Some Nexus 6P users suffering from battery issues after Nougat update

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Huawei places blame squarely on the Nougat update, offering to flash a user’s phone back to Marshmallow if they would like.

Apparently, I’m not the only one! It seems that some Nexus 6P owners have been having some issues with their battery since the Android 7.0 Nougat update. Users are reporting (and this writer has confirmed seeing) their Nexus 6P powering down just after the battery goes below 15%.

From a personal perspective, this hasn’t happened every time, which is all the more infuriating… an issue that isn’t consistent is usually harder to nail down, and thankfully the opened ticket on Google’s Android Issue Tracker is set as a low priority. Hooray! It seems that users are having problems with the phone powering down usually just after 15%, but occasionally anywhere from 20% to some reporting as high as 40%. Many need to plug in the phone before it will restart, and most confirm that when rebooted, the battery shows the percentage filled just over where it was when shut down.

This kind of battery uncertainty makes using the device as a daily driver particularly difficult, especially if you are a heavy user. I’ve been lucky and have only had my phone power down randomly a few times when the battery percentage was at 15% or lower. If the phone is powering down at 40% that is practically unusable for most users.

Some users contacted Huawei prior to commenting on the issue ticket, and Huawei places blame squarely on the Nougat update, offering to flash a user’s phone back to Marshmallow if they would like. It does certainly seem to be an issue with Android since I did not personally have this issue until quite recently.

Are you a Nexus 6P owner that has been having problems with your phone randomly shutting down when it shouldn’t? Tell us all about it in the comment section below or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: Android Issue Tracker
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