Google rolling out Android 15 Beta 2.1 with Private Space fix

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Google is already rolling out the fix to the Private Space bug brought by the latest Android beta. Reports about the issue arose from users running the Android 15 Beta 2 update that arrived last week.

All the Pixel devices eligible for the update are the following: Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold, Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel 8a. The firmware is identified under the build number AP31.240426.023.

Android 15 Beta 2.1 includes a fix for the Private Space bug

The resolved issue caused the icons to be removed from your home screen after creating a Private Space. Its small size denotes that the update is more like a specific hotfix (11–12 MB). In addition to the launch of the latest update, Google also offered some tips that will allow you to take full advantage of the Private Space feature:

– If you have hidden private space and can’t remember how to get it back, type ‘Private Space’ in the search bar, and tap on ‘Private space: Tap to set up or open’

– If you forget the unlock factor for private space, you can delete private space from Settings > System > Reset options > Delete private space, using your device unlock factor.

– You can install a private space version for an app that you have outside private space by long pressing on the app icon and tapping ‘Install in private’.

The Android 15 Beta 2.1 OTA with the Private Space bug fix should now be reaching all eligible Pixel devices. If you have not yet received the availability notification, you can check it manually through your phone’s settings.

Definitely, the availability of the fix in just a few days is great news. After all, several users use the Android public betas as their daily drivers once they are available. Therefore, it is important that it be as stable as possible, without forgetting that it is still a beta.

What is Private Space?

Private Space is a new privacy feature released in Android 15. Basically, it allows you to hide apps with sensitive data behind a PIN or password. However, it doesn’t just hide them, it “moves” them to a separate account. This account is different from other user accounts you have created through the “Multiple users” menu.

Its operation is a little different from the “App lock” system that certain Android skins include. In these cases, usually, the apps are hidden or blocked, but they remain in the same user account.