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25 November, 2017

Using all these data the built-in model will personalize the prediction for how long exactly the battery will go.

Previously, Google estimated battery loss by monitoring the percentage of battery consumed over the past few hours, and then guessing that user will keep using the same amount of battery in the next few hours as well.

"To see these predictions for yourself, visit Settings on your phone". Pixel users can check this feature by navigating through the smartphone's "Battery" option under settings and tapping on the personalised battery settings. One of the Google product managers had announced a smart way that will help the Pixel smartphones calculate the remaining battery life. This is really a nifty feature, which needs to be implemented to all brands of phone, not just Android, but also Apple iPhones, as well.

To improve on these crude estimates, Google now uses software on each Pixel device which learns how the owner uses that device's battery power over time. Here, users will see a graphical representation of of battery usage.

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Google took to its support forums yesterday to talk about a new feature which is already rolling out to Pixel smartphones. Michelle inserts that it informs you both, the percent of battery present and how many hours the mobile phone will provide you service.

"Smart battery" is created to give users better estimates on what to expect from their battery through the day, Google said.

"Finally, tell us if you have more ideas about how you would like your phone to inform you or warn you about battery", read the post. If you tap the battery icon you also get a graph showing how this estimate will play out. "... you may notice certain periods of estimated high and low usage that should correspond to your typical behavior", Google explained.

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