Do you find that your Samsung Galaxy S4 is facing battery drain issue ? Well though it is one of the best smartphones in the world with the powerhouse 2.600 mah Li-Ion battery, it can lose its battery life for many reasons, primarily overheating. If the battery is hot, it can result in overheating and subsequent reduction of power What you can do is install an app which can check the temperature and ensure that there is no excess battery drain.
If however, the Samsung Galaxy S4 doesn’t overheat and still there is battery drain, you can do a couple of things. Go to Settings – More – Battery and check what is consuming power the most.
Here are some best practices to save battery on your Galaxy S4
- Disable WI-FI, GPS, NFC, Mobile Data, Air View and Bluetooth. Remember, if you are someone who use the web frequently, turning on the WI-FI can save more battery compared to cellular network, provided you have a WI-FI connection available.
- Applications like Gmail, Calendar and Twitter are auto-synced through wireless network and specific intervals that can reduce battery. Set it to manual
- Lowering the brightness can extend the battery life on your Galaxy S4. You can go to Display – Settings – Brightness and Uncheck ‘Automatic Brightness’
- Reduce the screen timeout.
- Use a dark wallpaper. Avoid live-wallpapers
- Disable unused apps
- Invest in a spare battery
- Incorporate better charging practices – It is recommended to charge your Galaxy S4 when the battery goes below 10 percent. It is better not to overcharge the phone. If the phone is kept plugged even after the battery is charged to 100 percent, this can result in overcharging depreciating the performance of the device.
- Clean the golden pins on your battery with fresh, lint-free dry cloth once in 2 months
- Use battery saving apps – You can use battery saving apps like Juice Defender, Easy Battery Saver and 2X battery to turn of the background apps that are running and straining the battery. You can also turn on the task manager and close the unwanted apps.