How to fix Pixel 7 Pro slow charging issues


Google’s newest Pixel 7 Pro is all about what you would expect from a Pixel flagship. It has a unique design, a 120Hz OLED LTPO display, a powerful Tensor G2 processor, improved smartphone photography, and more. Its 23W fast charging speed support is nowhere close to the insanely fast charging speeds available on other Android flagships but it can give you a 50% charge in 30 minutes. This is not as bad as one might think but at times, you can face issues where your Pixel 7 Pro is not charging fast enough or at all. This is why we have compiled a list of possible solutions to help you out.

Pixel 7 Pro slow charging solutions

In this article, we have covered different issues that could affect a phone’s charging speed and how to resolve them. These could be related to the software and/or the hardware side of things. One of these solutions should work for your particular unit and you should be able to enjoy charging the Pixel 7 Pro as fast as possible.

Check your charging adaptor

The first thing you need to do is to check the charging adaptor you are using to charge your Pixel 7 Pro. Since the company has stopped bundling chargers with the phone, you could be using one incapable of supporting the maximum charging speeds. Google recommends the official Google 30W USB Type-C charger which costs $25 for achieving the fastest possible changing speed. However, Pixel 7 Pro supports only up to 23W wired fast charging which means you do not necessarily have to get the official one.

Any third-party USB Power Delivery (PD) PPS charger (at least 25W) should be able to do the job. If you will use a standard USB PD charger without PPS support, the charging speed will be capped at around 18W.

Check charging cable

Next up, you should pay attention to the charging cable you are using. It is possible that you may be using a cable incompatible to support the fastest possible charging speed. This is why we recommend using the official USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable that comes bundled with the Pixel 7 Pro. Google also sells it separately for $20 per unit. There are also many third-party options but do check they are compatible with the Pixel 7 Pro before making the purchase.

If you have the right charging cable, the slow charging speed could be due to it being damaged. Sometimes, the damage is on the outside and is visible to us and sometimes, it is on the inside and we cannot see it. We would suggest trying charging your phone with another cable and using the one you have to charge another phone. This will help you pinpoint if the issue is due to the cable or the device. In case it is the cable, it is time to replace it as soon as possible.

Check your power source

If you have the right and properly functioning charging adapter and cable but the charging speed is still slow, it is time to investigate the power source. This is because unless the source can offer enough power, your charger and cable cannot charge the phone fast enough.

Try charging your phone using different charging outlets to see if it starts charging fast at any other source. It should also be noted that there is a difference in how fast your phone can charge when plugged into a wall socket and a USB port. For the latter, you should check the charging speed supported by the USB port you are using to charge the device.

Charging port

If you have tried all the aforementioned steps and nothing has worked for you so far, there is a possibility that the Pixel 7 Pro’s charging port is damaged. This could happen due to the way you may have handled it, especially while plugging in and removing the cable. In this scenario, it is advised to visit an official Samsung service center to get it checked and replaced if it is actually damaged.

Dirt accumulation is another thing that can affect the port’s performance. It should be cleaned to see if that makes any difference. However, we would suggest not doing this yourself unless you know what you are doing.

Software Update

This may not look like a solution that could affect charging speed but it can actually help you out. One of the reasons for the slow charging speed could be due to some software bug. This is something we have heard about in the past and across various brands. This is why companies release software updates to fix those bugs. You should check for software updates on your phone and if there is one available, download and install it as soon as possible.

Ajit Singh
Ajit is a freelance tech reporter who loves everything tech but has a soft corner for Android. He started his stint in tech journalism in 2015 and has previously worked with publications like Digit India and Android Headlines. You can also find his work on MySmartPrice.

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