After beta testing for five months and not addressing the bug during beta period, Google now marked the issue as “assigned.”
From number of user reports, the latest Android Pie update stop quick charge feature on Pixel XL, even with Quick Charge-compatible cable is plugged into correct source.
If you’ve already udated already and had Quick Charging issues, you may be out of luck for now. Even though the report of the quick charge issue was noted on the Google Issue Tracker page, the ticket status is closed and the prognosis isn’t good at the moment.
The report was flagged as “won’t fix (infeasible).” In simple terms, it means Google is aware of the issue and currently unable to fix it, though the reasoning behind this outcome is unclear. Further reports have been submitted—including some for the 5-inch Pixel.
Google spokesperson said to Ars Technica, that they’re “aware of an issue where non-Power Delivery (PD) USB-C chargers no longer rapidly charge the 2016 Pixel and Pixel XL after the upgrade to Android 9 Pie.”
The original 18W charger is recommended by Google which included Pixel XL at retail as it “is a PD charger and does not exhibit this behavior.” and also added “verifying a fix for non-PD USB-C chargers and will roll it out in the coming weeks.”
For those who haven’t installed the update, it’s probably good for them to hold off on updating to Android Pie, and to ensure that the update doesn’t happen without your permission, either.
Here’s how to prevent the buggy update get installed:
- You can do that by Turning off System Updates Notifications
To prevent the update from displaying, just turn off the notification menu to open to Apps and Notifications settings, and turn off the notifications from Google Play Services.
You can do this from Systems Settings, then Apps and Notifications, then Notifications.
Scroll down to the Google Play Services app and tap to open its settings page, where you can turn off notifications.
2. Also Turning off Automatic System Update. First, open System Settings, and open the System tab. Scroll down and tap “About Phone.”
The “About Phone” screen has an option “Build number” if you tap on it 10 times in a row the phone will set up into “developer mode.” You will know you’re nearing unlocking developer mode as a pop up will display saying “tap [x] more times to become a developer,” and “you’ve become a developer” once the mode is enabled.