Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are the best of the brand in terms of hardware. However, the software experience has not been as amazing as you would expect from Pixel phones. The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro owners have been facing issues for months, and it does not seem to end soon. As reported by many users, the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are not charging. In this guide, I’ll be sharing some effective solutions to fix the Google Pixel won’t charge issue.
If you can’t charge your Pixel 6 or 6 Pro, the problem could be either a software bug or hardware damage. Since many users have reported the same problem on their Google Pixel, it’s most likely a software issue that you can easily fix using the solutions I’ve given in this article.
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Here’s How to Fix If Your Google Pixel 6, 6 Pro Is Not Charging
While some Pixel 6 owners have reported that the device won’t charge at all, there are users who are facing a slow charging issue. Apply the solutions mentioned below and check which one spells out success for you.
Fix 1: Use an Original Charger
Following the trend, Google removed chargers from the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro retail boxes, leaving users with options to either use an old charger or get a new one by spending some money. Many people often use a cheap quality charger to charge their Pixel phones, which should not be the case. You should either use a Pixel charger or a high-quality charger.
Using cheap quality chargers often leads to charging failure or slow charging problems. According to affected users, the Pixel 6 is not charging when using chargers of other brands such as OnePlus, Huawei, Oppo, etc. Hence, I would recommend using a Google charger or a third-party PD-capable charger.
Fix 2: Clean the Charging Port
If you have not cleaned the charging port in a while, there’s a good chance that the area has become a home for dust particles. This can sometimes lead to failure in connection of the USB cable, which will eventually won’t start charging the device. You should therefore clean the charging port gently and then try charging the device.
Fix 3: Reboot the Device
The Google Pixel 6 won’t charge problem can occur due to a software bug or system glitch. Simply, restarting the device can fix it. It will force the device to clear the temporary cache and reload all the services.
To reboot your Google Pixel 6, press and hold the power button and volume button until you see the power menu. Tap Restart and wait for the process to complete. Connect the charger and check if the problem is fixed.
Fix 4: Install the Latest Update
Google keeps sending new software updates that contain fixes to known issues, improvements, and sometimes new features also. Updating your Pixel 6 can fix the problem where the device is failing to charge.
Whenever a new software update arrives, you get a notification for the same. You can manually check for new updates by navigating to Settings > System > System update. If a new update is available, download and install it.
Fix 5: Reboot the Device in Safe Mode
A third-party app can cause a variety of problems to your phone. To check if a third-party app is behind the charging problem, you need to boot your phone in Safe mode.
To boot the Pixel 6 in Safe mode, press and hold the power button until you see the power menu appears on the screen. Press and hold on to the Restart option and wait for the Reboot to the safe mode option to appear. Tap OK to confirm.
When the phone enters Safe mode, connect the charger. If the device starts charging, it means that a third-party app is causing the problem with the charging function. Uninstall third-party apps one by one to find out the real culprit.
Fix 6: Factory Reset Your Google Pixel
If none of the solutions have done the trick for you, factory resetting the device can be very helpful. Before we go ahead, you should know that the factory reset removes all data from your phone. Hence, take a complete backup of your phone before performing a factory reset.
To factory reset your Google Pixel 6, follow the steps:
- Open the Settings app.
- Go to Settings > System > Reset options.
- Tap on Erase all data (factory reset) and click Erase all data.
- Enter the lock screen pin or password (if prompted).
- Click Erase all data.
Once the factory reset process is complete, set up your phone and check if the problem is fixed.
I hope you fixed the Google Pixel 6 or 6 Pro not charging problem. If none of the solutions have worked out for you, you should take the device to the nearest service center for it to be properly diagnosed by a technician.