Galaxy Note8 - Monitor and Extend Battery Life (SM-N950W)

Last Update date : Oct 01. 2020

Battery

Does your battery drain quickly and you can't figure out why? There's a way to monitor and extend the battery life on your Galaxy Note8. Follow along to find out how.

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Monitor Battery Usage

View the estimated battery life based on your usage over the last 7 days, and closely monitor how much battery your apps are eating up.

1 From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Device maintenance.
4 Touch Battery.
5 To view your battery usage, touch BATTERY USAGE.
How do I monitor and extend battery life on my Galaxy Note8?
6 On this page, you can see the estimated battery life and breakdown of how much battery is being consumed by recently used apps:
How do I monitor and extend battery life on my Galaxy Note8?

Screen Timeout

Shorten your phone’s screen timeout to decrease battery consumption.

1 From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Display.
4 Swipe to and touch Screen timeout.
5 Select the desired option. Choose 15 seconds to save the most battery life!
How do I monitor and extend battery life on my Galaxy Note8?

Screen timeout is set to 30 seconds by default.

Block Accidental Touches

If your phone keeps on turning on when inside your pocket or bag, enable Block accidental touches to prevent it from happening again.

1 From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch the Search icon. Then search for and select Block accidental touches.
4 To turn on or turn off Block accidental touches, touch the slider.
How do I monitor and extend battery life on my Galaxy Note8?

Auto Brightness

Using high brightness levels for an extended period of time may cause eye strain and increase battery consumption.

1 From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Display.
4 Touch Auto brightness.
5 To turn on or turn off Auto brightness, touch the slider.
How do I monitor and extend battery life on my Galaxy Note8?

Turn on Auto brightness to increase and preserve the battery life.

Always On Display

Always On Display can be convenient when you want to quickly check the time or date. However, it can obviously consume more battery life because it remains on your screen all the time. Learn how to disable Always On Display to extend the battery life.

1 From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Lock screen and security.
4 Touch Always On Display.
5 To turn on or turn off Always On Display, touch the slider.
How do I monitor and extend battery life on my Galaxy Note8?

Power Saving Mode

Use Power saving mode to extend your battery life by decreasing your phone’s performance.

1 From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Device maintenance.
4 Touch Battery.
5 Select the desired Power saving mode:
How do I monitor and extend battery life on my Galaxy Note8?

   • OFF: Disable Power saving mode.
   • MID: Apply medium power saving mode settings which will change brightness, resolution, speed limiter, background network usage, and Always On Display settings.
   • MAX: Apply maximum power saving mode settings which will change brightness, resolution, speed limiter, background network usage, and Always On Display settings.

Touch CUSTOMIZE to change Power saving mode’s settings.

6 Review the settings that will be applied and then touch APPLY.

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