+ Thursday December 12th, 2019

Google has released the November security updates for its Pixel range last week, with a change to how Night Mode and Battery Saver interact. The move is likely to annoy some users, with Battery Saver automatically enabling Night Mode on the Pixel range.

Fortunately, users can simply turn Night Mode back off, but the next time Battery Saver is enabled, Night Mode will come back with it. The reason might be fairly obvious; Night Mode darkens the interface and reduces the amount of bright whites. This will undoubtedly use less power, especially with OLED displays.

However, the move may annoy some users who simply don’t want Night Mode enabled, but do want to use Battery Saver. Unfortunately there’s no solid workaround (beyond disabling either feature manually) so for now, Pixel users are stuck with the change.

Source: Android Police.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Steven Last
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not really digging the battery life on the Pixel 3 so far…..

Dean Rosolen
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Dean Rosolen

Maybe this is why the Pixel/Pixel XL factory images/OTAs aren’t up on the Google download page yet.

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