Android Pie busted the fast charging feature on the Pixel XL

Android Pie busted the fast charging feature on the Pixel XL

Android Pie busted the fast charging feature on the Pixel XL

And as with all the previous Android versions, this latest one has been named after a dessert, the Android 9.0 Pie. Those, however, not using a Pixel or Essential phone will have to wait for the Android 9 update to hit their devices.

Some users have claimed it's still possible to activate fast charging by powering the device down, and plugging it in while powered down. You'll get a notification on your phone about the faster charging speeds, and, obviously, you won't have to stay plugged in for almost as long. The charging rate for compatible cables and plugs is 5V/3A, which is what shows the "Charging rapidly" message on the lock screen and Always-on display.

With Android Pie update being out now for a week or so, users of the original Pixel XL are reporting a fairly major issue; fast charging no longer works.

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Having a quick look on my Pixel XL - using the official charger and an unofficial one - the only message I was able to get is the "charging" message which could mean that the fast charging abilities may have been removed.

The issue is showing its face in several forms. After the Android Pie final release, a second bug report was opened and a lot more people started chiming in. Both of these solutions indicate that the problem could have to do with the device overheating, or with the new operating system draining too much power. "We are verifying a fix for non-PD USB-C chargers and will roll it out in the coming weeks".

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