Google Announces Beta Program for June Feature Drop
Google has announced that it will launch the beta program for the June Feature Drop (Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1) on March 13th. This comes as the stable version of the Pixel March Feature Drop is still delayed and expected to be released later this month.
If you are currently on the QPR2 Beta and do not exit the program by March 13th, you will automatically receive Android 13 QPR3 Beta 1 next week, according to Google’s official Reddit page.
Big News for Pixel Users
Pixel users who were planning to exit the Android 13 QPR2 Beta program without wiping their phone would have had to install the stable version of QPR2 before opting out of the Beta program. However, Google has made a big change.
If you want the stable version of QPR2, also known as the March Feature Drop, you will need to exit the Beta program first. Google is giving those on the QPR2 beta the following options:
- Before March 13th, go to www.google.com/android/beta or tap on this link. Click on the rectangle that says “View your eligible devices.” You’ll be taken to an image of your Pixel with the words Opt out underneath. Tap on it but ignore any buttons that are designed to “downgrade OTA update.” As long as you ignore this, opting out will not force you to wipe your phone. You will still have to wait for the stable version of the QPR2 update (the March Feature Drop) to be released later this month.
If you want the stable version of the QPR2 update, follow the above directions
Remember, if you do not opt out, you will not receive the stable version of QPR2. If you cannot wait to return to the latest public version, you can tap on “downgrade OTA update,” but be warned that doing this will force you to wipe your phone. If you do nothing, you will receive the QPR3 Beta 1 update on Monday and you will be forced to stick with the Beta program until June 5th when the June Feature Drop should be released by Google, unless you want to wipe your phone.
This is a big and complicated change, and we want to ensure that you do not have to wipe your data if you do not want to. If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments section, and we will try to answer them before Monday morning.