Tips and tricks to improve phone battery life
Follow these simple tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Samsung Galaxy smartphones. You can also use most of these third-party smartphone hacks to improve battery life in your daily routine.
Disable hungry power 120Hz refresh rate
The 120Hz QHD + AMOLED panels on the Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra are delightful. The vitality of color and fluidity that these panels bring to the table are unmatched. However, the high-energy-consuming 120Hz refresh rate increases battery consumption by up to 25 percent. This big impact on battery life stays active all the time, even when you’re not streaming videos and just scrolling through your Facebook and Instagram timeline.
That said, you can save some battery life by reducing the refresh rate to 60Hz. Go to Settings> Display> Smoothness of Motion> Enable Standard Refresh Rate.
Enable power saving mode
Samsung OneUI 2.0 features four power saving modes to help you maximize the performance and battery life of your device. By default, the phone is set to “Optimized” mode to offer balanced performance and battery life. You can enable “Medium Power Save” mode to extend battery life by forcing the device to limit some functions. The mode turns off the “Always On Screen” and limits the CPU speed to 70%. It also reduces the screen brightness to 10% and sets the screen resolution to 1080p. Importantly, you can customize all of these items while enabling the mode.
Enable “Maximum Power Saving Mode” to get the most out of your phone’s battery life. The mode prevents applications from using data and GPS in the background. It also applies the dark mode, activates the simplified home screen mode in addition to the changes made by the medium power saving mode. We have tested these modes while reviewing the devices and registering a significant increase in the battery performance of both devices (Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 Ultra).
If you don’t want to go into technicalities and let the phone decide the best possible settings to help you maximize battery life, simply enable “Adaptive Power Saving” mode. This mode analyzes your usage pattern to save battery life without changing the resolution of your phone’s screen.
Always disable on screen, enable Dar mode and adjust screen timeout
You should also disable ‘Always On Screen ‘to save battery even though it has a very low impact on battery life. Go to Settings> Lock screen> disable Always on screen. In addition, you can also choose to enable Adaptive Brightness ‘brightness, enable Dark Mode’ and set the screen timeout to 30 seconds to save battery power on your Samsung device.
Track energy hungry apps
OneUI 2.0 also helps you control the battery consumption of installed applications. Go to Settings> Device Care> Battery> App Power Management and enable adaptive battery mode. Also, activate “Suspend unused applications” to have your phone deactivate applications that have not been used for a while. In addition, you can also customize the applications you do not want to run in the background from the “Sleeping applications” section.
The apps on this list will not receive any updates and will stop to send notifications. There’s a “Deep Sleep Apps” section that shows apps that will only start running when you open them. You can also customize these lists from the “Application Power Management” section.
Always use the included charger and avoid fully discharging the battery cell
It is always recommended to use the included charger to recharge the battery. The authentic charger is adequately rated to ensure a safe recharging process to help your phone maintain a long-lasting battery. It is also important not to let the battery discharge to absolute zero. Be sure to plug in the charger as soon as the battery drops to 10%.
Update apps, disable Bluetooth / Wifi and monitor phone networks
Be sure to update the apps regularly, as previous versions of the apps can also affect your phone’s battery life. Also, update your phone software as soon as you get a notification, as new software updates provide better performance. You should also disable Bluetooth, NFC, and Wi-Fi when not in use, as transmitters regularly check for a battery-consuming signal.
Last but not least; Watch for network signals on the phone. Poor reception forces your phone to continually search for a network operator that may affect the life of the battery.
Follow the tips and tricks mentioned above on Samsung Galaxy smartphones to maximize battery life. You can also follow most of these hacks on other phones to improve battery life.