12-14-2020 05:44 PM
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  1. eric002's Avatar
    so, just out of curiosity, how many of us here use the always on ambient display instead of lighting up the lock screen for always looking at the weather and notifications and the time? I do realize that it uses a more battery though... just out of curiosity... Thanks everyone!!
    12-06-2020 07:06 PM
  2. HyperM3's Avatar
    Been using always on display since it was introduced years ago. Never noticed any battery drain.
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    12-06-2020 07:08 PM
  3. Scott337's Avatar
    I have used it on every phone since it was introduced in 2013.
    12-06-2020 07:08 PM
  4. dmxjago's Avatar
    I never really cared to use that option to be honest. I'll just tap the screen or lift it when I feel like looking at my notifications. I mean it's a great feature and I know people love it but to me I don't care much for it especially since it uses battery. Although I'm not worried with the battery life on this phone and maybe it's anxiety from just ok battery life on the past and sort of thought myself not to use it. Who knows maybe I should give it a try and start using it again to see if I like it.

    From what I read in think most people prefer it on vs off.
    12-06-2020 07:10 PM
  5. eric002's Avatar
    I have used it on every phone since it was introduced in 2013.
    Been using always on display since it was introduced years ago. Never noticed any battery drain.
    Oh, got you guys. I was thinking of doing a battery drain with the 4,080 mAh battery with the always-on ambient display turned on to see if I can notice any battery drain . The only problem that I've noticed with the always on ambient display is you can't easily flick open the pixel buds case to see the battery power. You have to either light up the lock screen, or unlock the phone. But I suppose that's a minor thing lol.
    12-06-2020 07:10 PM
  6. eric002's Avatar
    I never really cared to use that option to be honest. I'll just tap the screen or lift it when I feel like looking at my notifications. I mean it's a great feature and I know people love it but to me I don't care much for it especially since it uses battery. Although I'm not worried with the battery life on this phone and maybe it's anxiety from just ok battery life on the past and sort of thought myself not to use it. Who knows maybe I should give it a try and start using it again to see if I like it.

    From what I read in think most people prefer it on vs off.
    Hey dude, yeah that's what people are saying. I've been testing my battery with the option turned off. And yet tapping the screen once the highlight the lock screen for notifications works great. That's just why I'm curious overall.
    12-06-2020 07:11 PM
  7. dmxjago's Avatar
    It definitely drains battery you can see the % under battery settings, but it's not omg significant battery drain by all means.
    12-06-2020 07:11 PM
  8. eric002's Avatar
    It definitely drains battery you can see the % under battery settings, but it's not omg significant battery drain by all means.
    yeah I hear you dude. I mean I think for now I'm still going to keep it off I just want to know what everyone else's opinions and take on it was. I like to be able to just tap on the lock screen to see the battery percentages of my case and my pixel buds versus always having to unlock the phone even if it's so damn easy lol...
    12-06-2020 07:13 PM
  9. dmxjago's Avatar
    yeah I hear you dude. I mean I think for now I'm still going to keep it off I just want to know what everyone else's opinions and take on it was. I like to be able to just tap on the lock screen to see the battery percentages of my case and my pixel buds versus always having to unlock the phone even if it's so damn easy lol...
    I just turned it on and going to use it for a few days. I disabled the "wake screen for notifications" everytime a new notification comes in since having the always on turned on I don't think there is a need for the screen to actually fully turn on.
    12-06-2020 07:15 PM
  10. eric002's Avatar
    I just turned it on and going to use it for a few days. I disabled the "wake screen for notifications" everytime a new notification comes in since having the always on turned on I don't think there is a need for the screen to actually fully turn on.
    True that man, well, let me know what you notice for battery usage you know what I mean?
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    12-06-2020 07:18 PM
  11. dmxjago's Avatar
    True that man, well, let me know what you notice for battery usage you know what I mean?
    Sure thing. I'll start monitoring it after a full charge to see how much % of the battery gets used.
    12-06-2020 07:21 PM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    Sure thing. I'll start monitoring it after a full charge to see how much % of the battery gets used.
