included on Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro
  • *[3] Included on Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a
  • *[4] Included on Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro

Apps

  • Fix the issue that caused text input into certain fields in the Phone app to appear in a darker color
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause playback errors when browsing video content in certain apps
  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent text messages from being restored from cloud backups during device setup
  • General background performance improvements in some Google apps

Sound

  • General improvements to USB audio support for various cables or accessories *[1]
  • General improvements to support different audio codecs with certain devices or accessories *[4]

Battery charging

  • Battery usage in Settings shows information since the last full charge (up to 7 days)
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause the device to turn off while battery sharing is active *[4]
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause higher battery usage during media playback with certain apps *[2]
  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent adaptive charging from working under certain conditions*[2]
  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent wireless charging from working with certain accessories *[2]
  • General improvements to charging, battery usage or thermal performance under certain conditions *[1]

Biometrics

  • Fix issues that occasionally cause audio to skip when played over certain Bluetooth devices or accessories *[2]
  • Fix issues that occasionally lag when the fingerprint icon appears on the lock screen *[1]
  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent the fingerprint sensor from detecting touch while always-on display is active *[3]
  • Fix the issue where fingerprint registration could occasionally display visual errors under certain conditions *[1]
  • Improvements to face lock lock screen help text displayed under certain conditions *[2]
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blue tooth

  • Fix issue that causes music playback to continue with no audible sound after a call ends while using certain Bluetooth accessories *[2]
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause audio to skip when played over certain Bluetooth devices or accessories *[2]
  • Fix the issue that occasionally prevents audio exchange between connected Bluetooth devices under certain conditions
  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent Bluetooth Low Energy devices from displaying a device name during pairing
  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent connection to car head units with older Bluetooth versions
  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent discovery of certain Bluetooth devices or accessories
  • Fix the issue that occasionally prevents previously paired Bluetooth devices from reconnecting
  • General improvements to Bluetooth stability and performance under certain conditions

Camera

  • Fix issues that occasionally cause the camera app to crash while zooming in or switching modes *[2]
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause the viewfinder preview to show a blank screen *[2]
  • Fix issue where video recorded while switching between camera modes occasionally shows gaps in playback *[2]
  • General improvements to camera stability and performance under certain conditions

Screen and graphics

  • Fix issues that occasionally cause the screen to flicker when waking from the always-on display
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause visual artifacts or errors while using certain apps or games *[3]

Framework

  • Fix issues that occasionally cause notifications to appear in a different color theme than the system
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause incorrect characters to appear after a newline in certain apps or UI elements
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause Work Profile app notifications to appear even if Work Profile is paused
  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent some apps from rotating to landscape orientation
  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent the keyboard from being rejected while using certain apps

Sensors

  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent “tap to wake” or “lift to wake” from working under certain conditions *[1]
  • Fix occasional issues that prevent adaptive brightness from activating under certain conditions
  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent Quick Tap from triggering app or system shortcuts under certain conditions
  • Fix to improve adaptive brightness transitions during phone calls under certain conditions *[1]
  • General improvements to proximity sensor performance under certain lighting conditions *[1]
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System

  • General improvements to system stability and performance under certain conditions
  • General improvements to optimize device thermal performance under certain conditions or use cases *[1]

Telephony

  • Fix issue causing reduced network or call stability under certain conditions *[2]
  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent network SIM cards from activating under certain conditions *[3]
  • General stability and performance improvements for network connectivity under certain conditions
  • General improvements to network connectivity after turning off airplane mode
  • General improvements to switching between 3G to 4G on certain carrier networks
  • General improvements to VPN connection stability and performance on mobile networks under certain conditions
  • General improvements to Wi-Fi call stability and performance for certain carriers or networks
  • Improve dual SIM network connectivity under certain conditions *[3]
  • Improve RCS message stability under certain conditions *[2]

Touch

  • General improvements to touch response and performance under certain conditions *[1]

User interface

  • Change the behavior of the home screen search bar to open the Google app when you tap the G logo
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause the “Pause job apps” button to appear above the app drawer or in the wrong position
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause certain settings toggles to appear disabled or set to the wrong state
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause your device’s color theme to change unexpectedly
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause app icons on the home screen to appear duplicated after adjusting the grid size
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause home screen widgets or icons to appear small or scaled down under certain conditions
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause media player controls to appear invisible or hidden in the notification shade
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause the notification overflow points to place app icons on the lock screen
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause notifications to disappear or appear invisible in the notification shade
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause screenshots to fail under certain conditions
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause suggested apps in Search to overlap or display results
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause text to appear incorrectly truncated or truncated in different font sizes
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause the UI to reset after adjusting the screen resolution
  • Fix issues that occasionally cause the wallpaper to appear black or blank under certain conditions
  • Fix the issue that occasionally enables touch interaction during the transition to the lock screen after the screen is turned off
  • Fix issue that occasionally prevents album art in the media player from updating when content changes
  • Fix the issue that occasionally prevents media player controls from appearing on the lock screen
  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent the screen from appearing blank or frozen after launching certain apps
  • Fix issue where incoming notifications were occasionally displayed above others listed in the notification panel
  • Fix to improve the responsiveness of the At A Glance home and lock screen widget for certain conditions or use cases
  • Fix to improve spacing for certain UI modals in device layout and settings
  • General performance improvements in certain UI transitions and animations
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WiFi

  • Fix issues that occasionally prevent the hotspot from turning on under certain conditions *[1]
  • General improvements to Wi-Fi network connection stability and performance under certain conditions *[1]

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