Galaxy S5 Battery Tips: 8 Ways to Keep Your Phone Going
Smartphone batteries are cruel mistresses. They can either last all day, allowing you to surf the Web and crush candies to your heart’s content, or they die two hours after you unplug them. If you’re a Samsung Galaxy S5 owner, though, there are a few things you can do to greatly improve your phone’s battery life.
Though the following tips are specifically for the Samsung Galaxy S5, many of them will work on any Android device. The directions, however, will vary slightly, depending on your phone’s settings. With that out of the way, here are the best ways to improve your phone’s battery life:
1. Lower the display brightness.
The majority of your smartphone’s power is consumed by its display. So it follows that lowering your phone’s display brightness will save a good amount of battery life.
To reduce your phone’s screen brightness, pull down the notifications drawer and disable auto-brightness by unchecking the box next to the brightness slider.
Next, lower the brightness slider. The dimmer your screen, the less battery you’re sucking up to power it.
If you don’t have a brightness slider in your notifications drawer, then open the Settings menu and find Display.
Tap the Brightness tab and uncheck the box next to Automatic Brightness. Then move the slider to 30 to 40 percent.
2. Disable WiFi.
When your smartphone’s WiFi is turned on and you’re not connected to a WiFi network, it will continuously search for available connections. This will, in turn, hurt your phone’s battery life.