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Get started with battery & charging on a Pixel phone

You can manage your battery, extend your battery life, and fix issues with the battery in your Pixel phone.

Manage your Pixel phone battery

Check battery level

You can check how much charge your Pixel phone’s battery has left.

Learn how to check the battery level.

Charge your Pixel phone

All Pixel phones can charge with USB-C cables. For best results, use the power adapter that comes with some phones, like Pixel 5a (5G). If your phone isn't charging right, learn how to fix a phone that doesn't charge. Learn how to charge your Pixel phone.
Pixel 6 Pro, 6, 5, 4, and 3 phones can charge via Qi wireless charging. Learn how to use a Pixel Stand to wirelessly charge your Pixel phone.
You can wirelessly charge Qi-compliant accessories or phones, like Pixel Buds, through Battery Share on your Pixel 6 Pro, 6 or 5. Set your accessory or other phone on the back of your phone to charge. Learn how to Battery Share with your Pixel 5 phone.

Use Battery Saver & Extreme Battery Saver

You can set Battery Saver to turn on automatically when your phone's battery gets low. You can also turn on Battery Saver at any time. To save even more power on your Pixel 3 or later phone, you can turn on Extreme Battery Saver.
Learn how to use Battery Saver and Extreme Battery Saver.

"Optimizing for battery health" (Pixel 3 & later)

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 11 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

To help preserve battery health, your phone automatically limits charging to about 80% under certain conditions:

  • Continuous charge under high battery drain conditions, like game play.
  • Continuous charge for 4 days or more.
  • Battery temperature reaches 95°F (35°C) for over 6 hours.

The temporary feature automatically turns off when the phone no longer meets the conditions listed above. You know the feature is no longer active when the phone starts to charge to 100%.

When this feature is on, a notification that says “Optimizing for battery health” appears on the “Always On Display” and in the Settings app under “Battery.”

To stop using “Optimizing for battery health”:

  1. Unplug your Pixel phone from its charger or remove it from Pixel Stand.
  2. Either restart your Pixel phone or wait about 10 minutes.
  3. When the feature is turned off, the notification disappears and the phone can charge to 100%.
    • Tip: The next time your phone meets the above conditions, the feature automatically turns back on.

Extend battery life on your Pixel phone

Get the most life from your battery

To help your phone’s battery last longer for the duration of the phone’s life, take care of the battery and reduce battery drain.

Learn how to get more battery life.

Stretch a low battery’s power

To help a dying battery last until you can plug in your phone, you can turn on battery saver. To stretch your remaining battery power, you can also make temporary changes to your settings.

Learn how to stretch a low battery’s power.

Keep adaptive battery & battery optimization on

To have apps use your phone's battery only when you need them to, keep adaptive battery and battery optimization on. These settings are on by default.

Learn how to optimize your battery.

Fix issues with your Pixel phone battery

Fix battery drain problems
If your phone's battery life seems poor or short, a downloaded app could be using too much battery. You can also change settings to help your battery last.
Fix a phone that won’t charge or turn on

If your phone has one of the following problems:

  • Won’t turn on
  • Has a black or blank screen
  • Turns on but immediately turns off

Learn how to fix a Pixel phone that won’t charge or turn on.

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