Owners of the Nexus 6P are reporting battery failures with 7.0 Nougat

Owners of the Nexus 6P are reporting battery failures with 7.0 Nougat
As a smartphone ages, there are certain aspects of the device that often don't age the best over time. Certain display panels can sometimes grow duller, performance doesn't always remain as smooth as it once was, but above all else, batteries seem to be the thing that take the biggest hit. Even after owning a phone for just a year or a few months, it's not all that uncommon to start to notice the performance of the battery to drop quite a bit from when you first took the phone out of the box. Some owners of the Nexus 6P - a phone that was released on September 29, 2015 - have been reporting noticeable battery drain with their handset. However, the battery drain that they're reporting is much more serious and severe than normal wear and tear.

In a YouTube video made by user TheRedyTedy, it's showcased that this particular user's Nexus 6P has a tendency to simply shut off at random times for no discernible reason whatsoever. TheRedyTedy replicates the issue in the video by simply taking a handful of photos with the stock Google Camera app, and the phone immediately powers down shortly after this. Once the phone is shut off, TheRedyTedy shows that pressing the power button once and holding it down has no effect on the phone at all - resulting in having no choice but to plug the 6P into the charger, wait for the charging indicator to pop up on the screen, and then turn it back on that way. It's said in the video that the Nexus 6P being used is an RMA, is running a non-beta version of Android 7.0 Nougat, and it's already been through a factory reset.

TheRedyTedy shared this YouTube video on the r/Android subreddit on Sunday, October 30, and it has since generated a ton of comments from other users who are reporting similar issues with their 6P as well. When going through the comments, some users have reported that a factory reset worked in their case, and others are saying that flashing Android 7.1.1 did the trick for them.Then again, one user reported that flashing 7.1.1 was actually the cause of the battery issue for them, so there doesn't currently appear to be any concrete solution for this issue.

One user reported that they contacted Google about the issue, got an RMA, and that the replacement is now working fine for them. If you have a 6P with this issue, trying a factory reset or flashing 7.1.1 could be worth a shot, but it looks like you might not have any other choice but to see if you can get Google to send you a replacement if the problem persists.

source: XDA via Phandroid

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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)



1. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Sound like a defective battery nothing else.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Huh? It happened after updating to 7.0. So its not the battery specifically. Its something in the firmware.

6. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1346; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

This definitely sounds like a software issue.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A software issue from an update. Color me surprised. Not.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Of course you aren't. Ios9 has 9 revisions and 5 incremental updates. IOS10 already is in need of updates with all the issues it's having out the vkx. Connectivity issues, the home button not working, camera taking horrible photos.

30. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The Note 7 has been blowing up, so you have nothing. Nothing.

3. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 618; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

not sure if that can be true if they were fine beforehand

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Have you lost faith in Google yet?

8. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Right, because no one else has software update issues do they?

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't think he said that.

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

He asked if people lost faith in Google in an article about a software bug. It's not too hard to follow the logic.

22. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 618; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Why would this make me lose faith I don't even own a 6p LMAO you must own an iPhone.

23. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This was directed to the author because he lost complete faith in Samsung. http://www.phonearena.com/news/The-Galaxy-Note-7-debacle-has-caused-me-to-lose-complete-faith-in-Samsung_id86447

29. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So exploding batteries and a software bug are the same thing? If that were the case no one would have faith in any company.

31. Mxyzptlk unregistered

That's just you assuming things.

33. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It's not bad to make assumptions when one uses logic, which is why you should never make assumptions.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I lost faith in them with the bs move they did with Google Assistant and 7.1 not releasing for the 6p yet.

14. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The Google assistant is exclusive to the Pixel phones for now. If you want it that badly buy a Pixel phone.

26. Subie

Posts: 2424; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Hopefully they release it for other OEM's Android phones sooner then later. But yes, the Nexus 6p being also Google branded should've got it sooner.

28. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I'm not so sure that will happen. I think this is the new direction Google is going in. That certain things will be exclusive to their Pixel line. To figure they'll be bringing Assistant to other devices is like figuring that Moto will bring their Moto Display to other OEMs, or LG bringing tap to wake to other OEMs. Google is now competitors with the OEMs, more so than it was when it was putting out Nexus devices. So to figure they're going to give their competition some of what makes them unique doesn't make a while lot of sense.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lollipopgate all over again.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I am curious. Why is a long known Apple fanboy mourning about Google firmware update?

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Because I'm using a 6P you twit.

17. Derekjeter

Posts: 1555; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I'm having lag issues on 7.0 on my 6P are you?

19. IT-Engineer

Posts: 577; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I have a 5x and on 7.1.1 beta having issues with 4g. It loses data connectivity and I need to set it on plane mode and off again to regain data or just restart.

20. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No, I never updated. After the lollipopgate fiasco, I decided to stay on marshmallow until they iron the kinks out.

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

If you never update when updates are available then why do you cry all the time about updates not being released in a timely manner? I mean, it's a bit of an idiotic thing to do, wouldn't you agree?

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Where in my post did I say I never update? I just didn't update to nougat because of the reported issues. I shouldn't have to be worried about a critical issue when updating my phone and Google being slow about it.

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I haven't had any issues thus far aside from battery performance problems.

18. Derekjeter

Posts: 1555; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

BURN!! Lol

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