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But suppose the update doesn’t address this problem? Some suggested uninstalling apps such as Facebook Messenger, Samsung Health, or the Reddit app to see if that helps with the battery life. Another suggestion that was mentioned on Reddit was to clear the cache on your apps. These are small bits of information that are stored to help with the performance of the apps on your phone.
But occasionally these files can get corrupted and cause an issue. To clear the cache on the Pixel 6 series, go to Settings > Apps > See all xxx apps. That opens the “All apps” menu and shows you a list of all of the apps on your phone. To clear the cache, tap the name of the app, tap on Storage & cache, and tap on Clear cache. Do not clear the storage since that includes data that you might need to use an app.
If none of these work, you might want to wait for the monthly update to see if it addresses the problem. If not, back up your data, hold your nose, and do a factory reset. First, go to Settings > Backup. Tap the blue Backup now button. To factory reset your phone, go to Settings > System reset > Erase all data. Some have said that a factory reset after the Android 13 update greatly improved the battery life of their Pixel 6 series device.
We should know more after Google releases the update later today. We will peruse the changelist to see if one of the fixes brings the relief you’re waiting for.