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How do I configure the power saving modes on my Samsung Galaxy S5?

Power saving modes let you set your device to conserve battery power.* Choose between Power saving mode and Ultra power saving mode. *Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, wireless service provider, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data, and other applications' usage patterns.

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Turn On Power Saving Mode

Power saving mode limits performance to conserve battery power. You can choose which features you want to restrict.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon.
  2. Touch Settings Settings Icon.
  3. Touch Power saving .
  4. Touch Power saving mode.
  5. Touch the slider Off Slider to turn Power saving mode on On Slider.

The following options are available:

  • Restrict background data: Reduce background data usage to conserve battery power. Some applications will still use the data connection.
  • Restrict performance: Touch the slider Off Slider to turn Restrict performance on On Slider. Mark the checkbox next to each function you want to turn on to restrict performance.
    • CPU performance: Limit the maximum performance of the CPU to conserve battery power.
    • Screen output: Use a lower frame rate and power level for your device's screen.
    • Turn off touch key light: The Recent apps  and Back  buttons on the front of your device will not light up when they are touched or when the Home Home Key key is pressed.
    • Turn off GPS: Turn off location services and GPS functions on your device.
  • Grayscale mode: Convert color screens to battery-friendly grayscale. Touch the slider Off Slider to turn Grayscale mode on On Slider.

Turn On Ultra Power Saving Mode

Use Ultra power saving mode to switch your device's screen to grayscale and turn off nonessential applications so you get the maximum battery life. With Ultra power saving mode turned on, even if you're down to a 10% charge, you can receive calls and texts for up to 24 hours.*

*Based on laboratory testing. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, wireless service provider, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data, and other applications' usage patterns.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon.
  2. Touch Settings Settings Icon.
  3. Touch Power saving .
  4. Touch Ultra power saving mode.
  5. Touch the slider Slider Off to turn Ultra power saving mode on Slider On.
  6. Mark the checkbox to agree to the Terms and conditions and touch OK.
  7. Review the changes Ultra power saving mode will make to your device and touch TURN ON or ENABLE.
    Turn On Ultra Power Saving
  8. The Phone, Messages, and Internet applications are automatically available in Ultra power saving mode. Touch  to make up to three more applications available.

Turn Off Ultra Power Saving Mode

  1. From the Home screen, touch More options More Options Icon.
  2. Touch Turn off Ultra power saving mode.
  3. Touch TURN OFF or DISABLE.

Note: To adjust Network Connections, Sound, and Display settings in Ultra power saving mode, touch More options More Options Icon > Settings.

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