Android 9.0 Pie Update Started Rolling Out to Moto G6 Plus

Moto G6 Plus was announced Globally in April 2018 followed by the India launch in September 2018 with Android Oreo out of the Box. Now, this mid-ranger has started receiving Android Pie update with December 2018 Google security patches in India. Android Pie update on Moto G6 Plus includes various new features such as Intuitive Navigation and Recent app, an improved Do Not Disturb mode and, Revamped split screen, Redesigned quick settings, Simplified volume controls etc. Find the full changelog below.

Moto G6 Plus Android Pie Full Changelog

  • Android 9.0 Pie with December 1, 2018, Google Security Patches
  • Adaptive battery, Adaptive brightness
  • Quick settings improvements
  • Rotation key – Temporary rotation even with the auto-rotate disabled
  • Dual SIM settings – by pressing the SIM Card toggle in the Quick settings, a full-screen activity is shown to select preferred SIM and manage data usage
  • Redesigned Settings app
  • Better screenshots – Virtual screenshot button to the power menu
  • Improved audio controls – Volume Up + Power button changes the ring mode to vibrate
  • Zoom in text – when you press and hold a phrase or text, it will automatically magnify at the pointer
  • New and updated emoji – 157 new emojis, Gender-neutral concept
  • Settings icon while on PIP mode – Tapping the new settings icon brings you to the app’s PiP settings, where you can enable/disable the feature
  • Notification UI changes Dismissing notifications
  • Notification bar – Maximum of 4 visible notifications in the status bar before the list is truncated with a dot to indicate more unseen icons
  • Faster app load time with less memory usage
  • Power efficiency – App Standby and Background Limits to improve battery life.
  • Background App privacy – System restricts access to the phone’s microphone, camera, and other sensors
  • Bluetooth enhancements – Connect up to 5 Bluetooth audio devices simultaneously
  • Wi-Fi optimization – Wi-Fi hotspot goes OFF in case of no connection
  • Security enhancements – an alert tone will be heard when a call is being recorded to all parties
  • Data encryption, DNS over TLS support and HTTPs by default
  • Stability and performance improvements

As the update is rolling out in phases, might take some time to reach every device. You’ll receive the notification once the update is available on your device. For a successful installation, Motorola recommends installing the update over WiFi with 50% or more Battery. It’s always a good practice to take a full backup of your smartphone before initiating the update. Do let us know your experience in the comments.

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