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How to get the most battery life out of your Samsung Galaxy A phone

The Samsung Galaxy A series is blessed with decent battery life. However, buying a phone with massive battery life isn't enough to ensure your device will last longer without needing a charge. How fast the battery depletes depends on various factors around how you use your phone.

If you're concerned about preserving your Samsung Galaxy A phone's battery, here are some steps you can follow to get the most battery life out of your device.




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  • Samsung Galaxy A phone

Reduce screen brightness

One of the best ways to save your Samsung Galaxy A phone's battery is to reduce screen brightness.

Step 1: Pull down the Menu panel from the top.

Step 2: Drag the Brightness slider toward the left to reduce the brightness.

get the most battery life out of samsung galaxy a brightness slider on notification panel

Step 3: It's also worth turning off Adaptive brightness so the brightness level doesn't sneak up again. To do this, head to Settings > Battery and device care, and make sure Adaptive brightness is switched off.

Battery slider in the Battery menu.

Adjust screen timeout

If you frequently leave your screen on when you're not using the device, you may be wasting precious battery. Solving this is easy: Just adjust the screen timeout settings.

Step 1: Open Settings.

Step 2: Open Display.

Display option in menu of Samsung Galaxy phone.

Step 3: Select Screen timeout.

Screen time out settings on Samsung Galaxy phone.

Step 4: Choose your desired time settings. Don't go too low as it'll quickly become an annoyance if your screen keeps going black every few seconds. But make sure it's not so high that your phone remains lit even after 10 minutes of inactivity.

Close background apps

If you have multiple apps running in the background at once, it can deplete your battery faster. To prevent this, close unused apps in the background.

Step 1: Pull up your Recent apps list. This can either be done by pressing the leftmost Three vertical lines icon at the bottom of your screen or by swiping up from the bottom of your screen and holding until it comes up.

Close background apps by selecting the leftmost icon at the bottom of your screen.

Step 2: All of your recent apps will be visible. Now click Close all.

Delete unused apps

Even if you aren't opening them, some apps continue to run in the background. That's why it helps to delete unused apps. Not only does it help extend your battery life, but it also frees up space.

Step 1: Long-press any app on your home screen or app drawer.

Step 2: Select Uninstall.

Uninstall apps on a Samsung phone.

Step 3: Another way to uninstall used apps is to visit Settings.

Step 4: Open the Apps menu.

Apps menu on Samsung Galaxy phone.

Step 5: Select any app and choose the Uninstall option.

Step 6: You can also uninstall apps directly from the Play Store by searching for the app name and selecting Uninstall.

Uninstall apps from the Play Store.

Turn on power saving mode

Another obvious but highly effective method to save battery is to turn on power-saving mode on your Samsung Galaxy A phone.

Step 1: Pull down the Notification panel.

Step 2: Select Power saving.

Power saving mode on Samsung Galaxy phone.

Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS when not in use

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS consume a lot of power. Turning them off when idle can help your device last longer.

Step 1: Pull down the Notification panel.

Step 2: Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS by pressing their respective icons.

Wifi, bluetooth and GPS options on Samsung Galaxy phone.

What to do if your battery is still running out

If you have followed all these steps and still experience battery issues, it may be time to consult customer care.

Step 1: You can contact Samsung via their Contact Us page.

Step 2: You can also get your device checked at a local repair shop.

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