Google rolls out April 2022 security update for supported Pixel smartphones

Google is always on time when it comes to security updates. In the latest news, the company has released the April 2022 security update for the supported Pixels smartphones. Scroll to the end of the article to know what the build packs.

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The April 2022 update for the eligible Pixel smartphones does not bring along any visible or significant changes. Although it does address a bunch of bugs and security issues present in the current version.

Talking about the compatible phones, it includes Pixel 3a (XL) and onwards devices, including the Pixel 6 series. To install the fresh update, look out for the following firmware versions for your respective smartphone.

Software versions
  • Pixel 3a (XL): SP2A.220405.003
  • Pixel 4 (XL): SP2A.220405.003
  • Pixel 4a: SP2A.220405.003
  • Pixel 4a (5G): SP2A.220405.003
  • Pixel 5: SP2A.220405.003
  • Pixel 5a (5G): SP2A.220405.003
  • Pixel 6: SP2A.220405.004
  • Pixel 6 Pro: SP2A.220405.004

Coming forth to changes, the build ensures the stability, safety, and security of your Pixel smartphone. In addition, the issues related to battery, camera, and UI will be resolved. Depending on your Pixel model, here’s what it will carry:


Battery & Power (Pixel 3a and newer)

  • Additional improvements for wireless charging performance with certain accessories.

Camera (Pixel 3a and newer)

  • Fix for issue causing front-facing camera preview in certain apps to appear zoomed in.
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing the green screen to appear in camera preview.

User Interface (Pixel 6, 6 Pro)

  • Fix for crashes in System UI while using apps in Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode in certain conditions.
  • Fix for issue causing an error message to display when setting up certain live wallpapers.
  • Fix for issue causing notification shade and Quick Settings to appear invisible after changing wallpaper in certain conditions.
  • Fix for issue occasionally causing the animation to display incorrectly when canceling a search in the app drawer.
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing navigation in overview screen while TalkBack is active.
  • Fix for issue occasionally preventing recents button to show the overview while using 3-button navigation with third-party launchers.

The OTS update started rolling out today and will automatically hit your device in the upcoming weeks.

Read more: Google Pixel 6 to get ‘Direct USB Access’ in the upcoming June update
Shivani Sharma
Shivani Sharma
"Do anything, but let it produce joy" Tech freak, Android enthusiast, and a wanderer.


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