Android 14 Bug Serves as a Reminder to Backup Before Major Updates


It is typical for a software upgrade to reveal a bug during installation that the provider will fix in its subsequent beta rollout. Something similar happened with the Android 14 update, but the issue seems to be growing among varied users.

Everything started with the Pixel 6 users:

Many Google Pixel 6 customers who received the Android 14 upgrade have not had a perfect experience. When the Android 14 version was installed, a fault that prevented access to the internal storage made certain Pixel 6 customers’ phones inaccessible, making them useless. As a result, consumers discovered last month that their phones were no longer functional. However, after Android 14 was rolled out to a large audience, it was revealed that the problem wasn’t exclusive to Pixel 6 customers but also affected users of other Pixel devices, with the majority of affected users being those with multiple profiles or user accounts set up on their device.

Android 14 Update: Samsung Silently Confirms Eligible Galaxy Devices

With the release of the November 2023 security update for Pixel devices, Google has finally begun to send out the remedy for the flaw that it disclosed late last month. It will not, however, assist all devices, as the patch is inapplicable to those that become stuck at the “Pixel is starting…” screen when they power on or to those suffering from a boot loop. Now you can ask what’s the case for the users with this popping-up window; sadly, the only solution for certain devices is to factory reset them.

Does this issue affect Galaxy users?

Not that anybody has reported getting locked out of their phones after installing the One UI 6 beta, which is based on Android 14. Also, the stable version that began to roll out on October 30 for the Galaxy S23 series, which is also based on Android 14, So what will be the reason for this? One expected case for Galaxy phones not being impacted by this Android 14 problem is that Samsung does not allow users to set up numerous user accounts on their phones. It is important to note that Samsung’s customized version of Android differs from that of Google handsets.

Android 14 to make passkeys more accessible to users

However, in general, gadgets made by any manufacturer may experience problems with losing access to the device and the data on it. This thing also occurred on Galaxy handsets running earlier iterations of Samsung’s annual One UI beta program, and there are chances for this to repeat. It serves as a helpful reminder of the need to create backups prior to applying a significant operating system upgrade.

Backup in prior:

To avoid facing crucial data loss, make sure you always backup. When the update becomes available for your device, be sure to create a backup before installing Android 14 and One UI 6 on your Galaxy smartphone.

Backup with the Samsung Switch:

Samsung’s Smart Switch software is the best way to create a backup that contains all of your media files, home screen configuration, applications, and system settings. Smart Switch allows you to backup data from your phone to a microSD card or an external USB disc. Smart Switch is compatible with both Windows and MacOS operating systems if you choose to store data on your computer.

Additionally, Samsung Cloud allows you to save all of your data online for a duration of 30 days. Note that this feature is limited to devices that are already running Android 14/One UI 6. You may accomplish this via the Settings » Accounts and Backup menu on the device. You can also choose to backup certain data to your Google account from there.

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