Use battery saver on Android
To save power when your phone's battery gets low, you can set battery saver to turn on automatically. You can also turn on battery saver at any time.
What changes when battery saver is on
- Waits until you look at an app to refresh its content, like email or news.
- Stops use of Location services when your screen is off.
- Stops apps from doing things in the background, unless you turn off battery optimization.
- Stops listening for "Ok Google," and instead requires you to squeeze your phone or tap the Assistant icon .
- Turns on Dark theme.
Some notifications can be delayed.
When battery saver is on, at the top of your screen, you see Battery saver on . On older Android versions, the top and bottom of your screen turn orange.
Tip: Battery saver turns off while your phone is charging. It turns back on when you unplug your phone. On Android 9.0 and up, it turns back on when you unplug your phone.
Turn battery saver on or off yourself
- Swipe down from the top of your phone's screen.
- Tap Battery Saver .
Have battery saver turn on automatically
- Open your phone's Settings app.
- Tap Battery Battery saver Set a schedule.
- Pick when battery saver will turn on, for example:
- No schedule: Only when you turn on battery saver manually.
- Based on percentage: When your battery reaches a certain percentage charge, like 5%.
Let battery saver turn off when your phone is charged
On some phones, battery saver can turn off automatically when your phone's battery reaches 90%.
- Open your device's Settings app.
- Tap Battery Battery saver.
- Turn on Turn off when fully charged.