Apart from boasting of gorgeous display and attractive design, Galaxy Note 7 comes with a robust 3500 mAh battery. The cell is 500 mAh bigger than that of it’s predecessor’s – Note 5. Frankly speaking, the cell is strong enough to last the full tilt – unless something goes wrong or you simply burn the smartphone too much.
Some folks who have just bought a brand new Note 7 are experiencing a rapid battery drain on their device. If your phablet is also running amuck; making life a bit difficult for you, check out these best tips and tricks to fix the battery life issue. Let’s head over the jump!
Best Tips and Tricks to Fix Galaxy Note 7 Battery Life Problems
Keep a Track of Battery Usage
It pays to keep a track of the battery usage to ensure everything is fine. Whenever I notice my device consuming battery faster than usual, I make sure to check out the usage to have the better idea.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your Galaxy Note 7.
Step #2. Tap on Device maintenance → Battery → Battery usage.
Step #3. The apps and services which have used battery over the course of the day will appear on the screen.
- If you find any lesser used app consuming a lot of battery, try to uninstall it.
- In case a social networking app like Facebook draining battery too much, delete it and then reinstall it.
Get the Best Use of Sleep Counter
If you don’t use any apps for three days, Note 7 will sleep them. Once they have been put to sleep, they won’t run in the background.
Step #1. Head over to the Note 7’s “App power saving” settings, which is inside Device maintenance, then go to Battery area of your phone’s settings.
Step #2. In the Battery section, tap on the menu button → Advanced settings to turn the Sleep Counter feature to on position. Now, your smartphone will sleep apps for seven days.
Use “App Power Monitor” Smartly
In the main Battery settings view, a list of apps will appear under “App power monitor” with the amount of power they consume per hour.
- You will see a “Sleeping apps” button. Tap on it to check out the apps which you haven’t used in three (or up to seven) days.
- If you don’t want to sleep any specific app even if you don’t use it more often, tap on Unmonitored apps button at the bottom of the screen. Then tap on the Edit at the top of the screen.
- Now, you need to select the app which you never want to be put to sleep.
Get Rid of the Bloatware
If you have bought your smartphone from a carrier, you would have a lot of pre-installed apps. They not only take a lot of space but also eat battery. Make sure to delete them all; if they are of no use to you.
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your device.
Step #2. Tap on Applications.
Step #3. Next, the apps you don’t want.
Step #4. Now, you will get the Disable or Uninstall button. Tap on Uninstall.
Configure Power Saving Mode
With Note 7, you can configure Power saving mode and Ultra Power saving mode as per your need.
Step #1. Open Settings → Device management → Battery.
Step #2. There are three options under Power saving mode: Off, Mid, and Max.
The Mid and Max provide you the estimations of how long your battery will last.
Step #3. Tap on Mid as it’s the most likely option you would prefer to go with.
Step #4. Now, you will see the information screen related to the save battery. Tap on Customize to edit.
Step #5. Up next, you will see sliders to manage your maximum screen brightness and screen resolution. Besides, there will be two toggles to limit device performance as well as prevent background network usage.
Step #6. Tap on Apply at the top to turn the Power saving mode on.
If you ever wished to turn Power saving mode off, simply tap on Turn off in the notification area. You can also tap on the Power saving mode quick settings toggle in the notification shade to disable it.
Turn off “Always On Display”
“Always On Display” is pretty nice. It allows you have information available on the screen even if it’s off. But this impressive feature, if disabled, can help you extend the battery life.
Besides, you can keep Always On Display enabled but limit its battery use. To do so, you need to schedule to run during a particular time.
You have the option to choose when it turns on and off. At the same time, you can limit it to only run during the morning, or in the midday as per your need.
If you want to disable AOD, swipe down with two fingers to open and expand the quick toggles pane.
You will see the Always On display on the bottom-most row. Just tap on it to disable the feature
Turn off Notifications
The Note 7’s “Always On Display” allows you to tap and interact with notifications. You can disable this functionality to improve the battery life of your device.
Go to the Layouts section of the Settings, toggle off Show notifications.
Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth When Not in Use
Make sure to turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use. You can quickly turn it on/off in the notification shade.
If you want to keep Wi-Fi turned on, disable a few advanced features.
Go to your Wi-Fi settings, tap on Advanced and turn off Network notification and the hotspot auto-join settings if it’s been added.
The Note 7 has a fantastic display, and while it’s actually very efficient it will still take up a good portion of your battery throughout the day. If you dive into your phone’s display settings you’ll find a few different tweaks you can make that won’t have a big impact on your experience but will save a few percentage points on your battery.
Turn off automatic updates from Google Play and Galaxy Apps
Automatic updates from Google Play and Galaxy Apps kill a lot of battery life. Hence, turn them can a lifesaver.
Step #1. Launch Google Play on your smartphone.
Step #2. Go to the app’s settings.
Step #3. Tap on Auto-update apps and set it to Do not auto-update apps.
I would recommend you to choose Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only if you don’t want to miss the automatic updates from them. It can also prevent data consumption.
In Galaxy Apps, you need to simply tap on the Menu button in the top-right corner.
Tap on Settings to reveal the auto-update settings. For Galaxy apps, select Via Wi-Fi only. For other apps, choose the Turn off option.
Lower Screen Brightness
As we all know, Galaxy Note 7 has the most gorgeous display. Being so rich, it does consume some good juice. Hence, lowering the brightness can be a great idea with a view to saving some power.
- Screen brightness: Bring the notification shade slider and lower the screen brightness at the minimum level.
- Screen timeout: Make sure to keep the screen timeout as short as possible.
- Smart stay: It lets you keep the screen on when you are actively looking at it. Turn it off if you don’t need it.
Power Your Smartphone with “Adaptive Fast Charging”
Make the best use of “Adaptive Fast Charging” charger as it powers your device quickly. Hence, you won’t have to wait longer to see it juiced up.
The Note 7 is powered up with amazing speed. It’s one of the reasons why I like this ultra-large handset.
Use Battery Case
If all the above-mentioned tricks have failed to serve your purpose, buy a good battery case for your Note 7. Though it may add some bulk to your smartphone, you would not run out of power.
Unlike before, battery cases have come a long way. Apart from having the ultra-advanced technology to charge your device efficiently, they can be used as a standalone case as well. You just need to pick the right option that can deliver the job with aplomb.
Hopefully, all these tips help you extend the battery life of your Note 7. At the end of the day, everything boils down to the usage and if you use your handset smartly making the best use of the tricks mentioned above I don’t’ see any reason why they can’t help. Make sure to check out these best tips and tricks to get the best out of your ultra-large phablet.