Pixel 3 March security update (supposedly) fixes some issues users have been having

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The Pixel 3 XL two months in.

To check and see if you have the update, go to your settings > System > Advanced > System Update screen and if it’s there, your device will start downloading the update.

It’s March and that time of the month for Google to push out its monthly security patches for its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. This update should come with some goodies that some users might enjoy including improved Camera app startup and responsiveness and storage performance improvements.

Other than the update improving the camera start-up that people needed and improving storage performance (read and write speeds to the flash storage), Google has also improved recovery in the instance of an OTA update failing. Bluetooth reliability has also been improved along with improving playback of encrypted media some video apps.

Here’s what the update from Google entails.

ReferencesCategoryImprovementsDevices
A-122471935CameraImproves Startup and responsiveness of Camera appPixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-112046316
A-118317435
A-120212581
PerformanceImproves recovery in the instance of OTA update failurePixel 3, Pixel 3XL
A-120920537PerformanceImproves storage performance on Pixel 3 devicesPixel 3, Pixel3 XL
A-119776006BluetoothImproves bluetooth reliability on Pixel 3 devicesPixel 3, Pixel3 XL
A-111260263
A-116848259
MediaImproves playback of encrypted media on some video appsPixel 3, Pixel3 XL


To check and see if you have the update, go to your settings > System > Advanced > System Update screen and if it’s there, your device will start downloading the update automatically. If not, you can hit the Check for update button and hopefully, it’ll load the update for you.

Some users may not have experienced some of these bugs to a certain extent, but the camera app loading slowly is one thing that I have experienced on my Pixel 3 XL, so this update being pushed out is nice. The shutter speed is also getting a little laggy on my end too prior to this update, so hopefully, that can be fixed at some point too if I’m not the only one. On the other hand, our Senior Editor hasn’t had any issues with the shutter speed on his Pixel 3, nor noticed any differences after the update.

Have any of you readers gotten the update yet for your Pixel 3 device? Has anyone experienced the camera app loading much faster now? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, or Facebook. You can also comment on our MeWe page by joining the MeWe social network.

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