“Excitement Builds: Pixel Owners Eagerly Anticipate Monday Arrival”

Exiting Android 13 QPR2 Beta Program on Pixel

If you’re using Android 13 QPR2 Beta on your Pixel device, you can exit the program without deleting your data by following the steps below:

1. Install the stable version of the beta known as the March Pixel Feature Drop.
2. Wait for about a week before exiting the program to avoid any penalty.
3. Go to Settings > System > System update to download and install the update once it drops (usually on Monday).
4. Once the stable version is installed, go to www.google.com/android/beta or tap on this link.
5. Click on the “View your eligible devices” button, and you’ll see a picture of your Pixel model.
6. Underneath the image, you’ll find a rectangle that says “Opt out.” Tap on it, and follow the instructions to exit the beta program.

Lowering Display Resolution on Pixel

One of the features that Pixel users can expect from Monday’s release is the ability to lower the resolution on their phone’s display. Originally released with the Pixel 7 series, this feature allows Pixel users to toggle between 1080p FHD+ and 1440p QHD+. This feature reduces the screen’s demands on the battery, and users can switch back and forth at any time.

To enable this feature, go to your phone’s Settings and choose the “Battery Saver” option. Turn it on to reduce battery usage, and the phone will go into dark mode and restrict background operations.

Joining Android 14 Beta Program on Pixel

Google’s Android 14 Developer Preview 1 is currently available, and the public beta program will kick off next month. The Pixel devices that will receive the update include the Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, and Pixel 7 Pro.

However, it is not recommended to install an early beta version of Android on your daily driver device as it is unstable, and battery life may drop. Wait for the Platform Stability phase, usually in June or July, before joining the program. At this phase, all developer APIs and underlying system behaviors will have been finalized, and developers assume there will be no more changes that can impact their apps.

Joining the Android 14 beta program during Platform Stability is the best time if you want to be one of the first to run Android 14 on your Pixel device. Once Google opens the program next month, we will guide you on how to join.