[Updated] Google Pixel 6 & 6 Pro February update breaks Wi-Fi function for some (Bluetooth settings triggered when enabling Wi-Fi)

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on February 08, 2022) follows:

Google started with the rollout of the February update for its Pixel smartphones this week. The update is available for all their mobile devices from the Google Pixel 3a (XL).

Unlike what happened with some previous updates, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro received it without delay. Some users have high expectations for this patch due to the bugs that have been reported for weeks now.

However, it seems that the February update for the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro is not living up to expectations. The patch reportedly brought new glitches instead of correcting previous ones.

The Wi-Fi function of the Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro was negatively impacted by the February update for some users as the Wi-Fi toggle triggers Bluetooth settings (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).

February update breaks Wi-Fi on some Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro

When some users of Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro phones with the February update press the Wi-Fi toggle, the Wi-Fi function never activates. The toggle appears to be on, but Wi-Fi is actually off.

I just installed the Feb 22 update, and my wifi will not turn on now–I can flip the toggle, but it never actually turns on the wifi, and if I close and reopen the settings page the toggle will be off. I’ve tried resetting the wifi & bluetooth settings, but no luck. Up til now I’ve had great experience with my Pixel 6 Pro, but this is so frustrating.

In some cases, when users affected by the glitch press the Wi-Fi toggle, Wi-Fi turns on but the Bluetooth settings are modified as well (turns Bluetooth on or off).

Wifi broke with this update for me. Just noticed can’t connect to wifi anymore. Toggling it seems to trigger my Bluetooth settings? I notice when wifi is off and I turn it on my Bluetooth goes off, then that turns on and my wifi turns off.

Edit: hopefully they don’t say factory reset … Anything but that.

However, in the above case the phone can connect to a network, but this will not last long as it will disconnect a few minutes later.

Others have also mentioned Wifi breaking, and this is my issue too. Trying to turn on wifi toggles the bluetooth instead–resetting connection stuff and restarting the phone lets wifi work for ~8 minutes, before it just stops working entirely again.

No official word on the issue yet

At the moment there has been no official acknowledgment from Google about this problem. However, this is expected considering the update has only been available for a few hours.

We will keep our eyes open as events unfold to update this article.

Update 1 (February 09)

04:06 pm (IST): This issue has been escalated to the Google team for further investigation.

We’ve shared this with our product and engineering teams and will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. (Source)

Update 2 (February 12)

10:15 am (IST): Some Pixel users now report that Android 12L beta 3 seemingly fixed the Wi-Fi issue triggered by February 2022 update. However, it’s not fixed for everyone.

Update 3 (February 23)

03:42 pm (IST): Google has acknowledged the Wi-Fi issue and said that they have prepared a software fix for the same that will release along with March 2022 update.


Update 4 (March 08)

12:54 pm (IST): March 2022 update is now available for Pixel devices and it will also arrive on Pixel 6 and 6 Pro later this month. This software update also includes improvements for Wi-Fi stability and performance.

Update 5 (March 22)

11:48 pm (IST): Pixel 6 and 6 Pro users are now getting March 2022 update with improvements for Wi-Fi stability and performance.

Update 6 (May 31)

12:52 pm (IST): It seems that the issue with Wi-Fi on Pixel 6 has been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh user reports. However, there is no official confirmation over the same.

A user pointed out that this issue got resolved after the March update, while some say that the beta update that arrived in March fixed it.

NOTE: You can also check the bugs/issues tracker dedicated to Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones.

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