Pixel Quick Charge Fix Promised By Google
Google has promised a fix after reports that the Android 9 update stopped users from being able to quick charge both the 2016 Pixel and the Pixel XL phones.
The issue was identified during beta and was not fixed in time for launch.
Quick charge relies on USB-Power Delivery (USB-PD) certified chargers to deliver recharge rates of at least 5V/3A. Pixel phones should display a “Charging rapidly” message on the lock screen if the Power Delivery function is working correctly.
Users who have experienced that bug say that when they attempt to use quick charge they instead see a “Charging” or “Charging slowly” message displayed on the lock screen.
Google made the following statement about working toward a solution.
“We’re aware of an issue where non-Power Delivery (PD) USB-C chargers no longer rapidly charge the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL after the upgrade to Android 9 Pie.
“The 18W rapid charger included in-box is a PD charger and does not exhibit this behavior.
“We are verifying a fix for non-PD USB-C chargers and will roll it out in the coming weeks.”
Ausdroid.net reports that despite Google’s claim, people using Power Delivery certified chargers are still experiencing the problem.