How to Save Battery on Samsung S8 and S8 Plus

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus both have pretty good battery performance when you consider their functionalities. The S8 plus lasts a bit longer that the normal S8, but both exceed what is obtainable in many other smartphones. However. If you love your phone and rely on it for many things, you may want to improve how long the battery lasts.

Here are a few tips that can actually help you to improve how long your battery lasts after a charge.

1. Reduce the brightness of the screen

There is no need for all that brightness especially when you are in a closed place. Asides from the fact that it damages your eyesight, it also uses a lot of energy. If you want to prolong, even to a little bit, the battery life of your phone, turn down the brightness of your screen to below 50%. Another way to ensure a balance between what you need and saving energy is to set the brightness at automatic. This will increase brightness automatically when you need it outside, but lower it when you are inside. To do this;

  • Go to setting
  • Tap on Display
  • Set the brightness at auto brightness

You can also adjust the brightness of your device from the notification shade. Just pull it down and move the slider left or right to decrease or increase respectively. You can equally set the auto brightness by clicking the arrow at the right of the slider and toggling on auto brightness from the drop down.

2. Turn off Always On Display

The Always On Display feature in the S8 and S8 plus draws a lot of battery and you may want to turn it off if you want to improve the battery life of your device. To do this;

  • Go to setting
  • Select Lock Screen and Security
  • Locate the Always On Display and toggle it off.

3. Lower the display resolution

If you really want to extend the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 plus, you may consider reducing the display resolution of your phone.  Maximum resolution may look nicer, but it undoubtedly consumes lots of energy. By default, the phones’ resolution are set at 2220 X 1080, you can even lower this further to 1480 X 72O.

4. Lower your screen timeout

If you are really battery conscious, this is another way to save some energy. When you arrive at the display section of the settings menu, simply set your screen to go blank after 15 seconds of inactivity.

5. Force some apps to go to sleep

There are a number of apps that are never truly closed but keeps transmitting data in the background. You can prevent this, however, by forcing them to sleep. To do this; long press on the apps icon> select ‘sleep’ from the options that pop up.  There are some apps where this will not work, for example Messages, Google Play Store, Phone dialler and some others.

6. Optimize your phone

Your Galaxy S8 and S8 plus have a built in device maintenance feature that lets you clear up caches and close unneeded apps to ensure that the phone is running as efficiently as possible. The less clogged up your phone is, the less energy it consumes, making your battery last a little longer. You can locate the optimization button, navigate to the Device Maintenance section of the Settings menu.

7. Connect to a stronger signal, use Wi-Fi or turn on Airplane mode

Only few people understand that when cellular service is poor, mobile devices expend extra power trying to connect. It is therefore advisable to connect to Wi-Fi if you can or turn on airplane mode to prevent the phone from expending energy to search for service. Airplane mode can be found in the Quick Settings menu.