How To Improve / Increase Samsung Galaxy S Battery Life


07.04.2011

How To Improve / Increase Samsung Galaxy S Battery Life

Some of our readers wrote to us and complained about the battery life of their Samsung Galaxy S. So, we thought to give them a hand and post a guide of how to increase Samsung Galaxy S battery life. It’s true the battery of the device seems not enough to support the device for more then one day. The short battery life of Samsung Galaxy S is an issue mostly because of the big processor and Android operating. Anyway we noticed that if you upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S to Android 2.2 Froyo or to Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread improves the battery life of your device. We also seen that if you use your Samsung Galaxy S only to make phone calls and for texting the battery lasts for as much as 5 days. But who does this, as the smartphones are built to support various apps and that’s the way we should use them. Here are some tips that will help you improve your Samsung Galaxy S battery life.

Do Not Use Live Wallpapers

Using Live Wallpapers will discharge the battery faster. So, if you want to improve your Samsung Galaxy S’ battery life, it’s best to use regular wallpapers. But if you want to further save battery, use darker wallpapers. Bright wallpapers drain your battery faster because the battery will have to burn the pixels to make them glow, so a bright screen also means shorter battery life. If you say no to live wallpapers you will be able to improve your Samsung Galaxy S battery life by 5%. Now go ahead and select the best wallpaper for your phone’s battery.

Turn Off 3G Mode When Not In Use:

The 3G have been launch by most of the mobile operators, but few of us use this feature frequently. So, it’s best to turn it off, deselecting the Dual Network option, which uses the 3G every time available. The Dual Network Mode also eats a lot of your Samsung Galaxy S’ battery, mostly because of the 2G to 3G toggling and because the device is constantly searching for 3G network availability. So, if you want to improve your Samsung Galaxy S battery life and you are not using 3G frequently, switch your device in GSM Mode. Do this by going to Applications > Settings > Wireless & Network > Mobile networks > Network mode. Here choose GSM only option instead of Dual and WCDMA.

Use Power control Widgets:

The power control windgets help you supervise the Samsung Galaxy S biggest battery eaters. By simply placing a power control windget on any of your home screens you will be able to control Wi Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Sync and Screen Brightness. The power control windget helps you to easily activate and deactivate all five parameters. This feature is useful for those that use these options frequently, saving time. You can install the power control windget by long pressing the home screen, then going to “Windgets.” Search for the one that is called “Power Control” by scrolling down, then tap it to select. Now, you will be able to control five of the biggest Samsung Galaxy S battery drainers: Wi Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Sync and Screen Brightness.

Upgrade Your Galaxy S To The Right Android Firmware:

Using the right Android Firmware for your Samsung Galaxy S also helps you save battery. Whether you will go for Android 2.2 Froyo or Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread it will help you improve your device’s battery life. Here at mobile-review.ws we tried both, so we noticed that Android 2.2 Froyo is the one that saves the most battery. We recommend you Android 2.2 Froyo, as it’s the firmware that saves the most battery life, even though the difference is not huge. We believe that Android 2.2 Froyo keeps your battery charged for a longer time mostly because it’s more stable than other available firmwares. Anyway, whether you opt for Android 2.2 Froyo or Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread, you will be able to notice the improvements by yourself. And if you don’t know how to update your Samsung Galaxy S to Android 2.2 Froyo or Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread you will find tutorials here and here, respectively.

Smart Use The Applications:

Android’s multi-tasking feature also eats a lot of your battery. So, it’s best to close all the apps after you used them. You should use a task killer app in order to help you close the apps without much of an effort. If you ask us, we recommend you Advanced Task Killer, which you can download and install on your Samsung Galaxy S for free from the Android Market.

Battery Maintenance:

It’s recommended to maintain you Samsung Galaxy S’ battery properly. Do not pull out the battery to often as this action loosens up the battery contacts, reducing it’s life. We also recommend you to wipe the battery contacts with a dry cloth once in two months.

We are sure that if you follow the guide of how improve Samsung Galaxy S battery life you will notice some important changes in how much your battery stays charged. Anyway you might find some of the tips not well-suited for your the way you use the device, so simply don’t use the ones that you believe will make things a bit complicated for you.

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