Google has begun releasing the May 2022 update for its Pixel phones, which addresses the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro’s weak notification vibrations. The issue of mild notification vibrations first arose earlier this year, with many users reporting it on both the current Pixel phones. All Pixel phones, from the Pixel 3a to the Pixel 6 Pro, will receive the May 2022 software update, which will correct display and launcher bugs.
The May 2022 Pixel software update provides improvements for haptic feedback to enhance vibration alerts on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, as noted in the changelog available on the Community thread. These enhancements are primarily intended to address customer complaints about lesser vibrations that arose after the March software update on forums such as Google’s support forum and Reddit.
Users had reported at the time that after the March upgrade, they began to miss text messages and calls due to weaker vibrations than they had previously experienced.
The March update, on the other hand, was supposed to provide Snapchat Live Caption and Night Sight support. It also contained bug fixes, like those for the Pixel 6 series’ Wi-Fi connectivity difficulties.
It wasn’t the first time an upgrade caused issues for users of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The December upgrade on both Pixel 6 variants created call drop issues last year. To avoid a widespread impact, Google had to halt the update.
The May 2022 update also addresses a bug that caused the Pixel phone’s display to start up without user interaction. It also fixes the issue that caused the launcher to crash after restarting the device. Both of these updates are available for all Pixel phones that are eligible, including the Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a (5G), Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro.
Google has also improved the security side of things with the latest update.