Question Pixel 7 standby drain issue.

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towhidabid

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Never happened like this. Started dropping 10%+ overnight. I should admit p7 standby drain was never that good. Used to drop around 6-7% on average but suddenly without installing any other apps or making any major changes to my device it started happening. The device is updated to November patch, all major apps is being battery restricted except the few apps i use daily. Like whatsapp reddit... Has anyone fixed this issue or is there any fix ?! TIA.
 

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bobby janow

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Never happened like this. Started dropping 10%+ overnight. I should admit p7 standby drain was never that good. Used to drop around 6-7% on average but suddenly without installing any other apps or making any major changes to my device it started happening. The device is updated to November patch, all major apps is being battery restricted except the few apps i use daily. Like whatsapp reddit... Has anyone fixed this issue or is there any fix ?! TIA.
Screen off 0.7% / hour is pretty standard for Pixel phones. If something is waking the device you can find it usually with Better Battery Stats either on XDA or the Play store. I usually check alarms and partial wakelocks to see if anything is amiss. Sometimes a reboot will clear out the alarms of particular apps. Here ya go.

 
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towhidabid

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Screen off 0.7% / hour is pretty standard for Pixel phones. If something is waking the device you can find it usually with Better Battery Stats either on XDA or the Play store. I usually check alarms and partial wakelocks to see if anything is amiss. Sometimes a reboot will clear out the alarms of particular apps. Here ya go.

I used BBS for a while. Does it need root access to show the wakelocks and alarms and all? Coz i wasn't planning on rooting my p7 now.
 

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I used BBS for a while. Does it need root access to show the wakelocks and alarms and all? Coz i wasn't planning on rooting my p7 now.
No it doesn't. Pay attention to this post (#4) and follow the adb instructions to a T. Sometimes you need to restart the BBS app so either force stop it or reboot the phone. Don't forget the hidden_api_policy command (Android 10 and above) at the bottom.


edit: Latest version post/link from the thread. https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...rbatterystats.1179809/page-1932#post-87741925
 
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Never happened like this. Started dropping 10%+ overnight. I should admit p7 standby drain was never that good. Used to drop around 6-7% on average but suddenly without installing any other apps or making any major changes to my device it started happening. The device is updated to November patch, all major apps is being battery restricted except the few apps i use daily. Like whatsapp reddit... Has anyone fixed this issue or is there any fix ?! TIA.
These are your battery stats.. and you aren't happy with them?
My battery is wayyyyy worse..
First, what app are you using to monitor the battery in the screenshot?
Second, is this with mobile service and data on as well?
My phone doesn't idle as good in airplane mode with wifi on!
Makes me feel like there's hope after all for decent battery..
Ill post my stats tomorrow.
And try to get to the bottom of my battery issues..
 

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The app is AccuBattery and it's indeed accurate given enough cycles

It's not that different from my 4XL, still waiting on the 7 to arrive.
 

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These are your battery stats.. and you aren't happy with them?
My battery is wayyyyy worse..
First, what app are you using to monitor the battery in the screenshot?
Second, is this with mobile service and data on as well?
My phone doesn't idle as good in airplane mode with wifi on!
Makes me feel like there's hope after all for decent battery..
Ill post my stats tomorrow.
And try to get to the bottom of my battery issues..
First, The app is accubattery.
Second, nope its not data or wifi on. With wifi on it standby drain is okay. But with mobile data its worse i mean far worse. As if its not enters doze or standby only. At best with minimal use it'll last 16-18 hrs with confidence then the low battery anxiety kicks in... I was hoping a far better standby drain. Coz i was optimized it as much as i can. Didn't install anything much. Blocked all the background activities. My p4a with a smaller battery had better standby. Even i heard p6a with tensor 1 chip had better standby drain. I hoped tensor 2 had better optimization efficiency on this end.
 

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Here is my accubattery summary. Screen off at 3.5% per hour, over 80% deep sleep. Even deep sleep state consumes 2.2% per hour. Unbelievably bad.
 

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bobby janow

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Here is my accubattery summary. Screen off at 3.5% per hour, over 80% deep sleep. Even deep sleep state consumes 2.2% per hour. Unbelievably bad.
That's a little much. Most it should be is around 0.9% / hr and perhaps as low as 0.5%. Find out what is waking your phone with screen off and you'll have the solution. This is not a Pixel 7 thing but a you thing. (well your device not necessarily you)
 

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Did you update the December patch? It improved alot of things including scrolling and standby drain issue. Atleast I've noticed on my device.
Yes, I bought the phone recently and when I initially set it up I fastboot flashed DEC build downloaded directly from Google to both slots.
That's a little much. Most it should be is around 0.9% / hr and perhaps as low as 0.5%. Find out what is waking your phone with screen off and you'll have the solution. This is not a Pixel 7 thing but a you thing. (well your device not necessarily you)
I'm not sure if it's a wakeup issue though. As shown in the screenshot, the deep sleep is above 80% time of total screen off time. And for the deep sleep state it consumes 2.2% per hour. The phone idle item usually also contributes to about 30% - 40% of battery usage overnight when the phone is in standby, which seems to be a good thing according to some opinions I read, since it means no single problem app (user app at least) draining the battery.
 

