The Google Nexus 6 which is also called the Motorola Nexus 6 is an amazing smartphone. Just like every other smartphone in existence it has its issues too. This article will list the 10 major and well known issues of nexus 6 and provide troubleshooting for Nexus 6 Problems. While the problems of Nexus 6 are nowhere near the problems faced by some other devices, they are still however present.
There is absolutely no denying that the while Google does make some awesome software, sometimes the bugs can also seep into the hardware side of things. We have already covered the problems faced by Nexus 5 in the past, now it’s time for the new one.
Note: I would like to thank the amazing folks over at the XDA forums which helped me in tracking down potential solution for the 10 big problems that Nexus 6 users face. I have compiled the best possible solutions for the problems. Read on ahead to find the problem you are facing and attempt to solve it yourself.
1. Nexus 6 Slow Charging Issue
Your beloved Nexus 6 is not charging as fast as you like. This is a common problem which plagued the owners since day one.
If you keep running background apps all the time, they may continue to drain the battery. Even when the phone is charging they will leach the juice making the charging slower. Try to close or downright disable background and unwanted apps. Now if you exit the apps by pressing the home button, the app will continue to run in the background. To ensure the apps you exit are properly closed, press the back button twice.
Please don’t play any video games while the phone is charging. Simply lay it on the table and leave it for a while. Running demanding apps may also result in slower charging.
Connect your Nexus 6 directly to a laptop or PC’s USB port. Use the standard data cable which came with the phone. If the problem exists, use another cable.
Check if the cable is not damaged. Simply use another cable with the supplied charger to know if the cable was faulty or not. Similarly do the same with the charger itself.
If there are still some problems, I recommend booting into safe mode. If the charging returns to normal, this means there was a faulty app on your smartphone. I would recommend a factory reset in this case.
2. Nexus 6 Dark Screen Problem
The screen is very dark outside and sometime nothing is visible in directly sunlight.
You can go into the settings of the smartphone then navigate to Device and then Display. From there change the settings of the screen until it becomes clearly visible. The path should look like this:
Drawer > Settings > Device > Display
Another way is to turn on adaptive brightness. This will adjust the brightness of the screen automatically.
Manually adjust the brightness of the screen. There is usually a slider in the notification bar which can adjust the brightness easily but if it is not there, you can find it in the settings as well.
3. Nexus 6 Wi-Fi Problems
Nexus 6 is not connecting well to wireless networks. There are constant disconnections.
A simple reboot might solve the problem. Yes this is an actual solution which can work almost 80% of the times.
If you have access to the wireless router, restart it too.
Forget the connection and re-enter the details. This can also work sometimes.
If this doesn’t work, go to the connections menu (where all the WiFi connections show up) and click on the vertical dots in the top right corner of the screen. This will pop up the advanced menu. From there go to the WiFi Frequency Band and change it to either 5 GHz or 2.4 GHz.
4. Nexus 6 Reboot Problem
Your smartphone restarts for no apparent reason. Sometime when its asleep and sometime when you are using it.
Try disabling the active notifications. There are notorious of causing this issue in the smartphone.
Sometime disabling the main messaging application and trying another one can help too. Try one from the best SMS apps list for further options.
Enabling the GPS High accuracy has also helped some users. Some report enabling Google Play Services solved the problem.
If you know how, first wipe the cache partition of the smartphone. If that doesn’t work perform a factory reset.
5. Nexus 6 Fast Battery Drain Problem
The batter drains really fast, even when the phone is not in active use.
Some applications which you downloaded from the Google Play Store might be doing this. Try disabling the ones which are draining the battery faster. Look for the battery info in the settings to know which apps are doing this.
If you can uninstall power greedy applications, do it as soon as you can.
You can turn off haptic feedback and vibration features to save battery.
Make sure your phone is up to date and all the applications are also updated.
6. Nexus 6 MMS Problem
You cannot send and receive MMS on some carriers using the Google Messenger app.
This is a funny solution; simply stop using that abomination of a messenger app. Use Hangouts to bypass the problem easily. Or you can use another app to send and receive MMS.
7. Nexus 6 Bluetooth Problem
The Bluetooth connectivity is dodgy and unreliable.
First off, turn the Bluetooth of and on. If the problem persists reboot the phone.
Go to apps and clear the cache of the Bluetooth. Follow the path to reach there:
Drawer > Settings > Apps > All > Bluetooth Share > Clear Cache
If it still doesn’t work, clear the data as well. This will be the path:
Drawer > Settings > Apps > All > Bluetooth Share > Clear Data
If all methods fails see if the Bluetooth works in safe mode or not.
8. Nexus 6 Cloud Print Problem
The cloud print application doesn’t run for long and force closes.
Make sure that the app itself is updated. I recommend uninstalling all the updates and doing a fresh update.
Clear the data and cache of the app. This will be the path:
Drawer > Settings > Apps > All >Cloud Print> Clear Data
If nothing works, perform factory reset.
9. Nexus 6 Front Camera Problem
The front camera is not getting any light in, resulting in very dark faces.
See if your protector or case is not obstructing the front camera. Troubleshooting for Nexus 6 camera can be done this simple way.
Disable Smart Lock Trusted face feature and see if the problem goes away or not.
Update the provided camera app and check if the bug is gone or not.
Use an alternative camera app. We have some great ones listed in the best camera apps for Android list.
10. Nexus 6 Stutter Problem
Your device despite coming with a nice quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor clocked at 2.7 GHz lags and stutters.
The encryption feature might be doing some tinkering in the background. Currently there is nothing you can do about that but we will make a guide if more users complain about it.
Restart the phone. If the problem is still there, clear the smartphone cache.
These are the 10 major annoying problems of the Nexus 6 Smartphone. I hope the Troubleshooting for Nexus 6 guide will help you in solving some of the problems. If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments below. I know these are not the only problems Nexus 6 faces so if you have another problem, kindly state it in the comments and I will try to find a solution for you.