Device care for your Galaxy phone

Last Update date : Oct 07. 2020
Device care on your Galaxy phone

To keep up with the nuts and bolts of your phone's performance, use the Device care feature (it was previously called Device maintenance). It provides an overview of your battery, storage, RAM, and security. You can also automatically optimize your phone for faster, better performance.

Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for smartphones sold in other countries.

Quick optimization

The Quick Optimization feature improves your phone's performance by identifying apps that use excessive battery power. It also clears away unneeded items from memory, deletes unnecessary files, and closes apps running in the background.

Quick optimization

To optimize your phone, from Settings, swipe to and tap Device care. Tap Optimize now, and then tap Done.

Optimize battery and use power saving modes

Battery is your phone's lifeline. There are several ways you can change the battery settings to optimize your phone's battery life. From Settings, swipe to and tap Device care. Tap Battery, and then tap Power mode.

Optimize battery and use power saving modes

Select from the following options:

  • High performance: Maximum screen brightness and resolution. Uses more battery.

  • Optimized: Get the recommended balance of performance and battery life.

  • Medium power saving: Extend battery life by limiting some functions.

  • Maximum power saving: Save as much battery as possible.

You can also turn on Adaptive power saving to automatically set the power mode based on your usage patterns.

Clean storage

If you are worried about your phone being overloaded with unnecessary residual files, it's about time you clear out your storage. Happy cleaning!

Clean storage

From Settings, swipe to and tap Device care. Tap Storage, and then tap Clean now to free up storage space. This will delete unnecessary data, such as cached, residual, and advertisement files.

Quick optimization

Is your phone getting glitchy and slow? It's time you clean up your phone's memory to improve its performance.

Clean memory

From Settings, swipe to and tap Device care. Tap Memory, and then tap Clean now to free up memory by stopping background apps. You can tap Select apps to exclude and add apps to the list if you'd like to keep certain apps running in the background.

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