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I only have the phone completely set up and running for the past week, so I still have patience and see for another week if it's the system still settling down on something. It's just ridiculous to see the phone down to literally 70% from fully charged after an 8 hour sleep when there is not an obvious single problem app.

Maybe I need to start using the good old BBS again...
 
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I only have the phone completely set up and running for the past week, so I still have patience and see for another week if it's the system still settling down on something. It's just ridiculous to see the phone down to literally 70% from fully charged after an 8 hour sleep when there is not an obvious single problem app.

Maybe I need to start using the good old BBS again...
Yes, BBS will certainly help. My deep sleep with screen off is around 90+ %. One thing to try is a reboot of the device right before you go to sleep. Any partial wakelock and alarms will be cleared out unless they are constantly syncing something in the background. I also think that by now it's pretty much settled so it's something else. BBS is better than Accubattery for stuff like that.
 

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Here is my accubattery summary. Screen off at 3.5% per hour, over 80% deep sleep. Even deep sleep state consumes 2.2% per hour. Unbelievably bad.
Here's my AccuBattery stats and BBS stats from last night. If I charge it to 100% then the screen off is around 0.5% / hour probably due to the reporting in Android being not entirely accurate. I think I unplugged around 85% last night I try not to go too much above that. As I said something is waking the device up I believe.
 

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Thanks! I installed BBS yesterday and will let it work for a day or two and start troubleshooting. If we compare our accubattery stats, it's interesting that your deep sleep consumes 0.7% per hour while mine consumes more than 2.0% per hour. Even my deep sleep state has problem.

Edit: this is BBS from the last 8 hours or so of complete idle.
 

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bobby janow

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Thanks! I installed BBS yesterday and will let it work for a day or two and start troubleshooting. If we compare our accubattery stats, it's interesting that your deep sleep consumes 0.7% per hour while mine consumes more than 2.0% per hour. Even my deep sleep state has problem.

Edit: this is BBS from the last 8 hours or so of complete idle.
The summary and partial wakelock are similar to mine last night only difference being my good signal was 100% where as your moderate signal was 91%. I don't believe that would do it. My overnight drain was 0.8% / hour. Kernel wakelocks never really showed me much but I'm sure the experts over at the BBS thread could shed more light on that with a log upload according to the OP. But I think more important is your alarm screen since unplugged. What does that look like and what's at the top of the list? That might help narrow it down.
 

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    Never happened like this. Started dropping 10%+ overnight. I should admit p7 standby drain was never that good. Used to drop around 6-7% on average but suddenly without installing any other apps or making any major changes to my device it started happening. The device is updated to November patch, all major apps is being battery restricted except the few apps i use daily. Like whatsapp reddit... Has anyone fixed this issue or is there any fix ?! TIA.
    Screen off 0.7% / hour is pretty standard for Pixel phones. If something is waking the device you can find it usually with Better Battery Stats either on XDA or the Play store. I usually check alarms and partial wakelocks to see if anything is amiss. Sometimes a reboot will clear out the alarms of particular apps. Here ya go.

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    I used BBS for a while. Does it need root access to show the wakelocks and alarms and all? Coz i wasn't planning on rooting my p7 now.
    No it doesn't. Pay attention to this post (#4) and follow the adb instructions to a T. Sometimes you need to restart the BBS app so either force stop it or reboot the phone. Don't forget the hidden_api_policy command (Android 10 and above) at the bottom.


    edit: Latest version post/link from the thread. https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...rbatterystats.1179809/page-1932#post-87741925
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    I'm in the same boat. Very disappointed in standby battey drain. Mines like ~3-4% per hour when out and about during the day! With 5g off.
    Seems crazy high to me.
    Hoping some custom kernel goodness or custom rom will improve this...
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    I only have the phone completely set up and running for the past week, so I still have patience and see for another week if it's the system still settling down on something. It's just ridiculous to see the phone down to literally 70% from fully charged after an 8 hour sleep when there is not an obvious single problem app.

    Maybe I need to start using the good old BBS again...
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    Here is my accubattery summary. Screen off at 3.5% per hour, over 80% deep sleep. Even deep sleep state consumes 2.2% per hour. Unbelievably bad.
    Here's my AccuBattery stats and BBS stats from last night. If I charge it to 100% then the screen off is around 0.5% / hour probably due to the reporting in Android being not entirely accurate. I think I unplugged around 85% last night I try not to go too much above that. As I said something is waking the device up I believe.