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.

Important: Some of these steps work only on Android 9.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

The Pixel battery continuously 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.

It's normal for your Pixel battery to drain a little more than usual after a software update. This is because the phone is working hard to download and optimize the new software and get everything up and running.

If you still experience unusual battery drain after a few days, please let us know and we'll be happy to help.

Check that Adaptive Battery is on for your phone

If you keep Adaptive Battery on, apps that you use less often will run less while you're not using them. Your phone can learn how you use your apps over time. This can help save battery in ways that work best for you.

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Battery And then Battery Saver.
  3. Tap Adaptive Battery And then Expand More .
  4. Turn on Use Adaptive Battery if it's turned off.
Tip: Adaptive Battery learns from your phone usage to continuously optimize how apps use battery. To extend battery life, it may reduce performance and delay notifications.

Turn on battery optimization for each app

Important: If you turn off battery optimization for an app, that app can run more while you're not using it, even when Adaptive Battery is on. This can use more battery than needed.

  1. Open your phone's Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps And then See all apps.
  3. Choose your app. Then, tap Battery.
  4. Under "Manage battery usage," tap Optimized.

Tip: Battery optimization isn’t available for some essential services.

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