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Monitor and Extend Battery Life on Galaxy S6

Did you forget to charge your phone last night and now you're low on battery? Don't panic. With its efficient battery usage, your S6 won't die without a fight. To prevent another mishap in the future, you can also check which apps drain your battery and monitor how your battery is being used.

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Monitor Battery Life

Want to know just how much battery you’ve used? You can view the estimated battery life based on how much you’ve used over the past week.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Battery.  

  3. Touch BATTERY USAGE.

  4. The estimated past and predicted usage time is displayed. The last full charge and the estimated usage time remaining will also be displayed.

Power Saving Mode

Meet your new secret weapon for when you're dangerously low on battery. Before you go into a meeting or head off to sleep, set your phone on power saving mode. It decreases your phone's performance to help save battery life while you're not using it.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Battery.  

  3. To extend your battery life, select the desired mode.

  4. Touch APPLY.

  5. To turn off the feature, touch Settings.

  6. Touch Battery.  

  7. Touch OFF.  

Battery Basics

Let's break down the basics of charging your battery:

  • To charge your device, use only the supplied Samsung USB/charging cables and avoid third-party accessories.

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

  • Make sure the battery or charging indicator appears on the device's display when the USB/charging cable is connected.

  • Use the outlet on your wall instead of your computer.

  • Disconnect the device from the USB/charging cable after the battery is fully charged.

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