Nexus 5X, 6P: Fixes For Nougat Battery Drain
When Google launched the Android 7.0 Nougat for Nexus devices, many users were thrilled as the long wait to the latest Android update has finally ended. However, it wasn’t long before some users started experiencing poor battery life following the update.
Although Google has yet to release a fix to this problem affecting most Nexus 5X and 6P devices, there is some ways to solve your battery woes for the time being.
For one, you could check for battery draining apps. All you have to do is to go to Settings>Battery and you’ll see a list of apps draining your battery. From there, select the apps you don’t need right now and hit “Force Stop” to end the process which would improve your battery life.
Another way to combat this problem is to simply restart your device and many users have claimed that this has worked for them. Just press the power button and turn it off and then turn it back on or, alternatively, you could hit reboot on select devices.
Don’t forget that your brightness plays a huge role on your battery percentage, as well. It’s best to uncheck the auto brightness option and place the slider at a lower brightness level. Both your eyes and battery will thank you for it.
Aside that, you could also opt to clear the cache partition on your device. This is because huge updates, like the Nougat, usually shift things around on your device and installs a huge update file on the cache partition of your device. It’s best to clear this and start anew.
Well, if none of those work, you could always decide on downgrading to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Do you know of other ways users could improve the battery life on their Nexus 5X and 6P?