For those Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus users, you might find it worth the read just to know how to fix poor battery spans of your devices. Most of the battery problems are as a result of the applications that you might have installed or as a result of an Android software bug issue. The other explanation might be your device having Bluetooth turned ON for long periods of time. The following methods will attempt to explain various ways in which you can fix poor battery life on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus.
Try rebooting your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus
Sometimes when your battery is draining fast, the best solution would be to reset your smartphone back to its factory settings. The other reason why you should perhaps consider resetting your phone is that your device gets a fresh start. Follow these instructions to know how to reset and reboot your Galaxy S8.
Try disabling the Wi-Fi
Wireless connections drains your battery off on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus if it’s left switched ON for large periods of time. A lot of people do not need to always be connected to a Wi-Fi network so it’s a good idea to always switch your Wi-Fi network OFF when you are not using it. As well, when you are using a 3G/4G/LTE broadband for connections, it is recommended that you switch OFF your Wi-Fi as it is useless to have it switched on when no one is using it.
Try disabling the background music sync
When so many applications are being used at the same time, so does the rate of your battery drain. The easiest way to fix poor battery life is by closing all these running apps when they are not in use. This can be achieved through accessing quick settings through swiping down with double fingers and pressing ‘sync’ to disable it. The other way would be to go to settings>accounts then disabling the sync for the applications you don’t require. For instance, you will gather that by disabling the Facebook background sync, the Galaxy S8 battery life will improve automatically.
Try using the Galaxy S8 Power saving mode
The ‘Power Saving Mode’ contains some wonderful features for the Galaxy S8 user to help fix the poor battery life. There will be an option to restrict the background data. Another option is through limiting of performance for instance when you are given the option to switch OFF GPS, backlit keys, lowering the frame rate of your screen and governing of the device processor. Additionally, you can either select to start this mode manually or have the device do it for you automatically.
Try disabling Bluetooth, Location and LTE
When you are using the internet, things such as tracking of location, Bluetooth and LTE internet contribute immensely to the fast draining of your battery. You occasionally need these services but when you are not using them, try and switch them OFF and check how longer your battery lasts. For those that don’t wish to disable Location on their devices, put your Galaxy S8 into the power saving mode. This ensures your device only wakes up when necessary- maybe for navigation. Bluetooth is the other mighty battery life killer.
Try reducing the tethering
Try regulating the amount of tethering that you do with your Galaxy S8. It is correct to say that tethering is a great feature for connecting smartphones to the internet, but it is also one of the mightiest ways your Galaxy S8 battery drains. So try switching OFF the tethering feature of your Galaxy S8 for a longer battery life, or you could try it with reduced time.