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What’s New in the June 2024 Google System Updates [U]

TL;DR: June 2024 Google System Updates: Simultaneous USB and Wi-Fi backup/restore, auto-lock for lost/stolen devices, Adaptive Battery optimizations. New developer features for Maps, Account Management, and displaying web content. Subscription benefits in Play Store search results and listings. Some features experimental or limited availability.

The monthly “Google System Release Notes” mainly detail what’s new in Play services, Play Store, and Play system updates across Android phones/tablets, Wear OS, Google/Android TV, Auto, and PC. Some features are for end users, while others are for developers.

First-Party Apps in the “Google System”

The following first-party apps make up the “Google System”:

  • Adaptive Connectivity Services
  • Android System Intelligence
  • Android TV Core Services
  • Android WebView
  • Device Health Services
  • Settings Services
  • Google Play Store
  • Google Play system update
  • SIM Manager

Feature Availability

Just because a feature appears in the changelog doesn’t mean it’s widely available. Some capabilities take months to fully launch.

June 12 Update Highlights

Backup and Restore with USB and Wi-Fi

The most notable thing in the June 12 update is how “you can now use your USB and Wi-Fi at the same time to backup and restore your device during setup.”

The latest Fast Pair set-up process prefers Wi-Fi, but there’s a hidden way to use a cable:

Tap 5 times on the image on the “Copy apps & data” screen to transfer data with a USB cable instead of Wi-Fi, even if you haven’t paired your phones yet.

Auto-Lock for Lost or Stolen Devices

Google Play services now allow you to “set a lost or stolen device to auto-lock once it loses connectivity.” This might be referring to Offline Device Lock.

Adaptive Battery Optimizations

Finally, there are optimizations for Adaptive Battery functionalities.

Google Play services v24.23 (2024-06-12)

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third-party app developers to support Maps and Account Management related processes in their apps.
  • [Phone] New security feature to auto-lock lost or stolen devices once they lose connectivity.
  • [Phone] Use USB and Wi-Fi simultaneously to backup and restore your device during setup.

Device Health Services v1.27.0.638152889 (2024-06-11)

  • [Phone] Optimizations for Adaptive Battery functionalities.

June 5 Update

As of June 5, there’s nothing too notable or specific.

Android WebView v126 (2024-06-05)

  • Improvements to security and privacy, and updates for bug fixes.
  • New developer features for Google & 3rd party app developers to support functionality related to displaying web content in their apps.

Note: Some features may be experimental and available to certain users only.

Google Play services v24.22 (2024-06-05)

  • [Phone] New developer features for Google and third-party app developers to support Maps-related processes in their apps.
  • [Phone] Bug fixes for Device Connections related services.
  • [Phone] Use Android Setup Wizard to set up non-card payment methods.

Google Play Store v41.3 (2024-06-03)

  • [Phone] Subscription benefits may appear in search results and app store listings.


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