All Pixel phones can charge with USB-C cables. For best results, use the power adapter that comes with some phones, like Pixel 5a (5G). If your phone isn't charging right, learn how to fix a phone that doesn't charge.
You can use Battery Share to wirelessly charge Qi-certified phones or accessories, like Pixel Buds, on your Pixel 6 Pro, 6, or 5. Set your accessory or other phone on the back of your phone to charge.
Tip: To charge wirelessly with Battery Share, your phone needs to have a high enough battery level. To check your battery level, open your phone’s Settings app. Tap Battery Battery Share. Make sure your phone is in a spot where it won’t get too hot. Learn how to keep your Pixel phone cool.
- Plug either end of the USB-C cable into the port on the bottom of your phone.
- Plug the other end of the cable into the power adapter that came with your phone.
- Plug your power adapter into a power outlet.
Important: When you charge your phone between 9 PM and 4 AM with an active alarm set for 3–10 AM, your phone may use Adaptive charging. This feature must be turned on for your phone to use it. Learn how to set an alarm.
To help preserve long-term battery life, you can charge your phone steadily overnight. Adaptive charging uses your alarm’s settings to completely charge your phone right before you wake up.
To turn off Adaptive charging:
- Open your phone’s Settings app.
- Tap Battery Adaptive preferences.
- Turn off Adaptive charging.
Tip: When Adaptive charging is on, the Always On Display will display “Adaptive charging” and the time your battery will be fully charged.
How to charge quickly
- Use a wall outlet as a power source. Other power sources, like 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
- Make sure your phone's ring sound is turned on. Learn how to change your phone volume.
- Open your phone's Settings app.
- Tap Sound Advanced.
- Turn on Charging sounds.
- 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 adapters and cables to use
- Pixel phones use USB-C with USB 2.0 power adapters and cables.
- To charge your phone with a USB-A power adapter, use a USB-C to USB-A cable. This charges your phone more slowly than USB-C.
- Other Android cables and power adapters might not work with Pixel phones.
- Pixel 4a (5G), Pixel 4a, Pixel 3a, Pixel 2, and Pixel (2016) phones can't charge wirelessly.
- If you want to remove the battery, we recommend that you take it to an authorized repair service provider. We don’t recommend that you remove it yourself.
- The power adapter varies by country or region.