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 and 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. Battery Usage information will be displayed.

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Enable battery saver mode

1. 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 swipe left. 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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2. Extreme Battery Saver helps you increase battery life by up to 48 hours by using your device less and limiting app usage to selected apps. To enable, from the Battery Saver screen, select Extreme Battery Saver.

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3. Select Schedule and reminders, then edit the desired option

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4. To select apps available while Extreme Battery Saver is in use, select the  settings icon Settings Icon next to Extreme Battery Saver. Scroll to and select the add icon next to the desired app(s). 

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Turn off auto-sync

From the Settings screen, scroll to and 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 preferencesAuto-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 or Internet > Wi-Fi to disable. If you are traveling and do not have access to mobile or Wi-Fi networks, 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 & style > navigate to and select the desired wallpaper that is not a live wallpaper. Select the Set Wallpaper

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

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