Install Device Software Update - Pixel / Pixel™ XL, Phone by Google

Caution Caution:

  • Battery level requirements:
    • minimum of 40% (not charging)
    • minimum of 20% (while charging)
  • A system update won't be received while roaming.


Note Notes:

  • An active Verizon Wireless 4G LTE SIM card is necessary to complete the update.
  • A system update can also be done over a Wi-Fi network.
  • If prompted to update the device, skip to step 4.


  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up to display all apps.
  2. Navigate: Settings Settings app icon > System System settings icon > Advanced Down arrow icon > System updates System updates icon.
  3. From the System update history prompt, tap Check for update.
  4. If prompted, tap OK.
  5. If an update is available, tap Download.
    Note If prompted with "Your system is up to date.", no update is necessary.


Note If the device gets stuck in the boot-up process after installing an update, a factory data reset is required. Make sure the Google credentials are known prior to doing the reset as they are required to complete the reset process.


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