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Configure the Power Saving Modes on Your Galaxy Tab A

Power-saving modes help your device conserve battery power. View topic in the simulator for step by step instructions or scroll down for more information.

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 > Settings.

  2. Scroll to and touch Battery.

  3. Touch Power saving mode.

  4. Touch the slider to turn Power saving mode ON . 

  5. Touch Start power saving to set when to enable Power saving mode.  

  6. Select from the following options: 

    • Immediately : Goes  straight into Power saving mode.

    • At 5% battery power : Starts Power saving mode when battery power is at 5% or below. 

    • At 15% battery power : Starts Power saving mode when battery power is at 15% or below. 

    • At 20% battery power : Starts Power saving mode when battery power is at 20% or below. 

    • At 50% battery power : Starts Power saving mode when battery power is at 50% or below. 

Ultra Power Saving Mode

Use Ultra power saving mode to switch your device's screen to grayscale and turn off nonessential apps so you get the maximum battery life.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings.

  2. Scroll to and touch Battery.

  3. Touch Ultra power saving mode.

  4. Touch the slider to turn Ultra power saving mode ON . 

  5. Review the Terms and Condition. Mark the checkbox and touch AGREE to continue.

  6. Review the changes Ultra power saving mode will make to your device and touch ENABLE.

  7. The Internet, Calendar, and Clock apps are automatically available in Ultra power saving mode. Touch to add up to six additional apps available. 

Turn Off Ultra Power Saving Mode

  1. From the Home screen, touch MORE.

  2. Touch Disable ultra power saving mode.

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

Power Saving Tips

Your device provides options that will help you conserve the 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 Smart stay and Smart Pause™.

  • Discontinue use of Live wallpapers.

  • Decrease the backlight time (timeout settings).

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

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