The recent Android 14 bug that is giving Pixel owners trouble managing multiple profiles is probably something you’ve heard about. It has become a significant issue in the tech world. The good news is, Google is now pushing out a solution to tackle the issue. Pixel phones are now getting the November update, set to crush a pesky bug that’s been bothering users with multiple profiles.
There is a patch in the November 2023 update for Pixel devices, as highlighted by 9to5Google. It specifically addresses a bug that has, at times, led devices with multiple users enabled to display “out of space” messages or get stuck in a reboot loop.
Google’s Swift Action Against Android 14 Bug – What You Need to Know
Pixel owners should anticipate the update to roll out starting on November 7, though it may take a few days for everyone to receive it according to standard procedure. If you’re impatient, you may manually go to Settings, System, and lastly, System Update on your Pixel to see if any updates are available.
In this update, a solution has been introduced to address a sporadic problem impacting Pixel 6 smartphones and newer models running Android 14. This issue has sometimes resulted in problems such as displaying “out of space” messages or getting stuck in a reboot loop.
This bug proved to be quite a headache. Some individuals discovered themselves locked out of their media storage, while others endured a frustrating cycle of reboots, ultimately leading them to resort to a factory reset as a solution. This bug had its eyes on Pixel phones with multiple user profiles, including guests, child users, and restricted profiles. Those running multiple Google accounts as a main user on a phone remained unaffected.
Although a factory reset is an option, many users avoid that route. Google offered a quick-fix patch via Google Play System Updates, but it didn’t entirely prevent users from running into the bug. Furthermore, the data backup system for apps turned out to be less reliable.
This update doesn’t just stop at addressing the bug; it also brings fixes for display and graphics, NFC, user interface, system, and touch-related issues.
There is currently no evidence that anybody who has experienced this particularly bothersome bug had their issues fixed. However, we’re relying on Google’s assurance that the software update will indeed be effective. Until last week, Google recommended Pixel users running Android 14 to avoid creating or logging into an additional user profile. With today’s update, it’s likely safe to go ahead, but a friendly reminder: please take a backup of your data.