After the Note 7 disaster, Samsung was forced to reevaluate how it designed and manufactured phone batteries, and it now uses different processes and chemistries that produce more durable batteries that also degrade less over time. How things work with the latest Note 8 device?
Well, the massive screen puts all other handsets to shame, the processor is extremely powerful and the camera unlocks a world of productivity, yet the device doesn’t have the biggest battery in the world, and this comes with a set of issues.
If you want the phone with the biggest battery in Samsung’s lineup, you actually have to go with the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. Or, you can get the Galaxy Note 8 and get ready for the inevitable. Yes, it will happen to you too, sooner or later, but that’s how things work these days.
I am here to help you, so I have discussed here how to fix Galaxy Note 8 battery life issues. So, waste no more time and have a read.
How to Fix Note 8 Bad Battery Life:
- There are a lot of different things that could cause your Note 8 to drain too fast and there are times when the easiest way to stop it is a simple reboot. If you notice the battery draining too fast just reboot the phone and most likely it will fix itself.
- If you want to fix your bad Note 8 battery life and the previous tip wasn’t enough, you have to continue with more recommendations. First of all, find your way into Settings > Display > Brightness and lower the brightness to something around 50% if not even less. The screen is plenty bright already, so turn it down unless you are outdoors and I am sure that you won’t regret doing this at all;
- You should also turn down the “screen timeout” option. This is how long your Note 8 stays on after each use before the screen dims and turns off by itself. Samsung uses 1-minute, but 30 seconds are more than enough in my opinion;
- Also enjoy Samsung’s built-in power saving modes. I am now thinking of the Medium power saving mode. This mode does its best to balance extending your battery life with not influencing the experience of using the phone as long as it basically reduces your screen brightness, slightly slows down the processor, it turns off the always-on display and more;
- I know that Google Play and Galaxy Apps want to keep your apps up to date and having them turned on is right choice for the average person who doesn’t want to think about manually updating. You can, however, turn off automatic updates if you don’t want them to squeeze the juice out of your battery, so open the Play Store, open the side menu, and tap Settings. Up next, you must tap Auto-update apps and set to Do not auto-update apps. While you’re there, you may want to turn on notifications for updates so you don’t forget about them entirely. At this point, you have to open up Galaxy Apps, tap the Menu button, tap Settings, tap on Auto update apps and choose “Turn off”;
- Remember that when you’re not actively using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, the Note 8 is using radios for regularly scanning for devices, it tries locate your phone in the world as a part of the overall location services package on the phone and all these affect battery. That is why I strongly suggest to head into your phone’s Settings, Connections, Location, and while there, just tap on Improve accuracy. Here, you can choose to turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth scanning, which by default happen even when the radios are turned off;
- ZeroLemon makes battery cases and the one for this device is truly special. The new Galaxy Note 8 case has a capacity of 5,500 mAh and ZeroLemon claims that it’ll extend the battery life of the Note 8 by 115%+. This basically means that the case adds no less than 30 hours of talk time, around 24 hours of movie time, or 70 hours of music time, so why not trying it out?;
- Don’t hesitate to also keep an eye on running apps in the settings menu. Malfunctioning apps cause all sorts of trouble, including running the phone out of battery. And speaking of that, you can also use apps such as Greenify that puts misbehaving apps to hibernation when not in use, and DU Battery Saver that comes with many handy features;
- Even more, you should find your way into your app drawer and really look at the apps you don’t really need. If you haven’t touched an app in a few weeks, maybe it’s time to think twice if there is any reason of being there and uninstall it if it’s possible.
Is there anything else that worked for you? Please let me know in the comments below and do your job correctly if you don’t want a potential Note 8 battery drain at an inopportune time.