Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro does not charge with certain USB Type-C cables, chargers, user complaints

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro do not charge when using a standard USB Type-C charger, some users have cable and charger on the web. This is a problem because the phone does not have a charger in the box. Users reported that while they can charge other phones, the latest Pixel phones refuse to charge with their USB Type-C chargers and cables. The problem seems to be noticed for the most part when using a generic charging cable. In some cases, the phones of the Pixel 6 series were found to charge, but at an extremely slow pace.

As initially reported by 9to5Google, some Pixel 6 users have posted on Google Pixel Phone Help forums that their phones do not charge when using a generic cable or charger.

“Just power the device and plug it into my generic cable / charger I use to this day to charge any other USB Type C device I’ve used so far. Nothing happens. No charge, no warning, no nothing. It’s like it’s not connected, “one of the affected users reported on the forums.

Similar to the user reports on the official product forums, some Pixel 6 Pro users have also posted about the issue on Reddit. A few users have noticed that while their Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro start charging with their existing cables and chargers, they take longer to fully charge their battery.

It is important to note that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro do not include a charging stand, although users can purchase the charger from Google separately. However, the phones have a USB-C cable in the box that users can connect to a compatible charger to recharge their batteries.

Google has not yet responded to complaints from users about charging issues with existing cables and chargers. However, it mentions on one of its support pages that “other Android cables and power adapters may not work with Pixel phones.” This seems to be a precautionary measure to prevent damage to the Pixel devices’ built-in batteries.

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro both have support for USB Power Delivery (PD). This means you can charge them with a PD-supported charger. But still you have to pay more than what you could with a generic cable or charger if you want to get a new PD solution.

Both Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have 23W peak wired charging speeds, but for that you need the 30W Google charger. Some tests also revealed recently that despite the new hardware and Google’s proprietary software tweaks, the top-end Pixel 6 Pro charges significantly slower than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.


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