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Google Pixel 5 Tips and Tricks: Here’s how to use ‘Extreme Battery Saver’

There will be a time where you need your Pixel 5 to not run out of juice, whether you happen to be near a charger or not.

Google has built-in a few battery-saving features to help get the most out of the Pixel’s vastly improved battery.

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Extreme Battery Saver is available on devices starting with the Pixel 3 and later, and restricts a number of background processes.

Here’s how you can enable it:

  1. Open your phone’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Battery
  3. Battery Saver
  4. Extreme Battery Saver
  5. When to use.
  6. Pick when Extreme Battery Saver will turn on.
    • Ask every time: When Battery Saver turns on, it asks whether to turn on Extreme Battery Saver.
    • Always use: When Battery Saver turns on, Extreme Battery Saver turns on.
    • Never use: Extreme Battery Saver never turns on.

When turned on, Extreme Battery Saver limits the following:

  • Most apps pause. Paused apps won’t send notifications.
  • Your phone’s processing (CPU) slows.
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth work, but Wi-Fi Scanning and Bluetooth Scanning for location data turned off.
  • Your work profile turns off.
  • Your phone’s screen timeout drops to 30 seconds.
  • Any current hotspot or tethering stops.
  • To use the leftmost home screen, unpause the Google app.

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