Pixel owners who haven’t upgraded to Android 13 but, beware: it appears that a number of folks aren’t ready to make use of wi-fi charging after putting in the newest OS, which launched earlier this week (by way of 9to5Google). There have been a number of posts on Reddit concerning the subject from folks utilizing the Pixel 4, 4 XL, 6, and 6 Professional utilizing a number of wi-fi chargers, together with Google’s first-party Pixel Stands. For Pixel 6 and 6 Professional owners, this might be a fair greater drawback — they’re not allowed to roll again to Android 12 after updating to Android 13.
In keeping with some customers’ reviews, the telephones do appear to acknowledge that they’re on a wi-fi charger, with one consumer even saying that their 4 XL exhibits the charging battery icon. Nevertheless, the batteries seemingly received’t pull in any juice, and a few charging pads report that the cellphone is misaligned or that there’s been a common charging error.
There have been quite a lot of fixes instructed, particularly across the Pixel Stands — one consumer reported that after disabling the Pixel Stand app, booting into protected mode and charging with the stand, after which forgetting and including the stand, their gadget began charging with it once more, although others haven’t had luck with these steps. One workers member right here at The Verge had a pal who mentioned that their first-gen Pixel Stand seemingly forgot their Pixel 6 Professional however began charging once more after they set it again up.
A handful of customers have additionally reported that varied Pixel fashions have been having points with fast charging as effectively, with (*13*)one consumer saying that their Pixel 4A 5G solely fees 10 % in an hour and will get very popular doing so. They didn’t specify precisely whether or not they have been utilizing wi-fi or wired charging however did reference plugging and unplugging their cellphone, suggesting that it was the latter.
Google didn’t instantly reply to The Verge’s questions concerning the subject or whether or not there’s a repair within the works.
It’s unlucky that this type of subject is cropping up in Android 13, particularly since some customers say it began in the course of the beta, which means that Google’s had a while to listen to about and repair the problem. Android 12 was an particularly rocky launch, with some updates breaking core performance on Pixels, and the truth that Android 13 is having points with one thing as elementary as charging doesn’t precisely encourage confidence that Google’s turning a nook on the steadiness of its updates.