Nexus 6p Slow charging on Android Oreo

Facing weird issues on Nexus 6P after Android Oreo 8.1 December 2018 OTA 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 one of 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 Android Oreo 8.1. Just this month, it has received its final security update patch. It looks like this is going to be its final update and Nexus 6P updates will be discontinued.

Talking about the hardware. Nexus 6P has 5.7 inches AMOLED Gorilla glass 4 display screen. Powered by Snapdragon 810 processor along with Adreno 430 GPU and 3GB RAM. The 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 Oreo:

After updating to Android Oreo 8.1 December update. I was facing severe issues of battery timing. The Android operating system was consuming the almost the same amount of power as the display screen. Another weird issue was the Nexus 6P slow charging. Although it said “charging rapidly” on lock screen 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.

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

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

Following are the steps to clear cache of Nexus 6P:

  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 the 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 the 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 Oreo 8.1 December security update by clearing the cache of the phone, let me know in the comments.

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

There is another case, as you know Nexus 6P is now 3 years old. With time battery of every smartphone or device wears off. There is a limited lifetime of each battery cell. Once it has crossed the age limit. Your Nexus 6P or any other device will behave weirdly.

Following are a few symptoms of that indicate an almost dead battery:
  • Shutting down in middle of a heavy process, even when there is a lot of battery left.
  • Charging rapidly when you connect to the charger for the first 20-30%.
  • Not charging more than 80%.
  • Shutting down automatically when there is 10-20% battery left.

All the above-mentioned conditions can be really annoying. If you are experiencing them. It is time to change the battery. To check the battery condition of your Nexus 6P, you can download a very good app named as AccuBattery, it will inform you about the current health of your battery. I am personally using this app. It shows the total capacity of the battery along with the current usable battery capacity.

Beware when you look for a new battery to fix Nexus 6P slow charging. Only buy a battery that has positive reviews from others users, as there are a great number of low-quality batteries in the market, that will do no good to your phone and they will wear off in a matter of 3-4 months.

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 a fresh firmware. Use this guide, It is self-implemented and it has every step on how to install stock ROM on Nexus phones.

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María

Is it possible to do it in Nexus 5X?

María
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María

Thank you.

iamsra
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iamsra

Will cCleaner do the same job?

Paris Clark
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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… Read more »

Abdullah Akbar Shafi
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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
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Paris Clark

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

Abdullah Akbar Shafi
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I am glad it worked for you.

Suraj Padamsali
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I had the same issue after updating my Oneplus device to Androd Oreo. But after least use of PiP mode, I got some result. because using multiple tasks at the same time, it consumes more power.

Dave Moody
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Dave Moody

Hey – had all same issues with Battery on my 6p after 2 years service. Attempted 95% of fixes mentioned here and elsewhere – nothing worked. Purchased and had installed new battery couple of months ago – all issues resolved. My 6p now working fine, no rapid drain or shutting down. Save your time and effort and get a NEW battery !

Natalia Schneider
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Hey, how much did it cost you to get a new battery and how you got it replaced, how much does the replaement costs?
As, I am also looking to replace battery of my nexus 6P. Everything works fine, but when its too cold, it shuts down even if the battery is around 20%.

Dave Moody
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Dave Moody

Hey took my 6p to local cell phone repair shop $60.00 plus tax OME battery & installation. Phone like new!

Natalia Schneider
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I tried using OnePlus Dash charger to fast charge my Nexus 6P, but it wouldn’t charge fast. The only charger that works fine with Nexus 6P is its official charger.