How To Fix Pixel 6 Pro Not Charging? – 10 Easy Fixes!

Recently, many Google Pixel 6 users started facing battery charging problems. If your Pixel 6 Pro is not charging, here is what you can do to fix the issue.

Charging problems are usually associated with a power source like a wall outlet, charging brick, and charging cable. So, first, ensure that your power outlet is functioning properly.

To verify the proper functioning of the wall adapter, you can plug in another electrical device and check if that is working or not. If not, try a new wall outlet to charge your phone.

Some other reasons, like buggy software and third-party app interference, may also prevent your Google Pixel 6 from charging.

What To Do If Google Pixel 6 Pro Isn’t Charging?

Running to the nearest service center is definitely a solution, but that should be your last option. First, troubleshoot the issue yourself and fix it if it’s fixable.

Here is how you can troubleshoot your Pixel 6 Pro charging problems-

1. Check the Power Outlet

Power outlet

The first diagnosis of the charging problem is, inspecting the power source. If your wall outlet is faulty for some reason, it may not charge your smartphone.

Try a new power outlet or plug in another device in this outlet to ensure it’s working. If it doesn’t work, you may need to fix your power outlet first.

2. Check Your Charger

Android USB A Charger

All premium flagships stopped providing charging adapters in the box. It’s not a surprise if you don’t get a charger in the box of your Pixel 6.

Google also adopted the no-charger policy with its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones.

You can charge your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro at a maximum of 21W speed. So, if you have any 15W, 18W, or 20W travel adapter, you can use that to charge your Google Pixel device.

Ensure that the USB A port isn’t dirty, or the charger is not faulty. You can plugin another smartphone to verify the functioning of your adapter.

I’m using my OnePlus charger to charge my Pixel 6A, and it’s working perfectly.

If that doesn’t work, you can insert a USB-C cable into a laptop or PC USB hub and check whether your phone is charging.

3. Check Your Charging Cable

Damaged USB Cable

Google doesn’t provide a charger in the box, but they provide a USB type C cable that supports up to 30W fast charging.

If you’ve checked your power outlet and adapter, it’s time to inspect the charging cable.

A faulty charging cable may stop or slow down the current flow. So, carefully inspect that there is no damage to the charging cable.

To verify the cable’s functioning, you can plug in another smartphone to check whether it’s working or not.

You can use any high-quality USB type-C cable to charge your Pixel 6 Pro if your cable is faulty.

4. Reboot Your Device

Power Off Menu Pixel 6

Software glitch is another common reason why a smartphone won’t charge. A forced reboot fixes all minor software glitches.

If you have inspected your charger and cable and everything looks fine, restart your Google Pixel 6 Pro and insert the charger.

There are various ways to reboot your Pixel 6 Pro. Here is the easiest one-

  • Press and Hold the Power and Volume Up buttons for 3 seconds.
  • Tap on Power Off.
  • Wait until your device is powered off completely.
  • Press and Hold the Power button for 6 seconds to turn on your phone.

Once your phone is fully rebooted, insert the USB type C cable into the charging port and check if the problem is resolved.

5. Check If Your Phone is Too Hot

Google Tensor chip will throttle the phone’s performance and disable a few features if your Pixel 6 Pro is too hot.

The processor disables other features to attain room temperature. It may slow down your charging speed or prevent the charging functionality if your device is unbearably hot.

If your Pixel 6 Pro is too hot, close all the background apps and power off your device. Now, please leave it in a cool and dry place for a few minutes until it’s cool down.

Once the temperature reaches normal, insert the charger and see if it’s charging.

6. Check For Moisture in The Port

Pixel 6 Charging Port

Pixel 6 Pro is rated as IP68, meaning its water and dust resistance. But, moisture present in the charging port prevents the phone from charging.

If you have recently clicked underwater images and recorded underwater videos, don’t connect the charger until moisture evaporates naturally.

Wait until water or moisture from the charging port evaporates naturally. Until then, you can use a wireless charger (if you have one) to charge your Pixel 6 Pro.

Also Read: How To Fix Pixel 3A Wireless Charger Not Working

7. Update Your Software

Google Pixel Android Update

An outdated and buggy software may cause issues in charging. So, if you haven’t updated your Pixel 6 to the latest Android release, please do it now.

Google developers immediately release bug fixes and security patches to fix any known issue.

Here is how to update your software on any Google Pixel device-

  • Go to the Apps menu.
  • Tap on Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on System.
  • Now tap on Software Update to check any available updates.
  • Download the latest available update and tap on Install.

That’s it! Your Pixel phone will reboot automatically to complete the software update.

8. Reboot in Safe Mode

If your Google Pixel 6 is charging slowly or not charging, it could be a third-party app is causing this issue.

You need to reboot your phone in Safe Mode to check if any third-party app prevents your phone from charging.

Here is how you can reboot your Pixel 6 Pro in Safe Mode-

  • Press the Power and Volume Up buttons together until Power off menu loads or launch Google Assistance and say- “Power Off.
  • Now tap and hold on to the Power Off button until you see the Safe Mode option.
  • Tap on OK to reboot your Pixel phone into Safe Mode.

Wait until your Pixel 6 is rebooted into Safe Mode. Connect the charger or place your device on a wireless charger to see if the issue is resolved.

9. Factory Reset

If your phone is charging in Safe Mode, a third-party app is creating the problem. You may need to factory reset your Pixel device to fix the issue.

Here is how to factory reset Google Pixel 6 Pro-

  • Go to the Apps menu.
  • Tap on Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap on System.
  • Scroll to the bottom and tap on Reset Options.
  • Tap on Erase all data (factory reset).
  • Tap again on Erase all data.
  • Confirm once again to perform the factory reset.

Your phone will automatically turn off, and it may take up to 2 minutes to complete the factory reset.

10. Approach a Service Center

If you have tried all the above solutions, but your Pixel 6 Pro is still not charging, it means some major hardware fault exists.

It is possible that your charging port is damaged or that there is any other issue with the motherboard.

Find the nearest Google Pixel service center and approach with your original invoice. They will diagnose the issue and repair it if any hardware fault exists.

Conclusion

Using Google’s original charging cable with your Pixel 6 Pro is always recommended. If your cable is broken or frayed, buy a new original cable from Amazon. You can also try wireless charging to charge your Pixel 6 Pro. Contact the Pixel service center if the problem does not resolve by rebooting into safe mode.

About Daniel

Daniel is a tech enthusiast and repair technician who loves experimenting with various gadgets and home appliances. On this blog, he shares a troubleshooting guide for software and hardware faults.

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