Optimize Battery Life
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Optimize Battery Life

Tips and tricks to extend your battery performance.


Prenote info

For charging and use times, see the Specifications tutorial

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• View and manage power consumption
• View battery usage
• Enable battery saver mode
• Turn off auto-sync
• Turn off auto-updates for apps
• Turn off unused services and activate Airplane mode
• Change display settings
• Disable live wallpapers


View & manage power consumption

Use the original charger and battery to maintain optimal battery performance over the life of your device. The battery comes partially charged. Battery life and charge cycles vary by use and settings. 

View battery usage

1. Swipe down from the Notification bar with two fingers, then select the settings icon Settings icon.

2. Select Battery, then select Battery Usage. Battery Usage information will be displayed.

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Enable battery saver mode

From the Battery screen, select Battery Saver then select the Use Battery Saver switch.

Note: Alternatively, swipe down from the Notification bar with two fingers then select the battery Battery Saver icon. Battery-smart features can help save your battery for what matters most. Seldom-used apps go into App Standby to conserve battery.

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Turn off auto-sync

From the Settings screen, select Passwords & accounts then select the Automatically sync app data switch

Note: Select OK to confirm. Turn Auto-sync back on to allow apps to download new data like email, social media posts, etc.

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Turn off auto-updates for apps

From the home screen, select the play Play Store app > Account icon > Settings > Network preferences > Auto-update apps > Don't auto-update apps > OK.

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Turn off unused services and activate airplane mode 

Swipe down from the Notification bar with two fingers, then if enabled select Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to disable. If you are traveling and do not have access to mobile or Wi-Fi networks, enable Airplane mode. Swipe left, then select Airplane mode.

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Change display settings

To extend battery life, turn off live wallpapers, set the screen to a lower brightness and decrease screen timeout. From the Settings screen, select Display then adjust display settings as desired.
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LOWER SCREEN BRIGHTNESS: Select Brightness level then select and drag the Brightness slider left to lower the screen brightness manually.
TURN ON/OFF ADAPTIVE BRIGHTNESS: Select the Adaptive brightness switch to turn on or off. 
DECREASE SCREEN TIMEOUT: Select Screen timeout > select the desired option

Disable live wallpapers

From the Settings screen, select Wallpaper > navigate to and select the desired wallpaper that is not a live wallpaper > select the Checkmark icon > select the desired Wallpaper setting

Note: Visit the Learn & Customize the Home Screen tutorial for more information on wallpapers.

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