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How can I monitor and extend battery life for my Samsung Galaxy Alpha® ?

Your device has an application that lets you see which applications and features use the most battery power.

View the Battery Status

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch Battery.

  4. The Battery screen displays the percentage of battery power remaining and how long you might expect that power to last. It also shows the processes that have been using the battery power since it was last charged and the percent used by each.

  5. Touch the graph to see more detail about which processes were running since your device was last fully charged. 

Reduce Battery Consumption

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

  • Discontinue use of Live wallpapers.

  • Turn off the Bluetooth feature.

  • Turn off Wi-Fi.

  • Turn off the GPS (Location) service.

  • Turn off the mobile data connection.

  • Turn off auto-syncing of accounts.

  • Turn off the Smart features.

  • Decrease the brightness of the display, or use automatic brightness.

  • Turn off haptic feedback.

Best Practices For Battery Charging

The following guidelines can help you charge your battery properly and safely:

  • Verify that you are using the Samsung USB/charging cable and wall charger included with your device, not third-party accessories.

  • Ensure the USB/charging cable is connected securely and is not being blocked by a cover or case.

  • Check whether a battery or charging indicator appears on the device's display when the USB/charging cable is plugged in.

  • Charge using a wall outlet, not a computer, for best results.

  • When the battery is fully charged, disconnect the device from the USB/charging cable.

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.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch Power saving.

  4. Touch Power saving mode.

  5. Touch Off Slider to turn Power saving mode on.

      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 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 keys 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 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.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Touch Power saving.

  4. Touch Ultra power saving mode.

  5. Touch Off Slider to turn Ultra power saving mode on.

  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 Add to make up to three more applications available.

    Turn Off Ultra Power Saving Mode

  1. From the Home screen, touch More options.

  2. Touch Turn off Ultra power saving mode.

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

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