How to Fix Galaxy Z Flip Battery Drain Issue

Battery draining fast on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip? The new Samsung Galazy Z Flip comes with a 3300 mAh battery which is rather disappointing considering its price tag but that’s the price you pay for a folding phone that is super compact.

If you are experiencing battery drain issue on your Galaxy Z Flip, there are solutions you can try that will slow it down.

This post will help you with some useful tips to improve battery life on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Read on.

How to improve battery life on Samsung Galaxy Z Fip

Here are some tips to improve the battery life on Samsung Galaxy Z Fip.

1. Enable optimize battery usage

The first thing you should do if you notice battery draining fast is to turn on optimize battery usage. This will disable background data synchronization for apps that use mobile network and can significantly improve battery life. Here’s how to do that.

  • 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. The list will show all installed apps on your device.
  • Toggle slider to the right for each app you’d want to optimize

3. Remove or put unused apps to sleep

If there are apps that you don’t use much, uninstall them or put them to sleep. Doing so will save battery life by limiting app activity that uses power. To uninstall an app, just press and hold the app you want to remove and tap uninstall option to delete it.

If you want to put unused apps to sleep, here’s how to do that.

  • 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. Turn on power saving mode

Power saving mode enables power saving by reducing some functionality of your phone in order to minimize battery usage. There are two power saving modes that you can use, medium power saving and maximum power saving depending on how much power saving you want. Here’s how to do that.

  • Open Settings
  • 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.

Enabling 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 limited to just few essential apps and also turn on the Dark mode on top of the other restrictions applied by the medium power saving mode.

5. Turn off mobile data when signal is poor

When signal reception is poor, your device uses more power to communicate with your network operator thereby draining battery faster than it should. Turn off mobile data if you are running short of battery and don’t need it.

6. Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS when not needed

Keeping your WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS active while not using is not recommended. Turn them off if you are not actively using them as these services will keep scanning for connections that uses power. To turn them off, swipe down the notification panel and tap the corresponding icon to disable it.

7. Use battery saving locating method

There are other ways to detect your location other than the GPS chip built into your device. The WiFi and mobile networks can give you almost accurate location. Here’s how to enable battery saving mode that uses WiFi and mobile network for location tracking.

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

8. Disable Nearby device scanning

Nearby device scanning feature uses Bluetooth signal to scan and connect to devices which are around you. If you are not using it, turn it off as it will continuously keep checking for connection and that will put a lot of strain on the battery. Here’s how to disable Nearby device scanning.

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

9. Adjust screen timeout

Long screen timeout can substantially reduce battery life. Adjust the screen timeout to make sure the screen doesn’t stay on for too long. Here’s how to do that.

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

10. Turn off features you don’t need

There are a lot many features which are turned on by default that uses power and you may not even need them. It will be wise to disable such features including Edge panels, Edge lighting, Motion gestures, Video enhancer, Smart stay, Smart alert, Easy mute, Palm swipe to capture, etc if you are not using them. Here’s how to turn off some of these features.

Steps 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

Steps 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.