Flimsy charging port

Jack Murphy2

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Does anyone else find that the charging port is extremely flimsy? Like for instance, the charger will easily come out of the charging port if bumped. I find it to be a huge inconvenience while driving and using Android Auto as it seems every time I go over the slightest bump it comes out and I have to fully pull it out and plug it back in. I have tried using a phone holder and am still seeing the same issues. The cord is not pulled tight and has slack. This happens at home while charging as well if I bump it ever so slightly. Just not sure if I should look into a warranty or not.

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00stryder

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Some chargers I use (i.e. my third-party cables/adapters from Aukey) have been more loose fitting into the charging port, but I attribute that to the cables themselves over my phone's port as the standard Google cable that came with my Pixel 2 seems to work w/out issue.

So for me it's not an issue, but depending on how long you've had your phone, how much wear and tear it's experienced, your port might be faulty.
 

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Mine doesn't easily come out. I use the cord it came with, the cord from my Pixel 1, and an Anker A to C cable in the truck without issue.
 

stang6790

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The problem is that lint has built up in the bottom of the port and won't let the cable go in all the way. Take a needle or pin and scrape all the way around the bottom of the port and you will get a bunch of lint out and it will be like new. You may also be able to use canned air. I clean mine out about once a month.
 

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I tested mine against store models including different cables and they were all the same with some movement but never created a problem
 

Jack Murphy2

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Lint was stuck in mine. Thanks for the tip stang6790! Thank you to everyone else who commented as well! Glad it was just my phone and some lint stuck.