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

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018

Battery Monitor

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

To view the Battery application:

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon .

2. Touch Settings Settings Icon.

3. Scroll to and touch Battery Settings Battery Icon .

4. Touch an application or feature in the list to view additional information and access its settings. When you view additional information for certain applications, you can touch Force stop to close the application.

Reducing 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:

    • Close unnecessary applications with the Task manager.

    • Discontinue use of Live wallpapers.

    • Turn off Bluetooth®.

    • Turn off Wi-Fi®.

    • Turn off the GPS service.

    •Turn off the mobile data connection.

    • Turn off auto-syncing of accounts.

    • Decrease the backlight time (timeout settings).

    • 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 you are using the supplied USB/charging cable and not third-party accessories.

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

    • Check to see 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.

Power Saving Modes

Your device comes with a power-saving application that can assist in reduced battery usage.


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon .

2. Touch Settings Settings Icon .

3. Scroll to and touch Power saving Settings Power Saving Mode Icon .

4. Touch Power saving mode.

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

6. Select from the following options:

    • Restrict background data: Reduce background data usage to conserve battery power. Some applications will still use the data connection.

    • Restrict performance: Touch the slider Slider Off to turn Restrict performance on Slider On . Mark the checkboxes next to the features you want to use.

        • 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 the Home1 key is pressed.

        • Turn off GPS: Turn off location services and GPS functions while in Power saving mode.

    • Grayscale mode: Convert color screens to battery-friendly grayscale. Touch the slider Slider Off to turn Grayscale mode on Slider On .

Ultra Power Saving Mode

Ultra power saving mode offers extended battery conservation by limiting application access and adjusting the screen to grayscale.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon .

2. Touch Settings Settings Icon .

3. Touch Power saving Settings Power Saving Mode Icon .

4. Touch Ultra power saving mode.

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


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