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The One App You Should Delete ASAP If Your Google Pixel Battery Is Always Dying

August 9, 2019 by Somdip Dey
shefinds | Tech

So, you are of the many Google Pixel users who also think Pixel is the smartest Android phone available in the market?! Pixel is indeed a great Android smartphone, created by Google itself. However, if you are experiencing some issues with your Pixel’s battery then it might be something related to either the way you are using the smartphone or some software/hardware issue on the device. We asked Pixel users to provide their opinion and shed some light on the topic.

According to Polly Kay, marketing manager at English Blinds, the Pixel’s battery issue could be caused by an App running on the device. “The one app you should delete if your Google Pixel battery is always dying is the Fitbit app for your Fitbit activity tracker. If you use the Fitbit app dashboard on your Google Pixel and have the sync settings set to “enable all-day sync,” this will kill your Pixel’s battery halfway through the day!” says Kay. Kay continues, “This is because the Fitbit app keeps your Pixel continually connected to your Fitbit via Bluetooth and updates your Fitbit dashboard more or less every time something happens on your Fitbit itself when all-day sync is switched on; like if you take a few steps or your heart rate goes up or down a little.”

Fitbit app

Based on Kay’s feedback, “However, you can reduce the speed at which your Fitbit app drains your Pixel’s battery without having to delete the app entirely too: just go to your “account” page in the Fitbit app, click on your device, and un-check the slider for all-day sync. That way, the Fitbit app will only sync your tracker when you open the app to view your stats, and your Pixel’s battery life should last you through the whole day!”

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Somdip Dey is an embedded Artificial Intelligence scientist affiliated to the University of Essex, UK and the Samsung R&D Institute, UK and tech contributor to SheFinds. Somdip is also a serial entrepreneur with a knack in social-entrepreneurship, and serves as the technical committee member of several top computing conferences such as IEEE EdgeCom, IEEE CSCloud, CVPR, ICCV. Somdip has previously served as an Editor of ACM XRDS (Crossroads) magazine. Get the latest update on Somdip’s work at http://somdipdey.co.uk

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