Samsung has launched its flagship products – Galaxy S8 & Galaxy S8 Plus – in the market. These smartphones come with promising features and functionalities. The revolutionary design of these smartphones with an infinite display screen and no bezels has remained the center of attraction amongst the users.
Undoubtedly, Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus has gained lots and lots of users around the globe. But some of its issues are also cropping up in the market. Users have registered the battery life problems. Even though the brand has come up with giant 3000mAh battery for Galaxy S8 & 3500mAh for Galaxy S8 Plus, the issue of batteries draining fast is quite surprising! If we take into consideration all the smartphones that have been launched by Samsung till now, except for Note 7, all the phones have done well with their batteries.
Samsung has designed Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus with fast and wireless charging technology. So it’s extremely shocking to understand why it has failed to give better performance. If your smartphone’s battery is not existing as long as you expected it to, below are some of the tips and suggestions that might be helpful to you to make your phone’s battery last as long as possible!
HOW TO FIX BAD BATTERY LIFE OF SAMSUNG GALAXY S8 & S8 PLUS
SEARCH FOR THE POWER HUNGRY APPS
Android has introduced some smart features in its last few versions that keep a check on the power usage of your phone’s apps. If you notice that your battery is draining soon then it can be either of the following reasons – either you are unaware about some apps running in the background or some apps are consuming more battery than they should actually be.
Go to Settings → Device Maintenance → Battery. Here, you can find the battery consumption of your apps. You can click the “save power” option for the apps that you find unnecessarily running in the background.
SET THE BRIGHTNESS LEVEL & SLEEP TIME
Screen brightness makes a notable contribution in draining your phone’s battery. You can set its level either from the notification shade or from Settings → Display. You can even turn off auto-brightness so that even in the bright environment the battery is not consumed much.
If you are on the display screen then you should also check the screen timeout which is given in either seconds or minutes. You can choose 30 seconds screen timeout option to save the battery life of your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus.
TURN OFF WIFI, BLUETOOTH, GPS & LOCATION SERVICES
Are you among those who have a habit of leaving these services ON at night? Then you are committing a mistake here. If you are in a Wi-Fi zone and you are not using those services then simply turn off the Wi-Fi feature. The similar thing is applicable to the Bluetooth feature.
GPS and Location services consume the most part of your battery. So you should avoid Google Maps or Facebook Messenger from using such services when not required. Go to Settings → Privacy & Safety → Location to turn off these services.
BATTERY SAVER & PERFORMANCE MODES
Just like iPhones, Android phones also have built-in Battery Saving & Performance Modes. Go to Settings → Device Maintenance → Battery. You can select the performance mode from here as per your use. This saves your battery to a considerable level and makes your phone’s battery last longer.
Galaxy S8 provides you a useful function to make your apps sleep. This means that the apps would no longer run in the background and you won’t receive any push notifications for that particular app till you open that app; hence the battery won’t drain fast. What you need to do is – long press on an app’s icon and when the menu appears tap on “Sleep”!
DISABLE GALAXY S8 SMART STAY FEATURE
Smart Stay is a pretty cool feature but it drains your battery very fast. It uses the front camera to detect your face and eyes; hence keeping the screen always ON. It also uses some advanced features like Smart Capture, Swipe Capture and much more. Navigate to Settings → Advanced Features → Smart Stay and disable the gestures and motion controls that you no longer need.
REBOOT YOUR SMARTPHONE
Many of the times it happens that we see our battery draining faster but can’t find a single reason why it is happening so. The only solution to such issue is to reboot your phone.
LAST ALTERNATIVE: USE BATTERY PACKS
No matter how many changes you make on your phone to save the battery but sometimes it’s just not enough! For the times when you are in dire need of your phone but the battery is about to run out, the only resort for you is the external battery packs. There is a wide range of portable chargers available in the market that offers fast charging to your smartphone. These accessories are completely compatible with your Galaxy S8 & S8 Plus smartphones. There are tons of them available to choose from which will complement your Galaxy S8’s look and style!