In this guide, we will show you various methods to fix the battery drain issue due to the Mobile Network Standby on Pixel 6/Pro after the December 2021 update. The devices from the Silicon Valley giants are always among the most hyped ones, but this time around, its hype is yet to settle down even months after its launch, though not for all the right reasons. The devices already had a couple of issues right after its launch, but Google didn’t count them as enough and hence decided to bless us with the pious December update.
And that was enough to wreak havoc on the flagships. The update has bought in a plethora of bugs and issues. However, none seems to be more cornering than the excessive battery drain by the Mobile Network Standby. Such has been its impact that it seems to be consuming around 40% of the total battery every single day. To rectify it, users have already tried the basic workarounds. However, none seems to be spelling out success for them. So their only course of action was to wait for the January 2022 update to arrive.
But the irony is that this update made it even worse in comparison with the December update. After installing the January 2022 OTA, many users are now reporting close to 50-60% battery consumption! So all this begs for the all-important question- how to rectify this issue? Well, as of now, there seems to be just a single method that would be able to fix the battery drain issue due to the Mobile Network Standby on Pixel 6/Pro after the December 2021 update. So without any further ado, let’s check it out.
Fix Battery Drain Due to Mobile Network Standby on Pixel 6/Pro after December Update
In order to fix this issue, you will have to take the nuclear approach of downgrading your device to the November 2021 update. Do keep in mind that this process will wipe off all the data from your device and more importantly could nullify its warranty as well. So before taking that drastic approach, we would recommend you try the following basic workarounds listed in this guide: How to Fix Pixel Excessive Battery Drain on Android 12.
That guide would instruct you to Restrict App’s Battery Usage, Disable AOD, Disable Mobile Data Always Active, Lower the Screen Timeout, Disable Tap to Wake, Use Battery Saver Mode, and Enable Extreme Battery Saver. But if you have already tried out these workarounds and they didn’t work out in your favor, then you could either wait for the next OTA (February update) to arrive and then hope that it fixes this issue.
Or proceed ahead and rectify the battery drain by downgrading to the earlier stable OS version. If your answer is the latter one, then take a complete device backup beforehand and then refer to our guide on How to Downgrade Pixel 6/Pro to November 2021 Update [2 Methods]. In that guide, we have listed two different methods- downgrading via Android Flash Tool and using Fastboot, you may try out the one that is in sync with your requirement.
Once the process is complete and you are back to the November update, the underlying issue would be resolved. Moreover, going by the current track records, we wouldn’t recommend installing the February update either (as and when it arrives). It’s better to wait for a couple of months until the Search Engine giant is finally able to roll out a usable, if not stable, OS. So on that note, we conclude this guide on how you could fix the battery drain issue due to the Mobile Network Standby on Pixel 6/Pro after the December 2021 update.
If someone talks about irony, then give them this perfect example of voiding your device warranty in order to rectify an issue that is caused by an official OTA! Anyways, this is how things stand at this moment, and there doesn’t seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel either. As and when (and if) that happens, we will update this post accordingly. In the meantime, you could drop in your queries and viewpoints in the comments section below.