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As most of you Samsung Galaxy S4 users out there have probably noticed by now, the battery problems for Samsung smartphones are many. And, considering the device is busting left, right and center, we thought about addressing the most pressing issue of them all: Battery life. Here are a few tips, tricks and of course, apps which will help your Samsung device last longer.
We will also be discussing where you can get a replacement battery and where you can get the smartphone traded and even repaired. But first, lets try to fix the battery issues on phone systematically.
Fixing Battery Drain
It comes as no surprise that the display is the main reason that your battery drains so quickly. However, there are a few workarounds which impact battery drain in a very positive manner. First uncheck the “auto brightness” option. After disabling the option, reduce the screen’s brightness as much as you are comfortable with. Keep in mind though that in direct sunlight you will have to turn it up again. Otherwise you won’t be able to see anything. And last but not least: Screen Timeout. You can find the option in the settings/display screen. By setting it to 2 minutes for example, your display will turn off after 2 minutes of inactivity. Just like your computer’s standby mode. Except a lot faster.
What Does That Power Saving Button Do?
The Power saving button is in both the notification bar and the phone settings menu. The downside to activating it is you will have less processing power, your device will be less bright and vibration will completely be disabled, along with other power hungry features. The upside? Increases battery life considerably. You might want to try this one.
Close Applications After Use
While your smartphone can indeed handle a lot of applications at the same time, it does so with increased battery usage. By long pressing the Home button you will access the phone’s Task Manager. It will show you what apps are open and with the swipe of a finger you can close the apps that you are no longer using.
Turn off settings that you do not use
Most smartphone users like to activate every option available on their phone. That means GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, Syncing and so on. By doing so, you will notice your battery draining at an alarming rate. The best practice is to keep your options turned off if you don’t need it. Turn off Bluetooth if you don’t need to send a file, or your wireless connectivity if you don’t need to use your phone for internet browsing. Turning off the auto-sync option for cloud storage such as Dropbox is also a good idea.
Battery Saving Apps
You will find a lot of free or paid applications that claim to help you increase your battery life. And some are better than others. In this last part of the article we’ll be talking about three of the best android apps for increasing battery life.
This application pinpoints exactly what processes consume the most amount of power. By leaving it on for roughly 24 hours and then analyzing your results, you will know exactly what processes will need closing when there are no chargers around. It costs about $3.
One of the best apps on the market, System Tuner allows you to not only identify the problems but also force close the applications. And it does so quite effortlessly. A word of warning though: close only the applications and processes that you know will not harm your device. System Tuner requires root access but its a free app.
The difference between Greenify and System Tuner is that while System Tuner is simple to use, Greenify is simpler. It requires a rooted device but removes the need for attention. After identifying the applications that need closing, it proceeds to “greenify” them. It doesn’t force close any vital part of your operating system, not matter how many accidental “clicks” will happen.
Android 4.4.2 battery problems are solved know with the help of these tricks. Let us know if you know of any extra tips and tricks! Until next time!
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