How to save battery life on Galaxy S7 & S7 edge

By Michael on 28th Jul, 2016

How to maximise battery life on Galaxy S7 & S7 edge

It’s fair to say that the country, if not the world, has been gripped by Pokémon Go fever over the last few weeks. Whilst the stunning screens and Vulkan API make the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge the perfect companion for playing out and about, it's no fun when your battery stops your winning streak. Make the most of gaming on the go with these power saving tips and tricks that will help you catch 'em all.

Samsung’s Game Launcher and Tools

• Is there anything more annoying when you’re about to catch a Pokémon and you receive a text message? It pops up on your screen and then you’ve missed your chance. Activate the ‘No alerts during game’ option to stop any alerts interrupting your game.

• The ‘Lock Recents and Back keys’ eliminates the risk of accidental taps that could effectively end your play. You’ll be able to focus 100% on the game.

• If for any reason you need to do something else whilst playing (although we’re not sure what could be more important), you can minimise the game to have quick look at your messages or social media profiles.

• If you really fancy bragging to your friends about your playing prowess, the Game Launcher tools easily allow you to take screenshots and record videos of yourself in action. You can also choose to record your own voice with the external mic, or record the in-game audio. Videos and screenshots simply save to your gallery and then it’s up to you to share with your friends.

Samsung’s Game Launcher and Tools

A few more handy tricks…

If you’re as obsessed as we are, then you’ve probably spent so much time playing that your battery life has been pushed to its limits. There are a few easy and simple ways to make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge last as long as possible:

• Turn down the screen brightness. It might sound obvious, but this can increase the battery life significantly.

• Did you know that the game itself has a battery saving mode built in to it? The Galaxy’s AMOLED screens work with the low-power mode to reduce the number of pixels that use power, saving you precious battery life.

• We can’t make your battery last forever, but if you do end up needing to take a break to recharge, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have super-fast and wireless charging that bring you to up to 50% charge in about 30 minutes*. Or, you can get hold of one of our handy charging packs , meaning you can charge on the go!

A few more handy tricks…