Google Nexus 6P won’t charge when it’s hot – Who else has this problem?

Android Nougat on Google Nexus 6P

The Google Nexus 6P is one of the best phones I’ve ever owned. The phone, despite having had it for about 1.5 years now, it is still pretty fast and doesn’t show any signs of lag even with the kind of tasks I throw at it.

However, not so long ago, I started noticing something weird with the phone, where whenever it gets hot, it completely stops charging no matter what I try. I’ll agree that the Nexus 6P is quite old and probably this is because the phone is getting older with each passing day. In addition, there have been issues all over the Snapdragon 810 processor that powers the phone, but since the 6P uses a revised version of this chipset, the overheating issues haven’t been there at all.

As noted, this charging problem hasn’t been the case, but the issue started arising a few weeks ago, something that is without a doubt driving me nuts. I hate it that whenever this happens, I have to wait for some time for the phone to cool off before I can actually get it going. I do use a lot of GPS and take lots of photos as well, but am not a Pokemon Go fan, which is one of the reasons some of those whose Nexus 6P units are having the same problem are citing as the main cause.

It’s also possible that this could be as a result of the temperature changes coming with the summer holidays, but it would make some sense if the phone charged slower than usual rather than not charging completely. Whether it’s something to do with the Nexus 6P latest software update or aging hardware I’m not sure, but what I know is that things are not normal at all.

Anyone else having this problem on their Nexus 6P? Please do share your experiences in your comments below, who knows, I might bump into a solution. I still love my 6P and honestly, I would still want to keep it for some more months, at least until the Google Pixel XL gets a significant price cut, if at all it will.

2 thoughts on “Google Nexus 6P won’t charge when it’s hot – Who else has this problem?”

  1. It sounds like the battery is overheating. Safety systems prevent the battery from charging when the battery is hot. I have the same phone, and have no issues with it. A cool battery will live longer. Don’t charge your phone in a hot location.

  2. i’ve noticed my 6P not charging at night when i plug it in prior to going to sleep. normally i would plug it in and when i wake up in the morning i have a full battery. but the past few days i don’t think it is even getting to 50%! and that’s with it being plugged in at least 8 hours!

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