1. korab84's Avatar
    My Pixel 3a is not doing a rapid charge using the Google USB-C provided charger; I usually keep the phone on my jeans pocket and I cleared as much lint as I could from the USB-C charging port using a sewing needle (some things were coming out).
    Now the charger seems to go all the way in but the phone says "charging" then moves to "not charging" and then goes back to "charging"...not rapid charging happening.
    I've tried two Google USB-C chargers and a Lenovo USB-C 65W laptop charger (it may not be a good idea but I used to use it once in a while).

    What more can I do to make the phone do a rapid charge again? I don't want to do a factory reset of the phone...
    06-13-2021 07:12 PM
  2. Mr Bojangles1's Avatar
    Did you check the end of your charging cord too? Maybe it's in there instead
    06-13-2021 07:57 PM
  3. Mr Bojangles1's Avatar
    Try charging something else with it to see if it's charger or your phone
    06-13-2021 07:58 PM
  4. korab84's Avatar
    Try charging something else with it to see if it's charger or your phone
    I have two Google USB-C chargers at home, one that came with my Pixel 3a and one from my wife's Pixel 3, and both do the same type of exercise like I described on my post
    06-13-2021 08:36 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Try using a can of compressed air in your charger port
    J Dubbs likes this.
    06-13-2021 10:42 PM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    Have you tried different outlets? What about the connection between the charger and the cable?
    J Dubbs likes this.
    06-14-2021 07:20 AM
  7. korab84's Avatar
    Have you tried different outlets? What about the connection between the charger and the cable?
    I've tried other outlets in my apartment, changed the charger cable between my two Google USB-C chargers, and no change...my wife's Pixel 3 does the rapid charging without an issue
    06-14-2021 05:30 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    I've tried other outlets in my apartment, changed the charger cable between my two Google USB-C chargers, and no change...my wife's Pixel 3 does the rapid charging without an issue
    Still think a can aof compress air should be done , needle doesn't clean out everything you probably got most out to get the charger to fit but probably still not completely clean
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    06-14-2021 09:47 PM
  9. Scott337's Avatar
    That's the same problem my wife had with 2 different Pixel 3a phones. They just stopped charging no matter what OEM cable or charging brick we used. In both cases a replacement phone was our only solution.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    06-14-2021 10:09 PM
  10. Morty2264's Avatar
    That's the same problem my wife had with 2 different Pixel 3a phones. They just stopped charging no matter what OEM cable or charging brick we used. In both cases a replacement phone was our only solution.
    That is a good suggestion. OP, do you have any type of insurance through your carrier or through Google Device Care?
    06-15-2021 07:21 AM
  11. J Dubbs's Avatar
    That's the only complaint I've had with the pixels I've owned.... inconsistent charging behavior and battery percentage readouts. But I've also had the same issues on multiple other devices running different versions of Android as well. None of them were problems that prevented normal usage of the devices, but the behavior was erratic. I suspect Android still has some bugs with battery charging and usage. I understand why some people turn off the battery percentage readout
    Morty2264 likes this.
    06-16-2021 07:46 AM
  12. Morty2264's Avatar
    That's the only complaint I've had with the pixels I've owned.... inconsistent charging behavior and battery percentage readouts. But I've also had the same issues on multiple other devices running different versions of Android as well. None of them were problems that prevented normal usage of the devices, but the behavior was erratic. I suspect Android still has some bugs with battery charging and usage. I understand why some people turn off the battery percentage readout
    I turn off my battery percentage indicator all the time! It makes me nervous to watch it go down - whether during normal use or when I'm watching videos.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    06-16-2021 07:57 AM

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