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Stretch a low battery’s power on Pixel phone

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

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 10 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

Turn on Battery Saver and Extreme Battery Saver

If your battery is about to die, turn on Battery Saver. On a Pixel 5 or Pixel 4a (5G) phone, also turn on Extreme Battery Saver. Learn how to use Battery Saver.

Avoid high-drain activities

Avoid actions that keep the screen on
To save battery life, try not to:
  • Use navigation for long periods.
  • Watch videos.
  • Play graphics-heavy games.
Avoid constant connection
To save battery life, try not to:
  • Tether your phone (hotspots).
  • Use GPS for long periods.
  • Stream videos or music.
  • Make phone calls on the move, like in a car.
Avoid actions that process too much information
To save battery life, try not to:
  • Use the camera too much.
  • Play highly interactive games.
  • Use apps for long periods.

Limit connectivity & location

Turn on Aeroplane mode

Use Aeroplane mode

  1. Swipe down from the top of your phone's screen.
  2. Tap Aeroplane mode Aeroplane mode.

Use Wi-Fi in Aeroplane mode

  1. Swipe down once from the top of your phone's screen.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi Wi-Fi.
Turn off Bluetooth
  1. Swipe down from the top of your phone's screen.
  2. Tap Bluetooth Bluetooth.

To use a Bluetooth device, turn Bluetooth back on.

Turn off Location

You can save battery by turning off Location Services. But many apps and features won’t work without it.

  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Tap Location.
    • If you don't see 'Location', tap Security & location And then Location
  3. Turn off Use location or Location.

To use apps that need your location, such as Google Maps, turn Use location back on.

Note: Battery Saver turns off most location uses.

Limit automatic syncing

Turn off auto-sync for your Google Account

You can save battery by turning off auto-sync for your whole Google Account. But your data won’t automatically refresh while auto-sync is off, and some apps won’t work properly.

Note: Battery Saver turns off most automatic syncing.

Turn off auto-sync for certain Google apps

You can save battery by turning off auto-sync for individual Google apps. But your data won’t automatically refresh while auto-sync is off, and the apps may not work properly.

Note: Battery Saver turns off most automatic syncing.

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