Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are one of the newest Android smartphones this year.
These devices are seen as incredible and amazing, but like all other phones, it will also battle lots of problems you will have to solve.
One of the popular problem that can be expected has to do with power, especially charging. Continue to read to know the reason your Pixel 2 phone is refusing to charge and the solution.
How Can I Fix Google Pixel 2 Charging Problems?
Because the issue is most likely software related than physical, there is a high possibility that it will be fixed. The following solutions will aid you to locate the issue, know what triggers it and find a lasting solution.
First Things To Do And Check Before Troubleshooting
1. Confirm Your Charging Equipment
Check and confirm that the charging cable, charging adapter, charging port and the power source in use are all in good condition. At times, the main problem is caused by any of the charging equipment being used. To get this cancelled from the potential causes, verify and make sure everything is functioning properly. Try another charging cable, charging adapter, charging port, or power source that’s compatible with your phone. Also, stay away from using your device while it is charging. Apart from the safety measure involved when you do just that, your phone will charge faster.
After verification, if you find out that all your charging equipments are working fine and the Pixel 2 still refuses to charge, try out other methods.
Reboot Your Google Pixel 2 Device
If your phone still has little power remaining, then try to restart your device. Getting this done will get rid of the possibility of a malfunctioning app or software issue that is not letting your phone charge.
- Powering the phone off and then powering it on again will have no effect on the data on your phone.
- Press and hold the Power button.
- Click "Power Off."
- Or simply press and hold the Power button for about 10 seconds till a reboot happens.
Calibrate The Battery
If you are yet to do this, get it done as soon as possible.
Battery calibration aids your battery performance and helps your phone to display the precise battery level. Doing this requires draining the battery, meaning it should only be done once in a while. Be aware that how long the battery lasts can get affected by regular draining or totally discharging of the battery. If you want to do it, adhere to these instructions:
- Drain your battery totally but making use of it till it turns off.
- Power it on again and allow it de-activate itself.
- When turned off, plug it in using your charger and allow it to be charged until it is complete.
- Disconnect the device from the charger when powered on.
- If the Phone show "completely charged", make use of a charger again, and allow it to charge for a while till it is full.
- If the battery is completely charged, remove the charger and restart the device.
- Now make use of the device as you normally would until it powers off by itself.
- Plug in a charger and allow it to charge until it is completely full.
- Power on your device.
The battery is now completely calibrated. Attempt connecting to a charger to confirm if the charging problem has been fixed. You are allowed to make use of laptop computer, car charger, or power bank.