Nexus 6p Slow charging

Facing weird issues on Nexus 6P after Android 7.1.2 update? In this guide, we will deal with Nexus 6P slow charging and battery draining.

Nexus 6P is the last smartphone of Google Nexus series. It is manufactured by Huawei. Nexus 6P is still considered as the most loved phone running on pure Android. It still gets the security updates each month. Google is upright about keeping its support to former devices.

Nexus 6P is running on latest Android Nougat 7.1.2 and soon it will get Android O update. It has 5.7 inch AMOLED Gorilla glass 4 display screen. Powered by Snapdragon 810 processor along with Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB RAM. Best thing about Nexus 6P is its design and camera result. It has good battery timing supported by 3450 mAh battery.

Nexus 6P Slow Charging Issue on Android 7.1.2:

After updating to Android 4.1.2. I was facing severe issues of battery timing. The Android operating system was consuming almost same amount of power as the display screen. Another weird issue was the Nexus 6P slow charging. Although it said “charging rapidly” on lockscreen with 5 hours estimated time of full charge but is charging 18-20% in 1 hour. Using the AC charger and original USB-C cable that came with the phone (which I know allows charging Rapidly) won’t quick charge my 6P after the April update.

Well I fixed this issue by clearing cache of my Nexus 6P from recovery menu. Following are the steps to clear cache of Nexus 6P:

How to clear cache of Nexus 6P Slow charging issue fix:

Clearing cache of phone from recovery menu does NOT delete any data present in your phone. It just deletes the system cache which might be causing problem in proper functioning of your phone. Clearing cache also helps to fix number of other problems of your phone. Random boots and unorthodox behaviour. All things can be catered by clearing cache. In my case it helped me fix Nexus 6P slow charging issue.

  1. First of all turn off your Nexus 6P
  2. Press power and volume down button, keep holding the buttons and after some seconds you will see boot screen. FASTBOOT MODE will be written on the top of the screen.
  3. Now press volume down button until you get to recovery menu,  press the power button to select recovery menu.
  4. Your phone will reboot again.
  5. Now press and hold power button and volume up button to get into recovery menu.
  6. Once you get into recovery menu, navigate to Wipe Cache Partition.
  7. Use power button to select the option.
  • To wipe cache of individual apps, use this guide.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the guide above on how to fix Nexus 6P slow charging on Android 7.1.2 by clearing cache of the phone let me know in the comments.

Furthermore, make sure you are using original accessories to charge your Nexus 6P. Mostly people are suffering from this issue after the march update.

Even if the guide above does not helps you to fix the issue. Then consider performing a hard reset. If nothing helps you out then the last option is installing fresh firmware. Use this guide, It is self implemented and it has every step on how to install stock rom on Nexus phones.

  • María

    Is it possible to do it in Nexus 5X?

  • María

    Thank you.

  • iamsra

    Will cCleaner do the same job?

  • Paris Clark

    Hello, i hope you are still responding. I tried this and got to step 2, but on my Nexus6P it DID NOT say “fastboot mode” at the top of my screen and where you say hit “recovery menu”, I don’t have that. My phone says “recovery mode”. When i do hit the power button to select ‘recovery mode’ the next screen that shows is black with an open green android figure that has a red triangle with an exclamation point in it and under it say “no command”. No other way back to the previous menu and if i hit the power button while on the black screen it just starts up. I am never able to follow your steps as you have posted…. I can never get past steps 2-3…

    Hopefully you answer.. Thanks

    • When you get to the screen that says “no command”. Hold Power button and Press Volume button once. Then you will actully get into recovery menu. From there you will be able to clear cache partition of your phone.

      • Paris Clark

        Late response, but, thank you! That did the trick.