The affected user suggested uninstalling the battery widget and reinstalling the feature back. To do that, all you need is to follow the…
Google released the Pixel 6 lineup on October 19, 2021. These smartphones (Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models) launched with tons of unique features, such as Google’s Tensor 5nm chipset. Although it’s just about five months since the launching of these smartphones, we can say many things about them now. For instance, the Pixel 6 lineup has had a rocky start in terms of software updates in the past months.
Google rolled out the March update very early (on March 7, to be precise) to a lot of its Pixel devices. However, the Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro models didn’t receive the update immediately. Instead, the devices waited for about three weeks before receiving the March update.
The March update is now available for the Pixel 6 lineup. Interestingly, this update came with tons of new features, bug fixes, and improvements in certain areas. Unfortunately, it also introduced a couple of issues, such as the situation where Pixel 6 users couldn’t access the fancy new battery widget.
The rest of this article will further share everything you need to know about the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro issue. In addition, you’ll also find solutions regarding how to bring back the missing new battery widget.
It’s no more news that the March software update is now available for the Pixel 6 series. Recall that this same update was first available for older pixel devices, such as the Google Pixel 5a, early this month. With the software now open to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro models, the devices can enjoy all the goodies that came with the update.
Interestingly, Google’s delayed March software update for the Pixel 6 lineup came with new features. For instance, the update came with Night Sight camera compatibility for Night Sight. In case you don’t know, the Night Sight feature in the Google Pixel camera assists users in capturing clear low-light images and video. With the latest update, users can enjoy the feature on their Snapchat app.
Besides the Night Sight feature, the March update also improved the Live caption offering on Pixel 6. Initially, the feature allows its users to turn incoming phone call audio into text. Now, you can always see captions of what your callers say whenever you’re on phone calls. That’s not all; you can now type text and wait for Google’s software to read it out every time you’re on a phone call.
Other features and improvements that came with the latest March update for the Pixel 6 lineup include:
- Improvements for the Pixel’s Live Translate feature
- Stickers for Gboard
- Improvements to the haptic feedback on the Pixel devices
In addition to the new features and improvements included in the March update, Google mentioned the software also came with a couple of bug fixes. According to Google, the latest software had a fix for issues causing inadvertent “Unplug Charger” notifications to appear while charging in certain conditions. Some affected Pixel users recently reported the issue. In addition, the update also included a fix for the issue, which caused Bluetooth to turn on after disabling in certain conditions. You can check here to see the list of bug fixes available on the March software update.
As with other monthly Google software updates, the March update also introduced a couple of issues on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. According to the latest reports, the delayed March update introduced an issue, in which Pixel 6 users couldn’t access the fancy new battery widget.
In case you’re unaware, the battery widget is available in the widgets tab. This feature allows Pixel 6 users to keep tabs on everything that’s draining their smartphone’s battery. Unfortunately, the feature is not missing on some Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices.
According to affected users, the issue started after receiving the latest March software update. For instance, @Shatrix tweeted recently that he couldn’t access the fancy new battery widget after updating to the latest software. You can also check this place (1,2,3,4) to see more of what the affected Pixel 6 users are saying regarding the issue.
If you’re currently experiencing this issue, the good news is there’s a workaround to address the issue. You can check the next section to find a fix for the annoying problem.
If you’re one of those that can’t find the new battery widget after receiving the final Android 12.1 / Pixel Feature Drop, you can try the workaround below.
Posted by Divinesoul7, the affected user suggested uninstalling the battery widget and reinstalling the feature back. To do that, all you need is to follow the simple steps below:
- First, you need to “open the Google Play Store app” on your Pixel 6 device.
- After that, tap your profile picture and then choose “Manage apps & devices.”
- Next, tap on the “Manage” tab.
- Locate & open “Settings Services” and then uninstall it.
- Now, tap the “Update” button to reset the service and make it update to the latest software version.
- After that, you can go back and check the battery widget feature at the appropriate place.
In case you don’t know, for you to access your Pixel 6’s battery widget feature, all you need is to follow the steps below:
- Long-press on your home screen. Do this until the wallpapers & widgets menu shows on your screen.
- On the menu, tap on “Widgets.”
- After that, what’s next is to scroll down to “Settings Services.” From there, you can access the new battery widget. Interestingly, you can also drag the widget to your home screen for quick access.
What exactly does the Pixel 6 battery widget do? Well, the widget is a handy new tool that shows your phone name and its battery percentage. In addition, it also provides similar information regarding actively connected Bluetooth devices. Tapping a connected device takes you straight to the Bluetooth menu while tapping the device name will help you display the battery menu. That said, for you to get back the missing new battery widget, all you need id to try the workaround above.