How to Fix Android 12 Battery Draining Issue

Faster battery draining issue on Android OS running devices is the most common issue among users for decades. Whereas it’s worth mentioning that the latest Android OS update or the newly released build or the beta build may obviously have an edge on the existing stable Android OS version or build whatsoever. It’s quite expected that even the Android 12 users might gonna experience the Battery Draining Issue on their devices.

And this is what it is. Most of the Pixel device users are encountering multiple issues or bugs with the newly released Android 12 OS right now. Meanwhile, the battery draining issue becomes one of the common and major issues among them. Now, we’re expecting that Android developers will soon come up with a patch fix that should resolve the issue. If you’re using Android 12 on a primary device and want to fix it temporarily, check this guide.

How to Fix Android 12 Battery Draining Issue

How to Fix Android 12 Battery Draining Issue

No matter which smartphone you’re using over Android 12 OS, if your device is suffering from poor battery life then you can follow our troubleshooting guide below one by one until the problem gets fixed. Please keep in mind that the solutions may not work for everyone in every scenario. However, you can try all of them at least.

Note: Do keep in mind that the following steps might vary depending on your device model or manufacturer. So, you’ll need to dig them out for your particular device respectively.

1. Reboot the device

It’s always recommended to just restart your handset to refresh all the system glitches or cache data issues (if any). Just press and hold the Power button on the device and then select Reboot/Restart.

In some cases, it can also fix other temporary or common issues whatsoever.

2. Update the software

Well, updating the device software can easily fix multiple bugs or system glitches. An outdated system version can cause several issues with the device performance, app performance, battery draining, etc.

  • Go to the Settings app > Tap on System.
  • Go to Advanced and select About phone or System update.
  • Tap on Check for updates or Software updates.
  • If there is an update available, just download & install the update properly.
  • Wait for the device to reboot automatically. If not, manually reboot the device after the update to apply changes.

3. Update all apps

  • Open the Google Play Store app on the device.
  • At the top right corner of the screen, tap on the profile icon.
  • Tap on Manage apps & devices.
  • Then under ‘Updates available’, choose to ‘Update all’ apps or a specific app individually.

4. Enable Save Battery Power

  • Go to Settings > Tap on Battery.
  • If you see a card with advice to restrict an app, tap the card then hit Restrict.
  • Tap on ‘Save Power’.

This will reduce the battery draining issue with some apps or services that may run in the background always and cause several issues.

You can also optimize battery usage for all apps via Settings > Battery > More (three dots icon) > Battery usage > Battery optimization.

5. Restrict Battery Usage of Apps

It’s always a better idea to restrict the battery usage of apps on your device to save some battery juice whatsoever. To do so:

  • Head over to the Settings menu on your device.
  • Go to Battery > Tap on the Battery Usage section.
  • Now, make sure to check for the particular apps which can eat up a lot of battery juice.
    • Go to the ‘App usage for past 24 hr’ option.
  • Tap on the first app in the list and select Restricted from the menu.
  • Do the same steps for all suspicious apps.
  • Once done, reboot the device, and check for the Android 12 Battery Draining Issue again.

6. Turn Off Always-On-Display

AOD (Always-On-Display) is one of the useful features for Pixel devices and other AMOLED display devices. But it can also consume a noticeable amount of battery juice on a full day of usage. So, it’s always a better idea to disable the Always-On-Display feature on your device to improve the battery life. To do this:

  • Head over to the Settings menu on your device.
  • Go to Display > Select Lock Screen.
  • Make sure to Disable the Always Show Time and Info toggle turn it off.
  • Make sure to reboot the device to apply changes and then check for the excessive battery draining issue on your Pixel device with Android 12.

7. Disable Mobile Data Always Active

Even if you’re using Wi-Fi on your device and still you’re facing the battery draining a lot then the chances are high that the mobile data is active in the background. You should disable the mobile data option by following the steps below:

  • First, you’ll have to enable Developer Options on your device. To do so: go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times.
  • Once Developer Options has been enabled, you’ll have to go back to the Developer Options menu via the Settings menu. [Settings > System > Developer Options]
  • Now, scroll down to the Mobile Data Always Active option and turn it off.

Finally, check for the issue whether it has been fixed or not.

8. Minimize Screen Timeout

The Screen Timeout option is also one of the most useful yet battery-draining features if you’re using your device too frequently or set the screen timeout in minutes. The more you increase screen timeout, the more it’ll turn on the display even if you don’t use it. In that scenario, the battery will drain faster. You should minimize the screen timeout option in 15-30 seconds maximum. To do this:

  • Head over to Settings > Tap on Display on your device.
  • Go to the Screen Timeout option > Select either 15 seconds or 30 seconds maximum.
  • Now, check for the Android 12 Battery Draining issue on your Pixel device.

9. Disable Tap to Wake feature

The Tap to Wake or Raise to Wake feature is quite useful but it can also drain the battery faster. Make sure to disable this feature manually by following the steps below:

  • Go to Settings > Tap on Display.
  • Then go to the Lock Screen section > Disable the Tap to Check Phone option.
  • Also, disable the Lift to Check Phone option.
  • Once done, reboot the device, and use your handset for a full day to check for the issue.

10. Turn Off Adaptive Connectivity

It seems that turning off the Adaptive Connectivity option on the Android 12 system is basically switches automatically from 5G to 4G if the connectivity is slow or has some issues. However, the Adaptive Connectivity feature may consume more battery than usual if turned on. You should try turning it off temporarily and then try again. To do this:

  • Go to the Settings menu on your device.
  • Next, head over to the Network and Internet section > Go to Adaptive Connectivity.
  • Now, turn off the toggle to disable it.

11. Factory Reset the device

If none of the methods worked for you then make sure to reset your device to factory defaults by following the steps below. This will easily restore the device settings, user data, etc to fix multiple issues with the system.

Note: Factory Reset will wipe out all the user data from your handset. So, take a backup of the necessary data first.

  • Open your device Settings > Tap on System.
  • Go to Advanced > Tap on Reset options.
  • Select Erase all data (factory reset).
  • Confirm the internal storage and tap on Erase all data.
  • If prompted, enter the device lock screen PIN/pattern.
  • Tap on Erase all data > Wait for the process to get completed.
  • Once done, reboot your device to apply changes.
  • If you’ve already backed up your data, restore it.
  • You’re done.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.


  1. Tried everything and still having issues phone looses 10 percent battery within 10-15 minutes and I’m barely using it phones brand new got it a day ago Google pixel 4a

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