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According to a report from 9to5Google on Monday, certain users of the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 6 series of devices appear to be experiencing battery and overheating difficulties after installing the May 2023 security patch. According to Google, the problem has been fixed.
Some Pixel owners have reported that their battery life has been cut in half and that their phone feels hot to the touch as a result of the problems on Google’s help page and Reddit. Google started receiving complaints about the problems on May 6.
One Reddit user has expended a lot of effort in an effort to identify the possible cause. After speaking with support and conducting some internal investigation, they concluded that the Google app might be to blame.
“A recent Google App backend change unintentionally resulted in a subset of Android devices experiencing accelerated battery drain,” a Google spokesperson said. “We rolled out a fix shortly after becoming aware of the issue, and impacted users should see their devices return to normal behavior immediately. This fix does not require an app update.”
It could be a good idea to wait to update to the most recent May security update if you recently purchased the new Google Pixel 7A until further information becomes available.
Many enthusiasts of Android consider the Google Pixel series of handsets to provide the best Android experience. However, over time, Pixel smartphones have had similar kinds of software flaws, which have harmed their reputation in general. The Pixel 2 XL’s burn-in issues, the Pixel 3’s microphone and call quality issues, the Pixel 4 XL’s power concerns, and the Pixel 5A’s overheating issues are a few examples.