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How to Configure Power Saving on the Samsung Galaxy SII

By Edited Feb 13, 2014 0 0

Increasing Battery Life - Samsung Galaxy SII

As its name suggests, “Power Saver” mode is designed to prolong the life of the unit’s internal battery for as long as possible. It does this by limiting the performance of certain applications in specific ways.

Configuring the “Power Saver” mode on your Samsung Galaxy SII mobile phone is something that you can do right from the main menu.  While “Power Saver” mode may not necessarily favour the speed of various applications, it will help make sure that you’re never out and about with a dead mobile phone battery again.

Access to Settings

On the Galaxy you open the “Applications” window using the icon on screen. Once loaded, find and open the “Settings” window to continue.

Step 1 - Phone Locking

Keeping the phone locked is a good way of making sure that you are not inadvertantly using power through accidentally activating various function. This can easily happen through applying pressure to keys whilst the phone is in a packet or bag as many people have found out when they accidentally dial someone on speed dial just by sitting down in a chair with their phone in their pocket

There are two methods you can employ to activate phone locking and these are within the initial setup menu when you first fire up your phone

The first choice you have is to enable the “Face” unlock feature. This is activated by pressing the “Power” button to load the “Lock” screen and line your face up with the grid that appears. If you choose the “Voice” unlocking method, you will be required to speak into your phone’s microphone to provide a reference for the voice lock facility.

Step 3 - Use Power Saving Mode

The Samsung Galaxy Scroll all the way to the bottom of the “Settings” window to find the option labelled “Power Saving Mode.” It will be right above the option labelled “Battery” and right under the option labelled “Storage.” Tap one time on “Power Saving Mode” to continue.

Step 4 - Limit System Resources

Use the option labelled “CPU power saving” to set limits for system resource use on your Samsung Galaxy SII. You can prevent your phone’s CPU from getting overworked, which in turn would use a lot of battery power.

Step 5 - Control Screen Brightness

The background, much like the overall brightness of the screen, uses a great deal of battery power when it is set to a high setting. Controlling this will help to increase the battery life of your phone

Use the menu item “Screen power saving” to decrease the overall brightness of your phone’s screen.

Similarly, the  “Background Colour” option will enable you to decrease the brightness of the “Email” and “Internet” applications.

Step 6 - Limit the Vibrate Function

Use the menu item “Turn off haptic feedback” which will mean that you can turn off the vibration of the device by pressing any keys on screen. Doing so will prevent long periods of vibration and prevent large amounts of battery power being expended in this way.

Step 7 - Turn Resource Hungry Apps Off

One of the great things about modern smartphones is the ability to install a variety of apps that enhance the function. Some of them are constantly refreshing and updating themselves, for example the Skype and Facebook apps. Turning these and others like them off when not needed is another way of saving power.

By following this power-saving advice you will undoubtedly increase the battery life on your Galaxy and avoid that uncomfortable situation where your phone goes flat in mid-conversation or more importantly, when you need it to get yourself out of a difficult or emergency situation.

 

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