Samsung reveals four settings ‘to deactivate’ for instant battery boost – and ‘disable trick’ makes it even… – The US Sun

SAMSUNG has revealed the best Galaxy phone settings to deactivate to save battery.

If you’re worried about running out of charge, there are some quick tweaks you can make to save the day.

Boost your battery life by being savvy with smartphone settingsCredit: Samsung

Batteries get worse over time, so if you’ve had a phone for a few years then you might find it struggling to hold charge.

There’s no way to totally avoid this, but you can reduce your battery drain on a given day if you’re in a tight spot.

The list of things you can change to save battery is almost endless, but some tweaks make more of a difference than others.

“To save battery, choose the features that you would like to activate or deactivate according to your usage,” Samsung explains.

The four features that can be tweaked if you don’t absolutely need them are:

  • Bluetooth (turn OFF)
  • Wi-Fi (turn OFF)
  • GPS (turn OFF)
  • Flight Mode (turn this ON to turn connectivity OFF)

You can access these at speed by swiping down from the top of the screen to reveal the Quick Panel.

But that’s not all: you can make an additional change to save even more battery.

Samsung explains: “Disable applications running in the background, which may continue to operate or update which will consume battery.”

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You can stop an app from running in the background by going into Settings > Apps and manually turning them off.

Android phones show you a list of apps draining battery on your device, which should help you decide on the apps that need to be shut off.

Just go to Settings > Battery and Device Care > Battery to check.

Bear in mind that some settings menu names may vary depending on the device that you have.

See a list of apps that are draining your battery lifeCredit: Samsung


Samsung also revealed some other phone tips for boosting battery life.

“When charging your phone for the first time, wait for the battery to be fully charged,” the phone-maker said.

“Aim to keep your smartphone between 20-80% charged (you don’t need to wait for the battery to run out of charge completely before charging your phone).

Why do batteries get worse over time?

Here’s what you need to know…

  • Most gadgets run on lithium-ion batteries
  • Over time, the amount of charge this type of battery can hold gets smaller
  • That means you need to charge your device more often because they hold less charge
  • Batteries have two electrode points – the cathode and the anode
  • To charge a battery, the ions inside the battery are forced from the cathode to the anode
  • When you use a battery, it moves in the reverse direction
  • This process wears away at the structure of the anode, reducing its ability to function correctly
  • But the process also builds up a kind of salt on the cathode when charging
  • As this build-up grows, the battery will accept less charge over time
  • It’s estimated that between 500 and 1,000 full charge-cycles will reduce a battery’s maximum capacity by roughly 20%

“Install the latest software version and keep apps updated.

“These updates may contain important battery-related improvements and can fix known malfunctions.”


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