Your Pixel doesn't work with wireless charging on Android 13?

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 20 Aug, 2022

The release of Android 13 to Pixel users last Monday has been widely anticipated, but many users are reporting wireless charging issues.

According to 9to5Google, Pixel owners have been posting their issues to Reddit in hope of finding a simple community fix. However, the number of complaints suggests there may be more involved.

When companies like Google release new software, it is always hoped that the best version will be available, but it is not uncommon for new bugs to be discovered after the update goes global. We're not the only ones who have issues with wireless charging on Pixel phones.

A relatively simple way to determine whether your phone may be experiencing the problem is to check your settings. Pixels are fine if they can be connected to a wireless charger of any kind and get juice from it. The bug may be affecting you if not.

There are some comments on Reddit that suggest Android 13 could be the culprit instead of a faulty wireless charger. The problem could be fixed by tweaking the settings of the wireless charging station for some people, but it was not for others.

As of now, this issue appears to affect all Pixel devices. There have been complaints on Reddit from owners of Pixel 4, 4XL, 6, and 6 Pro.

It doesn't appear that anyone has complained about wireless charging problems on the Pixel 5, but that's not to say they don't exist. There is a possibility that the issue could be experienced by almost any Pixel currently running Android 13.

If you are unable to charge wirelessly on your Pixel, there are a few things you can do to fix it. As mentioned earlier, the first step is to check the settings of your wireless charger.There have been reports that users have experienced success after clearing their wireless chargers' storage and cache, especially the Pixel Stand.

Many commenters report their issues have been resolved after restarting their devices and doing that. There were, however, some who still had trouble charging wirelessly, as not all chargers have apps for clearing the wireless signal.

A second option may be to reinstall Android 12 and wait for Google to resolve the issue. As only Pixel 4 and 5 devices can go back to Android 12, users won't be able to take advantage of all the new features that accompany the software update.

Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro users are unable to roll back to Android 12 if they have Android 13 - so this is not even an option.Possibly the least time-consuming, yet most frustrating, the solution is to wait for Google to fix the issue. There has been no response from Google to the issue, so an official fix might take a while.

Although the company's silence could simply be the result of a relatively new issue, Google isn't exactly known for making quick fixes.It is hoped that the issue will be resolved soon. The launch of Android 13 to all compatible devices is still ongoing, so a fix will likely come relatively soon since a smooth launch is critical for success.

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