View Poll Results: Has your battery life become much worse after upgrading to Android 11?

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  • Yes

    5 45.45%
  • No

    6 54.55%
11-14-2020 12:26 PM
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  1. Super Spartan's Avatar
    I was expecting battery life to get better with iOS 11 due to the under the hood changes but now I have to charge my Pixel 4 thrice a day and yes I did a factory reset I feel my phone has became useless so now I was forced to order a Pixel 5 even though I cancelled my initial pre-order after having second thoughts on the value it offers but now I ordered it without thinking twice just because I am tired of having to charge my phone constantly.

    Yes I do watch YouTube for about 2 hours a day and stream music on Spotify and maybe take a couple of photos using the camera per day but that's about it
    11-07-2020 11:37 PM
  2. gebco's Avatar
    Check to see if any apps are misbehaving with the update. On my Pixel 2XL it was TuneIn Radio. Once I deleted the app battery life returned to normal.
    Super Spartan and firebirder like this.
    11-08-2020 10:35 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Try safe mode see if the drain is the same , if not then suspect a 3rd party app .
    11-08-2020 11:39 AM
  4. Ben_70's Avatar
    Yes. I'm surprised this thread wasn't started a lot sooner as a lot of Pixel users are having this problem since the upgrade to 11. My battery drains twice as fast as on 10. It's not an app either (I don't have TuneIn on my phone). In battery settings it says all apps are running normally. When the phone is not in use (i.e. overnight, face down so as not to use AOD) I'm losing around 1% per hour. That's twice as bad as on Android 10.
    Google Pixel help threads have been started at the links below...

    118 up votes here:
    https://support.google.com/pixelphon...71636365?hl=en

    84 up votes here:
    https://support.google.com/pixelphon...75107738?hl=en

    I'm a light user who is always near a charger so I'm still OK with keeping my 4xl but I can see where this would be a huge problem for a heavy user.
    Super Spartan likes this.
    11-08-2020 11:42 AM
  5. Super Spartan's Avatar
    but I can see where this would be a huge problem for a heavy user.
    especially if he owns the smaller 4 not XL
    11-08-2020 01:29 PM
  6. Wiley_11's Avatar
    No discernible difference on my 4 XL.
    11-08-2020 02:43 PM
  7. Ben_70's Avatar
    Check to see if any apps are misbehaving with the update. On my Pixel 2XL it was TuneIn Radio. Once I deleted the app battery life returned to normal.
    Just curious...before you deleted TuneIn did it say in battery settings that this app was using a lot of battery? Or had you just heard that it was a problem app from others and that's what made you delete it?
    11-08-2020 04:37 PM
  8. Super Spartan's Avatar
    Just curious...before you deleted TuneIn did it say in battery settings that this app was using a lot of battery? Or had you just heard that it was a problem app from others and that's what made you delete it?
    Mine said Telegram was using high battery
    11-08-2020 04:55 PM
  9. kmf1's Avatar
    I would also check in Settings/Location/WiFi & Bluetooth Scanning, to make certain that you do/don't want the scanning to be active. It's a battery drainer to be scanning every where you go.
    11-08-2020 07:55 PM
  10. gebco's Avatar
    I read it on a forum and when I checked it was indeed using battery, even though it was never opened.