    Thanks dude, that would be wonderful! I appreciate it as always you know that! I'm just curious because on my Pixel 3 XL, I always always use always on ambient display even on the weaker battery and you're right under battery usage first full system apps, I did see screen at like 5 or 6% every battery charge cycle.
    12-06-2020 07:22 PM
  13. dmxjago's Avatar
    Thanks dude, that would be wonderful! I appreciate it as always you know that! I'm just curious because on my Pixel 3 XL, I always always use always on ambient display even on the weaker battery and you're right under battery usage first full system apps, I did see screen at like 5 or 6% every battery charge cycle.
    No problem.
    12-06-2020 07:22 PM
  14. eric002's Avatar
    No problem.
    12-06-2020 07:25 PM
  15. Scott337's Avatar
    On my Pixel 4XL it's used 2% today, since 5:30 AM. 5 hours and 7 minutes of activity, and only 2% of battery. Not too shabby in my opinion.
    12-06-2020 07:28 PM
  16. eric002's Avatar
    On my Pixel 4XL it's used 2% today, since 5:30 AM. 5 hours and 7 minutes of activity, and only 2% of battery. Not too shabby in my opinion.
    I mean, in the future, if that doesn't use too much battery, then I might turn it back on. I just want to save the most amount of battery cuz I'm so anal and I love getting the most charge out of my battery.. lol
    12-06-2020 07:29 PM
  17. Scott337's Avatar
    I mean, in the future, if that doesn't use too much battery, then I might turn it back on. I just want to save the most amount of battery cuz I'm so anal and I love getting the most charge out of my battery.. lol
    We all have our own habits, and wants & needs. And that's OK, and cool. I'm one of those people that don't fret about battery life....as long as my phone can get me through a day off the charger (5 AM - 10 PM) then I am happy. I'm going charge it while I sleep anyway.
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    12-06-2020 07:56 PM
  18. dmxjago's Avatar
    We all have our own habits, and wants & needs. And that's OK, and cool. I'm one of those people that don't fret about battery life....as long as my phone can get me through a day off the charger (5 AM - 10 PM) then I am happy. I'm going charge it while I sleep anyway.
    Great advice and I'm pretty much the same way.
    12-06-2020 07:59 PM
  19. eric002's Avatar
    Great advice and I'm pretty much the same way.
    We all have our own habits, and wants & needs. And that's OK, and cool. I'm one of those people that don't fret about battery life....as long as my phone can get me through a day off the charger (5 AM - 10 PM) then I am happy. I'm going charge it while I sleep anyway.
    oh yeah absolutely. I mean other than my home analness about the battery, I'm the same way. As long as I have enough battery for what I need during the day at least then I'm fine. But getting the most out of my battery there's always a nice thing to do! I mean don't give me wrong, The battery is are freaking beast!
    12-06-2020 08:04 PM
  20. gebco's Avatar
    I come from BlackBerry and a Pixel 2XL with the notification led, so I *need* the always on display.
    12-06-2020 09:54 PM
  21. Morty2264's Avatar
    Definitely a fan of Always On Display! I'll turn my phone upside down if I'm going to bed though, or if I'd rather not see the screen for a time. But I like having everything *there*, in case I need to see it.
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    12-06-2020 10:17 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    Definitely a fan of Always On Display! I'll turn my phone upside down if I'm going to bed though, or if I'd rather not see the screen for a time. But I like having everything *there*, in case I need to see it.
    Same here
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    12-06-2020 11:45 PM
  23. Morty2264's Avatar
    Same here
    It's also because I have an obsessive need to know what time it is in the middle of the night/how many hours I have left to sleep. Not helpful to have AOD at that point! 😬
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    12-07-2020 08:02 AM
  24. Smokeaire01's Avatar
    Thankfully I'm not dependent on my phone for me to know what time it is.
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    12-07-2020 09:09 AM
  25. cyndie1030's Avatar
    I don't use AOD but I don't have any other clock in my bedroom and if I wake up, I do like to know what time it is. So I use the Clock as a screensaver that only gets turned on when it is being charged or docked. That works great for me.
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    12-07-2020 10:23 AM
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