Google Pixel 4 XL Battery Draining Very Fast, How to Fix?

2019’s Google Pixel 4 XL is still one of the stunning Android smartphones at a pretty reasonable price range for its best-in-class hardware specifications. Well, Pixel series devices are also well-known for their outstanding software update support in terms of Android OS or security patches. But some bugs or issues are still bothering a lot of users even after a few years and the Google Pixel 4 XL Battery Draining Very Fast issue is one of them.

It’s worth mentioning that the Pixel 4 XL model offers a flagship-grade Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset which is backed by Android 10 OS out of the box. The handset has already received Android 12 update officially from Google last year. Whereas standard 3,700 mAh battery with 18W fast charging is enough for a full day of juice within an hour of charging or so. However, some users are unfortunate enough to have extreme battery draining issues.

Google Pixel 4 XL Battery Draining Very Fast, How to Fix?

Google Pixel 4 XL Battery Draining Very Fast, How to Fix?

Here we’ve shared some of the possible workarounds that should gonna help you out. However, before heading over to the methods below, we must say that over a period of time any device can have multiple performance-related or battery issues no matter how much the software is optimized. It happens mostly because of a gradual depreciation in battery health apart from outdated hardware specifications and more advanced software or app versions.

Still, you can try some steps manually to ensure that the battery draining issue is appearing to you due to some other reasons and not because of the outdated device or stressed-out battery health. So, without further ado, let’s jump into it.

1. Change Screen Display Settings

  • Make sure to reduce the screen brightness to an optimal level as per your requirement.
  • You can also turn on Dark Mode on the device to reduce battery strain.
  • If in case, you’re using any live wallpapers on the lock screen or home screen, make sure to turn it off, and use a static wallpaper.
  • Turn off the screen when you’re not using it by simply short pressing the power button to lock the screen.
  • Adjust the screen timeout option from the Settings > Display > Screen Timeout > Set it to 15/30 seconds which is more than enough. However, if you want the screen to have a higher timeout ratio then you can set it to higher.
  • Make sure to turn off screen attention mode too. Head over to Settings app and tap Display And then Advanced And then Screen attention, then turn on Screen attention.
  • You should also turn off the smooth display option. Open your phone’s Settings app > Tap Display And then Smooth Display > Turn off Smooth Display.

2. Turn Off Keyboard Sound and Vibration

It’s also recommended to simply disable the keyboard sound and vibration option on your Pixel 4 XL device by following the steps below.

  • Open your phone’s Settings app.
  • Tap on Sound & vibration > Turn a sound or vibration on or off.

3. Turn On Adaptive Connectivity

You can also try turning on the adaptive connectivity option on your handset. To do so:

  • Open your phone’s Settings app.
  • Tap on Network & internet > Select Adaptive connectivity.
  • Turn Adaptive connectivity on or off.

4. Turn On Adaptive Battery

By turning on/off the adaptive battery option on your device, you’ll be able to reduce battery draining with the help of system optimization.

  • Open your phone’s Settings app.
  • Tap on Battery > Tap on Adaptive Battery.
  • Turn on Adaptive Battery.

5. Restric Battery Hungry Apps

Try restricting the battery-consuming apps on the device which may run always in the background and drain a lot of battery juice. To do so:

  • Open your phone’s Settings app > Tap on Battery.
  • Tap on Battery usage > You can see a list of apps with the percentage of your battery used for the past 24 hours. Or you can also see system usage by tapping System usage for the past 24 hr.
  • To see or change how a listed app uses the battery, tap on it.​
    • For some apps, you can turn on Background Restriction.
    • For all apps, we recommend keeping Battery optimization on.

6. Delete Unused Apps and Games

Whatever apps or games you’ve already installed or come preinstalled on the device and you’re not using them regularly, make sure to delete those unused apps & games. Just head over to the installed app or game > Tap and hold on the icon > Select Uninstall and confirm the task to delete it. Do the same steps for each unnecessary or unused program.

7. Use the Stock Charger

Ensure to use the stock charger or adapter that comes with your phone. Don’t use any local non-branded adapters to avoid battery damage.

8. Maintain Temperature of Device and Ambience

You should avoid such situations where your Pixel 4 XL smartphone can overheat. Your device battery will drain much faster when the temperature is hot enough. Even using the device extensively while charging can also cause overheating issues and it’ll eventually lead to battery draining. Try not using the device or not plugging in the device for longer while charging it.

9. Stop Charging Overnight

Either you should use adaptive charging on the device or try charging the device before you go to sleep or even just after waking up from sleep in the morning to avoid overcharging. Most users prefer overnight charging which may lead to battery health issues or overheating issues over a period of time.

10. Use Battery Saver

Try using the battery saver option on the handset to precisely using the battery juice whatever and whenever required. To do so:

  • Open your phone’s Settings app.
  • Tap on Battery > Go to Battery Saver > Set a schedule.
  • Pick a setting when Battery Saver should turn on.
    • No schedule: Only when you turn on Battery Saver manually.
    • Based on your routine: If your battery is likely to run out before your next typical charge.
    • Based on percentage: When your battery reaches a certain percentage charge.

11. Update Device Software

Make sure to check for software updates on your device and install the latest version (if available) to reduce multiple bugs or issues.

  • Open your phone’s Settings app.
  • Head over to the bottom of the page > Tap on System.
  • Go to System update > Your update status will appear whether there is a new version available or not.
  • Just follow the on-screen steps to update it > Once done, you’ll need to reboot the device to apply changes.

12. Update Apps and Games

The chances are high that some of the installed apps or games are basically conflicting with the current software version on your device. It’s always a better idea to update apps and games on the device. To do that:

  • Open the Google Play Store app.
  • At the top right side, tap on the profile icon.
  • Now, tap on Manage apps & devices.
  • Here you can see the “Updates available” option > Choose to ‘Update all apps’ or just a specific app to install the update.

13. Do a Factory Reset

Sometimes performing a factory reset on the device can fix plenty of issues related to software, crashes, app issues, battery issues, networking issues, etc. You should also try resetting the device to the factory default.

  • Open your phone’s Settings app.
  • Select Google > Tap on Backup.
  • If this is your first time, turn on Backup by Google One and follow the on-screen instructions. [Optional]
  • Tap on Back up now.

Note: Your Google One backup can take up to 24 hours. When your data is saved, “On” will be below the data types you selected. Also, keep in mind that you’ll require a Google account credential to sign back into the service after reset.

  • Open your phone’s Settings app.
  • Tap on System > Tap on Reset options.
  • Select Erase all data (factory reset).
  • To erase all data from your phone’s internal storage, tap on Erase all data.
    • If required, your phone asks for your PIN. Enter your PIN and tap on Erase all data.
  • It may take a couple of minutes depending on the device storage and performance. So, have some patience until the process completes.
  • When your phone finishes the factory reset, select the restart option.
  • Now, you can easily set up your phone and restore your backed-up data.

14. Rush for Battery Replacement

If none of the methods worked for you then it’s better to ask for a battery replacement by visiting the nearest Google Pixel authorized service center (if the warranty is still there). Otherwise, simply visit the nearest local mobile repairing shop and ask for a battery replacement. You should also ask the repair guy to cross-check the internal board whether it has any issue or not.

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

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