[Updated] Google Pixel Bluetooth issues (not working, audio delay or connects but no sound) after June update surface, workarounds inside

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

Original story (published on June 15, 2022) follows:

One of the main advantages of Google Pixel phones is their software support with continuous updates. Pixel phones users usually receive monthly updates with bug fixes and new features.

However, sometimes updates also bring new issues. For instance, the latest June update is causing Bluetooth audio to not work properly.

After the June update, some Google Pixel users are facing Bluetooth issues like audio delay or no sound at all (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Google Pixel Bluetooth headsets connect but there is no sound after June update

According to multiple reports, some Google Pixel users are unable to use their Bluetooth headphones to enjoy music or videos.

It seems that the Bluetooth headphone connects without any problem to the Google Pixel device, but there is no sound at all.


Pixel 6 Pro Bluetooth issue after June update

My tozo t12 Bluetooth earbuds are not working right after the update. Tried to reset Bluetooth, the earbuds, forgot And repaired. Pairing is fine but when I go to play music/videos/sound…nothing comes out of the earbuds, volume is maxed, still no sounds, Zero issues with earbuds prior to update. How to a roll back the update?

Bluetooth connects but no sound.

I have Tozo T12 that will connect my Pixel 6 Pro but no sound. I have reset network settings and the earbuds, cleared the cache and storage in the Bluetooth app. I don’t think the earbuds are the problem because they work fine with my wife’s Pixel 6 which hasn’t been updated yet. The last time the T12’s worked on my Pixel 6 Pro was before the June update.

Some users suggest that the issue could be caused by cheap headsets incompatibility with certain new Bluetooth protocols or drivers introduced by the Google Pixel June update.


Potential workarounds

Apparently, the problem appears when the option ‘HD Audio: AAC’ is active. So, disabling the option works as a workaround, although it negatively affects the audio quality.

I had the same issue after the June update. I was able to fix my issue by going into the Bluetooth settings and turning off “HD Audio”. After that my volume quit working until I disconnected and reconnected my ear buds.

If the above workaround doesn’t work for you, some users resolved the problem by hard-resetting their Google Pixel phones.


Bluetooth audio delay for some Google Pixel users

Some users are facing the Bluetooth problems in another way. In these cases, they are able to hear audio through a Bluetooth headset connected to their Google Pixel devices, but there is a noticeable audio delay (of about 2 seconds).

The issue is especially noticeable when users watch videos or movies.


Bluetooth audio delay after June update

Ever since the June update my galaxy buds+ have had very bad audio delay, on everything.

I’ve tried deleting and re adding galaxy wear apps, checking it for updates, disabling HD audio in Bluetooth settings, un adding and re adding the device, restarting and factory resetting.

It’s so bad that lips are not in sync and gaming is pointless there is almost a 2 second delay

There doesn’t seem to be any workaround to mitigate or resolve this second issue. There is also no official acknowledgment from Google for any of the problems described above yet.

We will update this story once new details emerge on the matter.

Update 1 (Jan. 4, 2023)

02:17 pm (IST): January 2022 update for Pixel users is out and it brings some fixes for the Bluetooth connectivity issues. You can check them out below.

– Fix for issue occasionally preventing certain Bluetooth Low Energy devices or accessories from pairing or reconnecting
– Fix for issue preventing audio from playing over certain headphones or accessories while connected in certain conditions (Source)

NOTE: You can also check the Google Pixel bugs/issues tracker.

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