Battery life saving tips for Samsung Galaxy S5[Battery Saving Mode]

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Battery drain is among the common issues encountered by several owners/users of Samsung Galaxy S5. In respond to this concern, we offer you this battery life saving tipes and workarounds to save battery life, including the use of the Galaxy S5 battery saving mode.


You may refer to this guide if you want to learn how to save battery life on your GS 5 handset.

A. Use Battery Saving mode on your phone.

One of the on/off features of the your Galaxy S5 smartphone is the Battery Saving mode for battery life saving. Follow these steps to enable this feature on your phone.

1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Scroll to System, then touch Power saving.
4. Toggle or move the Power saving mode switch to the right. Doing so will turn on the feature.
5. Set or configure the following Power saving mode options according to your preference:

  • Block background data
  • Restrict Performance - this option includes CPU performance, Screen output, turn off touch key kit and turn off GPS.
  • Grayscale mode

In case you want to turn Power saving mode off again. Just touch Apps, then go to Settings. Scroll to System, then select Power saving. Finally, touch Power saving mode to turn it off.

B. Turn on Ultra Power Saving mode

a. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
b. Touch Settings.
c. Scroll to System, then touch Power saving.
d. Touch Ultra Power saving mode.
e. Toggle or move the Ultra power saving mode switch to the right to enable or turn it on.
f. Configure or set the following Ultra power saving mode options according to your preference:

  • Phone
  • Messages
  • Internet

g. To add additional options, just touch the + sign.

If you want to turn off Ultra power saving mode, just go to Apps and select Settings. Scroll to System, then touch Power saving. Touch to select Ultra Power saving mode then touch the Menu key. Finally, touch Disable ultra power saving mode and touch OK to complete the process.

Aside from using Power saving mode, you too can save and extend battery life on your Samsung Galaxy S5 with the following workarounds:

1. Reduce screen brightness and timeout duration

To adjust your phone's screen brightness, follow these steps:

a. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
b. Touch to select Settings.
c. Touch Display under Quick Settings.
d. Touch Brightness.
e. Touch Automatic brightness (if necessary), to clear the Check box and turn off the feature.
f. Touch and slide the slider left down to the lowest preferred setting.
g. Touch OK to continue.
h. Touch Screen timeout.
i. Touch the lowest setting as you desire. The lowest is 15 seconds.

B. Turn off or disable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot when not in use.
Just follow these steps:

1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
2. Touch to select Settings.
3. Scroll to Network Connections, then touch Tethering & Mobile Hotspot.
4. Touch the Mobile HotSpot switch and turn it OFF. When the switch is moved to the left and turns grey, it means the feature is OFF or disabled.
5. Now touch the Status bar and drag it down.
6. Touch and turn off the following icons/features: Wi-Fi, Location, Bluetooth, and Screen rotation. An indication that the feature is off or disabled is when each icon turns grey and the indicator light turns off.

C. Change App Sync Settings.

Adjusting the application sync settings also helps save or extend battery life on the device. Here are the steps:

1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Scroll to User and Backup.
4. Select Accounts.
5. Touch the Accounts tab.
6. Touch the desired account type, like Google for example.
7. Touch to adjust the available sync settings for your preferred account type. Generally, you will just touch the sync category to clear the check box and turn off or disable syncing, and then touch to increase the interval time for syncing.
8. Touch your email address or user name, located at the top of the screen. This will let you adjust more sync settings.
9. Touch the sync category to clear the check box and turn off settings for each applicable category/option.
10. Touch to increase the interval time for how often your device sync occurs, for each applicable category/option.

D. Disable or turn off background data. 
Follow these steps to turn off background data as well as save battery life on your Galaxy S5:

1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Scroll to Network Connections.
4. Touch Data usage.
5. Touch the Menu key.
6. Choose the Restrict background data check box.

E. Minimize Use of Third-Party Apps
Lessening the frequency on third-party apps usage on your device can also help save or extend battery life. Follow these steps to reduce the use of third-party applications on your GS 5 handset:

1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Scroll to Applications.
4. Touch Application manager.
5. Touch the Downloaded tab.
6. Touch the desired app, then touch Disable to turn the application OFF or touch Uninstall to delete or remove the application.

F. Switch from 4G to 2G. 

While there may be a slight reduction on network performance speed, toggling from 4G to 2G can also help save battery life on the device. Here's how:

1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
2. Select Settings.
3. Scroll to Network Connections.
4. Touch More networks.
5. Touch Mobile networks.
6. Touch Network mode.
7. Touch GSM only. Doing so will restrict or limit your connection to 2G only.

To switch back to 4G/LTE, touch either LTE/WCDMA/GSM(auto connect) or WCDMA/GSM(auto connect) option, under Network mode.

G. Update to the latest firmware available for your phone

Fixes for battery life issues have also been offered through software updates. So if you haven't yet done updating your device software, then check for the latest software update available for your phone model and go for an upgrade.

Here's how to check for the latest software update on your Galaxy S5:

1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
2. Touch Settings.
3. Scroll to System.
4. Touch About device.
5. Touch Software update.

Just follow any additional prompts to complete the process.

In addition, setting the phone to sleep when unused can also help save or extend battery life on your device. To do so, press and then quickly release the Power key, and your phone screen should be set to sleep mode.


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