The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a great device, and most surely one of Samsung’s best works. The amount of features and functions packed inside the rather thing chassis sum up to a successful release from the Korean manufacturer. However, the tech piece isn’t perfect, as battery concerns have arisen ever since the device was first released. The low battery life of the S4 resulted in quite a few complaints regarding the issue, and ever since Samsung rolled out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4, the situation seems to have gotten worse. Luckily, it’s not the end of the world, and you can easily improve your phone’s battery life by checking out the tips below.
Manage your battery life by taking a look at screen activities
The display is the biggest energy drainer in the case of any smartphone, so controlling and monitoring the display’s activity will result into a significant battery life increase. It is suggested that you lower the screen brightness of your phone’s display to the minimum percentage that still allows you to see and use the display. You should also get rid of the live wallapapers. Yes, they look cool, but the amount of battery it manages to suck out of your phone just doesn’t make them worth it. The higher your screen brightness is, the more energy your device will consume, so setting your brightness level high should only occur if your Galaxy S4’s screen is under direct sunlight and you can’t use it on a low brightness setting. Otherwise, you should be just fine rocking a 10% brightness level.
Simple, additional tweaks can really increase your battery life
Another big source of battery drainage is represented by the applications that run in the background, doing nothing of use for you, and just draining battery. These apps may run in the background while you thought you closed them, so it is important that yo make sure they aren’t running anymore. Camera apps often remain open in the background, causing a lot of battery to go down for nothing. Also, it is a good idea to make use of the phone’s GSM Only function, which limits the user to the basic, standard phone features, but in the same time saves up a lot of battery. Internet related features such as the phone’s Mobile Data and WiFi connection will continuously scan for networks, trying to find a connection, so it is wise if you turn them off when you don’t need them. Unless you like having a low battery every time you check your display, there’s no reason on walking around with the WiFi or Mobile Data apps running.