1. RKSSDBB's Avatar
    I read something recently that said these steps no longer save battery on Android phones. I am using Android 12 on a Pixel 4a. True? False? Or it depends? Thanks
    12-07-2021 12:32 PM
  2. cbreze's Avatar
    My 4a has the best battery life of any other phone I’ve ever used in years. I rarely use Bluetooth and only turn it on as needed but WiFi is always on. However it is only set to home WiFi so is not constantly scanning. I don’t think it is any issue but everyone’s usage is different which makes any info subjective, so best option for the best info would be to test it yourself under your personal usage case.
    12-07-2021 01:53 PM
  3. J Dubbs's Avatar
    The only thing I've ever turned off on my phones was NFC, 1 because I never use it and 2 for privacy and security reasons. Everything else I leave on because I use them all. Google also recommends leaving them on, because they claim the system is designed to minimize power use to those features when they're not being used. I personally have had great battery life with everything on, on all my modern Androids. But, and this might make a big difference... I don't run any third party apps on my phones.
    12-08-2021 03:39 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    I read something recently that said these steps no longer save battery on Android phones. I am using Android 12 on a Pixel 4a. True? False? Or it depends? Thanks
    In past you had or would toggle it off to save every bit of power but Android today is little more aggressive saving battery then before . Even when i experiment with those in power save mode it didn't do much .
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    12-08-2021 10:13 AM
  5. RETG's Avatar
    I vote for the NFC Off if never to be used; other than that; I turn off nothing. I might turn of 5G if I ever get a 5G capable phone.
    Too many people like to turn off features to gain a few minutes on their battery. In my opinion, if I have to turn off features I might use, the phone or battery needs to be replaced.
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    12-08-2021 03:46 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I used to recommend it waaaaay back in the day, but it's really not a noticeable savings any more.

    One of the more prominent power drains is poor cell signal. 5G also uses more battery, so if you have 5G on and​ poor signal, that's a double whammy.
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    12-13-2021 12:36 AM
  7. RKSSDBB's Avatar
    thanks for all your responses. what about the A12 extreme power saving mode? these other features still seem to get turned off.
    12-22-2021 11:01 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Extreme power saving is pretty drastic -- you can see the details here: https://support.google.com/pixelphon...ts-pixel-later
    12-22-2021 12:58 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    thanks for all your responses. what about the A12 extreme power saving mode? these other features still seem to get turned off.
    What andriod version is the A12 on? Thought Samsung has gone away with extreme power saving mode.
    12-22-2021 11:42 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What andriod version is the A12 on? Thought Samsung has gone away with extreme power saving mode.
    I believe they are referring to Android 12 when they say A12, not the Galaxy A12.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    12-22-2021 11:44 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    I believe they are referring to Android 12 when they say A12, not the Galaxy A12.
    Ahh make sense now lol
    12-22-2021 11:45 PM
  12. RKSSDBB's Avatar
    I believe they are referring to Android 12 when they say A12, not the Galaxy A12.
    I did mean Android 12. Sorry for the confusion.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    12-23-2021 11:49 AM

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