While the Google Pixel 4A battery can last a pretty long time between charges, that length of time can vary significantly depending on how much you use the phone, and how you are using it.
If your screen is really bright then the battery will drain faster. Or maybe you play a lot of games or watch a lot of videos, which can expedite the battery drain as well.
One way to combat this is to use the Battery Saver setting on the phone. This will automatically apply a handful of changes that are meant to help the battery last longer.
You can turn on battery saver on the Google Pixel 4A by going to Settings > Battery > Battery Saver > then tapping the Turn on now button.
Aside from changing your usage patterns and avoiding some of the more battery-intensive activities on the phone, this can be a good way to get just a little bit longer between charges.
Our guide below will walk you through enabling and disabling battery saver on your Pixel, as well as provide some additional information on the setting and some of the other options on its menu.
How to Make the Google Pixel 4A Battery Last Longer
- Swipe up on the Home screen.
- Select Settings.
- Choose Battery.
- Touch Battery Saver.
- Tap the Turn on now button.
Our guide continues below with additional information on using battery-saver mode on a Google Pixel, including pictures of these steps.
How to Put the Pixel 4A in Low Power Mode (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on a Google Pixel 4A in the Android 11 operating system.
Step 1: Swipe up on your Home screen to see the apps menu.
Step 2: Scroll down the list and select the Settings icon.
Step 3: Select Battery from the list of options.
Step 4: Touch the Battery Saver button.
Step 5: Tap the Turn on now button to activate battery saver mode on your device.
Our tutorial continues below with additional discussion about using the Pixel 4A’s battery saving mode.
More Information on the Battery Saver Feature in Android 11
The steps above provide you with instructions on where to locate and enable the Battery saver feature on your Android phone.
One other way that you can turn this on is a little quicker. If you swipe down from the top of the screen you will see a menu with a handful of icons. If you tap on the one that looks like a battery, you will see the pop up below.
You can tap on the Turn On button to put your phone into Battery Saver mode this way as well.
When Battery Saver mode is enabled on your Pixel you will see a red and white battery icon at the top-right of the screen, instead of the black or white battery icon that typically appears there.
If you want to turn off Battery Saver then you can either swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the battery icon, or you can go back to Settings > Battery > Battery Saver > and tap the Turn off now button.
Some of the other items on the Battery Saver menu include something called Extreme Battery Saver. This can extend your battery life even more, but it is going to turn off a lot of things like Wi-Fi, notifications, background activity, and more.
There is also a “Set a schedule” button on the Battery saver menu. You can use this to choose when your phone should go into the battery saver mode automatically.
When you enter Battery saver mode your phone will:
- Turn on dark theme
- Turn off or restrict background activity
- Turn off or restrict some visual effects
- Turn off or restrict Hey Google
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