The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are the latest iteration of the Pixel series. Google started with supporting smartphones that other companies manufactured, moved on to developing their own phone, and now Pixel devices not only have their own software that is Android. The Pixel series is being manufactured and assembled by Google itself, it is featuring their processor Google Tensor 5. The chip is said to be the game-changer, yet it proves otherwise. The new hardware is leading to some issues in the software. Although Google is head over heels to fix the problems and bugs; but still, it’s going to take some time. Today, we will talk about a common issue faced by Google flagship users. This guide will deal with all the possible solutions to battery drain in Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

The users have reported an incredible amount of battery drain overnight, with cases up to 30% drain in a night. In battery usage, the main culprit is the Mobile network standby, which is the network services.

There have been some problems with the network connectivity for the European users in the December update. However, Google has acknowledged the issue, and they are said to be working on it.

If you are also facing network loss and connectivity issues, you can use this guide to fix them. It will probably lead to the fix of the battery drain as well. Since constant looking up of network while the signal quality is terrible leads to battery drain as well.

Tips to fix Battery Drain on Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro:

First and foremost, the fix that is said to be working for all is disabling the Health Device Services.

So all you have to do is to Go to Settings -> Apps -> See All Apps -> Look for Device Health Services -> Cache and Storage -> Manage Storage -> Clear Cache and Delete all data.

Another remedy is to reset your network settings. It will delete the password of saved WiFis and network certificates of WiFis, for example, eduroam. It will also remove all the Bluetooth devices connected to your phone. Follow these steps to reset network settings. Go to Settings -> System ->Reset options ->Reset Wifi, Mobile & Bluetooth

The constant step counter is said to be sucking up all the battery. A friend has a similar issue with the OnePlus 9. So disable the app from the settings.

Other solutions that might come in handy:

  • Switch to LTE instead of 5G.
  • Restart your phone.
  • Suppose your phone started getting issues after the OTA update. Maybe you need to factory reset it. Of course, you should always install significant updates on a clean operating system.
  • Switch to the use of WiFi and observe if it’s the mobile network causing the battery drain.

Hopefully, the issue will be fixed by the next update from Google. However, till then, these tips would help you survive a full day on battery on your new Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro.

Understandably, having such issues on a brand new smartphone can be very frustrating. However, the new chipset and software might have some bugs to be dealt with. Google developers are working around the clock to sort out these issues. So, hopefully, the wait will be worth it.

If you have any questions or queries about the guide above, feel free to drop them in the comment below or reach out to me.

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