Enabling Power Saving Mode:

  1. While viewing the home screen, tap the "Apps" icon
  2. Tap "Settings"
  3. Scroll to "System" and then tap "Power saving"
  4. Tap "Power saving mode"
  5. Set the switch to "ON"
  6. To change how Power saving mode works, tap "Greyscale mode" / "Block background data" and / or "Restrict performance" and enable or disable "CPU performance" or any other features

Enabling Ultra Power Saving Mode:

  1. Tap "Apps" and go to "Settings"
  2. Scroll to "System" and tap "Power saving"
  3. Tap "Ultra Power saving mode"
  4. Set the "Ultra Power saving mode" switch to "ON"
  5. Select if the mode should work with the "Phone", "Messages" and / or "Internet" applications
  6. Tap the "+" icon to add more options

Disabling Ultra Power Saving Mode:

  1. Tap "Apps" while on the home screen
  2. Tap "Settings"
  3. Under "System", tap "Power saving"
  4. Tap "Ultra Power saving mode"
  5. Press the "Menu" key and tap "Disable ultra power saving mode"
  6. Tap "OK"

Adjusting the Screen Brightness and Timeout Duration:

  1. From the home screen, tap the "Apps" icon
  2. Tap "Settings"
  3. Under "Quick Settings" tap "Display"
  4. Tap "Brightness" and clear the check box next to "Automatic brightness"
  5. Slide the brightness button to the left to decrease the screen's brightness
  6. Tap "OK" > "Screen timeout"
  7. Select a lower timeout duration, such as "15 seconds"

Disabling Wi-Fi, Hotspot, GPS and Bluetooth:

NOTE: a smartphone's connectivity features can have a big impact on the battery performance, reason why you should always disable all connectivity features when they are not in use.

  1. Tap "Apps" while on the home screen
  2. Tap "Settings"
  3. Scroll to "network Connections"
  4. Tap "Tethering & Mobile Hotspot" and set the switch to "Off"
  5. Swipe the "Status" bar down
  6. Tap the "Wi-Fi", "Location" and "Bluetooth" tiles to disable these features. NOTE: if the indicator's light is turned off, then the feature is disabled

Changing the Sync Settings for Applications:

  1. Tap "Apps" from the home screen
  2. Tap "Settings"
  3. Under "User and Backup", tap "Accounts"
  4. Access the "Accounts" tab
  5. Select the desired account type, such as "Google"
  6. To adjust the available sync settings, tap each category, tap your email address or username, and / or clear and mark check boxes

Disabling Background Data:

  1. Tap "Apps" while on the home screen
  2. Tap "Settings"
  3. Go to "networks Connections"
  4. Tap "Data usage" and press the "Menu" key
  5. Mark the check box next to "Restrict background data"

Minimizing the use of Third Party Apps:

NOTE: the installed applications can have an impact on your phone's battery performance, even when not in use. This is because certain applications can run processes in the background. As such, it's recommended to disable or uninstall applications that you don't use.

  1. While on the home screen, tap "Apps"
  2. Tap "Settings"
  3. Under "Applications", tap "Application manager"
  4. Go to the "Downloaded" tab
  5. Tap an application and then tap "Disable" or "Uninstall"

Switching from 4G to 2G Connectivity:

  1. Tap the "Apps" icon
  2. Go to "Settings"
  3. Scroll to "Network Connections"
  4. Tap "More networks" > "Mobile networks"
  5. Tap "Network mode"
  6. Mark the "GSM only" check box to restrict the phone's connectivity to 2G
  7. To re-enable 4G / LTE, tap either "LTE/WCDMA/GSM (auto connect)" or "WCDMA/GSM (auto connect)"

Updating to the Latest Software Version:

NOTE: Smartphone manufacturers are oftentimes releasing new software updates, and sometimes these updates include improvements to the phone's power management and battery life. NOTE: if no software update is available, following the steps below will have no effect on your handset's overall performance

  1. From the home screen, tap the "Apps" icon
  2. Tap "Settings"
  3. Under "System", tap "About device"
  4. Tap "Software updates"
  5. If an update is available, follow the on-screen instructions to download and apply it on your phone

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