Samsung recently released the revised Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) mid-range smartphone in a number of Asian markets.
While one of the phone’s selling points will be its outstanding battery capacity, there are still several things you could come in with to make the battery life even longer than expected. In this regard, we have lined up for you a few top tips and tricks you can use to improve the battery life of your newly-acquired Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016).
Enable power saving mode
Usually, Samsung packs its phones with what both power saving and ultra-power saving modes. For a quicker access to the power saving mode, just swipe down from the top to reveal the quick settings menu. Alternatively, you can do it from the main Settings menu. With the help of “Start power saving” option, you can set a specific percentage that when reached, the device automatically switches to power saving mode.
Be warned that when this mode is activated, a number of services will be limited.
Reduce the display brightness and screen timeout duration
It has on numerous occasions been sang that screens are the leading battery hogs on smartphones. Unfortunately, this has some real truth and to get around it, make sure you are using a lower brightness level. First, make sure you disable Auto brightness via the Display Settings as well as reduce the luminosity of the screen. When this is done, look out for the screen timeout option under the same Display menu and set it to the lowest possible duration, which is 15 seconds.
Switch off unused connectivity services
It takes a significant amount of battery power for your device to track your location, connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot or even offer the same hotspot services to a PC or other devices. To avoid this, always make sure these services are only turned on when in use. Thus, keep an eye on your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Hotspot and GPS settings such that they are only enabled when you want to use them, otherwise, keep them turned off.
It also takes more battery power to keep a device connected to a 4G or 3G network as compared to a 2G network. Thus, if using Wi-Fi for internet services, you can opt to use a 2G network for other services to save more battery life. This can be tweaked from Settings>More Connection Settings>Connections>Mobile Networks>Network Mode>GSM Only.
Turn off background data
Second to screens is background data. This is with respect to battery power consumption. In case you didn’t know, your phone always has processes running in the back; processes that you cannot see and a huge chunk of them use data. When this is happening, more battery power is being used in addition to the normal usage of the phone. The end result is an even shorter battery life.
The good thing is that Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) comes with a feature that lets users disable background data. To do this, head to the phone’s Settings and hit on Connections. While in there find Data usage and tap on More to bring out the Restrict background data option. Finish by tapping on OK and that’s it.
Disable automatic syncing
Automatic syncing will usually consume lots of data in the background. This is not all. While data is being consumed by active processes that are running from the background, the battery power on your Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) will also be draining fast. To prevent this, go to Settings>Accounts>Personal and proceed by selecting the account you don’t need to have auto-sync activated for and then uncheck box against it.