Google has apologised for remotely activating the battery saver setting on Android mobiles without consent from users.
The battery saver affects how often apps update and delays notifications when not in use in order to preserve power.
The affected devices were run on the Android Pie operating system.
According to Google via a Reddit post, the company was conducting an internal test which was rolled out by accident.
“This was an internal experiment to test battery-saving features that were mistakenly rolled out to more users than intended,” the tech giant commented on Reddit.
“We have now rolled battery saver settings back to default. Please configure to your liking.”
Google also apologised for the confusion.
Written by Leah Alger