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Original story (published on May 18, 2023) follows:

Google recently released the second beta of Android 14 which brings enhancements around camera and media, developer productivity, privacy and security, and system UI.

However, some are experiencing issues on their Pixel smartphones after installing it.


Google Pixel battery charging glitch on Android 14 beta 2

According to reports (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10), multiple Google Pixel owners are having problems with charging their smartphones properly due to an unusual glitch.

When connected for charging, users get a ‘issue with charging accessory’ notification and are conveyed that their Android 14 phone will either charge slowly or not charge at all.

Notably, the charging speeds have actually dropped for some ever since the alert started showing up.


The issue has been persistent ever since Android 14 beta 1 update and affects multiple Pixel phones.

As per reports, users are utilizing the same accessories they have been using prior to this update. And to their surprise, these have now been deemed unfit for use.

Some assert that they are only able to charge their phones using USB-C to USB-C charging cord. And to add to their troubles, one is even unable to utilize wireless charging and it reportedly drains battery instead of charging it.

Cannot charge phone except by USB c to USB c charging cord. Wireless charger actually drains battery. All was fine until the latest beta update.

Charging error message that the phone will charge slow or will not charge.

Some people have even tried switching charging cables and adapters but couldn’t get rid of the problem. To their surprise, the same set of cables and chargers are working perfectly fine on phones running Android 13.

It’s worth mentioning that this issue has been already escalated on Google’s Issue Tracker, but unfortunately it still persists after beta 2 update.


In the meantime, we’ll keep an eye on the issue where Google Pixel owners get a ‘issue with charging accessory’ notification due to a battery charging glitch in Android 14 beta and update you.

Update 1 (May 26, 2023)

04:36 pm (IST): It appears that the battery charging glitch persists even after Android 14 beta 2.1 update as fresh reports are still coming in.

Update 2 (July 13, 2023)

04:04 pm (IST): Google reportedly fixed the battery charging glitch with the latest Android 14 beta 4 update.

Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented devices from charging or allowed a device to charge but erroneously reported that there were issues with the connected charging cable or accessory. (Source)

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Featured image source: Google Pixel 7 Pro.

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