Some Pixel owners can’t wait until Monday

If you’re a Pixel owner running Android 13 QPR2 Beta, Monday could be your chance to exit the beta program without having to wipe your phone. Hey, no one likes being forced to delete data from his or her device, especially if it wasn’t backed up to the cloud. But once you install the stable version of the beta (which is known as the March Pixel Feature Drop), you have about a week to exit the program without penalty.

This is important. In a moment, we’ll go over the steps you need to take to exit the beta, but don’t follow these instructions until the stable version has been installed on your Pixel. You can find the update when it drops (hopefully on Monday) by going to Settings > System > System update. If the update appears, follow the instructions to download and install it.

How to exit the Android 13QPR2 Beta program after installing the stable update

Once you have the stable version of the March Pixel Feature Drop installed on your Pixel, tap this link or go to Tap the button that says “See your eligible devices” and you’ll be taken to a picture of your Pixel model. Below the image there will be a rectangle that says “Opt Out”. Tap it and follow the instructions to exit the beta program.

It’s not clear which features will come in Monday’s release, but one that became available to my Pixel 6 Pro after I joined the QPR2 Beta could come as part of the March Pixel Feature Drop. Originally released with the Pixel 7 series, this feature allows Pixel users to change the screen resolution from 1440p QHD+ to 1080p FHD+. Doing this lowers the demands on the battery and you can switch back and forth at any time.
If I plan to be out for a few hours, I switch from full resolution (1440p) to high resolution (1080p) to extend the battery life of my phone. I usually do this while activating battery saver to squeeze more battery life out of my handset. Go to to turn on battery saver Settings > Battery saver and turn on Use battery saver. The phone goes into dark mode and limits background operations to reduce the use of power from the phone’s battery.

When Google starts the Android 14 beta program, this is where you’ll sign up

Google is currently running Android 14 Developer Preview 1. The Android 14 beta program, designed for public consumption, starts next month. Platform stability is expected in June and July, followed by the final stable version of Android 14, which could be released in August. Android 13 was officially launched on August 15, 2022.

Installing an early beta version of Android on your Pixel is not considered smart if the device is your daily driver. That’s because beta software is notoriously unstable. Battery life decreases, some apps and features (including some you depend on) may not work. You may want to wait until the beta reaches Platform Stability before joining the Android 14 beta program. This happens when all developer APIs and underlying system behavior have been completed.

At Platform Stability, developers assume that there will be no more changes affecting their apps. Of course, there’s no guarantee you won’t experience any issues, but if you’re dying to be the first on your block with Android 14 running their Pixel, Platform Stability is probably the time to get involved the beta program.

The Pixel models that will receive Android 14 include the Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. When Google opens the Android 14 beta program next month, we’ll be happy to show you how to sign up for the program.

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