Battery drain issue on Pixel 7 Pro and other Google smartphones? There is a fix; Check NOW

We have noticed Pixel owners suffering from battery drain and overheating issues. So, if your Pixel is one of them, know that a fix is on the way.

| Updated on: May 16 2023, 10:50 IST
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1/5 Google Pixel 7a Price and Colours: Launched at the Google I/O event, Google Pixel 7a is priced at Rs. 43999 and will be made available in three colour options namely- Charcoal, Sea, and Snow. (Shaurya / HT Tech)
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2/5 Google Pixel 7a Chipset and Display: The Pixel 7a runs on the Google Tensor G2 chipset, the same chip that's in Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Coming to the display, the phone gets a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED Always-on display with up to 90 Hz refresh rate, making the phone quick in response. According to the company, the display is scratch resistant, featuring Corning Gorilla Glass and it is made with recycled aluminium, glass and plastic. Pixel 7a can handle water and dust with IP67 protection too. (Shaurya / HT Tech)
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3/5 Google Pixel 7a Camera: The handset is equipped with an upgraded dual rear camera setup with a 64MP main camera and a 1 MP ultrawide camera. While you can take selfies with the help of the 13MP front camera. According to the company, you can even fix your blurry photos, whether they are new or old, or remove distractions with a few taps in Google Photos with Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur. Pixel 7a also includes Super Res Zoom. (Google)
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4/5 Google Pixel 7a Battery: According to the company, the phone comes with 4385mAh battery and supports fast charging. The Pixel 7a can charge wirelessly with any Qi-certified device. You can turn on Extreme Battery Saver, and the battery can last up to 72 hours, as per the company. (Shaurya / HT Tech)
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5/5 Google Pixel 7a Security: With Google Tensor G2 and the Titan M2 security chip, Pixel is built with multiple layers of security to help keep your personal info safe. Face Unlock and Fingerprint can help you unlock your phone quickly and easily. Pixel 7a also comes with at least five years of security updates. The phone also gets Feature Drops – automatic software updates with new and improved features, tips, tricks and more. Pixel 7a even includes three months of YouTube Premium and Google One for new users to help you get the most out of your new Pixel. (Google)
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Pixel owners have reported severe battery drain issues on their smartphones. (Unsplash)

Google recently launched its latest affordable phone, the Pixel 7a at the Google I/O 2023 and it has left us impressed with the features it offers at its price point. At $100 less than the Pixel 7, the Pixel 7a gets the same processor and RAM and Pixel-specific features. What's shocking is that the Pixel 7a offers even better cameras than the more expensive Pixel 7. So, if you've been searching for a pure Android experience, we would recommend you get the Pixel 7a. But even Google's own smartphones have their own fair share of problems.

Battery drain issues

Recently, we have noticed that Pixel owners are suffering from severe battery drain issues on their smartphones. Moreover, it is also causing the phones to overheat, harming the battery life and health of the device even further. We have been using the Pixel 7a for a couple of weeks but haven't run into any battery or overheating issues so far but we'll keep an eye on it. However, Pixel 6, Pixel 6a, Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro users have reported suffering from these issues on platforms such as Reddit.

Users on Reddit have reported as much as a 32% battery drain by just the background processes run by the Google app Android Systems Intelligence alone. Pixel owners believe a May 12 update could have triggered the battery drain problem and the culprit behind this issue is the Google app. And to confirm their suspicions, Google has recently released a statement acknowledging the issue.

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Google, in a statement to 9to5Google, has acknowledged that the battery and overheating issues are occurring due to a “backend change” within the Google app. This has been causing battery drain on a“subset of Android devices”.

Google releases a fix

Fortunately, Google has taken note of the issue and has already started rolling out a fix. This fix shouldn't require a system or app update but it will just be a server-side fix that will fix the issue immediately. “We rolled out a fix shortly after becoming aware of the issue and impacted users should see their devices return to normal behavior immediately, “ Google said in its statement.

So, if you've been suffering from battery drain and overheating issues on your Google Pixel phones, then we suggest you wait for this fix to arrive and it could solve the underlying issue.

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First Published Date: 16 May, 10:49 IST