My (P6P) and my wife’s (P6) have been overheating and using battery doing literally nothing since yesterday. Like not just warm, HOT. Losing 20 percent battery in under an hour without using it. The culprit seems to be the latest Google app update that came out May 12ish. Both the at-present beta and the stable version.” – Reddit user nocapsallspaces
I’m in the same boat. It just started yesterday. Massive battery usage from Google app and to a lesser degree Android System Intelligence. I just went through and did a factory reset, reinstalled most things and it’s still happening. Beyond the battery not lasting the phone is getting really warm so I know it’s harming the battery & potentially the CPU.” – Reddit user Buck9s
Interesting, I’ve been having this problem too, and it’s made using wireless charging impossible, as the phone heats up and stops charging and just sits there hot.” – Reddit user TheJackieTreehorn
Whatever the reason might be, the issue is causing a lot of headaches for Pixel owners. The phones are burning through the battery even in the idle state and in some cases, they are too warm to use, causing the owners to worry about the effect on the battery and the CPU.
Pixel 7 here, glad I saw this post. Right I was going crazy having to change my phone multiple times the last few days.” – Reddit user ompster
Having the same issue here, along with my wife. The Google app seems to use the most battery according to the settings menu. Not sure if this is tied to the May update or to a Google app update. Happening on my Pixel 7 and my wife’s Pixel 6A. Also seeing “Android System Intelligence” in the Battery Usage menu, but not a huge percentage. But I never saw it at all before this update.” Darren S.
Google appears to be aware of the issue but hasn’t been of much help.
I complained to Google about my 6P overheating and having poor cell coverage and after a lot of back and forth they basically said yeah we know it’s **** with both these things, here’s £85 store credit.” Reddit user asng
Hi James, we’re sorry you had to deal with this. We suggest you reach out to our phone/chat support team, so that they could take a closer look in a better way: https://t.co/iiikBiD4hB Rest assured, our team will do their best. Appreciate it. ^Adam
— Made by Google (@madebygoogle) May 14, 2023
For now, there is not much that users can do, apart from turning on Adaptive Battery and battery optimization. You can also try enabling Extreme Battery Saver but keep in mind that it limits apps and features.