Even though the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a pretty impressive battery, with a capacity of 3500 mAh, we’re absolutely convinced that there are a lot of users out there who are already complaining about battery life.
After all, it has a big 5.7″ QHD display and pushing those pixels requires a lot of power, not to mention all the extra features that need a serious amount of power in order to be used at their best!
And like this wasn’t enough, Samsung’s phablet doesn’t come with a removable battery, so you can quickly swap it with a new one. Keeping it short, for most users, the battery won’t last for more than one day. However, there are a few ways of improving this!
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We’ve put together a list with a few tips on how to save and improve Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery life, which can be easily implemented, in order to obtain some extra juice from that power pack.
Let’s begin, shall we?
1. Use Auto Brightness
As mentioned above, the display is one of your battery’s biggest enemies. Considering this, enabling Auto Brightness should be one of the first things you do after buying a Note 7.
It will automatically dim the screen when you’re in a darker environment, as well as increase the luminosity as soon as you’re using it in a brighter area.
2. Use the Always on display
Even though some people recommend turning off this feature, we think that you should use it all the time. We all have the tendency to check the time on our phones or see if we have any new notifications. And in order to do this, we need to light up the display, which, even though it’s a small amount, it drains battery.
The Always on display instead, shows the date, time, battery level and notifications, with a very low power consumption. ‘Nuff said.
3. Use the Power Saving modes
Out of the box, the Galaxy Note 7 comes with configurable power saving modes.
Simply go to Settings > Device management and tap on Battery, in order to see what these features are all about.
You will see three Power Saving Mode options: Off, Mid and Max, each of them revealing for how long they can extend your Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s battery life.
As soon as you decide upon one, tap on Apply and you’re ready to go.
4. Stop apps that are draining your battery life
If you head over to Settings > Device Maintenance and tap on Battery, the App Power Monitor section will be revealed. Here you can see exactly how much battery each of your apps is using.
If any of those figures are relatively high, it means that some apps are running in the background, draining your battery, even when you’re not using them. In order to stop them from doing this, tap on them and you should see a blue tick. When you’re done with all the battery draining apps, hit the Save Power button at the top of the list.
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5. Adjust the screen timeout
After you’re done with using your phone, the display will stay on for a few seconds or minutes, depending on the chosen settings.
Head over to Settings > Display and scroll down until you come across Screen timeout and tick the ’30 seconds’ option. Simple as that!
6. Turn off Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth & GPS
We know, all of these features make sense, but if you don’t use them, you might as well turn them off, despite the minimal battery drain.
For example, if you have Wi-Fi turned on and there’s no network available, it will continue searching for one. And this, my friends, is one of your battery’s biggest enemies.
7. Disable Galaxy Note 7 software features
Being an insanely advanced handset, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 comes with various features that the average user will never consider.
Yes, some of them are useful, but many are totally pointless. Motion controls and gestures might be cool, but we’re almost convinced that you won’t use them daily, so why not turn them off, so you can improve your battery life?
Go to Settings > Advanced features and you will see a complete list of them. Here you can disable everything you consider useless.
8. Disable automatic updates from Galaxy Apps and Google Play
We all hate those moments when Google Play decides it’s time to update the apps automatically. Apparently, Galaxy Apps likes to do the same thing. These two processes can drain your battery like crazy, so it’s way better to disable the auto-update option and do it manually.
In Galaxy Apps, go to Menu > Settings and the auto-update option will be revealed. Turn off this feature. Same thing goes for Google Play. Thank us later.
Share your tips to improve Galaxy Note 7 battery life
And this sums up our list with tips on how to improve your Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s battery life.
Hopefully, these recommendations will help you get a few extra hours of battery and avoid those awful moments when your phone is dying and there’s no power outlet around.
Like always, the comments section is open, so if you know any additional tips that can make it to our list, feel free to drop us a few lines!
P.S.: Keep an eye on our blog, as we will be back with a list with some of the best battery cases for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7!