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Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users suffer from overheating and battery drain issues

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Smartphones Affected Due To February Security Update, Causes Overheating And Reduced Battery Life

A few of Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are experiencing battery and overheating issues after installing the February 2018 Android security update earlier this month.

Pointed out first by 9to5Google, Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL users have taken to Reddit and Google’s Pixel User Community website, to complain that their devices are running warm in standby mode and are experiencing reduction in battery life than usual. While some users are claiming to have experienced both the battery and heating issue, some claim to have experienced either of them.

For instance, Reddit user noobsquared talking about the battery issue posted, “Battery is terrible since the latest update. Phone is getting pretty warm just using reddit anymore. January update broke all calling for me, had to factory reset.”

While another Reddit user ElitePixelGamer posted: “It gets fairly warm almost instantly after starting to use it, within about a minute or so of anything really. Anyone got any advice? Battery life seems unaffected.”

Sudarshan Sarang, who started one of the big threads on the Pixel User Community, said that the phone was heating to up to 45 degrees Celsius with screen-on time down by 30 percent since the latest update. Even after doing two full factory resets on his phone, the issue was not resolved.

“My battery should not be at 40 percent from less than an hour of screen on time with no new apps at all,” said braidenis on Reddit.

Google Support has yet to address the issue. In case, you are facing trouble with your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL smartphone, we suggest you to wait for Google’s update containing a fix or contact Pixel Support for immediate assistance.


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