Hardware

Pixel Adaptive Charging Notification rolling out for some

Last night I put my phone on the charger and got a notification that adaptive charging was on and that based on when the alarm was it would be full by then. “Huh,” thought I… “that’s new.”

According to 9to5Google it indeed is. I didn’t get screenshots or anything useful because I was otherwise engaged in trying to go to sleep. You can see some over at that link.

Adaptive Charging has been an interest Pixel 7 issue (more than the 7 I’m sure,) for a while. I had several issues with it back in the day where if I changed an alarm time the phone would not charge, turning it off didn’t turn it off, and in general it was a good idea that was not implemented well. Except now it seems to be as it’s been a couple of updates since I woke up with a dead phone.

Adaptive charging keeps the battery in a charge state that’s most conducive to extended life and then steadily tops off the battery to full capacity when it believes it’s close to time for it to be unplugged. Good idea when it works to preserve the longevity of the unit.

There only seems to be a notification, no options to disable for the night, but at least it’s a start and the Pixel letting you know it’s doing something cool.

[9to5Google]
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