If you have a Google Pixel phone, you may have noticed its battery has recently been draining at an alarming speed. Google has now confirmed that this issue was caused by a recent update to Google App, which has now been fixed.
"A recent Google App backend change unintentionally resulted in a subset of Android devices experiencing accelerated battery drain," a Google spokesperson said in a statement to Mashable. "We rolled out a fix shortly after becoming aware of the issue, and impacted users should see their devices return to normal behavior immediately. This fix does not require an app update."
While the Pixel's recent battery drainage issue may have been fixed, this is a good reminder to check the power usage settings on your phone. Google App might not be chewing up your battery, but there may be other factors such as your phone's auto-brightness setting or location services that are pulling more power than necessary.
Even if a quickly-depleting battery isn't an immediate issue plaguing your lengthy TikTok sessions, it's always handy to know how to squeeze out that little bit of extra power if you ever find yourself needing to stretch your charge.Continue Reading