Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be taking the smartphone world by storm, but just like any other of man’s creation, it’s not perfect.
The phone has all kinds of power and cool features that you can enjoy all day, however, all these need the phone to be on, otherwise, you won’t take advantage of any of them. Among the many issues that a smartphone user experiences, having bad battery life can be one of the most stressing. Even with the design and features of the Galaxy Note 8, having a bad battery life would render the device useless.
The desire to solve this battery life problem saw Samsung make huge losses with the Galaxy Note 7. The result of this was more caution with the Galaxy Note 8, where the phone is much bigger than the Note 7 but has a slightly smaller battery capacity of just 3300mAh. Although it looks small compared to the massive 6.3-inch display screen the phone ships with, you can get more from this unit, especially if you implement some or all of these tips.
If you are having battery life issues on your new Samsung Galaxy Note 8, here are a few things you can do to fix the problem and get a longer battery life.
Use power saving mode
Many people are not fans of the power saving mode due what it does to the phone when activated. It’s a feature that strikes an impeccable balance between keeping your phone’s core features in use without the need of those background processes, including data access, that consume battery juice. The good thing is that you can customize the power saving mode on your Galaxy Note 8, however, the default setting will lower your phone’s screen resolution, brightness, switch off data, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth in a bid to save the battery capacity you have left.
Find power-hungry apps
As pointed out, it’s not easy to come across any perfect creation. In apps, smartphone users have the best way of enjoying the power of these devices, however, a bad app can be what is standing between you and enjoying the best features on your Galaxy Note 8.
You can track a bad app via the Device maintenance settings, where you can access details of individual apps and their battery consumption. For any app that goes well into double digits of power usage in a day, keep an eye on it. You may find settings that allow you to limit the app from using battery even when it’s not in active use. If worse comes to worst, you may even uninstall the app from your phone.
Also, make sure that all installed apps are up to date. Sometimes these issues are discovered by app developers early enough and they send in updates. However, not everyone is a fan of updating their apps with each version that comes. Well, if you are among those who don’t update apps, you now have a reason to do so. Maybe it’s an old bug that has already been fixed, so make sure you get the latest version of all installed apps.
Turn off radios
You don’t need to have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth enabled when you are not using either of them. Turning them off will for sure help save more battery for your Galaxy Note 8. To make the necessary changes to radios, go to Settings>Connections>Location>Improve accuracy and here, you can choose to disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth scanning. By default, these come when they are enabled, thus allowing the phone to continuously scan the environment for any Bluetooth or Wi-Fi devices to connect to even if the radios are turned off – and this consumes battery.
A power bank
If nothing you’ve tried works, you may have to resolve to carry around a power bank. There are quite a good number of options available for purchase at affordable prices. Since the Galaxy Note 8 comes with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology (at least for the Snapdragon 835 variant), make sure you find a battery pack that also supports fast charging in order to enjoy the fastest top-ups when on the go.