Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners complain about swollen batteries

If your phone’s battery starts to swell, it’s time to watch out. Owners of a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL are increasingly complaining about batteries that ‘suddenly’ swell. A post in the Pixel device support forum already received 113 responses about bloated Pixel 3s.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

It’s been a while, but in 2018 Google introduced the third generation of Pixel phones. So almost two years ago. Some owners will already be looking for a successor, while an increasing group of people wants to use their devices for longer. As the owner of a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, your phone’s life may end prematurely due to a swollen battery.


Many reports are made of Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices with swollen batteries on both Reddit and the Google Support Forum, Android Police reportsGoogle’s support forum has already received more than 113 comments, with many users reporting that the Pixel 3 (XL) battery they own is bloated. Such a swollen battery is not noticeable in a case, which is why many users only now see that their battery is swollen.Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners complain

In some cases, such as with Artem from AP, the swollen battery was not noticed until the phone was no longer able to charge wirelessly. At the same time, wireless charging is seen as one of the possible causes of a swollen battery. After all, wireless charging releases more heat than charging with a ‘normal’ charger. Heat can have a significant effect on battery life; the heat inside the Pixel’s batteries may cause a chemical reaction.

Security risk

If your phone contains a swollen battery, it is recommended that you stop using it. In extreme cases, swollen batteries can ‘explode’ and thus endanger your safety. In addition, on Pixel 3 devices, it ensures that water resistance goes under because water can enter the housing through the edges on the back.Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL owners complain about swollen batteries

Google is currently shipping replacement Pixel devices to customers who encounter a swollen battery in their phone. On the Support Forum, the company recommends that customers contact Google. If you have purchased a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL telephone in Belgium or the Netherlands, you can possibly turn to the local dealer. If that doesn’t work out, you can contact the Google service desk in the Benelux.

One-time solution

Google reports that it is a one-time solution, which is also available to customers who no longer have a warranty on their Pixel phone. If you have a Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, it is advisable to check the back of your phone. If space has arisen between the back and the housing of your phone, please contact Google immediately.

Do you currently suffer from a swollen battery in your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL? If so, are you planning to contact Google? Let us know in the comments at the bottom of the article.

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