As long as you have an Android device that is compatible, you may now download and install Android 13.
Google first made the Android 13 developer beta available in February, and the first public beta was made available in April. The fourth and last Android 13 beta was released by the tech giant in June, and now the actual Android 13 release is available.
A new Material You with automatic color schemes based on your wallpaper, a kill switch that prevents third-party apps from accessing your camera and microphone, end-to-end encryption for group conversations, and a universal clipboard feature between different devices are just a few of the new features that Android 13 brings to the table.
Here is a list of Android phones that support the most recent software update, along with instructions on how to download and install it, in case you want to get your hands on Android 13 as soon as possible.
- Pixel 4 – TP1A.220624.014
- Pixel 4 XL – TP1A.220624.014
- Pixel 4A – TP1A.220624.014
- Pixel 4A (5G) – TP1A.220624.014
- Pixel 5 – TP1A.220624.014
- Pixel 5A – TP1A.220624.014
- Pixel 6 – TP1A.220624.021
- Pixel 6A – TP1A.220624.021.A1
- Pixel 6 Pro – TP1A.220624.021
*limited to current Pixel models only. Your support has expired if you have in your possession an older Pixel phone, such as the Pixel 3a or Pixel 3.
Don’t fret because Android 13 will be released for other smartphones later this year from manufacturers like Samsung Galaxy, Asus, HMD (Nokia phones), iQOO, Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Sharp, Sony, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi.
To download and install Android 13 on your Pixel phone, first make sure your phone is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network and is plugged into power. The battery needs to be at least 50% charged for an over-the-air (OTA) update to work.
To start installing Android 13, launch the Settings application. You might have the app directly on your home screen, but if you don’t, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access your app drawer and scroll through your apps until you find Settings.
Next, select System > System Update by scrolling downward. After a few seconds, if an update is available, it should load up here. Tap Check for update if you want to. In order to continue, you must also ensure that your device has sufficient storage to download and install the update. The update file often weighs a few GBs.
In the bottom right corner, hit the green Download and install button to finish. The process of downloading and installing the Android 13 operating system will then start. Depending on the size and condition of your phone, this process could take 20 to 30 minutes. Your phone will restart with Android 13 installed.