How to increase battery life on Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Enabling Power Saving Mode:

  1. While viewing the home screen, tap “Apps
  2. Launch “Settings
  3. Swipe to “System” and tap “Power saving
  4. Tap “Power saving mode” and set the feature’s switch to “ON
  5. Further customize how the Power saving mode works by enabling or disabling “Restrict performance“, “Grayscale mode” etc.

Enabling Ultra Power Saving Mode:

  1. Tap “Apps” on the home screen and go to “Settings
  2. Swipe to “System” and tap “Power saving
  3. Tap “Ultra Power saving mode
  4. Set the feature’s switch to “ON
  5. Select the desired Ultra Power saving mode options for the “Phone“, “Messages” and “Internet” app
  6. To add more apps that you wish to run in this mode, tap “+

Lowering the Screen Brightness and Timeout Duration:

  1. Tap “Apps” while viewing the home screen
  2. Tap “Settings
  3. Under “Quick Settings“, tap “Display” > “Brightness
  4. Clear the “Automatic brightness” check box if necessary
  5. Drag the brightness slider to the left to lower the brightness
  6. Tap “OK” > “Screen timeout
  7. Select a lower timeout value, like “15 seconds

Disabling Wi-Fi, Hotspot, GPS and Bluetooth:

NOTE: A smartphone’s connectivity features can have a noticeable impact on your phone’s battery life, reason why it’s always recommended that you turn off these features when they are not in use. To do so:

  1. Open the apps drawer
  2. Tap “Settings
  3. Swipe to “Network Connections” and tap “Tethering & Mobile Hotspot
  4. Tap the “Mobile Hotspot” switch and set it to “OFF
  5. Drag the “Status” bar down and tap the icons next to “Wi-Fi“, “Location” and “Bluetooth” to disable these features

Changing the Sync Settings of Applications:

  1. Tap “Apps” on the home screen
  2. Tap “Settings
  3. Swipe to “User and Backup” and tap “Accounts
  4. Access the “Accounts” tab
  5. Select the desired account type
  6. Tap an available sync setting for the account type in order to adjust syncing
  7. For more sync settings, tap your “email address” or “user name” at the top of the screen

Disabling Background Data:

  1. Access the phone’s “Settings” menu
  2. Swipe to “Network connections” and tap “Data usage
  3. Press the “Menu” button and mark the “Restrict background data” check box

Minimizing the Use of Third Party Apps:

NOTE: Although you may not use certain third party apps that are installed on your phone, certain applications can still have an impact on your phone’s battery performance, assuming that they run processes in the background. To prevent this from happening you can either disable or remove the app(s):

  1. Tap “Apps” while viewing the home screen
  2. Go to “Settings
  3. Scroll to “Applications” and tap “Application manager
  4. From the “Downloaded” tab, tap “Disable” to turn off the desired apps
  5. Otherwise, tap “Uninstall” to completely remove the app

Switching from 4G to 2G Connectivity: 

  1. While on the home screen, tap “Apps
  2. Go to “Settings” and scroll to “Network Connections
  3. Tap “More networks” > “Mobile networks” > “Network mode
  4. To restrict the phone’s connection to 2G only, mark the “GSM only” check box
  5. To return to 4G tap “LTE / WCDMA / GSM (auto connect)” or “WCDMA / GSM (auto connect)

Updating to the Latest OS:

NOTE: Smartphone manufacturers and carriers sometimes release new software updates that improve a phone’s battery life. With that in mind, it’s recommended that you keep your smartphone up to date. To do so:

  1. Tap “Apps” from the home screen and go to “Settings
  2. Under “System“, tap “About device
  3. Tap “Software update
  4. If a new update is available, follow any additional prompts to install it on your phone
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