1. darkSSide's Avatar
    Just got a brand new 2XL. It was at 100% battery this morning and now after 5 hrs it's at 60%. Now I have been on FB and YouTube but I still think it's pretty low after 5hrs. What can I do to see what's eating up the battery so fast?
    02-05-2019 04:24 PM
  2. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Just got a brand new 2XL. It was at 100% battery this morning and now after 5 hrs it's at 60%. Now I have been on FB and YouTube but I still think it's pretty low after 5hrs. What can I do to see what's eating up the battery so fast?
    I don't use Facebook, but I've heard the Facebook app is a battery killer. Google "Facebook app" and "battery life".

    You could go into Settings > Battery and see if there are any apps that are using a lot of battery. As long as you are in the battery section I would be curious to see how much screen time you've used since it was at 100%. This is under "Screen usage since full charge". What number do you see there?

    Another option is to install a battery app like AccuBattery that tracks which apps are using power.
    02-05-2019 05:15 PM
  3. darkSSide's Avatar
    Right now it says 3hrs 11min since full charge.
    02-05-2019 05:19 PM
  4. kmf1's Avatar
    In time, you will get a notification if you have an app that is really eating away at the battery. You can also check in Settings/Location/location/Advanced/Scanning to see if WiFi and Bluetooth scanning are enabled. These, if enabled, gobble up battery also. The Weather Channel app also is a battery hog.
    02-05-2019 09:41 PM
  5. Michael Detwiler's Avatar
    Just got a brand new 2XL. It was at 100% battery this morning and now after 5 hrs it's at 60%. Now I have been on FB and YouTube but I still think it's pretty low after 5hrs. What can I do to see what's eating up the battery so fast?
    So let's wait for a week or so before worrying about the battery. Everyone getting a new device plays on it a bunch in the first several days.
    02-06-2019 08:45 AM
  6. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Right now it says 3hrs 11min since full charge.
    OK, that's over 3 hours screen-on time and you still have 60% battery remaining. That means you were on a pace to get over 6 hours of screen time on a full charge. That's pretty darn good.

    What was your previous phone? Not many phones can get 6 hours of screen-on time on a charge.
    02-06-2019 10:16 AM
  7. darkSSide's Avatar
    OK, that's over 3 hours screen-on time and you still have 60% battery remaining. That means you were on a pace to get over 6 hours of screen time on a full charge. That's pretty darn good.

    What was your previous phone? Not many phones can get 6 hours of screen-on time on a charge.
    Motorola Turbo 2
    02-06-2019 10:19 AM
  8. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Motorola Turbo 2
    OK, well maybe you could get 6 hours screen time with your Turbo 2. My previous phone was a Droid Turbo 1. I could occasionally get to 6 hours screen time.

    Here are some screenshots of battery life with my Pixel 2 XL.

    The first one is about 3 weeks into ownership. The second one is after about 6 weeks of ownership.

    Battery life-battery-life-121717.jpg

    Battery life-battery-life-average1.jpg
    02-06-2019 10:24 AM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to your Google Pixel 2 XL! I have a Pixel 2 and love it!

    I'd wait a little while before worrying about the battery - Google will learn your usage over time and adapt. Also, as another user stated above me, you're going to be playing around with your phone a lot in the next few days - and you'll be downloading apps, tweaking things, and spending more screen-on-time getting settled in. No need to worry just yet!

    What's your favourite feature on your Pixel 2 XL so far?
    02-06-2019 07:16 PM
  10. gebco's Avatar
    For FB, try turning off all unnecessary permissions, especially location. I find that when apps poll my location all the time, battery life suffers.
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    02-06-2019 10:36 PM
  11. ImTurningViolet's Avatar
    I stopped FB from running in the background. That helped quite a bit.
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    02-07-2019 12:28 AM
  12. Morty2264's Avatar
    I stopped FB from running in the background. That helped quite a bit.
    There is a "Facebook Lite" internet app that could be a worthwhile replacement to the actual, full-featured Facebook app.
    02-07-2019 06:42 AM
  13. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Battery life seems fine for the 2XL. 60% with 3 hrs SoT in 5 hrs off charger isn't bad at all.
    PowrDroid likes this.
    02-07-2019 10:25 PM

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