Submitted a company Google has a number of new features for Pixel devices, such as: contextual translation and improved home screen customization, and it has also brought in a new adaptive charging feature, which seems to be more restrictive than initially thought.
Adaptive charging is available for Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 devices.
Adaptive charging helps maintain battery health over time by dynamically controlling the Pixel’s charging speed. Just plug your phone in the evening and set an alarm for the adaptive charging feature.
This feature aims to charge your phone slowly overnight to keep the battery healthy over a period of time instead of charging it as quickly as possible, as this can degrade the device’s battery more quickly.
This feature charges your phone steadily over several hours instead of charging it as fast as possible to reach 100 percent.
Given that the device will not be used for a long time, users will not be bothered about how long it takes to fully charge.
But the way in which the feature works may be a bit limiting for some users, as it turns out that adaptive charging only works under certain parameters.
And according to To document Support from Google, you must have an active alarm set sometime between 5 and 10 am for the feature to work.
In addition, you must also put your phone on the charger after 9 PM, otherwise, the adaptive charging feature will not turn on and your device will charge normally.
These conditions seem very specific, and they may not match everyone’s schedule, especially people who work the night shift, and there may also be a lot of Pixel users who sleep before 9 PM.
For comparison, Apple has a similar feature called Optimized Battery Charging, which can predict when an iOS device will be connected to the charger for an extended period of time.
To conserve battery power, iPhone learns from your daily charging routine, as it charges the phone to 80 percent and waits until you need to use it in order to finish the remaining charge.