Google: Here's how we predict battery life based on your usage patterns


The simply-named Smart Battery feature is created to give users a better, more accurate and realistic expectation of how their battery will last throughout the day.

Redditor RMCPhoto experienced just that when the response he received by Google Support sounds discouraging of fixing the blue shift issue on his Pixel 2. And this hampers the user experience greatly.

Google Pixel smartphones gets smart battery features

It's our number one cause of smartphone anxiety - battery life, and the risk that it might just run out before we expect it to.

Previously, the Pixel smartphones did a simple prediction on the battery consumption as well as performance but the same was often incorrect. To avoid precisely this, Google is implementing a new Smart Battery feature, and all Pixel devices are about to receive it. "If you've used about 10 percent per hour over the past few hours, we would guess you will keep using 10 percent per hour".

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Though this feature is a minor addition, it is really a great one for the Pixel users.

That changes now, with the introduction of a new on-device model, which the company says evaluates how you use your phones battery over time. Battery life may be a worry for power users though. It brought a lot of new features from the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL to their predecessors. Over here, the remaining running hours of the battery can be seen.

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To get estimates of high and low usage by the new Smart battery feature, users can tap on the big battery icon which will then show typical user patterns for battery usage.

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