Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes with a 3300mAh battery; which is pretty decent but even with fast and wireless charging, some of you may feel that it is not lasting as long as you have expected. Because of Galaxy Note 7 had a faulty battery which resulted in it exploding and being banned, Samsung took a safe approach to the Galaxy Note 8. Here’s how to fix Galaxy Note 8 battery life.
Fix Galaxy Note 8 battery life
Method 1: Find Culprit Apps
The first and foremost recommendation is to check all the pre-installed or downloaded apps that may be using juice abnormally. This is useful for any Android devices suffering from low battery life. It is natural that the more you use the app, the more it drains the battery, some apps run in the background and drain abnormal amount of battery. Also, it is reported that Facebook app and pre-installed Oculus app drains abnormal amount of battery in Note 8. Go to Settings > Device Maintenance > Battery > Battery Usage to see if everything’s normal. The app you use frequently should be on the top. If you see some other app that you rarely use on the top, that means you’ve found the culprit.
Method 2: Disable Always-on Display
Always-on Display is probably the most loved feature on Note 8. This feature shows a small clock, date, notifications and battery meter even if the screen is turned off. Samsung stated that this feature drains less than 5% battery throughout a workday. Although this may only make a small difference, you can turn it off. Go to Settings > Display > disable Always-On display.
Method 3: Brightness and Sleep timeout
Some people, including myself, check their phone hundreds of times a day just to see the time or if there is any notification. If AOD id turned off, you will have to hit the power button to turn the display on and off every time. If your screen’s brightness is high or you forgot to hit the sleep button before you put it in your pocket, this may drain your battery faster if the sleep timer is set to never or at more time. Go to Settings > Display > Brightness to adjust the brightness to around 50% and set the screen timeout to as low as possible.
Method 4: Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth, and GPS
If you are not using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, turn them off to save some battery. If you aren’t connected, the Wi-Fi constantly tries to find a network to connect to, this hurts your battery. Another reason for your huge battery drain is GPS. Turn it off when you’re not using it. However, your location on various apps may not be accurate if you turn it off. Go to Settings > Privacy and Safety > Location > Location Method and select Battery Saver.
Method 5: Performance Modes
Samsung has made it easier for the users to choose what performance modes work best for them. Go to Settings > Device Maintenance > Battery to see these modes. These modes can change the screen brightness and resolution or even slow down the processor to extend the battery life. Play with the modes to find out what works best for you.
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