Nexus 6P owners complain of acute battery drain on Android 7.0 Nougat

The Google Nexus 6P is not ageing gracefully

  • The Nexus 6P was launched in September 2015, so it’s over a year old. And like it’s the case of most handsets, over time users start to notice their device isn’t working as great as it did when it was first purchased.

Performance might start to dwindle and batter life might decrease dramatically. It’s seems the latter problem applies to the Nexus 6P. A bunch of users have taken to Reddit to complain that the phone’s battery is dying out excessively fast.

The topic was started by user TheRedyTedy who uploaded a video showcasing the problem. It displays the Nexus 6P (running Android 7.0 Nougat) in the process of taking a few photographs via the Google Camera app. Immediately after the deed, the device powers off without warning. The phone in the clip is a RMA and has been put through a factory reset.

TheRedyTedy shows users that pressing the power button has no effect on the device, the only option to wake up the “sleeping beauty” being to connect the Nexus 6P to a charger.

The post has attracted numerous users who seem to be dealing with the same issue. Some report solving the problem through a factory reset or by flashing Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Another Nexus 6P owner claims his device was plagued by battery issues too, but he contacted Google and got a RMA which works just fine.

So if happen to find yourself in the same boat as these Nexus 6P owners you have three options you can try. The first one would be to perform a factory reset. Granted, it won’t be fun since all your data will be deleted, so if you choose to go with this option remember to back up all your information.

The second option would be to try and flash Android 7.1.1 Nougat on the device – there’s a whole thread devoted to that. In the case the fixes suggested above don’t work, you can always contact Google and ask for a replacement phone.

Is your Nexus 6P experiencing similar issues?

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