Google’s May 2023 security update for Pixel



For the first time in a couple of months or so, Google’s monthly Android update release is once again on time – It’s the first Monday of a new month, which means it’s time for a fresh new Android Security Update Bulletin.


Google isn’t missing a beat as the company is already starting to roll out the May 2023 security patch for Pixel devices.

Google's May 2023 security update for Pixel

The update is currently rolling out to Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G and later models, and after installing it you’ll be on software version TQ2A.230505.002 on all supported handsets

Google’s May 2023 security update for Pixel

On the other hand, patches for the rest of the affected components are contained within builds carrying the 2023-05-05 security patch level.

Software versions


  • Pixel 4a:              TQ2A.230505.002
  • Pixel 4a (5G):    TQ2A.230505.002
  • Pixel 5:                TQ2A.230505.002
  • Pixel 5a (5G):    TQ2A.230505.002
  • Pixel 6:                TQ2A.230505.002
  • Pixel 6 Pro:         TQ2A.230505.002
  • Pixel 6a:              TQ2A.230505.002
  • Pixel 7:                TQ2A.230505.002
  • Pixel 7 Pro:        TQ2A.230505.002

T-Mobile & MVNOs, Google Fi (US)

  • Pixel 4a (5G):    TQ2A.230505.002.A1
  • Pixel 5:                TQ2A.230505.002.A1
  • Pixel 5a (5G):    TQ2A.230505.002.A1

What’s included

The May 2023 update includes bug fixes and improvements for Pixel users – see below for details.


  • Improvements for touch screen response in certain conditions *[1]

User Interface

  • Fix for issue occasionally causing lock screen UI elements to overlap with home screen launcher interface

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