Android 11 offers Google Pixel Phones a New Battery Health Feature. Battery life would become a major concern for smartphone users and manufacturers these days. While we would wait for a very big leap in battery technology, most have resolved to make charging a lot faster at the moment.
Android 11 offers Google Pixel Phones a New Battery Health Feature
Battery charging, however, is not a simple matter of turning something on and off more like a light switch. And various conditions can actually lead to faster battery life degradation. In other to stop all these scenarios, Google would further implement a new feature on supported pixel phones that caps battery charging at around %80 under some conditions.
In the past few years, maintaining battery health happen to involve almost around half a dozen pointers and warnings. Especially regarding that the full cycles or battery draining fully before its first full charge. Things have gotten a lot simpler with the smarter charging circuits. But they’re also happen to be some cases where users might not be aware that they are harming their smartphone batteries. This Overcharging happens to be one of the cases that Google is now addressing further with an entirely new optimization for their pixel phones.
Overcharging Protection on Android Devices
Overcharging protection would not get a standard feature right on phone. But there are several issues where we would be keeping the phone plugged right in to still push a battery right beyond its safe limits. Google is trying to talk about two major scenarios. One is a phone that is kept charging right under heavy discharging conditions, just like when playing a game. The other is when the phone happens to have been kept right under the plug for four days or more.
If either of the conditions is true, the Pixel’s new “Optimizing for battery health” feature kicks in and stops charging the phone at around 80%. The Phone would resume charging or leaving this state once the condition no longer gets met. Just like if the phone has been unplugged or the aforementioned battery-draining activities are stopped. This feature get turned off automatically. And on automatically and there does not seem to be any way that you can toggle it manually.
Android 11 Battery Safe Feature Accessibility
This feature would be made available for the Google Pixel 3 or later phones that are running right on Android 11 or higher. Other manufacturers would also possess similar battery health features that limit that charging to around 80%. Or slow down the fast charging right beyond that particular point. It would perhaps be more beneficial if the feature turns to a standard Android feature than a manufacturer-specific one.