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Who doesn't try to conserve battery with the 2XL?

idiotekniques

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By that I mean just pretty much let everything rip.

For example my GPS, Bluetooth & NFC is on 24/7. I have two weather apps syncing every hour. I have a Family GPS tracking app going. Anti-virus with Norton going and anti-theft with Cerberus going always. I have push notifications on for a lot of news apps. I run Live Wallpapers sometimes.

I do use Tasker to turn wifi on and off depending upon location so I suppose I am trying a little bit to conserve battery. I do have a few things set to charging only like backing up photos and sms, or auto-updating apps.

And battery is still great. I find it refreshing to be able to harness the potential of a smartphone without nerfing features in the name of saving battery life.

What do you guys do with the 2XL and it's formidable battery life?
 

pkcable

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Not a Pixel 2 XL owner (almost, cancelled my preorder) BUT I had a Pixel and a Pixel XL, plus just about every phone, WELL a LOT of phones anyways. And I decided a LONG time ago to get out of the battery watching game. I use my phone to it full potential I just charge early and often. I have cords EVERYWHERE! I have a charging hub at my office, cords at every house (mine, parents, shore house, etc), laptop bag, AND I have 2 portable charging backup batteries! Both my phones are plugged in to my charging hub (Quick Charge 2.0) as I type. ;)
 

thunderup

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Me. I don't care, I just leave everything turned on and everything syncing. I want Bluetooth to automatically connect to my car, I'm not going to mess with constantly turning it on and off. Same thing with WiFi and GPS. I want everything available when I need it. I bought a smartphone, I'm not going to start disabling features to get a few extra minutes of battery life. If my battery gets low I'll just plug it in.
 

TraderGary

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I charge overnight. I use my pixel 2 XL heavily during the day and never have think about battery conservation or charging the battery. There's always plenty of battery to spare at the end of the day.
 

effreyj

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I keep BT, wifi, and location on all day. I use Android Auto in my car, which charges the battery while I commute anyway, so I'm never low on battery. I keep a charger at my desk at work as well. I'd rather use all of the phone features and charge it whenever I go low, which almost never happens anyway, than worry about battery life all the time.
 

Almeuit

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I don't. I have GPS (high accuracy) on at all times, NFC, and all syncs for my Google account. I let the phone go and be "smart" -- I prefer it that way versus saving some battery... to me why save? For my use case I am never in desperate need for power. If I am home I can change, in the truck I can charge, and at work I can charge. At friends houses ... I can charge... so why save some % and make my phone less smart?

I am on LTE most of the day. I do use WiFi at home since my internet is insane but I could use LTE.
 

mxmarcus

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Why conserve the battery?
I upgraded from Nexus 6 and I had to plug it in most of the time.
Pixel 2 XL has a good battery. I play Pokemon Go for about an hour and when I am ready for bed, I still see my battery at 40-50%
 

PhiPsi32

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I turned off always on display . . . otherwise I don't do anything to conserve battery power.
 

pkcable

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Now truth be told if I'm in a remote area, say camping or something like that and charging is JUST not practical or possible, THEN I might and have used battery saving features and turned off stuff when not in use. But this is a rare circumstance. :)
 

Mike Dee

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I don't do any special battery conservation. I do turn off blue tooth if I'm not using it and happen to notice it.
 

anon(5630457)

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I don't keep my WiFi, Bluetooth, or NFC on at all and I don't try to baby the battery. I swear, this device has just as good of battery life as my S8 Active.
 

radgatt

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I have Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi and GPS all on all of the time. I will turn WiFi off sometimes just to use data since I have an unlimited data plan. Most of the time I leave it on since I have WiFi at home and at work.
 

gabbott

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I've stopped managing these things on my phones. I just leave them all on at all times. I've been very happy with the battery life of my Pixel 2 XL. It's always gotten me through a day. On my first gen Pixel XL, which I'd do the same, I had times the battery needed to be topped off.

Edit: there are times I turn off WiFi because I might have connected to a less than stellar WiFi and my cellular data is faster.
 

Mike Dee

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I have Bluetooth, NFC, WiFi and GPS all on all of the time. I will turn WiFi off sometimes just to use data since I have an unlimited data plan. Most of the time I leave it on since I have WiFi at home and at work.

I hate my work wifi.... Have to logon throughout the day
 

Jtshurtleff

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I never, and I mean never, battery watch. If I am spending upwards of $1000 on anything I expect to be able to use it as intended. I am not afraid to plug in my phone for 20-30 minutes to add an extra 3-4 hours to my day. That being said I also use tasker mainly because if I am every commuting and trying to listen to music it bugs me to all ends when Wifi randomly connects to some hotspot it has no business being connected to.
 

mwb1957

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Had my 2XL for a little over a month now. No issues with battery getting through the day.

I leave bluetooth and wi-fi off unless I'm using it. Location is left on, at high accuracy, at all times.
Since I can get through the day with no battery issues, I just increased the level for the screen brightness.