Battery life is probably the best upgrade for the new Pixel 5, but there’s a weird bug some users have noticed. The battery indicator on some Pixel 5 devices is stuck at a certain percentage despite prolonged usage, but a fix is coming soon.
If you’ve got a Pixel 5 coming to your doorstep, you might be among those users who noticed that the battery indicator seems a bit jerky. Under normal circumstances, the Pixel 5 runs out of battery slowly, but as our Kyle Bradshaw noted on Twitter last week, his device took more than three hours to go from 100% to 99%. Obviously not normal.
It doesn’t seem like he’s alone when a support thread on Google forums has seen some users report similar problems over the past few days, albeit at times at different percentage points.
A Google product expert has confirmed that this is a known Pixel 5 bug and that a future Android update “to come soon”; should address battery issues. In the meantime, users can temporarily resolve the problem by restarting the phone and plugging the phone back into the charger to adjust the level.
The team is aware of the issue, and a fix will roll out in a future Android update soon. Your battery is charging, but the indicator light might be stuck. If you restart your phone and plug it back into the charger again, the battery level quickly increases to a correct level.
More information about the Pixel 5:
FTC: We use auto-earning affiliate links. Than.
See 9to5Google on YouTube for more news: