Pixel 7 users have been reporting issues with battery drain and overheating on various online forums. Despite Google’s reputation for producing quality phones with top-notch cameras, battery life has never been their strongest feature. However, a recent update has seemingly exacerbated the power draw, leading to a negative impact on battery life. Additionally, some users have reported experiencing overheating issues, which only adds to the problem.
Pixel Users Report Battery Drain and Overheating Issues
According to the tech website Engadget, a reader wrote in to complain that the Google app was eating up their Pixel 6 Pro’s battery and causing it to overheat. They attempted to roll back to an older version of the app. But it only solved the battery issue, not the overheating. After a quick check of Reddit, Google support forum, and Twitter, it became clear that many Pixel users were experiencing similar issues.
“My (P6P) and my wife’s (P6) have been overheating and using battery doing literally nothing since yesterday. Like not just warm, HOT. Losing 20 percent battery in under an hour without using it. The culprit seems to be the latest Google app update that came out May 12ish. Both the at-present beta and the stable version.” – Reddit user nocapsallspaces.
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Although it’s not entirely clear what is causing these issues, many online posts suggest that the Google app may be using a significant amount of battery power. Some users believe that Android System Intelligence is to blame. While others speculate that the battery life worsened after the May update. Regardless of the cause, the problem is causing a lot of headaches for Pixel owners. The phones are draining their batteries even when in idle mode and, in some cases, becoming too warm to use comfortably. This leads to concerns about the effect on both the battery and the CPU.
While it seems that Google is aware of the issue, they have not been of much help in resolving it yet. At present, there are few options available to users. They can turn on Adaptive Battery and battery optimization or try enabling Extreme Battery Saver. But this option limits apps and features.