Google is starting to roll out the public beta for the newly-launched Pixel 6a as well. If you are curious about updating your handset, you can do so in a few ways.
- First, you’ll want to head to the Android Beta Program website.
- If you log into your Google account, it will show which devices are eligible.
- If you have previously enrolled in an older beta program like Android 12, you must enroll again to update to Android 13.
- If your device is supported, opt-in, and you will receive beta updates.
- It is recommended to back up any information before starting this process as beta software can have issues.
The second method is manually updating your device to the beta build.
- You can download the latest system image from Google and flash it to your device.
- Using Android Flash Tool, you can download and install Android 13 Beta 4.1 to your Pixel 6a.
- You can head to Google download page for further details. If you need a full tutorial on how to install Android 13, please be sure to check out our complete guide.
- Remember, any time you feel like you want to leave the beta, you can do so by opting out.
- Be warned that leaving the beta will erase your data from your phone, so again, be sure to have a backup of your information before opting out.
Now, your Google Pixel 6a will start downloading the Android 13 update. The smartphone will take a while. It is advisable to keep your smartphone on charging while updating. Users are also advised to back up all their data before installing the Android 13 beta, since coming back to the stable Android version will wipe out all your data.
Android 13 will bring several new features for Android users.
- The Android 13 update will not be as big as Android 12, but it will bring several enhancements and improvements to the operating system.
- In terms of visual enhancements, we’ll get new themed app icons, two home screen layouts for Pixel launcher, and more.
- Android 13 will also bring new quick settings tiles, a new privacy dashboard, new notification permissions, new foreground task manager, a new app drawer in the taskbar, and more.