[Updated] Google Pixel 6 & 7 not connecting or pairing with Huawei Watch Fit after December update
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on December 26, 2022) follows:
Google Pixel is the company’s flagship line of Android-based smartphones. The phones feature a superior display, high-quality cameras, regular and long-term update support, and much more that help the Pixel devices stand out in the league.
Like any other smartphone, Google’s Pixel devices also suffer from occasional bugs and issues. For instance, we recently covered a story where the Pixel phones didn’t support VoWifi and VoLTE in some European and Asian countries.
Pixel smartphones not connecting or pairing with Huawei Watch Fit
Even though the watch would connect or pair normally with any other smartphone, the problem is said to only occur when pairing it with a Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 6, or Pixel 7 series smartphone.
Some recommended downloading the Huawei Health app from the company’s official website rather than the Google Play Store in order to be able to connect easily. Some customers tried it but to no avail.
The problem is alleged to have started after Google released its most recent December update for the Pixel line of devices. Also, the Huawei Health app notification access toggle appeared to be grayed out after the update.
I have issues with pixel 6 and watch fit. Can’t connect . Impossible to pair
I have Huawei Fit watch too. After December update, watch stopped pairing and I can’t re pair it.
Even though the Pixel devices are able to recognize the watch, they are unable to connect with it.
Due to this, some users are unable to fully utilize their watches.
The general troubleshooting steps, such as restarting or resetting the watch and the Pixel mobile devices, and reinstalling the Huawei Health app, were tried by many customers but to no avail.
No official response
Unfortunately, Google has not yet officially acknowledged the issue. It appears that Huawei Watch Fit owners will have to wait a while before their watches will work with their Pixel mobile devices.
Fortunately, we did come across a potential workaround, that may help solve the problem for some. It is recommended to revert back to the stable release of the Android 13 operating system.
Beta users could do so by opting out of the beta program and thereafter proceeding with an OTA update, which would help them roll back their devices to the stable version of the OS.
Customers can also seek the help of a technician at an authorized service center for the roll back process.
Although it must be noted that trying this method is at one’s own risk and the entire data on the phone will be erased during the rollback process. So, it is advised to backup your important data before proceeding with the rollback.
Alternatively, users could try to pair the Huawei Watch Fit with any spare non-pixel phones they have available.
That said, we’ll keep an eye on the issue where the Google Pixel devices are not connecting or pairing with the Huawei Watch Fit and update this article as and when something noteworthy comes up.
Update 1 (Jan. 04, 2023)
01:09 pm (IST): It seems that even with the January 2023 update, the Huawei Watch Fit is still not pairing or connecting with the Google Pixel smartphones.
Update 2 (February 13, 2023)
11:00 am (IST): According to one of our readers, Huawei has addressed the connectivity issue with Pixel 7 in a recent update.
There’s a firmware fix from huawei addressed this issue, I paired my honor 6 band to my old Andriod phone and received update to 10.3.1.20, after that my Pixel 7 pro is able to pair with the band. After two months of waiting, I can finally go back to band 6. Looks like this firmware fix was released 3 weeks ago, hope it can help you too!
Thanks for the tip: Ned Ren!
NOTE: You can also check the Google Pixel 7 series bugs/issues and updates tracker and Google Pixel 6 series bugs/issues and updates tracker for more information.
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