Use battery saver on a Pixel phone

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.

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

Turn battery saver on or off

When battery saver is on, at the top of your screen, you see Battery saver on Battery saver on.

Turn battery saver on or off yourself

  1. Swipe down from the top of your phone's screen.
  2. Tap Battery Saver Battery saver.

Have battery saver turn on automatically

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Battery And then Battery saver And then Set a schedule. 
  3. Pick when battery saver should turn on, for example:
    • No schedule: Only when you turn on battery saver manually.
    • Based on your routine: If your battery is likely to run out before your next typical charge.
    • Based on percentage: When your battery reaches a certain percentage charge, like 5%.
Tip: Battery saver turns off while your phone is charging. It turns back on when you unplug your phone. 


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%.

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Battery And then Battery saver.
  3. Turn on Turn off when fully charged.

What changes when battery saver is on

  • Apps only refresh their content, like email or news, when you look at the app.
  • Location services stop when your screen is off.
  • Apps stop doing things in the background, unless you turn off battery optimization.
  • Your phone stops listening for "Ok Google.” Instead, you need to squeeze your phone or tap the Assistant icon Assistant.
  • Dark theme turns on.
  • Your phone and notifications may be delayed.

If you have a Pixel 4, your phone:

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