Using a Google Pixel? I bet you’re having fun annoying your friends and relatives with your flashy new piece of technology. It’s all good, of course, but perhaps you’ve had some trouble with the battery life of your Pixel? Well, if you do, you don’t have to worry. Because here are a few ways in which you can use Pixel’s built-in features to get the most out of your phone.
Make a check on apps that drain your battery.
Android’s default battery-saving function is Doze. To make sure that your battery has optimum usage, Doze automatically puts your phone and apps in a low-power mode when you’re not using your phone. But you can always double-check to make sure. Just go to Settings -> Battery and scroll through the list of apps under “Use since last charge.” This list shows the percentage of charge that your apps are using. Some basic apps will probably take most of your battery life, but if you notice any seldom-used apps taking up a lot of your battery, then you’d know you should figure out the issues with that app.
Use battery optimization.
Here’s something you should know: Ever since you switched on your Pixel for the first time, your device has been analyzing your usage, making sure you get the maximum use of your device. This involves optimizing storage, prioritizing apps you frequently use, and sleeping apps that you hardly ever open. You can see all these options and alter the optimization settings of each app to get better battery life. Head over to Settings -> Battery and tap on the Menu option. Then tap Battery Optimization. You’ll see the “Not Optimized” list. If you find any apps that should be optimized but aren’t, just go ahead and manually optimize them. Of course, that means you also have another option: “Don’t Optimize,” but that’s up to you.
Turn on battery saver.
This is a life saver. It will reduce your phone’s performance, vibration, and local services, but when you need it most, battery saver will give you an extra hour of life. You can also make it so that your device automatically turns on battery saver once your battery power drops down to 15% or 5% of charge. Best thing, though, battery saver will automatically turn off when you plug in your Pixel.