Google pushed out the Android 8.1 Oreo update for Pixel and Nexus devices but we heard many problems relating Google’s operating system, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and it’s now the severe battery drain. Google’s new update is not the cause to make the battery drain fast on your Android 8.1 phone; it might be something else, like an app, or a file causing the drain.
So, before contacting with Google customer service, here are some possible solutions to fix the fast battery drain on your Android 8.1 device in just a few minutes.
Methods to Fix Bad Android 8.1 Oreo Battery Life
This tutorial will help you fix the Android 8.1 Oreo’s battery life and these fixes will work well for us.
- Check Your Apps
The first simple trick is checking your apps as well as their performance on your 8.1 phone.
Go to Settings > Battery and scroll down until you see a section saying “App usage since full charge” with a list of apps. You can also check the percentage of battery an app has used from your last charge.
If you notice an app out of the ordinary, disable or uninstall it and then check if that helps can return your battery life back to normal.
You can also boot your phone into Safe Mode. The process will disable the third-party apps.
- Force Background Limits
Android 8 Oreo comes with a nifty feature that allows you to force background limits on the apps. With this feature, you will get a handle on aggressive apps. If that app supports Oreo, this function will be automatically enabled. If an app doesn’t support Oreo, you have to force background limits.
To do so, head to Settings > Battery and choose an app. Under Manage battery usage, toggle it off if it’s turned on to prevent an app from running in the background.
- Clear Cached Data
We also encourage you to clear your cached data to improve the battery life on your device. To do this, simply go to Settings > Apps & Notifications. From there, choose App info and there will be a list of apps installed and disabled on your device. Tap on any app to move to a new menu.
Here, tap on Storage tab and you will see Clear Data and Clear Cache. Tap on them to clear the app’s cache and the data.
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- Factory Reset
If nothing can help, you should try factory resetting your device.
Factory resetting will restore your Android device to the factory default and delete everything in its process. So, remember to backup important files first before making the move.
If you want to factory reset, head to Settings > Back & Reset and choose Erase All Data line
- Downgrade to Android Nougat
The last resort you can try to fix the battery drain issue is moving your device back down to Android Nougat.
Although downgrading can be time-consuming, it could help you improve the battery life on your device. If you’re unfamiliar with the downgrade process, take a look at the forums for the help.