Problems with USB-C and staying connected?


I believe Andrew Zarian mentioned on a podcast with Paul that he was having trouble with his USB-C connection as well. He mentioned that it loosened over time. I’m having the same problem with my Pixel phone and wanted to see if anyone else is having problems with it?

I thought it was the cable at first and have gone though several and each have the same problem. To charge my phone now it takes about 5 mins of putting the cord in and out and trying to prop it up and then hope it doesn’t stop charging in the middle of the night.

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3 responses to “Problems with USB-C and staying connected?”

  1. rameshthanikodi

    You're wrong, because USB-C is flawless, sliced bread, and the second coming of jesus himself.

    Just kidding. But seriously, you're not going to get many responses in a blogosphere where people who can't be honest about the shortcomings of USB-C. A quick google search widely corroborates your story - with the Pixel specifically - yet another thing that the tech press praised but not be honest about it's shortcomings. I think the problem is with the Pixel though, because every other USB-C device i've used don't have the problem. My current phone is nearly a year old but the USB-C port still feels as snug as day 1, and i've used various third-party cables with it, so it definitely can't be a thing with cables.

    • Sprtfan

      In reply to rameshthanikodi:

      I saw similar problems with users on the Pixel support forum. I'm about 6 months in and need to get it taken care of before the warranty runs out and I'm stuck with a phone that won't charge.

  2. wunderbar

    yea I have a few USB C based devices, including the Nexus 6P, which was one of the first commercially available devices with USB-C, and have not encountered the problem.

    That't not to say it doesn't exist, it almost certainly does, but I don't believe for a second that it's really widespread and affects every device.

    Really, this is something that *can* happen to any type of connector. I've had microUSB devices over the years where they became finnicky and difficult to charge. That didn't mean that all MicroUSB was bad, just those specific units that I had.