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Monitor and Extend Battery Life on Galaxy Note8

Does your battery always seem to drain quickly, but can't figure out why? We’ve got the answer for you. There's a way to monitor and extend the battery life on your Galaxy Note8. Follow along to find out how to get the most from your battery power.

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Monitor Battery Usage

Want to know just how much battery you’re using? You can view the estimated battery life based on how much you’ve used over the past week, and closely monitor how much battery your apps are eating up.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

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

  3. To view your battery usage, touch BATTERY USAGE.

  4. On this page, you can see the estimated battery life and breakdown of how much battery is being consumed by recently used apps.

    past and predicted usage and recent battery usage

Screen Timeout

Sometimes your phone just needs to take a timeout. Just kidding, but you can shorten your phone’s screen timeout to save battery life. Read on to learn how to set screen timeout.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Screen timeout.

  3. Select the desired option. Choose 15 seconds to save the most battery life!

    Screen timeout is set to 30 seconds by default.

Block Accidental Touches

Do you keep pocket dialing your boss on the weekend? That’s so embarrassing. Luckily, you can set your phone to block accidental touches so you don’t have any more mishaps.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Block accidental touches.

  3. To turn on or turn off Block accidental touches, touch the slider.

Auto Brightness

Ouch, that screen is hurting my eyes! Turn down the brightness and you’ll reduce eye strain and save battery juice. Talk about a twofer.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Auto brightness.

  3. To turn on or turn off Auto brightness, touch the slider.

Always On Display

Always On Display keeps all your important information like the date and time within easy reach. However, this can sap your battery because it remains on your screen all the time. What a bummer. Fortunately, you can disable Always On Display to extend the battery life. Find out how below.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Always On Display.

  3. To turn on or turn off Always On Display, touch the slider.

Power Saving Mode

Time to hit the hay? Before you turn in for the night, set your phone on power saving mode. It decreases your phone’s performance and saves battery life, so you can snooze worry-free.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

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

  3. Select the desired Power saving mode.

    • OFF: Disable Power saving mode.

    • MID: Apply medium power saving mode settings which will change brightness, resolution, speed limiter, background network usage, and Always On Display settings.

    • MAX: Apply maximum power saving mode settings which will change brightness, resolution, speed limiter, background network usage, and Always On Display settings.

  4. Review the settings that will be applied and then touch APPLY.

    Touch CUSTOMIZE to change Power saving mode’s settings.

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