Problem: Hi, my Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is seems to be eating the battery faster than before. When I bought it a couple of months ago, I could use it for almost 24 hours before I would be required to recharge it. Today, however, I couldn’t even use it for 12 hours. Is there any problem with my tablet?
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, being a tablet, is expected to eat more power than smartphones. That is why Samsung has given it 7000mAh battery that could power it up to 15 hours of straight multimedia usage or up to 2000 hours in standby mode. The point is, it comes with a bigger battery pack and aside from a few inconsistencies in the software that could help drain the battery, users are expected to manage battery usage.
There was no reported bug or glitch that drains battery faster on the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, so we couldn’t wait for an update to fix drain issue because there is nothing to fix. Some developers, however, said that there are always some inconsistencies between the software and the hardware that could “contribute” to making the battery drain faster. They could be rectified update after update but in reality, those inconsistencies consume battery less than the email app in your tablet.
In this post, we would want to point out some tips on how to conserve battery in your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1:
- Tap on Recent Apps icon to display the list of apps that are still running in the background.
- Swipe left or right to close any application. It would be better to close all of them to maximize battery.
- Turn Off Bluetooth if not in use. Your tablet will keep finding any Bluetooth available so it eats up battery too.
- Turn Off Wi-Fi if not in use. It eats up more battery than Bluetooth. Thus, if you don’t want to connect to the internet, it’s better you turn it off.
- Turn all volumes down.
- Set the tablet to lock itself sooner. The screen eats up more battery than you think.
- Do everything you can think of that would help minimize battery use.