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Though the 3,400mAh battery in the Samsung Galaxy s10 is an upgrade from its predecessor’s, you still may find times when your power is draining faster than you want it to, especially over time. Samsung claims users can expect “all-day battery life” and that pretty much holds true, but if you’re experiencing battery drain issues or just want to boost the battery life of your phone, there are a number of things you can do that will help. It’s worth noting that battery enhancements come with some updates, so make sure you are running the latest version. Go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update> Check for Updates before trying the following 5 tips:

1. Check Your Apps for Battery Usage

Some may be running in the background even if you’re not using them. You might have forgotten to close them out, or some, like Facebook, Snapchat, or other social network sites, drain the battery because they’re constantly pulling updated information. Other apps may have glitches or need updating if they’re using up battery life faster than they should.

To check on battery usage, go to Settings > Device Maintenance > Battery> Battery Usage.

Android OS or Android System should be at the top. If it’s not, there’s a problem; in that case, either update or uninstall the app, then reboot your phone.

2.  Regularly Restart Your Phone

Rebooting can optimize your s10’s performance, so don’t wait weeks or months to give your phone a fresh start. You can restart it every few days, or use Samsung’s Auto Restart feature to refresh it automatically every week. Go to Settings > Device Care > Tap the 3-dots at the Top > Auto Restart to set it up.

3. Turn off the Always-On Display Feature

The Always-On display feature allows your phone to display the time, battery level, and notifications even while it’s asleep. It’s a nice feature, but with the s10’s big screen, it does account for some battery consumption, however small that might be. You can disable it by going to Settings > Lock screen > Always-On display.

4. Change Your Background Wallpaper to Black

Full-color display, particularly in high resolution, uses more power than black. (You can lower the resolution, too, to save battery.) Though it’s only a small savings, you can save a little juice by going to the Home Screen > Touch and Hold a Blank Area > Wallpaper (lower left) > My Wallpapers > Select a Wallpaper > Tap Set on Home and Lock Screens. 

To change the resolution, go to Settings > Display > Screen Resolution > Apply.

5.  Disable Unnecessary Features

Although the s10 is loaded with great features, there are some that you’ll never use, but are still using unnecessary battery life. Go to Settings > Advance Features to see what’s running that you could turn off.

There are more tips and tricks you could try to squeeze the most life out of your s10 battery, but hopefully these will solve your issues and help you maximize your screen time.

Michelle Wuesthoff

40 Rose St. Bristol, CT 06010