Samsung mobile: Battery Drain Issue
If you are noticing battery draining issues with your Galaxy device, there are some steps to try before heading into your nearest service centre. Click one of the drop down menus below to learn how to solve battery drain issue on your Galaxy phone.
Optimize all apps
Navigate to Settings, and then tap Battery and device care.
Tap Optimize now. Device care will automatically optimize your apps.
Adjust app power management
Navigate to Settings, and then tap Battery and device care. Next, tap Battery, and then tap Background usage limits.
On some models, you will need to tap Device care, tap Battery, and then tap App power management instead.
You can choose from the following settings:
- Put unused apps to sleep will automatically put apps to sleep if they have not been used for a while.
- Sleeping apps allows you to choose the apps that won't run in the background. You can view your current sleeping apps as well.
- Deep sleeping apps will never run in the background and will only work when you open them.
- Never sleeping apps allows you to choose which apps will not automatically be set to sleeping mode.
Power Mode - Choose Right power mode and enable Adaptive power saving
App power management - Enable Adaptive Battery & Put unsed apps to sleep
App Power Management
Within App Power Management, you will be able to further customise your battery settings. You will be able to set notifications to advise you when applications are using power in the background, put unused apps to sleep and enable Adaptive Power. When you turn this function on you will limit battery usage for applications you do not use often.
If you select Sleeping Apps, you will be able to view all sleeping apps and add or remove from Sleeping apps. If applications are put to sleep, this means that you may not receive updates or send notifications.
Please Note: If you enable Optimise Settings and you have customised your screen brightness, screen timeout the settings will be reduced to default settings. If you select Optimise Settings, you will be able to further customise your Screen brightness, screen timeout and media volume limits when you enable this setting.
Enabling Auto Optimisation & App issue history
When you enable this setting, background applications will be closed, but not your most recently used app and unnecessary files will be deleted. This will not affect your personal data.
For best results, schedule optimisation for a time when you don't usually use your phone.
Once the affected apps have been located, you can either put the apps to sleep, clear cache and data or uninstall the app.
Optimise Battery Usage
You can enable Optimise battery usage for individual applications. Once you have enabled this setting on a particular app, some functions like mobile networks or data syncs will be restricted to save battery power.
This function detects apps that are using your battery in the background. You can extend your battery life by putting these apps to sleep either manually or automatically.
Sleeping apps may not receive updates or send you notifications, but they'll wake up as soon as you use them.
App Power Monitor
By enabling your App Power notifications, you will be notified whenever applications are using an abnormally high amount of battery power, unstable apps and unused apps. These notifications will be able to help you determine which apps are chewing up on your battery power and which should be put to sleep.