How To Increase / Improve / Extend Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 Battery Life


08.06.2011

How To Increase / Improve / Extend Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 Battery Life

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus that comes with better colors and higher image quality. In the same time the Super AMOLED Plus display also comes with better response time, but also with 18% less battery consumption. Samsung Galaxy S II I9100.

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 has extraordinary performances, mostly thanks to the 1GHz dual-core ARM processor developed by Samsung. The chipset has huge coding and decoding capacities compared to the chipses on other smartphones, that’s why¬†?Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 can bot record and play 1080p video files.

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 also comes with face detection support and vocal commands. So, by pressing the Home button twice you will be able to control Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 using your voice and leave vocal messages that can be translated with Google.

The dual-core device from Samsung also comes with two cameras: a 2MP one facing the user and an 8MP one on the back of the phone. You can use the 8MP camera of Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 to take pictures with a high level of detail, because of the 3264×2448 pixels resolution and LED flash.

As we told you above the 1GHz dual-core processor of Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 supports Full HD video recording and playing, and you will be able to see them as clear as possible on the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display.

Readers Hub is a service that gives you access to about 2 million books, so you can use your Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 as an eBook reader, too. On the other hand, Game Hub is another online service which you can use to download the newest games and I can honestly say that the operating system running on Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 is game-friendly, as loads of games are available for Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 comes with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync which means that you can be up-to-date with your emails and securely sync your contacts, calendar and tasks with Microsoft’s servers.

The AnyConnect technolgy from Cisco will help you connect your Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 to VPN, which is basically an alternative to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and is based on a reliable and encrypted connection to a network (the corporates will love this).

But if you were able to get your hands on the new¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 you’ve probably noticed that the battery life is not the greatest on the market. Even though the guys at Samsung have¬†optimized most of the components of¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100¬†to eat less battery, we are sure that you would expect more from your device. Fortunately, we have good news for you: the battery life of¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 can be further improved with the help of some easy-to-follow rules.

Although¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, an operating system which have been also¬†optimized¬†for better battery life, it still not what we expected. As you probably know most of the smartphones currently on market and running on Android have poorer battery life compared with the devices coming with other operating systems. Fore example iPhone 4 has better battery life than¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100, and one of the reasons is the dual-core processor installed on the Samsung’s smartphone.

But if you want to improve¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 battery life, keep on reading as this tutorial contains informations that will help you increase your device’s battery performance. But let’s cut to the chase and see what you will have to do in order to improve¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 battery life.

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 Big Battery Eaters

The modern smartphones, like¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100, have a lot of features that eat a lot of battery. Functions like Camera, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and Sync are the biggest battery eaters of¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100, but fortunately there are some simple ways of stopping them drain your battery fast. As you’d probably expect turning them off is the best option if you want to increase your¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 battery life.

We recommend you to choose the GSM only option for your¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 and only activate the 3G only when you are using it. Also don’t choose the automatic mode when comes to choosing the network, as the battery will drain faster, mostly because your device will constantly search for 3G network¬†availability. To switch your¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 to GSM only you will have to go to Home > Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Network Mode and choose the GSM only option by tapping on it.

Also turn off the WiFi when you are not using it, as it’s big battery eater, too. Go to Home >¬†Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Wi-Fi settings and uncheck the “Wi-Fi” option to disable it. Do the same with the GPS, as your¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 will constantly try to lock up your location if¬†enabled, reducing your battery life. Disable GPS by going to Home > Applications > Settings > Location and security and tap on the “Use GPS satelites” option to uncheck it.

Also try not to use the Camera too much, as it drains the battery pretty quick. Also to remember to always close the camera application after you use it. We also recommend you not to use the Camera when your Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 is low on battery, because it will soon eat the rest of it.

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 Display Brightness

The brightness of your¬†display¬†is another factor that drains your battery. Even though Samsung said that they optimized their Super AMOLED Plus for Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 and now it is 18% more battery efficient, the display installed on your device is about 40% of the overall battery life.¬†As you probably know the brighter the screen the more battery is drained, so keeping your screen brightness to a minimum should significantly extend your¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 battery life. The “Automatic brightness adjustment” setting is not the best for your¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 battery life, as your device will have to constantly set the screen brightness lower or higher depending on light conditions. Choose the screen brightness manually and try setting it as low as possible. To do so go to Home > Applications > Settings > Sound and Display > Brightness and choose the brightness level you desire. Also make sure that you uncheck the Automatic brightness adjustment option.

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 Android Power Widget

Fortunately Android also offers some ways to increase the battery life of your smartphone. And since Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 is running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, you will be able to use Android widgets and control the big battery eaters of your device. One such widget is the Power Control widget, which will help you manage functions like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Sync and Brightness. The Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 Power Control Widget is simple to use and will help you enable or disable the big battery eaters with a simple tap. To install Power Control Widget, long press a clear area on any of your homescreens. The “Add to Home screen” window should appear on your Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 display. Now go to Android Widgets and locate the one called Power Control. Tap on it and place it on any of your homescreens.

Say No To Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 Live Wallpapers

I know that you like your Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 looking cool and the live wallpapers help a lot. But the live wallpapers also drain your battery faster. So, if you want to improve Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 battery life all you have to do is set a picture that is not animated as wallpaper. But lighter wallpapers also eat more battery, because your Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 will have to light up more pixels in the bright areas of the pictures, which will automatically drain your battery faster, so the darker the wallpaper the better the battery life of your device.

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 Advanced Task Killer

As you probably know Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 comes with multitasking, and sometimes the users keep lots of applications running in background. But Android comes to help you and offers an application called Advanced Task Killer which closes all the application running in background with a simple tap. So we recommend you to run Advanced Task Killer a coupe of times per daye and kill all the applications running in background, so you will be freeing the RAM and extend battery life in the same time.

Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 Battery Maintenance

Most of the smartphone users neglect the battery maintenance aspects. But keeping your battery in proper shape will increase the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 and also keep it healthy on the long run. Here are some tips that will help you maintain the Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 battery in proper shape:

  • All the batteries have some golden metal parts at one end, which are the contacts that sent power from the battery to the device. Clean the¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 battery contacts with a dry cloth once in two month.

  • Try not to pull out¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 battery too often, as this will loosen up the contacts, and they power will not be sent to the device with the maximum of efficiency.

  • Use the original AC charger. If by some reasons you are buying a new charger for your¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100, go for the genuine AC chargers, as they are optimized for your device’s battery model.

  • Do not charge your¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 using the USB data cable, as this might spoil your battery. The power voltage in your computer’s USB slot is alternating and this is why is not recommend to use it for charging your device.

  • Always charge your battery when the battery level drops below 10%, as the batteries are built to store the maximum power when bellow the 10% threshold. It’s understandable not to do so when let’s say you are going out and you know that the battery won’t last until you get back home, but don’t do it to often.

  • Don’t place alien objects in the¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 battery¬†compartment. The battery emits heat, so this makes the battery expand, and it will need room for this.

  • Try not to expose your¬†Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 battery to extreme temperature¬†conditions. Whether it’s extreme cold or heat, doing so will ruin your battery right away.

We hope that the informations on how to increase Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 battery life were useful for you. After running some tests on a Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 we managed to extend the battery life with about 30-40%. Anyway choose the advices that suit the way you are using your Samsung Galaxy S II I9100. So, did this tutorial on how to improve Samsung Galaxy S II I9100 battery life helped you in anyway. Please let us know in the comments area below.

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