July 5, 2022

Google Updates Pixel 6 Fingerprint Reader, Confirms Slow 23 Watt Charging

Zoom in / Pixel 6 Pro.

Ron Amedeo

Now that the Pixel 6 has been out for a few weeks, Google has begun to address some common complaints about the device.

First, there is a new update that addresses the fingerprint reader, which has some issues. The November security update for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro is the built-in number “SD1A.210817.036”, which enhances one of the most recent fingerprint updates ending with “SD1A.210817.03”.7. ”Google has not officially said what Built does, but Verizon Posted a changelog for Built 037, which says: “Current software update improves the performance of your device’s fingerprint sensor.”

If you are coming from November Security Patch, the update is 14.5 MB. Not everyone has problems with the fingerprint sensor, however Thread / r / After installing it on the GooglePixel subreddit it seems that there are mostly positive posts. I feel like the update is coming out very slowly. Even if you are on the old configuration, press the “Check for update” button Will not Pull down automatically as usual. OTA is available for manual download Google’s pixel site, So your options are to use it manually (instructions are at the top of that page) or wait longer.

Second issue: Charging! A New social post, Confirmed by Google Previous test From Of the Android Authority Robert Trix Pixel 6 does not actually charge 30 W, instead topping at around 22 W. In the letter of the law, Google does not technically specify the charging speed for the Pixel 6 on the Internet, which states that it can be done by phone. “Charge up to 50 percent in about 30 minutes with the Google 30 W USB-C Charger.” Google suggests that Charger 30 W can charge, technically no wattage unlisted phone required. This is not exactly lying, but it is unnecessarily misleading.

Here’s the main feature of Google’s post:

We have upgraded the Pixel’s lithium-ion battery to higher charge rates when the battery level is low. The Pixel 6 can get up to 50% off in about 30 minutes (via Google’s 30W USB-C Power Charger) and can reach up to 80% faster in about an hour depending on the device usage and temperature. The peak power that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro receive from the wired charger is 21W and 23W, respectively. When the battery is fully charged, the charging power is gradually reduced to improve battery life.

Pixel can suspend charging above 80% Under certain conditions, And if you enable Adaptive Charging, Pixel will gradually increase the rates for overnight charging. Taken together, these approaches not only help charge your pixel faster when the battery is low, but also help preserve the life of your battery and reduce corrosion.

The phone does not have a charger, so I use OnePlus 45W USB PD PPS Power brick. Now a big problem in Android OS Not reported Charging watt per user, so I can not say for sure whether I am charging at full speed (it seems obvious The work is done) This charger seems to meet all the specifications and, to me, it takes two hours to charge the Pixel 6 Pro.

Its main feature is that the Pixel 6 charging is slow and uncompetitive. This is a completely different charging experience from 29 minutes OnePlus 9 Pro Takes charge. OnePlus phones charge very quickly, which changes consumer habits. When the phone battery increases by 1 percent every 18 seconds, charging it overnight feels like overkill. It seems best to charge for a few minutes during the lunch break or before you go out somewhere or when it is low. The Pixel 6 is too slow to survive this kind of behavior, so for me, it’s been overnight charging for old school.