If you’ve been wondering why your battery saver feature has been turned on on your Google Pixel and set to enable at 99%, well here’s your answer: it was Google.
A few days ago, Google was rolling out some new internal experiment to test battery saving features but ended up rolling out to more people than intended. Since the mistake, the battery saver settings have been rolled back to default letting you go in and set it to your heart’s content.
It’s cool if Google tests some new features or fixes, but not on consumers phones, even if it’s accidental. If the company sent out a notification that some devices would be affected, then it wouldn’t be that much of a problem. Unfortunately, when battery saver is turned on, it’ll stop some applications from refreshing unless you do it manually, limit battery life for infrequently used apps, turn off some feature and restrict apps.
Google went to Reddit and gave a short explanation of what happened.
Hi all, some of you may have noticed that battery saver turned on automatically today. This was an internal experiment to test battery saving features that was mistakenly rolled out to more users than intended. We have now rolled battery saver settings back to default. Please configure to your liking. Sorry for the confusion.
Considering I use my Pixel XL every day, I didn’t notice any change in my settings for battery saver, but as you can tell, some people from the comment section are unhappy about Google going in and rolling out some changes on users devices without being notified in any way.
Last Updated on September 16, 2018.