1. Allen Kong's Avatar
    I'm getting my Pixel 2 XL today and was wondering do I need to charge it up completely before using it? And are there any tricks as to how to keep the battery in good health (ex. only charge when its drain down, etc)?

    Thanks in advance!
    10-24-2017 11:24 AM
  2. nelamvr6's Avatar
    I'm getting my Pixel 2 XL today and was wondering do I need to charge it up completely before using it? And are there any tricks as to how to keep the battery in good health (ex. only charge when its drain down, etc)?

    Thanks in advance!
    Lots of good info here: How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University
    10-24-2017 12:06 PM
  3. vansmack's Avatar
    This article should answer most of your questions:

    How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University

    Basically, try to keep the temperature of your phone low, and only fast charge when necessary.
    nelamvr6 likes this.
    10-24-2017 12:06 PM
  4. nelamvr6's Avatar
    This article should answer most of your questions:

    How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries - Battery University

    Basically, try to keep the temperature of your phone low, and only fast charge when necessary.
    Ha! Beat you!
    10-24-2017 12:11 PM
  5. sselemanrm's Avatar
    My Pixel 2XL is coming this week. I don't think you have to charge it up completely but someone who has it can tell you.

    In regards to saving battery life
    -swap the animated background wallpaper for a static one..
    -Having a black or dark background will save more juice over any other background
    -you can turn off the always display and music
    -use low brightness settings
    -trim/close any apps running in the background
    -uninstall apps you never use
    -put it in airplane mode occasionally
    -turn off unnecessary hardware radios like NFC, GPS bluetooth, mode until you need it
    -update apps
    -when in doubt, you can put your phone on battery saver also
    10-24-2017 12:12 PM
  6. vansmack's Avatar
    Ha! Beat you!
    Ha! Tip of the hat....I shouldn't have put in my summary!
    10-24-2017 12:19 PM
  7. nelamvr6's Avatar
    My Pixel 2XL is coming this week. I don't think you have to charge it up completely but someone who has it can tell you.

    In regards to saving battery life
    -swap the animated background wallpaper for a static one..
    -Having a black or dark background will save more juice over any other background
    -you can turn off the always display and music
    -use low brightness settings
    -trim/close any apps running in the background
    -uninstall apps you never use
    -put it in airplane mode occasionally
    -turn off unnecessary hardware radios like NFC, GPS bluetooth, mode until you need it
    -update apps
    -when in doubt, you can put your phone on battery saver also
    I don't think you'll really have to do anything special to get monster battery life out of your XL.

    Sure, you will reduce power consumption, but you'll reduce some of the phone's utility also by turning off some of the nifty features.

    I run a live wallpaper, have ambient display and now playing turned on, and I have plenty of juice left when I plug in again at the end of the day.
    10-24-2017 12:27 PM
  8. klau25's Avatar
    Well, I used to care a lot about this, but I change my phone once a year now so I really don't own them long enough to have to worry about losing charges. If you are like me and change your phone yearly, you shouldn't worry too much about it.
    10-24-2017 12:30 PM
  9. dsignori's Avatar
    In regards to saving battery life
    -swap the animated background wallpaper for a static one..
    -Having a black or dark background will save more juice over any other background
    -you can turn off the always display and music
    -use low brightness settings
    -trim/close any apps running in the background
    -put it in airplane mode occasionally
    Don't do any of this. Enjoy your phone the way you want.
    Wiley_11 and bigbearballs like this.
    10-24-2017 12:32 PM
  10. anon(661246)'s Avatar
    Best way to save battery and enjoy the phone

    Turn off GPS and location services
    Turn off Mobile data
    Use on wifi
    set display to 30%
    Set display timeout to 15 seconds
    Only use the phone when you need to
    10-24-2017 01:39 PM
  11. nelamvr6's Avatar
    Best way to save battery and enjoy the phone

    Turn off GPS and location services
    Turn off Mobile data
    Use on wifi
    set display to 30%
    Set display timeout to 15 seconds
    Only use the phone when you need to
    Turn it off
    Put it in a drawer

    I bought this phone so I could enjoy it. Why turn everything that's useful or fun off when the thing has a huge battery?

    Use it, enjoy it. See how long your battery lasts before you start making plans to run it like it's a flip phone...
    PowrDroid, jephanie and Allen Kong like this.
    10-24-2017 02:55 PM
  12. Jeremiah Bonds's Avatar
    I wonder if they meant.. The overall longevity.
    ZDriver likes this.
    10-24-2017 02:56 PM
  13. Rukbat's Avatar
    Either way, Jeremiah, if the battery goes bad, the charge-to-charge time will be very short too.

    But draining a battery below 40% will hasten its going bad. Lithium batteries are not deep discharge batteries.
    10-24-2017 03:28 PM
  14. kenorian's Avatar
    Most important, don't go below 30% and don't charge over 80% my Pixel XL has only lost about 5% in a year with heavy daily use. Even going to screen shot the Battery Health from AccuBattery when I sell it.
    10-24-2017 03:52 PM
  15. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    Depends on how aggressively you want to manage your battery. Best to keep the phone charged between 20-80%. Apps like AccuBattery will tell you when you've charged to target level. If you change phones every year, don't worry about it. If you keep the phone 2+ years, consider more aggressive management.
    10-24-2017 08:48 PM
  16. hal1's Avatar
    Keep it out of the heat, hot car, in the summertime
    10-24-2017 08:54 PM

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