How to Fix Galaxy A71 Battery Drain Issue

Having battery drain issue on your Samsung Galaxy A71? If you are experiencing battery drain issue on your Samsung Galaxy A71, there are solutions you can try that can slow it down.

In this guide, we have prepared some effective tips to help improve battery life on your Samsung Galaxy A71. Read on.

How to improve battery life on Samsung Galaxy A71

Below are some tips that can help you to improve the battery life on your Samsung Galaxy A71.

1. Reboot your phone daily

Just like anything else, your device needs some downtime for it to function at optimum level. Continuous usage will over burden system resources so it is important to reboot your phone regularly. This will refresh your device and keep a check on resource intensive processes that can potentially drain the battery. We recommend you should reboot your phone at least once a day.

Here’s how to reboot your phone.

  • Press and hold the side button and volume down key together until the Power Menu appears.
  • When the Power Menu appears, tap the “Restart” button.

2. Enable battery optimization

Check for apps that use mobile network in the background and turn on battery optimization. Doing this will restrict background data synchronization for such apps that uses power. Here’s how enable battery usage optimization.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Apps
  • Click the 3 dots vertical icon on the top right corner of the screen and select Special access
  • Tap on Optimize battery usage
  • Tap the drop-down arrow to select All. You will see a list of all installed apps on the device
  • Move the slider to the right against each app you’d want to optimize

3. Put unused apps to sleep

If there are apps that you don’t use often, you should put them to sleep. This will save battery by limiting app activity while they are not in used. Here’s how to put unused apps to sleep.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Device care
  • Tap on Battery
  • Tap on App power management
  • Toggle the option Put unused apps to sleep to ON
  • Then set the Sleep delay for how long to wait before unused apps are put to sleep
  • Select and set to 1 day3 days or 7 days

4. Use power saving mode

Turning on power saving mode can significantly improve battery life on your device. There are two power saving modes that provides different level of battery saving albeit at the cost of sacrificing certain device functionality. Here’s how to use power saving mode.

  • Tap on Device care
  • Tap on Battery
  • Tap on Power mode
  • Select and set Medium power saving or Maximum power saving.
  • You can also enable Adaptive power saving which sets the power mode automatically based on your usage patterns.

Activating Medium power saving mode will turn off Always-on Display and reduce the brightness level by up to 10%. It will also disable background data sync, location checks and limit CPU speed to 70%. With Maximum power saving mode, you will be left with just few bare bone apps and also activate the Dark mode along side other restrictions applied by the medium power saving mode.

5. Turn off mobile data if signal reception is poor

Your device uses more power when mobile signal is low as it tries to communicate with your network operator. We recommend turning off mobile data if you are running low on battery and don’t need it.

6. Disable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS when not in use

If you are not actively using WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth, you should turn them off as these services will keep checking for signal which drains power. To turn them off, swipe down the quick settings panel and tap the corresponding icon to disable it.

7. Use battery saving mode for location tracking

While the inbuilt GPS chip combined with WiFi and mobile networks provide a more accurate location detection, it will end up draining battery faster. We recommend turning off GPS and use just WiFi and mobile networks for location tracking when you are running out of battery. Here’s how to do that.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Location
  • Tap on Locating method
  • Select and set Battery Saving as the locating method. This will disable GPS and only use WiFi and mobile networks for estimating your location.

8. Turn off Nearby device scanning

This feature allows you to easily connect to nearby devices around you. If you are not using it, you should turn it off as it keeps scanning for nearby devices which will quickly drain battery in the process. To turn off Nearby device scanning, follow the steps below.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Connections
  • Tap on More Connection settings
  • Toggle Nearby device scanning to OFF

9. Reduce screen timeout

The screen timeout sets how long before your phone goes to sleep. Long screen timeout can substantially reduce battery life. Here’s how to adjust the screen timeout.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Display
  • Scroll down and tap on Screen timeout
  • Select and set the screen timeout. We recommend keeping the value low.

10. Adjust screen resolution

If your phone is set to maximum resolution, you’d do well to scale down the resolution to HD (1280×720) or FHD (1920×1080) to slow down the battery drain. Here’s how to change the screen resolution.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Display
  • Tap on Screen resolution
  • Select and set the resolution

11. Turn off features you don’t need

We recommend turning off features such as Edge panels, Edge lighting, Motion gestures, Video enhancer, Smart stay, Smart alert, Easy mute, Palm swipe to capture, etc which are rarely used by regular users. Here’s how to turn off some of these features.

How to turn off Edge panels and Edge lighting.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Display
  • Scroll down and tap on Edge screen
  • Tap on Edge panels and toggle it OFF
  • Then tap on Edge lighting and toggle it OFF

How to turn off Motion gesture features.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Advanced features
  • Tap on Motions and gestures
  • Select the features you don’t use and turn them off