Android 12 Beta 4.1 fixes VPN, notifications, face unlock, etc.
Google released Android 12 Beta 4 a few weeks ago. It is now rolling out a bug fix update for this version. The latest version is called Android 12 Beta 4.1, and it fixes several known issues.
Android 12 Beta 4.1: New features
According to the official release notes, some devices on Android 12 Beta 4 got stuck in a startup loop after restarting. The new update solves this problem. Android 12 Bet 4.1 also fixes the issue that some users did not display the prompt notification. It requires users to swipe to the notification drawer to view these notifications. But not anymore.
Next, we fixed an issue where the volume control sometimes did not work during projection. Some devices on Android 12 Beta 4 also have face unlock issues. This function does not work at all. Android 12 Beta 4.1 solves this problem.
Google further pointed out that the previous beta version prevented some users from granting nearby device permissions to the phone application in the settings. Therefore, the user will experience a crash loop of the phone application when trying to call via Bluetooth. Fortunately, they can now grant the required permissions. Open the application information page of the “Phone” app, go to “Permissions”>> “Nearby Devices,” and select “Allow”.
Finally, the release notes for Android 12 Beta 4.1 mentions the fix for the annoying problem that the VPN completely interrupts the Internet connection. This issue is very common among Android 12 Beta 4 users, and the official issue tracker has received more than 500 stars in the past few weeks. The VPN should now run smoothly.
Don’t expect a completely error-free experience.
It has been several months since Google started testing Android 12 in public. We are now entering the fourth iteration of the beta. Over time, most major issues have been resolved. Android 12 Beta 4 is very stable, but it is not entirely bug-free. After all, it is beta software. Although Beta 4.1 fixes several known issues, there are still many issues. In its Beta 4.1 release notes, Google pointed out that Beta 4’s list of known issues also applies to Beta 4.1. So don’t expect a completely error-free experience.
The latest version of the Android 12 beta is now available over the air (OTA) to eligible Google Pixel users. You can also manually install the latest beta version on the Pixel. Download links for Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5 are available here.