For some Google Pixel users running Android 13, especially Pixel 4 users, wireless charging is broken.

Since the release of the Pixel 3 series in 2018, wireless charging has been a common feature of premium Pixel phones, however it appears that the most recent update has partially crippled the feature. Some Pixel owners claim that after the Android 13 upgrade, wireless charging is malfunctioning.

Over the course of this week, owners of Google Pixel devices have reported that wireless charging stopped working practically right away after upgrading to Android 13. The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL appear to be the most affected Pixel devices, while it also appears to affect the Pixel 6 series.

As of right now, this issue has not appeared on any of our own Pixel 6 series smartphones.

Although the precise reason of this problem is unknown, it appears that the software that controls charging on Pixel phones is the problem. The firmware may slow down or halt charging when using wireless charging (or wired, for that matter). For instance, if a Pixel phone has been plugged in or resting on a wireless charger for several days, Google automatically restricts charging at 80%.

Users who are experiencing this issue say that their phones either don’t respond to wireless chargers at all or only do so briefly before halting and showing a not charging message.

According to reports, the problems with wireless charging began as soon as Android 13, which was first made available for Pixel phones on Monday, was installed.

Additionally, those impacted assert that this occurs with any charger. Many people have brought up issues with both iterations of the Pixel Stand, but other people have brought up issues with several charges. According to user reviews so far, it appears inconsistent to modify settings like Adaptive Charging or forget a Pixel Stand in order to resolve the problem.

A number of reports have been sent in via Googles Issue Tracker , however Google does not appear to have acknowledged the issue just yet.


Owners of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 who experience this issue can roll back to Android 12. Owners of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are, however, without that choice.

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