Battery Saver is Randomly Turning on For Pixel and Essential Phone Owners (Updated)

Battery saver, leave my Pixel 2 alone

A integrate of hours ago, after not carrying overwhelmed my Pixel 2 XL for a while, quietly unbarred it usually to notice that a battery looked weird. The battery looked uncanny given it had a red outline with a “+” in a middle, signaling that battery saver was on. It was odd, given I’m not certain I’ve ever incited on battery saver, though we had been in my discerning settings toggles progressing to spin on my phone’s flashlight and insincere maybe we had incidentally incited it on.

I was wrong in presumption that. A integrate of readers forked out to us that their Essential and Pixel phones both had incidentally incited on battery saver mode today. We afterwards looked during reddit for both phones and yeah, there are threads with hundreds of comments from identical things function to people. It happened to my wife’s Pixel 2 as well.

Google has already concurred a conditions during this thread and is looking into it. Essential is gripping an eye on it here.

UPDATE: Google has weighed in, observant that a battery saver was branch on given they ran an inner examination that “mistakenly rolled out to some-more users than intended.” They’ve rolled those changes back. That’s kind of scary. The full matter is below:

Hi all, some of we might have beheld that battery saver incited on automatically today. This was an inner examination to exam battery saving facilities that was incorrectly rolled out to some-more users than intended. We have now rolled battery saver settings behind to default. Please configure to your liking. Sorry for a confusion.

We aren’t certain a problem, though many have beheld that their involuntary switch for battery saver to come on altered from 15% to 99%. And that would certain means battery saver to come on during all times. we do not have an involuntary sequence for cave set and it still came on by itself, so I’m not certain that’s indeed a full issue.

Of course, carrying battery saver spin on by itself is worrisome. Battery saver “turns off some device facilities and restricts apps” in sequence to extend battery life. If that were to occur to your phone and we didn’t notice for hours, there’s no revelation what we might have missed. Also, what kind of uncanny switch can change battery saver settings but phone owners touching them?

We’ll refurbish this post as Google total it out.

Cheers Michael and Steve!

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