Enable Battery Saving Mode:

  1. Launch “Settings
  2. Scroll to “Device
  3. Tap “Battery” > “Menu
  4. Enable “Battery saver

Disable Unused Connectivity Features:

NOTE: By changing your phone’s connectivity features when unused, including Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, and GPS, you can improve battery life in the long run.

  1. Swipe the “Status” bar down on the home screen using two fingers
  2. Tap the “Wi-Fi”, “Location” and “Bluetooth” quick toggles to turn the features OFF
  3. For GPS options, open “Settings” and tap “Location
  4. Tap “Mode” and select “Battery saving
  5. To turn Wi-Fi Hotspot OFF, return to “Settings
  6. Next, tap “More” under “Wireless & Networks
  7. Tap “Tethering & mobile hotspot” and disable the feature

Use 2G Networks Temporarily:

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

  1. Launch “Settings
  2. Tap “More” under “Wireless & Networks
  3. Tap “preferred networks
  4. Go to “Preferred network type” and select “2G

Adjust the Screen Brightness and Timeout Duration:

  1. Swipe the “Status” bar down on the home screen using two fingers
  2. Drag the brightness slider towards the left to decrease luminosity
  3. Launch “Settings
  4. Scroll to “Device” and tap “Display
  5. Optionally, enable or disable “Adaptive brightness
  6. For screen timeout options, tap “Sleep” and select a lower value like “15 seconds

Minimize Third Party App Usage:

NOTE: Some third party apps perform regular background processes and can potentially affect battery life even when not actively in use. As such, by removing or disabling unused third party apps, you might improve battery life in the long run.

  1. Open “Settings
  2. Scroll to “Device” and tap “Apps
  3. Ensure “All Apps” is selected in the drop-down menu at the top
  4. Select the desired application
  5. Tap “Force stop” to disable the app
  6. To remove the app from the phone, tap “Uninstall

NOTE: Another method for uninstalling an app is to open the apps drawer and drag > drop the app’s shortcut over the “uninstall” section at the top, visible only when dragging app shortcuts.

Change Settings to Reduce Sync:

NOTE: By changing your accounts/apps’ sync settings to reduce sync, you can improve battery life in the long run.

  1. Launch “Settings
  2. Under “Personal”, tap “Accounts
  3. Select the desired account
  4. Change the available sync settings to reduce sync

Keep the OS Updated:

NOTE: OS updates can include improvements to battery life, and as such it’s recommended to keep the OS up to date at all times. To check for new updates:

  1. Open “Settings
  2. Scroll to and tap “About phone
  3. Tap “System updates
  4. Check if a new update is available. If applicable, follow the on-screen steps to download and apply the update. NOTE: The update process will require at least one reboot

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