How to fix Android 7.1.1 Battery and connectivity issues in Nexus and Pixel Devices
Google Pixel and Nexus users are facing several bugs and issues since the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update. Google acknowledged these issues and said that it is working on them.
Here are few tips for those who are facing such issue with their devices this will help them to improve the performance of their smartphone.
- Users who have have installed the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update couple of days ago or less, need to give the OS some time to settle. If the battery draining problem still persists, reboot the device. Also, nifty steps like disabling apps that are not used, clearing cache folder, or keeping the brightness level of the display low also adds to more battery life.
- Those who have knowledge with installing firmware can downgrade to the older version. Factory reset is also an option.
- Talk about some Nexus 6P users those are experiencing unexpected shutdowns even when they had battery left on their smartphones (post update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS). One of the users reported that with 15% battery remaining "the phone flashes orange to go into battery saving mode and shuts down concurrently. The phone won't turn back on without charging. When on charge and powered back on, the battery will show as being at least 15% full." In some cases, the handsets shut down even with 60% battery left.
- Regarding the connectivity issues, it was reported that some Google Nexus and Pixel, Pixel XL users faced issues while connecting to Wi-Fi networks.
Users facing this issue can reset their Wi-Fi router and 'Forget' the network from their smartphones. If the problem persists, theu need to find a way to upgrade all the apps or switch to 'Safe Mode' and try again.
- If the problem is related to Bluetooth connectivity, a simple step that users can try is to turn the service on and off again or 'Forget' the particular network and reconnect again. Following the aforementioned steps like clearing the cache or operating the handset in 'Safe Mode' might also solve the problem.
- If the problem is related to internet data connection, users can try rebooting the device or switch to the Airplane mode to cut off the networks and re-establish them again. They can also navigate to the handset's network settings under the 'Settings' option.