Enabling Power Saving Mode:

  1. Tap "Apps" while on the home screen
  2. Go to "Settings"
  3. Scroll to "System" and tap "Power saving"
  4. Tap "Power saving mode" and set the option's switch to the "ON" position
  5. Customize how the Power saving mode works by enabling or disabling options such as "Block background data", "Restrict performance" etc.

Enabling Ultra Power Saving Mode:

  1. Open the apps drawer and go to "Settings"
  2. Swipe to "System" and tap "Power saving"
  3. Tap "Ultra Power saving mode"
  4. Swipe the "Ultra power saving mode" switch to "ON"
  5. Choose to enable the Ultra power saving mode for the "Phone", "Messages" and / or the "Internet" app
  6. To add more apps to the list, tap "+"

Lowering the Screen Brightness and Adjust Timeout Duration:

  1. Tap "Apps" on the home screen
  2. Go to "Settings"
  3. Under "Quick Settings", tap "Display"
  4. Go to "Brightness" and if necessary, clear the "Automatic brightness" check box
  5. Tap and slide the brightness slider to the left and set it to a lower level
  6. Tap "OK"
  7. Go to "Screen timeout" and select a lower setting such as "15 seconds"

Disabling Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Hotspot and GPS:

NOTE: A smartphone's connectivity features can have a great impact on your phone's battery performance. It's recommended that you disable all of these features whenever they are not in use

  1. Tap "Apps" while on the home screen
  2. Go to "Settings" and swipe to "Network Connections"
  3. Tap "Tethering & Mobile Hotspot" and set the feature's switch to "OFF"
  4. Return to the home screen and swipe the "Status" bar down
  5. Tap the "Wi-Fi", "Location" and "Bluetooth" icons to disable these features. (NOTE: when disabled, the icons should be greyed out)

Changing the App Sync Settings:

  1. Tap "Apps" while on the home screen
  2. Go to "Settings"
  3. Swipe to "User and Backup" and tap "Accounts"
  4. From the "Accounts" tab, select the desired type of account, such as "Google"
  5. Tap to adjust the available sync settings for that specific account type
  6. Tap your "email address" or "user name" located at the top of the screen for more sync options
  7. Mark or clear the check boxes next to the applicable categories

Disabling Background Data:

  1. Tap "Apps" while viewing the home screen
  2. Tap "Settings" and swipe to "Network Connections"
  3. Tap "Data usage" and press "Menu"
  4. Mark the "Restrict background data" check box

Minimizing the Use of Third Party Apps:

NOTE: Certain third party apps can still affect your phone's battery performance even if you rarely or never use them. This is because some apps can perform processes in the background. To improve battery life, it's recommended that you disable or uninstall unused 3rd party apps.

  1. Open the apps drawer
  2. Go to "Settings"
  3. Swipe to "Applications" and tap "Application manager"
  4. Access the "Downloaded" tab and select the desired app
  5. Tap "Disable" to turn off the app, or tap "Uninstall" to completely remove it

Toggling from 4G to 2G Connectivity:

  1. From the home screen, tap "Apps"
  2. Go to "Settings" and scroll to "Network Connections"
  3. Tap "More networks" > "Mobile networks"
  4. Tap "Network mode" and select "GSM only" to restrict the connection to 2G
  5. To return to 4G/LTE, select "LTE / WCDMA / GSM (Auto connect)" or "WCDMA / GSM (auto connect)"

Keeping Your Smartphone Updated:

NOTE: It's recommended that you keep your smartphone up to date, as new software releases can include improvements to battery life.

NOTE: If no software updates are available, following the steps below will have no effect on your phone's battery performance

  1. Tap "Apps" on the home screen
  2. Go to "Settings" and scroll to "System"
  3. Tap "About device" > "Software update"
  4. In case an update is available, follow the on-screen prompts to download and apply it

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