How to Fix Galaxy A42 Battery Drain Issue

Are you experiencing battery drain issues on your Samsung Galaxy A42? Is your battery running out fast and causing frustration? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some effective tips to help you improve battery life on your device.

In this post, we’ll take a look at some solutions to help you minimize battery drain and extend the life of your Samsung Galaxy A42.

Tips to Fix Galaxy A42 Battery Drain Issue

Here are some tips that can help to improve the battery life on your Samsung Galaxy A42 5G.

1. Reboot your phone regularly

While you are using your phone, it can spawn a lot of processes that continue to fill and take up memory space on your device leading to battery drain. Try rebooting your phone regularly to refresh the phone’s memory. This will not only ensure better battery life for your device but also keep your phone running in top-notch condition for a long time.

Follow these steps 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. Limit apps that use too much battery

If you notice your battery is draining abnormally fast, check if there are any apps that is causing the battery drain. Some apps can drain battery more than others and it is important to keep a check on those apps that are using the most battery.

To check battery usage, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Device care
  • Tap on Battery
  • Next tap on Battery usage

This will show you a list of your apps and their battery usage percentage. If you see any abnormal battery usage, you might want to investigate further.

3. Remove or put unused apps to sleep

If there are apps that you don’t use much, you should either remove or put them to sleep. This will help conserve battery life by making sure these apps do not use power unnecessary.

Here’s how to put unused apps to sleep.

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Device care
  • Tap on Battery
  • Tap on App power management
  • Toggle Put unused apps to sleep to ON

4. Turn on optimize battery usage

This option will help preserve battery life by limiting what apps can do in the background. When you enable optimize battery usage, certain features like background activity, data sync, etc will be disabled to conserve battery life.

To turn optimize battery usage on, follow these steps:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Apps
  • Tap on 3 dots menu on the top right corner and click on Special access
  • Tab on Optimize battery usage
  • Tap the Drop-down menu and select All
  • Select the app you want to optimize and toggle the switch on

5. Enable power saving mode

Turning on power saving mode can help extend battery life by limiting certain features like CPU speed, screen brightness, background activity, number of usable apps, location services, etc that uses power.

To turn Power saving mode on, follow the steps below:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Device care
  • Tap on Battery
  • Tap on Power mode
  • Select and set the power saving mode from the available options

6. Turn off mobile data if signal reception is poor

When mobile signal is low, your phone uses more power as it tries to communicate with your network operator. Turn off mobile data if you are running low on battery and don’t need it.

7. Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS when not in use

Turn off WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth when you are not using them. These services keep scanning for signal which can drain battery. To turn them off, swipe down the quick settings panel and tap the corresponding icon to disable it.

8. Reduce screen timeout

Keeping your phone screen on for long will lead to battery drain. Try keeping the screen timeout low to shut the screen off when it is idle.

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.

9. Restrict app notifications

If you receive too many notifications from your apps, they could add up to your battery drain problem. Turn them off especially for apps that continuously keep sending notifications which are not important. Here’s how to do that:

  • 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

10. Enable Dark Mode

Your Galaxy A42 5G comes with Super AMOLED display which supports the dark mode. Dark Mode not only uses less battery but is also easy on the eyes at night. To enable dark mode, follow the steps below:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Display
  • Select Dark to apply the dark mode

11. Update Software

Sometime a bug in the software can cause battery drain problem and a software update might help fix that. Check if there is a new version of the software available and perform an update.

To check and install software update, follow the steps below:

  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Software update
  • Tap on Download and install to download and install the update