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Extending Your Battery Life; Low Battery Indicator - Samsung Galaxy S5 User Manual

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Extending Your Battery Life

Active applications, light levels, Bluetooth usage, and GPS
functionality all act to drain your battery. The following is a
list of helpful tips that can help conserve your battery power:
Reduce the time your backlight stays on.
Turn Bluetooth off when not in use.
Turn Wi-Fi off when not in use.
Deactivate the GPS when not needed. Most applications using
this function will periodically query the GPS satellites for your
current location; each query drains your battery.
Do not wait until your battery is completely depleted before
charging your device. Repeating this process of a complete
discharge and recharge can over time reduce the storage
capacity of any battery.
Use the Power Saving feature to deactivate some hardware and
interface functions.
Check the Battery use screen to review what features or functions
have been consuming your battery resources.
Check the Running Services and close any unnecessary
applications.
Use the Task Manager feature to end/shutdown background
applications that are still running. These minimized applications
can, over time, cause your device to slow down.
Animated wallpapers use processing power, memory, and more
power. Change your Live Wallpaper to a non-animated Wallpaper
gallery or Gallery image.

Low Battery Indicator

When the battery is weak and only a few minutes of talk time
remain, the battery icon
warning tone at regular intervals. In this condition, your
phone conserves its remaining battery power, not by turning
off the backlight, but by entering the dimming mode. For a
quick check of your battery level, glance at the battery
charge indicator located in the upper right corner of your
device's display. Solid color
When the battery level becomes too low, the phone
automatically turns off.
You can also choose to display a percentage value. Having a
percentage value onscreen can provide a better idea of the
remaining charge on the battery.
From the Home screen, tap Apps
Battery
blinks and the device sounds a
indicates a full charge.
Settings
Show battery percentage.
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