In response to a teardown, Android 12 Beta 5 has a brand new function that joins the existing Adaptive Charging improvements that debuted in prior Betas. In response to some strings noticed, Pixels working Android 12 might present a notification that explains that it’ll “restrict charging to assist protect battery well being” when your cellphone is overheating.

The change was noticed by 9to5Google, and although we will not see what it seems to be like in motion simply but (we’ll make sure to replace if and once we spot the notification whereas a cellphone is overheating), the textual content is tied to a “Charging quickly restricted” notification that can seem on Pixels when they’re overheating, explaining that the restrict has to do with preserving battery well being, with a link out to another page that talks about gadget overheating.

What is not completely clear is how the charging course of will likely be restricted or how this ties into recognized current performance. If, for instance, your cellphone will proceed to cost at a lowered charge whereas overheating, or if charging will halt completely. Moreover, it might be associated in another technique to the present 80% cap that was launched for gadgets plugged in over a protracted interval in a previous Android 12 launch, or the Pixel’s current “sluggish charging” that may happen beneath sure circumstances. Within the final case, this might merely be a notification that will increase transparency for long-standing habits, although it may be subtly completely different indirectly that is not instantly apparent.

Given the slight confusion, we have reached out to Google for extra info relating to the brand new notification and associated habits, and we’ll make sure to replace if we hear again.

We’ll simply have to attend and see when and the way it seems. On condition that it is summer season and the Pixel 5 and 5a have an issue with heat, we might not have lengthy to attend earlier than the notification begins to point out up for Pixel house owners on the betas.