Enable Battery Saving Mode:

  1. Open the apps drawer
  2. Launch “Settings
  3. Scroll to “Device” and tap “Battery
  4. Tap “Menu” and enable “Battery saver

Lower the Screen Brightness and Timeout Duration:

  1. Launch “Settings
  2. Scroll to “Device” and tap “Display
  3. Disable “Adaptive brightness” if necessary
  4. Tap “Brightness level” and drag the brightness slider to the left side of the screen to decrease luminosity
  5. Return to “Display
  6. Tap “Sleep” and select a lower value, such as “15 seconds

Disable Connectivity Features When Unused:

NOTE: By disabling the phone’s connectivity options when they are not in use, including Wi-Fi, GPS, Hotspot, and Bluetooth, you can improve battery life in the long run.

  1. Swipe the “Status” bar down using two fingers
  2. Tap the “Wi-Fi”, “Location” and “Bluetooth” tiles to disable these features
  3. For more GPS (location) options, open “Settings
  4. Scroll to and tap “Location
  5. Tap “Mode” > “Battery saving
  6. To turn off Wi-Fi Hotspot, go back to “Settings” and tap “more” under “Wireless & networks
  7. Disable the “Tethering & Mobile hotspot” option

Temporarily Switch to 2G Networks:

NOTE: If your phone runs low on battery and you don’t have quick access to a wall socket or battery bank, you can conserve battery life until the next recharge by temporarily switching to 2G connectivity.

  1. Launch “Settings
  2. Tap “More” under “Wireless & networks
  3. Tap “Mobile networks” > “preferred network type
  4. Tap “2G” to confirm

Minimize Third Party App Usage:

NOTE: Certain third party apps can perform regular background processes, and thus they can affect battery life even when they are not actively used. By removing or disabling unused third party applications, you might improve battery life in the long run.

  1. Open “Settings” and scroll to “Device
  2. Tap “Apps” and access “Downloaded
  3. Select the desired application
  4. Tap “Force stop” / “Disable” to turn off the app
  5. To remove the app from the phone, tap “Uninstall” > “OK

Change Sync Settings:

NOTE: By setting your accounts / apps to sync less data, you can improve battery life in the long run.

  1. Launch “Settings
  2. Scroll to “Personal
  3. Tap “Accounts
  4. Select an account for which you want to change the sync options
  5. Clear the check boxes associated with the sync options you want to disable

Keep the Software Updated:

NOTE: Software updates can include improvements to battery life, and thus it’s recommended to keep the phone’s OS up to date at all times. To verify if new software updates are available for download:

  1. Go to “Settings
  2. Scroll down to, and tap “About phone
  3. Tap “System updates
  4. Verify if a new system update is available. If applicable, follow the on-screen prompts to download and install any available updates. NOTE: This process will require you to restart the phone

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