    Just curious...before you deleted TuneIn did it say in battery settings that this app was using a lot of battery? Or had you just heard that it was a problem app from others and that's what made you delete it?
    11-08-2020 08:17 PM
  11. Super Spartan's Avatar
    So I uninstalled the Xiaomi Fit app which was required for syncing with my Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness tracker as I saw myself not using it much anymore and the battery life has improved tremendously! Although the Battery section in the OS never told me about any abnormal battery usage caused by that app.
    11-10-2020 12:31 AM
  12. Ben_70's Avatar
    Although the Battery section in the OS never told me about any abnormal battery usage caused by that app.
    I think that's what is going on on my phone as well. Two nights ago I put the phone is safe mode with airplane mode on and only lost 1% overnight. Last night I did safe mode with airplane mode off and lost only 3-4%. Both much better results than the 10% drop I've been experiencing on Android 11 overnight. Now to figure out which app is causing the drain. Annoying that the system battery settings can't seem to tell me this.
    11-10-2020 10:55 AM
  13. Super Spartan's Avatar
    I think that's what is going on on my phone as well. Two nights ago I put the phone is safe mode with airplane mode on and only lost 1% overnight. Last night I did safe mode with airplane mode off and lost only 3-4%. Both much better results than the 10% drop I've been experiencing on Android 11 overnight. Now to figure out which app is causing the drain. Annoying that the system battery settings can't seem to tell me this.
    as much as I hate Samsung and will never buy anything anymore which has the name Samsung on it (Bixby, Exynos, and Ads), when you go to the battery section, it tells you how much percentage each app has drained your phone much better than stock Android
    11-10-2020 11:32 AM
  14. merlin29's Avatar
    My pixel 4 is has better battery life on 11 than when on 10, it lasts from 8am until my bed time at 11 pm then overnight slow charge,
    Very pleased with it my first pixel.
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    11-10-2020 01:48 PM
  15. firebirder's Avatar
    My battery went to crap after the update to Android 11. After a few days and it did not stabilize, I checked my usage and found it was Tune In. I only use it for football season and haven't opened it in I don't know how long, but it was killing my battery. I've also had this app installed on all my phones for YEARS and never had this issue before. I will be honest, I'm not missing the app, but just think it's weird. Since uninstalling, battery is good.
    11-11-2020 11:50 PM
  16. Ben_70's Avatar
    After spending a half hour going through all my apps in settings, looking at the battery usage for each app, I discovered that GBoard had been running in the background constantly since my last charge (running for 9 hours) so I just restricted it. This was in spite of Battery Settings telling me that "Apps are running normally" and "Phone has typical background usage". Typical? Yeah right.
    11-12-2020 08:04 AM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    After spending a half hour going through all my apps in settings, looking at the battery usage for each app, I discovered that GBoard had been running in the background constantly since my last charge (running for 9 hours) so I just restricted it. This was in spite of Battery Settings telling me that "Apps are running normally" and "Phone has typical background usage". Typical? Yeah right.
    Also make sure in settings of gboard it's not sending diagnostic stuff back to google it helps improve gboard but can eat battery also sync to google servers.
    11-12-2020 09:28 AM
  18. Ben_70's Avatar
    Also make sure in settings of gboard it's not sending diagnostic stuff back to google it helps improve gboard but can eat battery also sync to google servers.
    Ah...good point. Thanks. I just turned off "share usage stats".
    mustang7757 likes this.
    11-12-2020 09:55 AM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ah...good point. Thanks. I just turned off "share usage stats".
    Yeah they always try toggle that back in when they update it lol
    11-12-2020 10:09 AM
  20. SeanSkiNE's Avatar
    No change on my Pixel 4a, and my Pixel 3 work phone actually seems to have improved. No issues with 11 for me, other than a minor annoyance with the reduced number of tiles in the notification pull-down.
    11-12-2020 10:17 AM
  21. bdlacy's Avatar
    My Pixel 3XL's battery lasts about a day and a half using Android 11.
    11-12-2020 11:06 AM
  22. TNSberry's Avatar
    Pixel 4: possibly better battery life, but not that noticeable. Essentially no change.
    11-12-2020 11:08 AM
  23. Ben_70's Avatar
    Also make sure in settings of gboard it's not sending diagnostic stuff back to google it helps improve gboard but can eat battery also sync to google servers.
    GBoard is still acting weird for me. Under settings, apps, GBoard Battery I have Background Restriction set to "Restricted", Battery optimization set to "Optimizing battery use". Yet it says since full charge it's been active in the background for 10hr, 29 minutes. I've tried Force stopping it, clearing cache, and rebooting. I've also sent an email to the app developer, detailing my issue.
    Anything else I can/should do?
    11-13-2020 08:54 AM
  24. mustang7757's Avatar
    GBoard is still acting weird for me. Under settings, apps, GBoard Battery I have Background Restriction set to "Restricted", Battery optimization set to "Optimizing battery use". Yet it says since full charge it's been active in the background for 10hr, 29 minutes. I've tried Force stopping it, clearing cache, and rebooting. I've also sent an email to the app developer, detailing my issue.
    Anything else I can/should do?
    Your not in beta for it?
    Try clearing Data then force stop it
    11-13-2020 09:22 AM
  25. Ben_70's Avatar
    Your not in beta for it?
    Try clearing Data then force stop it
    Nope. Not in betas for anything.
    I'll give that a try. Thanks.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    11-13-2020 09:36 AM
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