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How to Resolve the “Realign Phone to Charge Wirelessly” Issue with Pixel Stand

The Pixel 8 Pro has landed, and it’s making waves with its impressive features like the Tensor G3 chipset, enhanced camera, AI smarts, and an incredible promise of 7 years of OS updates. But when it comes to charging, some users are hitting a snag with its 23W wireless charging capability, specifically when using the Pixel Stand.

Not too long ago, we discussed touch-related problems while wirelessly charging this device. Now, a fresh concern is echoing through the Pixel 8 Pro community. Many users are encountering the frustrating “realign phone to charge wirelessly” message when they attempt to juice up their phones on the Pixel Stand. Adding to the frustration, enabling Battery Share is a fleeting experience – it turns on for a brief moment before switching off.

How to Resolve the "Realign Phone to Charge Wirelessly" Issue with Pixel Stand

In addition, some users are seeing the “connected-not charging” message. They’ve tried all sorts of stands, including both generations of Pixel Stand and third-party options, and the outcome remains consistent. Interestingly, these same users can effortlessly charge other devices, even older Pixel models, on these stands, ruling out stand-related issues. This leaves us with a pressing question: Is there a solution to this problem? Let’s dive into the details.

If you’re facing the “realign phone to charge wirelessly” error when using the Pixel Stand to charge your Pixel 8 Pro, there are a couple of potential fixes you can try.

Remove Device Cover

Some users have reported success by removing the cover or case from their Pixel 8 Pro before placing it on the Pixel Stand. The case may interfere with the charging process, and removing it could help establish a solid connection for wireless charging.

Some users have reported success by removing the cover or case from their Pixel 8 Pro before placing it on the Pixel Stand.

Device Reset

Resetting your Pixel 8 Pro is another option to consider. A minority of users have mentioned that performing a device reset resolved the issue for them. Keep in mind that resetting your device will erase your data, so make sure to back up your important files before attempting this solution.

Official Developer Response

As of now, the official developers have not acknowledged this issue, and there is no estimated time for a fix to be rolled out. We will keep this guide updated with any official announcements or solutions from the developers. In the meantime, trying the workarounds mentioned above is your best course of action to address the “realign phone to charge wirelessly” problem with the Pixel Stand.


In the world of smartphones, issues can arise, even with the latest and greatest devices like the Pixel 8 Pro. The “realign phone to charge wirelessly” problem with the Pixel Stand has been a concern for some users. While the official developers have yet to provide a solution or ETA for a fix, there are a couple of potential fixes you can try. Removing the device cover or performing a device reset may help in resolving this issue.

Disclaimer: Please note that these suggested fixes are based on user experiences and may not work for everyone. Resetting your device, in particular, should be approached with caution as it will erase your data. Before attempting any troubleshooting, it’s essential to back up your important files and consider the potential risks involved. We recommend keeping an eye on official developer updates for a permanent solution to this issue.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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