Some Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro proprietors at last got the December 2021 security patch a week ago. Nonetheless, some are as yet waiting, and we would now be able to speculate why Google is deferring the rollout. Google has affirmed that the security update has a few bugs that, for reasons unknown, have constrained the organization to disable two Pixel 6 calling features for an unsure timeframe.
Possibly Google ought to have continued to working on that patch.
As per a post on Google’s support forums, both Hold For Me and Call Screening have been placed on hold because of “a bug in the December Android update.” The post adds that the Pixel software team is “actively working on resolving this issue.” Google didn’t state what the bug was that made it disable the calling features, nor did it offer a plan for when the bug will be fixed.
Call Screening allows Google Assistant to answer any calls from numbers that are not part of your normal contacts, so it can screen out the obvious robocalls and spammers. Hold For Me allows you to call a business, with Google Duplex dominating assuming that it recognizes a recorded message or robot until an actual human takes over on the opposite end.
Nobody likes it when you can’t use the full features on your phone. Ideally, Google will sort this bug out ASAP. We will update this post when that occurs.