Charge your Pixel phone

Pixel phones charge with USB-C cables. For best results, use the power adaptor that came with your phone.

How to charge your phone

  1. Plug either end of the USB-C cable into the port on the bottom of your phone.
  2. Plug the other end of the cable into the power adaptor that came with your phone.
  3. Plug your power adaptor into a power socket.

Tip: It’s a good idea to fully charge the battery of a new phone. After that, charge as much or as little as needed. (You don’t have to go from full to zero charge, or from zero to full charge.)

Charging tips

How to charge quickly

  • Use the power adaptor that came with your phone and plug into a wall socket. Other power sources, such as laptops, can charge more slowly.
  • You can use your phone while charging. To charge faster, don't use it while charging.

Hear when your phone is charging

  1. Make sure that your phone's ring sound is turned on. Learn how to change your phone volume.
  2. Open your phone's settings app.
  3. Tap Sound And then Advanced.
  4. Turn on Charging sounds.
  5. When you plug in your phone, you'll hear a sound.
    Note: If your phone is muted or on vibrate, you won't hear a sound.

Which power adaptors and cables to use

  • Pixel phones use USB-C with USB 2.0 power adaptors and cables.
  • To charge your phone with a USB-A power adaptor, use a USB-C to USB-A cable. This will charge your phone more slowly than USB-C.
  • Other Android cables and power adaptors might not work with Pixel phones.
  • Pixel 3a, Pixel 2 and Pixel (2016) phones can't charge wirelessly.

Technical notes

  • The battery can’t be removed. The phone shouldn't be opened, except by authorised repair services.
  • The power adaptor varies by country or region.
  • The power adaptor has a maximum output of 18 W (9 V/2 A).

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