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Google says Android 15 Beta 2.1 might not fix Private Space issue (Updated)

The company now says the problem remains unresolved for some despite the update.

Published onMay 22, 2024

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  • Google released the Android 15 Beta 2.1 update with the intention of fixing an issue causing icons on the home screen to disappear.
  • However, the company has admitted that the problem continues to persist for some users despite the update.
  • Pixel 6 users facing audio issues after the Android 15 Beta 2 update can also expect no relief.

Update: May 22, 2024 (5:12 AM ET): Google has now said that while its intention was to fix the Private Space-related bug with the Android 15 Beta 2.1 update, the problem isn’t resolved for everyone.

“Creating a private space on a device may remove app icons from the Home screen. We posted an update about fixing this in the Android 15 Beta 2.1 release. However, we’ve found that the issue may still be present in some cases. Thank you for your patience as we continue to investigate this here (Issue #340868295),” the company wrote on Reddit.

Original article: May 21, 2024 (3:19 AM ET): Google is now rolling out the Android 15 Beta 2.1 update with a single fix for a Private Space-related issue.

AP31.240426.023 is now available for all eligible Pixels, including the Pixel 8a, Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 6a, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6, Pixel Fold, and Pixel Tablet. You should automatically get the update via an OTA if you are currently enrolled in the Android Beta program.

If your device is already running Android 14 QPR3 or Android 15 Developer Preview, Beta 1, 1.1, 1.2, or 2, you will automatically receive an OTA update to Android 15 Beta 2.1. You can check for updates by visiting Settings > System > System updates.

The latest Android 15 beta comes with the May 2024 security patch and a fix for an issue that caused icons to disappear from the home screen after creating a Private Space on a device for the first time. While some users say the update has fixed the problem for them, others haven’t been so lucky.

“Having read about the icon issues, I held out setting up private space until this update. Having installed the update, I set up private space, and despite what was promised, all of the icons (bar the Google apps) still vanished from the home screens on my Pixel 8 Pro. This fix has not worked for me,” said one Reddit user.

So if you’re updating to the new release hoping for your icon problem to go away, you may not get the desired results.

Some users are also reporting that the Android Beta Feedback App is giving an error after the update. Apparently, the Android 15 Beta 2 update messed up the audio volume on Pixel 6 series phones. Multiple users took to Reddit to report the issue. However, the latest Beta 2.1 update does not seem to resolve this problem.

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