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AKN_92

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Funny, I was just thinking about posting that exact same question here. ESP? I dunno.

I've noticed battery improvement mainly due to the phone going into deep sleep. I have everything turned on and can finally get through a day without having to recharge.

The update didn't seem to improve battery life for me. Typical 8 hour day at work and when I'm done the phone is at like 30% already. Might consider just doing a factory reset again at this point to see if it helps any.
 
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selayan

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The update didn't seem to improve battery life for me. Typical 8 hour day at work and when I'm done the phone is at like 30% already. Might consider just doing a factory reset again at this point to see if it helps any.

I feel the same, if anything it seems worse. Accubattery is telling me my screen off drainage is 2.8% on wifi. I also keep everything on too and I do use Always on display.

Today it was off the charger at 7am at 100%. While working I streamed music for 2 hours on Youtube music, used boost for reddit throughout the day here and there, a few texts, maps for 15 minutes, Uber for 15 minutes on mobile data.

By 6pm the phone was at 33% and I had just made it to 4hrs of screen time. I have not turned off 5G either and when I was on mobile data I had full bars of signal 5G UC. At home signal is not good but I'm always on Wifi at home.

My 2 year old 4XL would be the same at the end of my work day, not really happy about the battery drain on idle either.
 

skipabeat123

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Just Chrome + Reddit, less than 4h OST and I'm left with 8%. Network standby appears that high in safe mode too. I did factory reset and did not help.
 

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RetroTech07

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Just Chrome + Reddit, less than 4h OST and I'm left with 8%. Network standby appears that high in safe mode too. I did factory reset and did not help.
Factory reset ? Did you restore apps and data? You should factory reset and use the device without any specific apps to see how much battery you'll be eating. Also, why are you on roaming? That will cause more battery drain.
 

skipabeat123

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Factory reset ? Did you restore apps and data? You should factory reset and use the device without any specific apps to see how much battery you'll be eating. Also, why are you on roaming? That will cause more battery drain.
I did factory reset without restore and tested my drain in safe mode and there's almost no difference. I am on roaming with one card yes. Tested the phone with just one card not in roaming and network standby was no different.
 

selayan

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I factory reset yesterday and will give at least a week or 2 see how the phone goes.

For now I have a drain of average 0.8%/hour at night. Not to bad.

Looks good for now.
Do you have always on display enabled? I do but when I put it on the pixel stand at night, i have it so that the display turns off and it goes into do not disturb mode. I am more interested in how much idle drain it will have with AOD on when its just sitting on my desk, because right now it can be up to 3%/hr.
 

86rickard

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My battery is getting hammered by Mobile network standby. I limited settings last time however with the same limitations the MNS is worse since the update. Im pretty sure my signal strength has reduced too. Not using 5G and have the likes of Adaptive connectivity off etc.

Very disappointed.
 

RetroTech07

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My battery is getting hammered by Mobile network standby. I limited settings last time however with the same limitations the MNS is worse since the update. Im pretty sure my signal strength has reduced too. Not using 5G and have the likes of Adaptive connectivity off etc.

Very disappointed.
Are you looking at mobile network being used over a 24hr period off at specific times (2hr internals)?

It's been said before that the modem used in the phones is a very inefficient older Samsung model, which is a big cause of battery drain; however, I'm not sure if it's bad enough to cause that big of an impact.
 

86rickard

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Over the 24hrs it used 23% of the battery. The phone hasn't been changed in that time. In the two hr intervals it can vary obviously. My phone was idle this evening from 17.00-19.00 and it used 47% of that periods drain of about 5%

It's definitely worse than before. Did Google try and reduce power of something hence why the signal is lower as that seems to be worse for battery! ?
 

400ixl

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My battery is getting hammered by Mobile network standby. I limited settings last time however with the same limitations the MNS is worse since the update. Im pretty sure my signal strength has reduced too. Not using 5G and have the likes of Adaptive connectivity off etc.

Very disappointed.
Ignore that figure, its pretty irrelevant IMO. I was getting a Mobile network Standby of sub 10% on the Nov update but now see it reading 30% but the battery usage has not changed at all. It still uses the same amount of battery in 24 hours that it did.

That figure appears to be a complete red herring as far as true battery usage goes.

Signal strength (and slowness to reconnect if signal is dropped) for some has been recognised by Google as an issue for some on certain versions of the update. Personally not noticed that for mine, but as they recognise it and rolling back to the November radio seems to fix it for people, we can reasonably assume a fix will come for that one.
 

