Sep 13th, 2022

Google’s official September update has finally made its way to the Google Pixel 6a, bringing some security and stability fixes for the mid-range Android handset. The update was unfortunately delayed for the 6a, which is otherwise scheduled to receive regular updates within the first week of the month.

The new update comes with software version number TP1A.220905.004.A2, and is now available for download in several regions, coming in at around 35MB. This isn’t the first time that an update has been delayed for the device however, as the phone was stuck for some time with the June software patch, after launching in late July.

The first Pixel smartphone to be released this year, the Pixel 6a is the third 6-series device from Google, as well as the fourth A-series Pixel device, taking over for the US and Japan-exclusive Pixel 5a. While it does come with somewhat downgraded hardware like a smaller, 60Hz OLED display and a slightly smaller battery in comparison to the Pixel 6 models, the phone retains the Google Tensor chipset found in its more premium siblings, as well as Google’s computational photography features.

To check if your phone can download the newest update, simply head into “Settings” > “System” > “System Update” to begin the update process.

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