Charge your Pixel Tablet

The Charging Speaker Dock is your Pixel Tablet's home base. To charge your tablet, attach it to the dock and it will charge automatically.

Dock and undock

Charge your tablet when it's undocked

If you're not near your dock, plug a USB cable (sold separately) into your tablet's USB-C port from a power adapter plugged into a power source.

When you charge your tablet away from its dock:
  • The USB-C cable and adapter you use needs to support USB 2.0.
  • To charge your tablet with a USB-A power adapter, use a USB-C to USB-A adapter (sold separately). This charges your tablet more slowly than USB-C.

Turn battery features on or off

Battery charge percentage

Check the battery icon on the tablet screen's upper right corner to check your battery charge. To display the battery percentage next to the icon:

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Battery and then turn Battery percentage on or off.

Note: If you turn your tablet off and attach it to the dock, press the power button to get the battery charge percentage on the screen.

Adaptive charging

Adaptive charging is a feature that changes how your battery charges to help extend its lifespan. To enable or disable Adaptive charging:

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Battery and then Adaptive preferences.
  3. Turn Adaptive Battery on or off.

Note: If you turn on Adaptive charging, some notifications might be delayed.

Hear charging sounds
  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Sound and then turn on Charging sounds.
  3. When your tablet is charging, you'll hear a sound.
    • Note: You won't hear a sound if your ring & notification volume is turned all the way down.

Battery protection features for when your tablet is docked

Battery protection is turned on by default when your tablet is docked, and can affect how your tablet's battery charges. Learn how battery protection works.

Charge your tablet more quickly

  • Use a higher rated power supply (9V/2A recommended).
  • Don't use your tablet while it's charging.
  • Use a wall outlet as a power source if you charge your tablet away from its dock.
  • Get more charging tips for your Pixel Tablet.

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