Sep 7th, 2020 publishUpdated   Nov 11th, 2020, 1:48 pm

Google’s Pixel 4a was launched not too long ago and it seems to herald Google’s return to the good old days of affordable Nexus handsets. The Pixel 4a is a more than capable smartphone if you’re not too fussed about performance and having the latest technology or features.

So now that you’re on board the Pixel 4a bandwagon and you’re holding the phone in your hands, what’s next? If you’re new to the Pixel smartphone lineup or to Android or simply want to know how to setup your phone for the best experience, you’ll definitely want to read on to find out.

One of the newer features of Android is called Adaptive Battery. According to Google, this is designed to help prolong the battery of your smartphone by using Alphabet’s DeepMind AI technology to understand and predict the apps you use frequently and which you don’t. Based on that, it will automatically disable the background process of apps it thinks you don’t use often.

It sounds good and promising, but sometimes it can be troublesome as you might have to wait for certain apps to load up again, which you can now get around it by turning the feature off.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on Battery
  3. Tap on Adaptive Battery
  4. Tap on the toggle to turn it off
  5. Repeat the steps above to turn it back on if you’re finding that your phone is draining battery faster than you’d like