PettyAf

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do yall have mobile data always active on or off? i just turned off developer mode completely because my battery on LTE drain 5% per hour while on wifi its 1% drain per hour. tryna see if default settings can help.
btw my battery on wifi is amazing. but when i go out it i feeling like the battery is just freefalling. i have duo sims one is roaming and the other is local.
 

therock3181

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do yall have mobile data always active on or off? i just turned off developer mode completely because my battery on LTE drain 5% per hour while on wifi its 1% drain per hour. tryna see if default settings can help.
btw my battery on wifi is amazing. but when i go out it i feeling like the battery is just freefalling. i have duo sims one is roaming and the other is local.
Mine all stock. Didn't bother turning off features. I paid for them !

Running dual sim too. Same carrier for both.
 
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danw_oz

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My phone was amazing on the initial release firmware. Battery life was amazing, finger print sensor worked amazing, only thing is that it got quite hot, 5G speed was better, only issue I had with the initial release was some huge delays at times launching some apps which was fixed by turning off the adaptive battery for apps. Everything has got worse with each release.

Because my plan comes with a lot of data, which I can't get close to using I am only using 5G, WIFI turned off which also would cause more drain I am guessing.
 

RetroTech07

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I just want future pixel phones to be better with the battery. For that to happen they need to cut the crap trying to cut corners and make something efficient. I may try Samsung if they plan on coming out with another S22 line, but I'm concerned about being able to root and unlock bootloader.
 

therock3181

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I just want future pixel phones to be better with the battery. For that to happen they need to cut the crap trying to cut corners and make something efficient. I may try Samsung if they plan on coming out with another S22 line, but I'm concerned about being able to root and unlock bootloader.
There is one thing you need to know, bootloader will be locked in NA. Has been for the last 5-6 years.
 
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    I'm absolutely blown away. Every morning I have a routine where I go outside and have my coffee and chain smoke a few darts, read the news, look at memes and such and typically I'm using it about an hour and on my S21+ or Z Fold 3 I'd always be down to 93 or 94%. Today was no different and I was still at 100 after doing so. I then went to work and used Android auto so it stayed full until about 830 am when I took it off the charger. It's 745 pm and I'm at 80% with just a bit over 4 hrs sot. Didn't tweak any settings whatsoever to try and save battery.
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    I asked because it depends on who you're going by.
    The 6 Pro isn't as terrible as Tom's Guide with a 8h 48m and the S21 Ultra and 9 Pro aren't as amazing with 9h 28m and 9h 15m respectively. Yes it's below them but I wouldn't say that's poor. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is still in a tier above everyone else still getting 12h 6m.
    I don't think that anyone with a functioning brain stem calls the Pixel 6 Pros battery life terrible.

    It's a phone advertised as a 1-day-battery-life giver and thats exactly what it offers, it survives a full day with ~5-9 hours of SoT (depends heavily on usage).

    The P6 Pros problem lies outside Googles own sphere. It simply sucks in comparison to other brands that offer a longer battery life with their flagships. But that still doesn't make Googles offer terrible, it just loses the comparison.

    Personally, I'm disappointed by the fact that Tensor uses 2 year old cores and those could have easily improved the SoT by an hour or two if Google would have changed them out, plus the panel is an older one that is not quite as efficient as other offerings; but I guess we'll have to wait until next year to get a more efficient processor.

    It should also be noted, of course, that this is Googles first attempt at creating something "unique" and considering that AND the fact that the phone can run several background processes without draining the battery life terribly (adaptive sound, Always-on-display, on-device-translate & analysis (LENS), now playing...) AND it doesn't need to kill of most apps in the background (https://dontkillmyapp.com/ is your friend here), it's not impressive, but decent. It's a decent battery life experience, and I'm ok with that, but others that expect "muh mega battery ULTRA TENSOR want 4 days usage Google ADs have AWOKEN MY NEED FOR LE FUTURE" will get disappointed.

    Pixels were never battery life kings, and still are not. So of course people that come in here with their battery-life maxing Huawei/Samsung/backgroundkilling champs will voice their disappointment. Even though that's not a "real" problem, it's simply apples vs bananas all over again.

    Always make sure you know what a device can offer and can't before you buy it.

    It also helps the environment, since you don't have to send so much stuff back. But I guess people who buy 2 or 3 phones a year don't care about the environment anyway...
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    Finally a positive thread hopefully with real experiences and no trolls.
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    I am on the fence about returning the P6P still, now mostly based on battery life. Trying to convince myself that Google will improve it through updates, but it seems unlikely. The iPhone 13 Max seems to last so much longer, that it may make a big difference when traveling or hiking.
    Just return it, youre not going to be happy.
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    Final stats at 10% battery ,I have no issues at all with battery ,7.5 SOT is more than even ,deep sleep drain is around 4/5% in 9 hrs ,hope it's stays like this