How to Fix Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Battery Drain Issue

Having battery drain issue on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3? If you are experiencing battery drain issue on your Galaxy Z Fold 3, there are solutions you can try to slow it down.

In this guide, we have listed some effective tips to save battery life on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. Read on.

How to fix battery drain issue on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

1. Keep a check on apps using too much battery

Certain apps tend to use more battery leading to faster battery drain. Identify such apps and limit their background activity to save battery life. Here’s how to do that:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Battery and device care
  • Tap on Battery
  • Tap on Battery usage chart

This will show you a detailed list of apps and their battery usage. If you notice anything abnormal in the battery usage, tap on the specific app to limit their battery usage.

You can also turn on Adaptive battery to limit battery usage for apps that you don’t used often. Here’s how to do that:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Battery and device care
  • Tap on Battery
  • Scroll down and tap on More battery settings
  • Tap on Adaptive battery and turn it On

2. Put unused apps to sleep

If there are apps that you don’t use much, put them to sleep. This way you can save battery life by limiting background activities from unused apps. Here’s how to put unused apps to sleep.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Battery and device care
  • Tap on Battery
  • Tap on Background usage limits
  • Toggle Put unused apps to sleep to On

3. Enable power saving mode

The power saving mode feature allows you to save battery life by disabling certain functions of your phone such as network usage, data syncing, location check, animation, brightness and other features that uses more power.

To enable the power saving mode, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Battery and device care
  • Tap on Battery
  • Tap on Power saving mode and toggle it On

4. Limit app notifications

If you receive a lot of notifications, they could add up to your battery drain issue. Try turning them off, especially for apps that continuously keep sending alerts which are not important.

Here’s how to disable notification for apps:

  • Tap and hold on the app icon you want to disable notifications
  • Next click on App info
  • Then tap on Notifications
  • Now tap on Show notifications and toggle it off

5. Adjust screen timeout

Long screen timeout can substantially reduce battery life by keeping your phone screen on for too long. Try keeping screen timeout to the minimum so that your phone goes to sleep when it is idle. This will help save battery life. Use the steps below to adjust the screen timeout value.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Display
  • Scroll down and tap on Screen timeout
  • Select and set the screen timeout.

6. Adjust screen brightness

The higher the brightness level of the screen, the more is the battery consumption. Try to keep brightness level low to save the battery life of your phone. To change the brightness level, follow these steps.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Display
  • Adjust the brightness on the Brightness scale

7. Reduce screen refresh rate

The Galaxy Z Fold 3 supports up to 120Hz refresh rate which provides a smoother display but it can also impact the battery life of the device. If you are running low on battery and don’t need the higher refresh rate, you can set it to standard refresh rate (60 Hz) to save battery life.

Here’s how to do that:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Display
  • Tap on Motion smoothness
  • Choose Standard refresh rate and click Apply to confirm the change

8. Use the Dark Mode

Besides being easy on the eyes, the dark mode can also help save battery life as it uses less power as compared to the light mode (white background). To use the dark mode, follow the below steps.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Display
  • Select Dark at the top to apply the mode

9. Switch off mobile data if signal is poor

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

10. Switch off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS when not in use

Turn off your WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS when you are not actively using them as each of these services continuously keep scanning for connections that drains power. To turn them off, swipe down the quick settings panel and tap the corresponding icon to disable it.

11. Turn off Nearby device scanning

Nearby device scanning feature allows you to easily connect to nearby devices around you. You should turn it off when you are not using it as it regularly checks for nearby devices which will quickly drain your battery. Here’s how to turn off Nearby device scanning.

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