Google has started rolling out the May 2022 update for its Pixel phones that fixes weak notification vibrations specifically for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The weak notification vibration issue surfaced earlier this year and was reported by a large number of users on both of the latest Pixel phones. The May 2022 software update also fixes display and launcher issues for all Pixel phones from Pixel 3a to Pixel 6 Pro.
As dedicated Per the changelog available in a community post, the May 2022 Pixel software update includes haptic feedback improvements to improve vibration alerts, especially on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. These improvements are mainly aimed at addressing user complaints related to weaker vibrations that have been experienced on platforms including Google. support forum and Reddit after the March software update.
At the time, users complained that after the March update, they began to miss text messages and calls due to weaker vibrations than what they previously received.
However, the March update was supposed to offer features such as support for Live Caption and Night Sight for Snapchat. It also included bug fixes, including some Wi-Fi connection issues on the Pixel 6 series.
This isn’t the first time an update has caused problems for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users. Last year, a December update caused call drop issues on both Pixel 6 models. Google had to put the update on hold to avoid its massive impact.
The May 2022 update also fixes an issue that caused the display on a Pixel phone to wake up with no user interaction. This also fixes an issue that caused the launcher to crash after restarting the device. Both of these fixes apply to all eligible Pixel phones, namely 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 also improved security with the latest update.
The May 2022 update for Pixel phones running Android 12 will continue in stages over the next week. You can check its arrival on your Pixel device by going to Settings > System > System update. Alternatively, you can get factory images or OTA images update package from the Android Developer Portal if you are aware of the risk of manually installing a new version of the software.