the Note 7 in 2015 when some devices overheated and cost fire. The Galaxy Note 8 is getting rave reviews for its infinity screen, which runs edge-to-edge on the 6.3-inch phone. It’s a multi-tasker’s dream.
Samsung said it also put in safety standards to protect against battery problems that plagued its predecessor.
There have been concerns about the Galaxy Note 8’s 3,000 mAh battery, which is smaller than the 3,500 mAh battery in the Galaxy S8 Plus. What may boost that battery is the Snapdragon 835 chip’s power efficiency that’s expected to lead to overall improvement.
There are likely to be complaints of battery drain as is common with all newly released smartphones. In some cases it may have to do with bugs in the software that need modified. It may also have to do with certain apps.
How to Fix Galaxy Note 8 Battery Drain Issues:
Here are some steps you can take to prolong battery life on your Galaxy Note 8.
Disable Bluetooth, Location
Bluetooth’s handy for connecting your smartphone to other devices. Location helps with GPS. These features are great when you need them, but they can also drain your battery life. A dead battery isn’t going to let you use any features, so consider disabling them when not in use. You can also put your Galaxy Note 8 into power saving mode.
Not using your Wi-Fi at the moment? Disable it until you need it again. Your phone will search for the nearest Wi-Fi signal. That requires more battery power, and can be a drain on your battery. It’s helpful to turn your Wi-Fi off when not in use.
Galaxy Note 8 Power-Saving Mode
Power-saving mode can preserve your smartphone’s battery life. To turn it on:
- Tap on Apps.
- Scroll to Settings and select it.
- Tap on Power Saving.
- Tap on the Power Saving Mode tab.
Power saving mode is basically an extended standby mode. You still receive messages and notifications, but otherwise your tablet’s performance is limited and screen brightness dimmed to save power.
Turn off background apps
It’s convenient to let your smartphone handle downloading apps itself, but this may take more battery power than you want to spare. It can lead to fast battery discharge, which means less time using your devices between charges. You don’t want that.
Think about all the apps you have. Social networking apps, email apps, lifestyle apps like exercise apps and more may be searching for the latest updates.
Blocking them means you handle that task manually, but it may be a fair trade-off for more battery life.
Here are some apps and how to block them:
- Background apps: Go to Recent apps>Active apps and tap on End next to each app or End All, then tap on OK.
- Background data: Go to Settings>Data Usage, then tap on the three-dot icon and find auto sync data. Uncheck it then tap on OK.
- Facebook: Launch your Facebook app, go to Settings>Refresh interval>Never.
- Twitter: Go to Settings>Accounts>Twitter, then find the Sync Twitter option and uncheck it.
- Gmail/G Suite: Go to Settings>Accounts>Google, select your account, and uncheck every service that you want to disable from receiving updates.
These tips may be enough to give you some more power from your newly purchased Samsung Galaxy Note 8.