Running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor with a 4GB RAM and offering 64/128 GB storage the Pixel 2 smartphone from Google is a high-end powerful phone which has a bunch of remarkable features. The speedy processor results in high battery consumption and the users seem to be facing problems with the battery life of their Pixel 2 handsets. There is a solution to every problem and there are some easy ones which you can solve the battery life problem. Read on to know how to fix Google Pixel 2 battery life issues.
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How to Fix Google Pixel 2 Battery Life Issues
Lower the Brightness
To begin with, you probably have the brightness of your Pixel 2 screen kept very high if not to its maximum. Bring down the brightness to 40% or select automatic to save some energy.
A Heated Smartphone Will Drain Battery
A warm or heated device will also lose out on its charge. Using a case that is not meant for your device and which is of a poor quality will also cause your phone to heat. Don’t keep your phone under direct sunlight. Playing games or videos continuously may also cause it to heat up. You should pause the app or video for sometime till it cools down and then resume your activity. This will help in keeping the battery charge intact for a longer period.
Unused Apps Should be Uninstalled
Remember that apps will continue to consume energy whether you use it or not. We tend to download many apps but soon get over them and switch to something different. Unused apps tend to harm the battery life. Uninstall the ones that you are not using and then check, your phones battery life will be definitely improve.
Avoid Using Live Wallpapers
All of us love small movements on our screen but Live wallpapers eat up the battery life. Static wallpapers will save your battery life and help you resolve Google Pixel 2 battery life issues.
Check Which App is Draining Your Battery Life
Pixel 2 uses a battery saving function known as ‘Doze’. This feature puts all the apps and along with the system in a low-power state which helps in saving the battery when the phone is idle. In most cases, the system is able to manage the apps and send notifications when the apps are sleeping. However, some poorly coded apps tend to keep the system awake thus draining your battery. A faulty app can easily be found on your system:
- Go to Settings > Battery > Use since last charge and check for the apps mentioned under it.
What you will mostly find under it is Android OS, screen, voice calls or Bluetooth which are common. There are chances you will find an app which is hardly used but the percentage of usage is higher. Uninstall such apps to improve your phone’s performance.
Reduce Display Sleep Time
Google has set the Pixel 2 to sleep after 1 minute by default. Lowering the time limit to sleep is also a battery saver.
- Go to Settings > Display > Screen Settings > Sleep – adjust the time, you can set it to 15 seconds which is a fairly good time limit. A small change in your settings could help solve Google Pixel 2 battery life issues.
Battery Saver Feature Can Help Too
A toggle can help you in adding to your Pixel 2’s battery life. If the feature is on, some features such as Google Map Navigation, background data, updating of email/messages, app sync, location services etc. that cannot be used or won’t work. This is why many users prefer to keep it off. However, this feature does let you save some percentage of battery on your phone. You can set it according to your choice of percentage at which you will like the battery saver mode to turn on – 5% or 15% whichever you think suits you best. Once you put Pixel 2 in charge the Battery Saver mode is turned off automatically. Here is how you can use the feature:
- Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Saver > Turn on Automatically and pick your option.
- If you swipe down your phone’s screen from the top you can manage the battery saver from here at any point. Just tap on the Battery Saver icon to turn it on or off.
Always-on Display Will Hamper Your Battery Life
The partially illuminated screen also needs energy and your battery is still getting used. Go to Settings > Display > Always-on option and toggle it off. Instead, you can use the option Lift to Check Phone which illuminates your phone’s screen when you lift it.
The above tips will definitely add to the battery life of your Pixel 2 phone.
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