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Google Pixel 4, 3, And 2 XL owners report battery drain issue after July update

Google Pixel 4, 3, And 2 XL battery drain issue July update

Google unveiled the Pixel 4 devices at its Made By Google event in October 2019. The devices went up for pre-order almost immediately, with sales starting off a few days after. Unarguably, Google Pixel 4 devices have a lot to offer. They have features, which include Snapdragon 855, up to 6GB of RAM, and many more. Recently, Google rolled out the July 2020 update to the Pixel 4 devices and some others, including Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. Although the update was able to resolve several issues, it also introduced an issue on the devices. According to the latest reports, Google Pixel 4 and the other devices users have taken to various platforms to complain about experiencing a battery drain issue. The users also mentioned that the issue started after receiving the July 2020 update.

July Update Brings Battery Draining Issue For Pixel 4 Users

According to several reports on Google Support, Pixel 4 users have started complaining about a battery draining issue. Also, users of Google Pixel 3 and 2 XL are complaining of experiencing the same issue on their devices. Furthermore, all the users are pointing out that the battery issue started after receiving the July 2020 update. Let’s have a quick look at some of the users’ complaints so far below:

According to a Pixel 4 user Pete Z 4504, he said:

“I’ve seen this posted on other sites as well.  After the July update, my phone battery life is absolutely horrible.  I’m now charging multiple times per day when I could go for 2 days without ever charging.  I have other friends with the same phone and they all said they are having the same issue since the July update…”

July 2020 update affecting pixel devices

According to M P 1370, the battery draining issue is also affecting the user’s Pixel 3a XL device. The user further added that the issue caused his device screen time to reduce by half. Here’s what the user posted, about the battery problem below:

“My Pixel 3a XL started to drain the battery after July update. screen time reduced from 6 hours to 3.”

Google Pixel 4 battery drain issue

Any Fix Yet For Battery Draining Issue?

For now, Google is yet to address the battery draining issue that’s affecting Pixel 4, 3, and 2 XL users. However, since a lot of users are affected by the issue, we’re sure Google will find a way to fix it sooner than later.

We’ll keep an eye on the company for any update regarding the issue. As soon as we see anything worth sharing, you’ll be the first to know about it.

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Jike Eric

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