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

Add the battery widget to your Home screen

You can use the battery widget to check the battery info for your Pixel phone and nearby connected devices.

Learn how to add the battery widget.

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 3, Pixel 4, Pixel 5, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel 7a can charge via Qi wireless charging. Learn how to use a Pixel Stand to wirelessly charge your Pixel phone.

Use Battery Share to wirelessly charge Qi-certified phones or accessories, like Pixel Buds, or your Pixel 5–7 Pro, excluding 6a and 7a. Set your accessory or other phone on the back of your phone to charge.

Over time, your Pixel phone's battery may decline in performance due to usage patterns, temperature, and age. To help preserve battery life, some Pixel phones may automatically adjust their charging to manage device and battery temperatures. In some cases, this could result in slower charging speed.

Learn how to Battery Share with your Pixel phone.
Use Battery Saver & Extreme Battery Saver
To make your battery last longer, you can set Battery Saver to turn on automatically. You can also turn on Battery Saver at any time. To save even more power on your device, you can turn on Extreme Battery Saver.
Learn how to use Battery Saver and Extreme Battery Saver.
"Charging temporarily limited" (Pixel 3 & later)

To protect your battery health and help extend its lifespan, your phone automatically limits charging to about 70%-80% under certain conditions, such as:

  • Continuous charging for more than a few hours under high temperatures
  • Continuous charging for more than several days

When this feature is turned on, you will receive a notification that says “Protecting your battery.” A message that says “Charging optimized to protect your battery” is also displayed in the Settings app under Battery.

Tip: This feature is automatically deactivated when the phone no longer meets the conditions listed above. You know that the feature is no longer active when the phone starts to charge to 100%.

If you wish to override the battery protection feature and enable the phone to charge to 100%, tap on the ‘Charge to full’ link in the Settings app under “Battery” or restart your Pixel phone.

Tip: The next time your phone meets the above conditions, this feature will automatically activate again.

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.

The Pixel battery constantly learns your behaviors and optimizes itself based on your most recent app usage. When you set up a new device or after a factory reset, optimization may take up a few weeks to take full effect. For best results, keep Adaptive battery and battery optimization on.

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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