For its Pixel phones, Google released Android 13 last week. However, if you haven’t updated your Pixel’s Android operating system yet, you might want to wait a little longer. On Pixel devices, it appears like Android 13 is breaking wireless charging. Following the most recent Android update, a number of users have reported problems with wireless charging. Users of the Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 series models have also experienced similar issues, though it appears that the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are the most afflicted.

Users of the affected Pixel devices have reported the problem on online sites like Reddit. The Reddit threads claim that the devices don’t respond to a wireless charging pad (via 9to5Google ). For some people, the phone displays the charging icon but doesn’t actually charge. While some claim that the phone reports a charging problem or a misalignment with the charging pad, others disagree. A few customers have discovered that wireless charging initially functions correctly before stopping suddenly and displaying a not charging warning on the screen.

Regardless of the wireless charger’s brand and model, these problems persist. Using Google’s Pixel Stands or some other third-party chargers has no effect on the concerned Pixel phones. Some Pixel users were able to resume wireless charging by forgetting the Pixel Stand and attaching it once more. This workaround, however, is inconsistent. For some people, the problem can even be resolved by changing settings like Adaptive Charging, but not for everyone.

Advertisement PIXEL PHONES’ WIREDLESS CHARGING PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED BY ANDROID 13 What is causing the wireless charging problem on Pixel phones after the Android 13 upgrade is unknown. According to the current analysis, it might be a flaw in the charging software. Depending on a number of variables, the software may slow down or cease charging (wired and wireless). For instance, if you leave your Pixel charging overnight, Google will reduce the charging rate to reduce battery stress and ensure that you wake up with a full charge. The function uses the alarm on your phone to choose the best charging pace.

Another comparable feature, when the smartphone is plugged in for several days, stops charging at 80%. If the battery is depleting quickly, as it often does when playing games, this software control also engages. Sadly, it’s impossible to say whether one of these software controls is acting strangely or if Android 13 has added some other problem. Certain Pixel devices running Android 13 are unaffected, of course. But the problem is still pervasive. Users of the Pixel 6 series are also unable to roll back to Android 12 which makes matters worse. Users of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 can still choose that option.

Google has not yet replied to these allegations of wireless charging issues on Pixel phones running Android 13 as of this writing. Hopefully, the business will resolve this quickly. When we have more information, we’ll let you know.

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