Nexus Android 7.1.2 Problems: 5 Things to Know

The 7.1.2 update delivers new features and enhancements but its also causing for some users.

Google’s  7.1.2 Nougat update is out of beta and it’s rolling out to and Pixel users around the world.

As expected, the Android 7.1.2 Nougat update brings more than just bug fixes and security patches. The update comes with some new fingerprint gestures for the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P. That’s the good news.

The bad news is that there are already some Android 7.1.2 Nougat plaguing Nexus phone and tablet users.

The Android 7.1.2 Nougat update went through a pretty lengthy beta but problems have unsurprisingly slipped through the cracks.

Today we want to take a look at the Android 7.1.2 Nougat problems plaguing owners of the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, and Nexus Player. We’ll also take a brief look at some of the Android 7.1.2 problems impacting the Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C.

Our roundup covers the initial batch of Android 7.1.2 issues and it also provides some tips and remedies we think could come in handy if and when you do run into an issue with the brand new version of Android Nougat.

Prepare for Android 7.1.2 Nougat

Android 7.1.2 and it changes are certainly tempting, particularly for those of you dealing with Android Nougat problems. While you might be tempted to install the Android 7.1.2 update the second it arrives on your device, we recommend doing some prep work. It could go a long way toward preventing Android 7.1.2 issues.

It’s impossible to predict how Android 7.1.2 will fare on your device. This is precisely why you should do some prep work before you install it. This way, you’ll be prepared if and when you do run into something.

We recently put together a step-by-step guide that will take you through the pre-installation process we used.

If you don’t have a lot of time to prepare you’ll want to make sure all of your important files/data are backed up before making the move to Android 7.1.2.

Nexus Android 7.1.2 Nougat Problems

It’s early but we’re starting to see complaints about Android 7.1.2 problems.

Google’s Nexus forums (and Pixel forums) are starting to fill up with complaints about the new Android 7.1.2 update.

Nexus users are reporting boot loops, installation problems, various problems with Bluetooth, abnormal battery drain, and cellular data issues. We expect the complaints to pickup as the OTA picks up speed and more people decide to make the jump from older versions of Android Nougat to Android 7.1.2.

So far, these Android 7.1.2 issues appear to be isolated. We haven’t seen any reports of widespread bugs or issues though that could certainly change down the road.

There’s no guarantee you’ll encounter one of these issues on your device but the potential for problems should motivate you to prepare your smartphone or tablet for your Android 7.1.2 Nougat update.

Where to Find Android 7.1.2 Feedback

As we push away from the Android 7.1.2 update’s release you’ll want to keep an eye on Android 7.1.2 feedback. This feedback will alert you to potential benefits of Android 7.1.2 and it’ll also make you aware of issues plaguing the operating system.

Thankfully, we’re already seeing Android 7.1.2 Nougat users post feedback on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

We’re also seeing useful feedback emerge on Google’s Pixel Help Forums, Google’s Nexus Help forums, XDA-Developers, YouTube, and Android-centric forums like Android Central Forums.

Short-term feedback is useful but you’ll also want to make sure you dig into long-term feedback from Android 7.1.2 users, especially if you’re using an older device like the Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X.

How to Fix Nexus Android 7.1.2 Problems

If you’ve run into trouble with Android 7.1.2 Nougat, don’t panic. There’s a good chance you’ll be able to fix your issue from the comfort of your computer chair or couch.

We’ve put together a list of fixes for the most common Nexus Android Nougat issues. If you don’t know where to turn, it’s a great starting point.

We’ve also put together another guide that will show you how to fix Nexus Android Nougat battery life problems. If your battery doesn’t return to normal after a couple of days with Android 7.1.2 on board, take a look there.

If you can’t find what you’re looking, take at Google’s official Nexus Help Forums or Google’s Pixel Help forums. You might also try XDA-Developers.

We also recommend getting familiar with the downgrade process. Downgrading back to an older version of Android Nougat could help your device’s performance.

If you’re unfamiliar with the downgrade process for Nexus devices, take a look at this guide courtesy of the Nexus Help Forums.

What’s Next

If you’re in need of a fix you can’t rely on Google.

Google hasn’t confirmed Android 7.1.3 or Android 7.2 so there’s a chance Android 7.1.2 will serve as the last version of Nougat.

The company will continue to roll out its monthly security updates to Nexus and Pixel devices but there’s no guarantee those will help your performance.

Google’s also confirmed Android O, its next mobile operating system, with a beta. The Android O beta is currently limited to just a few devices.

The company will almost certainly outline the Android O update at Google I/O in late May but don’t expect a final version of the software to arrive next month. That’s almost certainly being saved for later this year.

If you run into an Android 7.1.2 problem you’re on your own for a few more weeks at least.

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Get Familiar with Android 7.1.2 Nougat

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One of the first things you’ll want to do before installing Android 7.1.2 Nougat is to get familiar with the update. Blindly installing Android 7.1.2 Nougat on your device is a bad idea, particularly for novice Android users.

If you haven’t been following the Developer Preview, now would be a great time to get acquainted with Android 7.1.2 and its various changes. Some are big and obvious. Others are much smaller and harder to locate. 

We’ve put together a guide that will walk you through Android 7.1.2 Nougat versus Android Nougat and Android Marshmallow. You can also get a feel for the changes here in this Android 7.1.2 Nougat release roundup.

It’s in your benefit to dig into the update prior to installing it. This way, you won’t be caught off guard by any of the changes. 

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