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

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.

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 Power Saving Icon.
  4. Touch Power saving mode.
  5. Touch the slider Off Slider to turn Power saving mode on On Slider.

The following options are available:

  • Select when turned on: Choose when Power saving mode is on. Select Always to keep the feature on at all times, or select Auto enable to turn it on when the battery is low.
  • 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  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.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon.
  2. Touch Settings Settings Icon.
  3. Touch Power saving Power Saving Icon.
  4. Touch Ultra power saving mode.
  5. Touch the slider Off Slider to turn Ultra power saving mode on On Slider.
  6. Mark the checkbox to agree to the Terms and conditions and touch AGREE.
  7. Review the changes Ultra power saving mode will make to your device and touch TURN ON.
  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.
  2. Touch Turn off Ultra power saving mode.

Note: To adjust network connections, sound, and display settings in Ultra power saving mode, touch More options More Options > Settings.

Power Saving Tips

Your device provides options that help you conserve battery power. By customizing these options and turning off features in the background, you can use your device longer between charges:

  • Turn off the Bluetooth® feature.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi®.
  • Turn off the GPS service.
  • Turn off the mobile data connection.
  • Turn off auto-syncing of accounts.
  • Turn off the Smart features.
  • Discontinue use of Live wallpapers.
  • Decrease the backlight time (timeout settings).
  • Decrease the brightness of the display, or use automatic brightness.
  • Turn off haptic feedback.

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