How To Fix Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X Not Charging Issue


Last year for the very first time Google launched two new Android Flagship phones simultaneously, which are Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. They both share an operating system and aren’t completely unalike.  Both of them has fast and flexible charging standard.  Both of these are google phones, but Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X have charging issue. In this article we will cover how to fix charging issues in these two smartphones.

Nexus 6P is the current flagship from Google. It’s made by Huawei. Nexus 5X is the younger brother of Nexus 6P. Nexus 5X is made by LG. Both Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X  are currently running on latest Android 6.0.1. A preview of the upcoming version is already released by Google.

Now we will have a look at the possible reason which can cause the ‘not charging’ issue. Also, we will discuss the fixes to resolve this issue.


What are the possible reasons behind the charging issue in Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X?

In this section of the article, we look at some of the most often cause which can cause the ‘not charging’ problem. These causes are also common in both the google devices.

  1. USB cable is not functioning properly.
  2. USB port is not clean.
  3. USB port is not functioning properly.
  4. Device battery is damaged.
  5. Trouble due to software update.

These are the most common reason, because of which Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X  users are having charging issues.

How to fix the charging issue in Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X?

Now, as we know the possible reasons which can cause the not charging problem in our Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X; let’s look for ways to fix it.

Now we will discuss some simple steps which can be taken to resolve the not charging issue.

1: Cleaning of USB port

This is one of the simplest methods. Sometimes dust gets settled in our devices and we aren’t even aware about it. If this is the reason behind the charging issue faced in Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, cleaning the port might fix the issue.

2: Use of different USB cable

It’s often advised to change your USB cable after a span of time. As with time the functioning of USB cable starts to deteriorate. This can cause problems of not charging so changing the USB cable might be beneficial. Try to use a different USB-C cable to charge your device.

3: Using a PC or Laptop to charge your device

If the above methods didn’t work, then plug your  Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X  device in a PC or Laptop using a USB cable. The USB cable can be version 3.0 to the type C adapter.

4: Factory Reset the device

Sometimes if a defective app gets installed in our device, it can cause some serious issues, not charging of our smartphone is one such issue. By doing a factory reset on our device we can resolve this issue. But, before that, as a imprecation measure, I suggest you to take a proper backup of your smartphone.

5: Downgrade to previous software update

Sometimes the latest firmware can cause certain trouble in our device. If  not charging of device happens after a software update, just downgrade to the previous software update. This can fix the problem in Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Even Samsung smartphones like galaxy note 5 and galaxy S7 and S7 edge are facing issues and being operated through firmware.

6: Visit Service Center

This is the last choice. If none of the above mentioned fix works, then take your device to the nearest service center for fixing the not charging problem in these google smartphones.

Hope this article is beneficial to you and help you fix the not charging problem in your google device.