Major Update Rolling Out for Google Pixel Watch: Get Call Screen, Watch Unlock and More!

Major Update Rolling Out for Google Pixel Watch: Get Call Screen, Watch Unlock and More!

The highly anticipated December 2023 software update is now officially rolling out for Pixel Watch users, bringing a slew of exciting new features and improvements. This update includes the long-awaited Call Screen functionality, seamless Watch Unlock integration with your Pixel phone, and a range of performance enhancements and bug fixes.

Major Update Rolling Out for Google Pixel Watch: Get Call Screen, Watch Unlock and More!

Let’s delve into the details and guide you through the update process.

What’s new in the December 2023 Pixel Watch update

  • Call Screen: Answer or decline calls directly from your Pixel Watch. You can also view a transcript of the conversation to decide whether you want to answer. This feature is currently available for Pixel Watch 2 and first-generation Pixel Watch paired with Tensor-powered Pixel phones.
  • Watch Unlock: Use your Pixel Watch to unlock your Pixel phone securely when it’s nearby. This feature is a convenient alternative to unlocking your phone with your fingerprint or face.
  • Improved Do Not Disturb and Bedtime Mode: Your Pixel Watch and Pixel phone will now automatically sync Do Not Disturb and Bedtime Mode settings. This means you can set up Do Not Disturb on one device and it will automatically apply to the other.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements: The update includes various bug fixes and performance improvements to make your Pixel Watch experience even smoother.
  • Security patch: The update includes the latest security patch for your Pixel Watch.

How to update your Pixel Watch

  1. Open the Settings app on your Pixel Watch.
  2. Tap System.
  3. Tap System updates.
  4. Tap Check for updates.
  5. If an update is available, tap Download and install.
  6. Your Pixel Watch will automatically restart once the update is installed.

How to enable Call Screen

  1. Open the Google Pixel Watch app on your Pixel phone.
  2. Tap Watch preferences.
  3. Tap Apps.
  4. Tap Phone.
  5. Toggle on Call Screen.

How to enable Watch Unlock

  1. Open the Settings app on your Pixel phone.
  2. Tap Security & privacy.
  3. Tap Device unlock.
  4. Tap Fingerprint & Face Unlock.
  5. Toggle on Watch Unlock.

Additional Tips

  • To speed up the update process, you can disable Bluetooth on your Pixel Watch before initiating the download. This will force your watch to use Wi-Fi for a faster download speed.
  • You can also tap the “System updates” screen multiple times to trigger the update download.
  • The update rollout is currently in phases and may not be available to all users immediately. Be patient and keep checking for updates over the next few days if you don’t see it yet.

Final Thoughts

The December 2023 update brings a significant upgrade to the Pixel Watch experience. With the addition of Call Screen, Watch Unlock, and various performance enhancements, your Pixel Watch just got smarter, more convenient, and more secure than ever before.

Download the update today and discover the new features that await you!

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