Here’s everything that’s coming in Google’s System Update for March


Right on cue, the Google System Update for March 2022 has started rolling out to devices. These updates are just slightly different from the monthly security patches, as they arrive for all Android users and not just Pixel owners. Instead, of arriving through your System Updates panel in the Settings app, they will be made available through an update to Google Play Services.

For March, it seems that there are a lot of things going into the Play Store, as Google is adding new features to make it easier to find new apps and games to download. Speaking of games, Google’s “Play-as-you-download” feature is also being optimized and improved to reduce the amount of time that you have to wait.

All of the fixes and changes are available for users running v22.09 of Play Services, and v29.5 of the Google Play Store. The update is rolling out now and should already be arriving on your devices. If you’re interested in the full-changelog, Google has provided a summary of the updates:

Google System Updates – March 2022

Critical Fixes

  • [Auto, Phone, Tablet, TV, Wear OS] Bug fixes for device connectivity, developer services, safety & emergency, and utilities related services.


  • [Phone, TV] With the update to the Play Games Services profile, users will be able to better manage their privacy settings.

Google Play Store

  • Improvements to Play-as-you-download feature to let gamers start playing mobile games while the app download continues to reduce waiting times. 
  • New Features to help you discover the Apps & Games you love.
  • Optimizations allowing faster and more reliable download and installation.
  • New features to the Play Pass and Play Points programs.
  • Enhancements to Google Play Billing.
  • Continuous improvements to Play Protect to keep your device safe.
  • Various performance optimizations, bug fixes and improvements to security, stability and accessibility.


  • [Phone] Improved user experience and feature education for NFC/HCE-enabled devices.

System Management

  • Updates to system management services that improve device connectivity, network usage, stability, security and updatability.

Developer Services 

  • New developer features for Google and third party app developers to support ads, accessibility, analytics & diagnostics and machine learning & AI, and security & privacy related developer services in their apps.

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