Let’s face it, the coolest smartphone on the planet can’t make you happy when its battery drains out at the speed of the light. The problem is that Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 actually competes as one of the coolest devices and some users complained that the battery dies too soon, too fast. Of course, it’s not something to characterize any Note 8 and Note 9, but rather a sign that something might be wrong with that particular phone. More often than not, it’s just a bug. And with the help of our suggestions presented below, the bug will be fixed easily. Here’s what you should consider…
Reboot or/and reset the phone
Sometimes a simple reboot will be more than enough, but if it’s not, you can try to reset it and see how it goes. Or you can skip directly to this part, without wasting any more time. Usually, bringing it to the factory defaults is highly effective, so, here’s a detailed guide for both reboot and reset on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Check what’s going on in the background
If you’ve started your smartphone from scratch but, after a while, it began to manifest the same battery draining problem, it must be something related to how you use it. Take a look at the apps that are running in the background and you might be surprised. Plenty of apps and services might use your internet connection to scan for and run updates or push notifications on your Home screen. All these are obviously taking up a consistent percentage of the battery.
We can tell you right from the start that the Facebook app alone will take a huge volume of your resources, but there are other apps to blame as well. If you go to Settings, Accounts, you will be able to manually disable the sync feature for certain apps.
Restrict any service that you don’t need
After taking care of the apps, don’t ignore the services either. By services we mean the Bluetooth and the Location, the LTE, and literally anything that is currently active and that you don’t need. This doesn’t have to be the culprit, but if you block them all, at least for a while, and you notice that the battery of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 lasts a lot longer, the answer is more than obvious.
Before you start protesting that you don’t want to disable the GPS for good, we have to add – with the Power Saving Mode active, the Location will go on and off however the device considers necessary. So, you’re probably better this way than if you were to completely turn it off. This part with permanently using the Power Saving Mode is so effective that we might as well list it as a separate option. Aside from limiting the GPS, it will also lower the screen frame rate, block the backlit keys, and ease the pressure from the smartphone’s processor!
Consider turning off the Wi-Fi
Obviously, this advice applies only for when you don’t need the internet. That’s because a Wi-Fi turned On for the entire day will take up a lot of your battery while constantly searching for nearby connections and trying to pick the strongest possible signal. Whether you use a 3G/4G/LTE connection or you don’t use the internet at all, you’re better disabling the Wi-Fi.
Use a different launcher
Instead of the famous TouchWiz launcher, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 can work with any other third-party option, like the Nova Launcher. Better overall performances, enhanced battery life included, will be just a few of the benefits. It might feel weird at first, but you’ll get used without this huge launcher that takes up so many resources.
Forget tethering or at least reduce it
Without a doubt, this is a huge battery consumer and unless you really have to keep the tethering feature on, you’d better disable it right now. The rule is the same when it comes to fixing a fast battery drain problem on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8 – turn off whatever you don’t need!