Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the latest flagships in the Galaxy Series. Both the smartphones are getting a lot of appreciation for their unique design and amazing display.
Samsung Galaxy S8 is a great device and is a perfect combination of looks and performance. Samsung has worked a lot on their flagship which is the reason why Samsung Galaxy S8 has become the talk of the town and was in hot news even before the launch.
No doubt, Samsung Galaxy S8 can become the best smartphone of 2017 but battery is an issue which no manufacturer has solved yet.
Samsung Galaxy S8 is powered by 3000 mAh of battery while the big brother Galaxy S8+ is powered by a 3500 mAh of Battery. It does looks strong on paper but when you offer 5.8” Super AMOLED Quad HD Display along with Always on Display Feature, battery is supposed to be depleted.
Though you can carry a power bank with you and can charge your device frequently, there are ways by which you can extend the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+.
Turn Off the Always on Display
Though, this feature doesn’t use much power but disabling it can help you to save some juice. To turn it off, go to settings > Lock Screen & Security and toggle off the Always on Display Option.
Enabling Auto Brightness
Display Brightness can save you a lot of battery. Most of the time we remain indoor and there is no point in keeping the brightness over 50 %. The best way to tackle it is to enable the auto brightness which sets the brightness as per conditions.
Go to Settings > Display and enable Auto Brightness. You can also do it by dragging the display from the top.
Turn on Power Saving Mode
This is one of the best ways to extend the battery life of Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. Go to Quick Settings and tap on Power Saving Icon. Now, you will get many options and Mode. Choose the mode depending on your choice and it will help you save battery by tweaking CPU Speed, Screen Resolution etc.
Turn off Bluetooth, NFC & Wi-Fi when not needed
With Smartwatches and Smart bands coming into play, our Bluetooth remain on most of the time. Same goes with Wi-Fi. Also, if you use Samsung Pay, your NFC will also remain on.
However, you can turn these off when not in use as they drain a major portion of battery and if turned off, it can save you a lot of battery. You can turn them off via Quick Settings or via Connections settings in Settings Menu.
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Lower the Screen Timeout to least possible
Go to Settings > Display > Screen Time out. Now, select the 15 seconds’ option which means your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ will go black out after 15 seconds of inactivity which is more than enough. You can change it anytime if you face any issue but lowering it to 15 seconds can save you a good part of battery.
Lower the Display Resolution
Though you will see that most of the people would recommend you to opt for the highest possible Display resolution so that you can enjoy the crystal-clear display with detailed pixel quality.
Samsung has set the display resolution at 2200 x 1080 by default which can be changed. If you are ready to compromise on Pixel Quality and bit lower quality of display to save that extra ounce of battery, you can lower the display resolution to 1480 x 720. Go to Settings > Display > Change Screen Resolution to do so.
Force apps to go to Sleep
Many times, when you close the app, it is not fully closed. It either keeps transmitting the data in the background or keeps sending the notification. You can put these app to sleep which means can fully close them.
To do so, identify the apps which use more battery and long press the app’s icon and select the Sleep option. Though it will not work on Google Play Store, Dialer etc. but it can play a vital role in saving battery.
There are many other simple ways of saving battery. Switching off GPS when not in use, disabling vibrations setting, keeping phone on airplane mode when not in use are few methods which can also help in saving battery. Let us know which method you are using to save battery on your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+.
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