Google Pixel XL has an impressive battery life, but the fanatic users can definitely drain it over the course of a chaotic day. The smaller Pixel has a 2770mAh battery which does not offer the same longevity more so if you are a heavy user.

A Google Pixel’s battery life should make it through a day for most people. However, if you notice that the battery is draining fast, you may want to follow the tips below to make out of your battery.

1. Make use fo the battery optimization features

Just like other Android handsets, Google Pixel has a ‘Battery optimization’ feature. This feature identifies how and when you use the application to put them to sleep when they are not in use. To activate battery optimization in the Pixel handset, head to the ‘Settings’, hit Battery, and then click on the Menu button and hit Battery optimization.

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Moreover, if you see an application that you’d want to optimize, hit it and switch it to ‘Optimize’.  If you want to optimize all apps, tap on the top bar and you will see an option to view ‘All Apps’. Then tap on the individual applications and switch them to ‘Do not optimize’ if you want to allow the application to run as it wants. This is mostly done for crucial applications such as banking or travel apps.

2. Uninstall unwanted or unused apps

You can solve the battery life issues by uninstalling applications that you are not using often. Take your time and check applications and see the ones you have opened for weeks. Chances are that you are going to find a few that you have never touched since you purchased your Google Pixel. Uninstall such apps as they drain the battery life by running in the background.

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3. Look for battery draining applications

Google Pixel uses Doze (a system-wide battery saver function) that puts the apps and system in the lower-power state to increase the battery life when the Android device is not in use. Most of the time, this application can easily handle all kinds of applications and then manage them so that you can still receive notifications even when other applications are ‘sleeping’.

However, at times, a poorly coded application can manipulate the system by keeping it awake when it is not supposed  to, thus draining the battery. To see if there is any app causing such issues, go to Settings and click on the Battery. See the list of application found on ‘Use since last charge’ option. Here you see the most usual culprits like Android OS, screen, Voice calls or Bluetooth, however, if you happen  to see any application taking a lot more percentage that the above suspects, look at it to see if it is operating properly.

4. Last option: A battery pack

One thing for sure is that a battery pack does not fix the root issue of a poor battery. However, it fixes the problem of a low battery. In case you cannot manage to stay without needing to charge you device and you do not want to spend time plugging it at any point, you should consider purchasing a battery pack.

Source: Phone Arena

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