Google actively investigating battery drain bug on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

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Over the past few weeks, many owners of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have reported battery drain problems. The February security update appears to be the likely culprit, but since so many Android components are updated outside of system upgrades, it’s impossible to know for sure. Regardless of the cause, it has certainly made plenty of Pixel owners frustrated.

If you’re experiencing this problem with your device, there’s finally some good news – Google is actively looking for a solution.

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Investigations reveal Pixel 2’s rapid charging depends on battery temperature

Are you a Pixel 2/2 XL user? Have you been experiencing charging issues where-in your unit charges slowly despite the phone showing the “Charging rapidly” notification? Well, if your answer is yes, you are not alone. A lot of other users are also facing the same problem, evident from discussions on Google’s official forums. A few of those affected did some experimenting and found that this behavior isn’t consistent, cropping up only when the handset is being charged at below certain temperatures. Folks over at Android Police did some detailed testing, and found that’s indeed the…

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The Pixel 2 charges much more slowly below certain temperatures, but it doesn’t tell you that

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Battery advancements haven’t kept in step with performance improvements, but the charging tech for topping those cells up has come a long way. Now, most phones come with some flavor of quick-charging technology that promises to fill our capacious flagships in arbitrarily small periods of time. But in the case of Google’s Pixel 2 XL, it turns out that its “Charging rapidly” notification isn’t always an accurate statement. In low temperatures, Google’s flagship will claim to be charging quickly (10W+) when, in fact, it’s actually charging at less than 4W. 

The Pixel 2 XL charging at below ~20°C (68°F)

We were tipped off about the issue by a few of our readers, and though reports and our own tests only confirm this for the 2 XL, we don’t know if the smaller Pixel 2 is also affected.

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