These days, it’s not uncommon to see a lot of Android You can set your phone to low power mode. If your battery is low, you will need to activate the Low Power Mode to save power until it can be charged again.
But with Google’s Pixel Phones, Extreme Battery Saver is a mode that the company offers. It will save you as much as possible. If you’re hearing about this for the first time and want to know how to Enable the feature and then continue reading.
For the Pixel, turn on Extreme Battery Saver
- Open the Settings menu on your Pixel phone
- Click on the Battery
- Click on Battery Saver
- Use Extreme Battery Saver
- Select When to use
- Select the time when Extreme Battery Saver should kick in. You can choose “Ask every time”, “Always use”, or “Never” if you don’t want the phone to use this mode at all
- Going back to the previous menu, you can tap on “Essential apps” and then select the apps that will be exempted from Extreme Battery Saver’s functionality
How do you define Extreme Battery Saver?
For those wondering what the difference between the Pixel’s regular Battery Saver and Extreme Battery Saver, there are some key differences which we think are important enough to be mentioned.
With normal Battery Saver, notifications are slowed down meaning that you don’t get notified quite as frequently. It also limits app refreshes and also stops listening for the “OK Google” trigger for Google Assistant. You also lose your 5G to 4-G cellular connection when it is not in use.
By enabling Extreme Battery Saver, it basically turns your phone into a “dumb” phone of sorts. We say that because this mode will essentially throttle your CPU’s performance so it doesn’t drain as much energy. Hotspot and other features will also be disabled. Apps will stop sending notifications and are paused. Bluetooth and WiFi are no longer used to store location information.
As the name implies, this is an extreme form of battery conservation, so it’s more ideal in situations where you want to preserve that last 3-5% of battery just so you still have a phone in case of emergencies.