How to Fix: Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Battery Draining too fast

by Fahad Mahar

Even with the excellent performance of the device, there are some areas where the device lags behind. These could be minor issues like noticeable frame drops in the UI, device heating up faster than expected, battery drain, etc. However, with the article, we aim to help our readers solve the ever-popular problem of battery failure on their brand. -The new Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro smartphone devices. Here we will teach you how you can fix Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Battery Draining too fast.

How to Fix: Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Battery Draining too fast

Method 1: Restrict Battery Usage/Optimize for certain applications

  • Open the Settings app –> Look for the ‘Battery’ option.
  • Look for applications that have high battery usage –> Select the ‘Restrict’ option.
  • In case the restrict option is not available, then select the application and choose the ‘Optimize’ option instead.

Method 2: Force Stop misbehaving applications

It is highly suggested that turning Force Stopping certain applications can improve battery life overall. Follow these steps to Force Stop applications.

  • Open the Settings application on your Pixel device.
  • Select Apps –> ‘See all Apps’ option.
  • Select the app that you think is misbehaving –> Press on the Force Stop button.

Method 3: Uninstall Misbehaving applications

If Force Stopping the application seems to have not resolved the issue, we strongly recommend you uninstall the application if it is not your daily driver.

  • Open the application drawer on your Pixel device.
  • Hold on to the application for 2-3 seconds.
  • Open the settings of the application –> Select the ‘Uninstall’ option.

Method 4: Restart your Pixel device

Oftentimes, a simple restart of your smartphone can solve the majority of the prevalent issues. To restart your Pixel device, follow these steps.

  • Press and hold the Power button of your device along with the Volume Up button for a few seconds.
  • A menu will pop up –> Select the ‘Restart’ option.

Method 5: Check your Pixel device for Updates

Updating your device’s software can resolve a lot of issues as well. Developers are constantly pushing out updates to fix major bugs such as battery draining, laggy UI, etc. To do this, follow these steps.

  • Open the Settings application on your Pixel device.
  • Look for the System tab and select it –> choose the ‘System Update‘ option.

  • If any updates are found, the device will prompt an option for Downloading & Installing the update.

Method 6: Disable Always-On Display on your device

Always-On Display is a major culprit for battery draining issues. To turn this feature off, follow these steps.

  • Open the Settings application on your Pixel device.
  • Look for the Display tab and select it –> choose the ‘Lock Screen‘ option.

Method 7: Reduce the Screen Timeout

Having Screen Timeout set to a longer duration can drastically reduce battery, to solve this, follow these steps.

  • Open the Settings application on your Pixel device.
  • Look for the Display tab and select it –> choose the ‘Screen Timeout’ option.
  • It is suggested to set this at either 15 seconds or 30 seconds.

Method 8: Use Battery Saver mode to extend Battery Life

In general, even without battery drain issues, using Battery Saver mode is very helpful. It can easily add to an extra 1-2 hours for Screen On Time. To enable this, follow these steps.

  • Open the Settings application on your Pixel device.
  • Look for the Battery tab and select it –> choose the ‘Battery Saver’ option.
  • From this setting, enable the ‘Use Battery Saver’ option.

Method 9: Some Common options causing battery drain

  • Use GPS only when needed; having this on can drain the battery more quickly than expected.
  • Use Mobile Data only when necessary. It can drain your battery very quickly.
  • Turn off the Wi-Fi during the night; Wi-Fi is very demanding on the battery, thus, draining the battery.
  • Disconnect Bluetooth devices that are not in use.
  • Avoid charging the device to 100% always; 90-95% will give the battery a longer life.

Method 10: Reach out to Google’s Support for Hardware Issues

Sometimes, your Pixel device may be facing hardware issues. The fault might not be on the user’s end for battery drain. Since all Google pixel smartphones come with a warrant service, you may connect with them for a battery hardware check appointment, and they will help you with the issue.

Conclusion

So this was how you can fix the issues. If you have any questions or queries then feel free to comment below.

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