The latest version of Android, Android 8.0 Oreo is out and the update is available via OTA on the Pixel and Nexus devices already. Now that the users have installed the update to the latest version of Android and are using their phones on a day-to-day basis, there are issues that have been uncovered by the users using the latest version of Android. One of them is the battery drain issue which the users are complaining about on various forums such as Reddit and Google+. Now, if you don’t know then the next version of Android which is Android 8.0 is anticipated to be optimized greatly for battery consumption and it should technically reduce the Android Oreo battery drain
Google has also said that Android 8.0 Oreo will increase the battery life on the devices by a certain level. The company said that the users of Nexus or Pixel phones which were running on Android Nougat will be seeing an improvement in battery life when using Android 8.0 Oreo.
However, there are still some issues with the latest update and we are mentioning some quick fixes which you can try to solve this issue.Google will release another minor update in coming days which will fix the Android Oreo Battery drain issue.
Steps to solve the Android 8.0 Oreo Battery Drain Issue
- The first quick fix of them all is that you restart your phone when the battery drain is happening so that you can stop the battery from emptying fast and this workaround has been known to work quite a few times
- If the above solution fails, you can try and clear the cache on your device by going to Settings -> Storage -> You will see a ‘Cached Data’ partition here, you have to clear this and restart the device once it has completed clearing the cache
- You can also try and clear cache of your Google Play Services. To do so, head to Settings -> Apps -> Scroll to find Google Play Services from the list. After finding it, hit storage options for the app and you will find the option to clear data and cache of the app, clear both and force stop the app and then restart the device to see if the issue has been fixed
- One more solution you can try is to update all your apps and games to their latest version in Play Store as it is a new version of Android so an update might be available for that particular app.
- Other than that, you can check for battery usage on your device by tapping on the battery icon in the notification toggle to see if a particular app is using more battery. If so, you should force stop that app to stop the battery drain
Let us know in the comments section below if any of the above steps helped in solving your problem. If not, feel free to comment with your questions in the comments section down below