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  1. Andrew_404's Avatar
    Hi everyone. I own a Pixel 2. Is anyone else experiencing faster battery drain than before? I'm not a heavy user but before the Feb update, I coud easily get 15 hours + from a fully charged battery. Now, 8-9 hours is the norm. Significant drop off. I've checked to see if there are any apps draining or miss behaving as all is normal.

    Suggestions please? Thx
    blackhemi4x4 likes this.
    02-15-2018 07:35 PM
  2. mattkerwin24's Avatar
    I just finished my first full day on my pixel 2 with that software and actually thought the battery life was tremendous...came from a note 8 which was getting worse with each passing hour!
    02-15-2018 07:40 PM
  3. Andrew_404's Avatar
    I just finished my first full day on my pixel 2 with that software and actually thought the battery life was tremendous...came from a note 8 which was getting worse with each passing hour!
    Great.. Good for you.
    02-15-2018 07:45 PM
  4. jtcannonball's Avatar
    Are you talking SOT or total use between charges? I get from morning till night with plenty of juice to spare. Now I get 5-6 hours of SOT after the update. About the same prior.
    02-15-2018 08:42 PM
  5. Andrew_404's Avatar
    Are you talking SOT or total use between charges? I get from morning till night with plenty of juice to spare. Now I get 5-6 hours of SOT after the update. About the same prior.
    Total use between charges. When you say plenty of juice I assume you are fully charged at 100% first thing in the am and by evening you have what % left? Thanks
    02-15-2018 09:39 PM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    Great.. Good for you.
    No reason to be salty .

    You really didn't give us anything to really suggest or help. You just basically said it is draining more without showing any stats or anything we can use to gauge why it may be happening. Try snapping some shots so we can see if we notice anything wonky that you may not be seeing.

    I personally can't comment on mine because I am hard on my phone daily so my usage isn't normal.. I can rock any phone down before the end of a work day.
    02-15-2018 09:53 PM
  7. idiotekniques's Avatar
    My battery life has been better since the update. One of the fixes in the update list was better battery life for some pixel 2 XL phones. I guess mine was one of those
    02-15-2018 10:25 PM
  8. ClintRo's Avatar
    I have noticed that my battery is draining faster since the update.
    02-15-2018 10:33 PM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I haven't noticed a change after the update, however today I thought it drained faster than normal. Phone hadn't been restarted recently so gave that a shot to see if it gets better.
    02-15-2018 10:42 PM
  10. TraderGary's Avatar
    My battery life has always been exemplary. I literally live on my Pixel 2 XL and always have plenty of battery to spare at the end of the day. I honestly see no difference after the Feb update.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    02-15-2018 11:02 PM
  11. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    Mine with and without substratum, not as good as 8.0 but it does OK




    Morty2264 likes this.
    02-16-2018 12:23 AM
  12. cbreze's Avatar
    If anything I seem to be getting a bit better battery life. Could be my imagination but it certainly is no worse.
    02-16-2018 12:24 AM
  13. Andrew_404's Avatar
    No reason to be salty .

    You really didn't give us anything to really suggest or help. You just basically said it is draining more without showing any stats or anything we can use to gauge why it may be happening. Try snapping some shots so we can see if we notice anything wonky that you may not be seeing.

    I personally can't comment on mine because I am hard on my phone daily so my usage isn't normal.. I can rock any phone down before the end of a work day.
    I'll go ahead and share some screen shots later today. I have a full charge we will see where we are later this evening thx.
    02-16-2018 05:49 AM
  14. Andrew_404's Avatar
    I have noticed that my battery is draining faster since the update.
    Thanks ClintRo. Something's just not right I can't quite put my finger on it.
    02-16-2018 05:50 AM
  15. jtcannonball's Avatar
    Total use between charges. When you say plenty of juice I assume you are fully charged at 100% first thing in the am and by evening you have what % left? Thanks
    6:30 AM - 11:30 PM and I'll have about 15-25%. I could get 7 hours SOT easily most nights.
    02-16-2018 06:04 AM
  16. Andrew_404's Avatar
    6:30 AM - 11:30 PM and I'll have about 15-25%. I could get 7 hours SOT easily most nights.
    Impressive. Is your phone a Pixel 2 XL or a 2 like mine?
    02-16-2018 06:12 AM
  17. 1901Madison's Avatar
    If you are getting poor battery life after the update, you could try clearing cache in Google Play Services and Play Store.
    02-16-2018 08:07 AM
  18. sixty_four's Avatar
    Since the 2/5 update, my SOT usage seems about the same but idle time has been perhaps a bit better than ever.

    The only time I notice increased idle drain (and associated battery temp rising) is when I first start moving by foot, bike or car. It's as if multiple apps or services say, "hey we're moving...we gotta wake up and do stuff! Look busy!"

    Here's a screenshot of a mostly idle weekend. I was using my backup phone since I was riding some pretty rough trails. Not great example of my everyday usage patterns but this shows some pretty efficient idling (about 0.69% per hour avg utilization).

    Battery life since Feb 5 update-screenshot_20180206-100830.jpg
    02-16-2018 09:30 AM
  19. Gary_Berg's Avatar
    I've not had problems with battery life with 2/5 update on my PHONE. Make sure you restart a second time so that you clear out anything left around after the finish up after the first reboot.
    02-16-2018 11:25 AM
  20. neil74's Avatar
    marginally worse for me since the update
    02-16-2018 12:44 PM
  21. Prath09's Avatar
    I always wait for the battery life thread after update 8.XX. BTW people with crazy battery life what settings do you run it on what apps do you use to improve it. Im on the 2xl fyi. I run it on about 20% brightness easily lasts a day. I wish google had a full dark mode for all windows.
    02-16-2018 01:34 PM
  22. sixty_four's Avatar
    I always wait for the battery life thread after update 8.XX. BTW people with crazy battery life what settings do you run it on what apps do you use to improve it. Im on the 2xl fyi. I run it on about 20% brightness easily lasts a day. I wish google had a full dark mode for all windows.
    I don't claim to be one of those with crazy good battery life but I'm happy with it. On my Pixel 2, I'm using it at 35% w/adaptive brightness on. All services (data, WiFi, Bluetooth, location, whatever) are enabled. I just trust Android to do the right thing and it does so on the P2 for the most part.

    I don't have any supplementary apps to help improve battery life, but I am very particular about what gets installed on my phone. Apps that misbehave and abuse battery get uninstalled immediately.
    02-16-2018 02:28 PM
  23. ClintRo's Avatar
    Yup worse for me.... Normally I would have been at 50% - 40% on a work day like this.

    Strange.
    02-16-2018 03:30 PM
  24. sixty_four's Avatar
    Looks like increased battery drain with the 2/5 update may be affecting a significant number of users.

    https://9to5google.com/2018/02/16/pi...asuing-issues/

    It's interesting how they talk about warm phones. I've always used a quick pocket check every now and then to see if my phone feels warmer than usual. That often indicates something's draining my battery when I expect it to be idling. My Pixel 2 remains cool most of the time but will warm up for unknown reasons when I start moving with it in a vehicle or on foot.
    02-16-2018 04:42 PM
  25. Khalid Brown's Avatar
    mine had been significantly worse. can barely get through a full day at work
    02-16-2018 09:04 PM
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