Battery Drains Fast On Google Pixel And Pixel XL (Solved)
Google recently released the Pixel and Pixel XL, and many have called it one of the best smartphones of 2016. But there seems to be some problems with a quickly dying battery on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Some of these issues are based on the types of apps that are being used or Android software bugs that need to be fixed. The following will explain several ways to help fix a fast battery drain on a Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
Reboot or Reset Pixel and Pixel XL
Sometimes when the Pixel and Pixel XL battery is dying quickly, the best option is to factory reset the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Another great reason to factory reset a Pixel and Pixel XL is to get a fresh start on the device. Follow this guide on how to reboot & reset the Pixel and Pixel XL.
Disable Or Manage Background Sync
When opens are being used, these apps are still draining the battery on your Pixel and Pixel XL. The best way to help fix the fast draining battery on the Pixel and Pixel XL is to close these apps when it’s not being used. This can be done by pulling down the quick settings and swiping down with two fingers and tap on Sync to disable it.
Another method is to go to Settings -> Accounts and disable sync for the apps you don’t need. You’ll notice when disabling Facebook background sync, the Google Pixel and Pixel XL battery life will be much better.
Disable LTE, Location, Bluetooth
Using the Internet for things like location tracking, LTE Internet and bluetooth really drain the battery fast on the Pixel and Pixel XL. Sometime you need these services, but during times that it’s not needed, try turning them off and see how much longer the battery life lasts on your Pixel and Pixel XL. and sacrificing battery life. For those that don’t want to disable Location (GPS), put the smartphone into power saving mode. It will only wake up when necessary – like for Navigation. Bluetooth is another big silent battery killer.
Use Pixel and Pixel XL Power-Saving Mode
The “Power saving mode” feature has some great options to help fix a dying Pixel and Pixel XL battery. There are options to restrict background data. There’s another option to limit performance, such as turning off GPS and the backlit keys and lowering the screen frame rate, as well as governing the phone’s processor. You can choose whether to start this mode manually, or have the phone do it automatically.
The WiFi kills the battery on the Pixel and Pixel XL if it’s turned on all day. Most people don’t need to be automatically connected to each Wi-Fi network that is available, and it’s a good idea to turn on Wi-Fi when it’s not in use. Also, during times that either a 3G/4G/LTE connection is being used for the Internet, turn off WiFi because there is no need to have it on when it’s not being used.
Replace TouchWiz Launcher
TouchWiz launcher not only drains the battery of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, but it also takes up a lot of memory, and constantly runs in the background. Instead, try Nova Launcher for better performance and better battery management.
Reduce the amount of tethering that is done with your Pixel and Pixel XL. Yes the tethering feature is great for connecting other devices to the Internet, but this features drains the battery of the Pixel and Pixel XL fast. The best way to fix a fast dying battery on the Pixel and Pixel XL is to just turn off the tethering feature, or reduce the amount of time it’s used.
To keep your smartphone sufficiently juiced up, you may want to check out an external battery pack that is suitable for your phone.