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Pixel 8/Pro Not Charging: How to Fix

In this guide, we will show you various methods to fix the issue of Pixel 8/Pro not charging. The Silicon Valley giant has recently rolled out the eighth iteration of devices, and as was along the expected lines, it managed to grab the attention of the masses right from day 1 itself. After all, when you are getting probably the best camera that any device has to offer, nifty AI integrations, and 7 years of OS upgrades, then its rise to fame is just the writing on the walls.

On the flip side though, one cannot shy away from the fact that these devices had their fair share of issues as well. In this regard, the latest one to make its mark is the fact that numerous users have voiced their concern that their Pixel 8/Pro is not charging along the expected lines.

For some, the device is charging extremely slowly whereas for others, the Fast Charging feature is not working and some are not able to charge their device by possible means. If you are also facing any of these issues, then this guide will help you rectify them. Follow along.

Fix Pixel 8/Pro Not Charging

Pixel 8 Pro Not Charging

It is recommended that you try out each of the below-mentioned workarounds and then see which one spells out success. So with that in mind, let’s get started.

FIX 1: Restart Device

Ah yes, you might have seen this coming from ils back but we couldn’t stop ourselves from mentioning the obvious statement that you should start off by restarting your device. In most cases, a simple reboot is all that is needed to rectify the bug. So do give it a try and check if it fixes the Pixel 8 Pro not charging issue.

Pixel 8 Pro Not Charging

FIX 2: Use Original USB Cable

We can’t stress enough the importance of using the official USB cable that shipped with your phone. While you may have other USB cables from different OEMs lying around or even third-party ones, however, it is highly recommended that you use the official USB cable for charging your device [Google’s 30W USB-C should be lying there somewhere in your Pixel 8 Pro box!] and then check out the result.

FIX 3: Use the Correct Power Adapter

While OEMs no longer ship power adapters with their devices [owing to “preserving the ecosystem”], however, you should still use the one that the OEM recommends. If they don’t do any, then go for a trusted brand, which might be a tad bit costlier than its counterpart but it’s better to spend a few bucks now than spend a hefty sum later on!

Pixel 8 Pro Not Charging

Also, make sure that you are fully utilizing the Wattage as well. For instance, if your device supports 30W charging, then opt for the same power brick instead of going for a lower one [say, 25W]. While it might sound like an obvious statement, but this is usually ignored by many users. Fortunately, you could get hold of this 30W USB-PD 3.0 Adapter for your Pixel 8 Pro from the official Google Store [link].

FIX 4: Clean Charging Port

The issue might also arise if the specks of dust and particles enter the charging port. In such cases, you should use a brush and gently clear all the dust from the port and then retry charging your device.

FIX 5: Allow the Device to Cool Down

If you are carrying out a resource-intensive task for quite some time, then not only will it result in excessive battery drain and system resource exhaustion, but it could also cause an issue or two with the fast charging of your device. Therefore, it is recommended to temporarily pause all those activities [or closing it would be more advisable] and then check if it fixes the Pixel 8 Pro not charging issue.

FIX 6: Disable Adaptive Charging

Adaptive Charging is a feature built into the OS that slows down the charging process once it reaches the 80% mark. While it does so to preserve the longevity of the battery life, however, it also spells out a slow charge. Therefore, you could consider disabling this feature so that the device charges at the same speed from start to end. This could be done via Settings > Battery > Adaptive Charging.

Pixel 8 Pro Not Charging

FIX 7: Disable WiFi and GPS

WiFi and GPS are known to be two of the biggest culprits when it comes to battery drainage. Not only that, they also tend to slow down the charging process when enabled. Therefore, it is recommended to disable both of these features while your device is being charged [if it’s really urgent to access the web, then consider enabling carrier data]. You could disable both these options from the Quick Settings toggle or via the Settings menu.

Pixel 8 Pro Not Charging

FIX 8: Install Pending Updates

In some instances, a buggy software update might prove to be the culprit as well, especially if you are on the beta build. If that is the case, then the OEM is usually quick to patch that bug and release the fix in the subsequent update. So make sure that you download and install those updates right away. You can do so from Settings > System > System Updates. Once done, check if it fixes the Pixel 8 Pro not charging issue.

Pixel 8 Pro Not Charging

FIX 9: Reset Device

Your second last course of action should be to factory reset your device to its default state. However, do note that doing so will remove all the data from your device, so take a backup beforehand and only then proceed with the below steps:

  1. Head over to Settings > System > Reset Options.
  2. Then tap on Erase All Data > Erase All Data.
  3. Now wait for the reset to complete.
  4. Once done, set up your device and check out the results.

FIX 10: Visit Service Center

If none of the aforementioned steps worked out, then, unfortunately, it might be the case of a hardware issue. Therefore, a service center visit is on the cards.

These were the various methods that should help you fix the Pixel 8 Pro not charging issue. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.