Holy idle Batman.

jordans0nly

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Got a new Pixel 7 yesterday. All the updates are done. But look at my idle.

What's going on here?

Got suspended in a group on FB for posting a battery question. But 42% isn't a normal battery question I wouldn't think.

Need some advice. Screenshot_20230326-083003.jpg
 

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I never really fully understood what the idle stats represent. I never really bothered to look into it either as for me it was never a big concern. In your case for example, was the phone last taken off the charger 8 hours ago and it has only lost 20 percent, and 42 percent of that 20 percent loss was as a result of idle cycles/processes? Where you using your phone heavily or lightly (seems probably quite lightly) during those 8 hours? What accounts for the other roughly 11 percent not shown?
 

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Was light usage. A few Facebook scrolling. 20% loss while the phone is idle is bonkers to me. I restrict almost all apps to only refresh when I open them. I read this battery drain idle issue relates only to 6a and 7 models. But only came to find this out after getting it.
 

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I was guessing it was closer to about 8 percent loss overall from idle over the 8 hrs, since it's 42 percent of the 20 percent loss, isn't it?
 

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Possibly. Never had an issue with any other devices. Sigh. Google chat isn't any help. They're wanting me to take it to ubreakifix. That won't help anything.
 

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I suspect that overall power drain was very light, so idle was a large proportion of that. Use the phone more for a while so you can see if the percentage falls.

I mean, idle draw is going to be a certain amount of mah for a certain length of time. If you do nothing else it might be a large proportion of total power draw, but if you use the phone normally it'll be much smaller.
 

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Your cell signal doesn't look very good -- is that at home? Poor cell signal can drain the battery (even if you're connected to wi-fi). You could test to see if the poor signal is the main cause of drain by testing it in Airplane Mode (but you can still keep wi-fi on and use wi-fi calling).

Also, since you just got the phone yesterday, keep in mind that (a) the first day of a phone is often a big battery drain, as you're installing and updating a ton of things (including the system), and (b) the system is still learning your usage pattern over the first few days, so battery life can be unsettled during this period.
 

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