Some of Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are experiencing battery and overheating issues after installing the Feb 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 web site, complain that their devices are running hot in standby mode and are experiencing a shorter battery life than usual. While several users are claiming to have experienced both the battery and heating problem, some claim to have experienced any of them. For example, Reddit user noobsquared speaking about the battery issue posted, Battery is horrible since the most recent 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 pretty hot almost instantly after starting to use it, in about a minute or so of anything really. Anyone got any advice? Battery life seems unaffected. Sudarshan Sarang, who began one of the major streams in the Pixel User Community, said that the telephone was heating to up to 45 degrees Celsius with screen-on time down by 30 percent since the most recent update. Even after doing two complete factory reset on his phone, the problem wasn’t resolved. My battery should not be at 40 percent from less than a hour of screen on time with no new applications on all, said braidenis on Reddit. Google Support has yet to address the issue. In case, you’re facing trouble with your Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL smartphone, we suggest you to wait around for Google’s update containing a fix or contact Pixel Support for immediate assistance.