[Updated] Google Pixel wireless charging not working after Android 13 update issue finally acknowledged, but no ETA for fix
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Original story (published on August 31, 2022) follows:
The consistency with which numerous issues have popped up since the Android 13 update is pretty abysmal and frustrating.
There are certain issues that have been prevalent since the beta versions of Android 13. Some were acknowledged and fixed, while others still continue to trouble many.
For instance, the Google Pixel freezing and fingerprint scanner issues after the Android 13 update have been affecting users since the beta days.
And now, wireless charging seems to be dysfunctional after the Android 13 update.
Google Pixel wireless charging not working after Android 13 update
Many Google Pixel users, primarily Pixel 4, are reporting an issue that they aren’t able to wirelessly charge their devices after the Android 13 update.
wireless charging it’s literally unusable
I installed Android 13 on my Pixel 4XL last night, now it won’t charge on the stand for more than a few minutes until it stops and I get a ‘Not charging’ message. It worked fine yesterday on Android 12, I suppose it will get addressed in a future patch, it’s just frustrating to upgrade to lose functionality!
But it appears that the problem is not limited to Pixel 4 series as some Pixel 6 series owners are also reporting a similar issue.
Those affected are also claiming that the problem persists no matter what charger they are using. For some, wireless charging just doesn’t work unless they restart their devices.
Interestingly, Google Pixel 6 phones experienced similar wireless charging issues on Android 12 as well, so it’s likely the bug slipped through to the latest update.
While it might have taken quite some time for the wireless charging issue to get Google’s attention, the development team has recently acknowledged and marked it as ‘In-progress’ on the official issue tracker.
We also came across some workarounds that can help fix the issue temporarily, as suggested below.
after clearing the cache and data in the Pixel Stand app and restarting my phone, the issue has been fixed…
And here’s another that seems to have helped one of those affected:
Lastly, users can also try restarting their phone before wirelessly charging for a potential fix.
Restarting my phone before placing it on the charger worked for me last night.
We hope Google comes up with a definite fix soon so that Pixel devices on Android 13 can be wirelessly charged without any of these issues.
Meanwhile, you can check out our Google Pixel Android 13 update tracker to know more about other issues.
Update 1 (September 07, 2022)
04:00 pm (IST): Google’s latest September 2022 update is now available for Pixel 6 devices and it includes a fix for the wireless charging issue.
Fix for issue preventing wireless charging mode to activate in certain conditions. (Source)
Update 2 (September 12, 2022)
10:08 am (IST): According to one of our readers, the issue where wireless charging is not working on Pixel phones persists even after September 2022 update.
Thanks for the tip: Roán!
Update 3 (September 20, 2022)
09:57 am (IST): One of our readers has suggested a potential workaround that might help you resolve wireless charging issue on your Pixel phone. You can check it out below.
got my Pixel 4xl working… went to setup/apps/see all/scrolled to Pixel stand app/ select/force stop/disable. that worked for me!
forgot… after see all you have to select show system apps in upper right corner
Thanks for the tip: John Mcdaniel!
Update 4 (September 26, 2022)
02:21 pm (IST): It appears that the wireless charging issue on Pixel phones persists even after September 2022 update as fresh reports from those affected are still coming in.
Update 5 (October 6, 2022)
12:11 pm (IST): According to some users (1, 2), the issue with wireless charging on Pixel phones has been resolved after October 2022 update.
Update 6 (October 10, 2022)
03:45 pm (IST): There are fresh reports indicating that the issue still hasn’t been fixed for some users (1,2,3) even after the October patch.
Also, this problem is marked as ‘In progress’ on the official issue tracker suggesting that Google is still looking into it.
Update 7 (December 06, 2022)
11:55 am (IST): Although Google’s December 2022 update mentions a fix for the wireless charging issue, it seems that the issue persists as those who update to the new version are still facing problems.
Update 8 (February 07, 2023)
11:45 am (IST): The February update appears to have resolved a user’s wireless charging issue. So, if you are still experiencing this problem, please upgrade right away.
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