Lower the Screen Brightness and Timeout Duration:

  1. Swipe the Status bar down on the home screen
  2. Drag the brightness slider towards the left to decrease luminosity
  3. Open “Settings” for additional options
  4. Scroll to “Device” and tap “Display
  5. Optionally, turn “Adaptive brightness” ON or OFF
  6. Lastly tap “Sleep” and select a lower screen timeout duration

Enable Battery Saving Mode:

  1. Open “Settings
  2. Scroll to “Device
  3. Tap “Battery” > “Menu
  4. Turn “Battery saver” ON

Disable Unused Connectivity Features:

NOTE: You can turn the phone’s connectivity features OFF when not actively in use – including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Hotspot – to avoid unnecessary network scans and improve battery life in the long run.

  1. Swipe the Status bar down on the home screen
  2. Tap the “Wi-Fi”, “Bluetooth” and “Location” quick toggles to turn the features OFF
  3. Launch “Settings
  4. Go to “Location” for more GPS options
  5. Tap “Mode” and enable “Battery saving
  6. Return to “Settings” and tap “More” under “Wireless & Networks
  7. Turn “Tethering & portable hotspot” OFF

Switch to 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. Open “Settings
  2. Tap “More” under “Wireless & Networks
  3. Go to “Mobile networks
  4. Access “Preferred network type
  5. Enable “2G

Change Sync Settings:

NOTE: You can change your accounts’ settings to reduce sync and improve battery life in the long run.

  1. Launch “Settings
  2. Scroll to “Personal
  3. Tap “Accounts
  4. Select an account type and the desired account
  5. Change the available settings to reduce sync

Minimize Third Party App Usage:

NOTE: Certain third party apps perform regular background processes that can potentially affect the device’s battery life even when not in use. Thus you may improve battery life in the long run by disabling or removing unused third party apps from the device.

  1. Launch “Settings” and scroll to “Device
  2. Tap “Apps
  3. Ensure “All apps” is selected in the drop-down menu
  4. Tap the desired app
  5. To disable the app, tap “Force Stop
  6. Alternatively, tap “Uninstall” to remove the app from the phone

Keep the OS Up To Date:

NOTE: OS updates can include battery life improvements and thus it’s recommended to keep the OS updated at all times. To check for updates:

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

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