Samsung left behind the exploding Galaxy Note 7 disaster and launched itself back to the top with the excellent Galaxy S8 and Note 8 smartphones, but things seem to go on another way once more. Well, the Korean manufacturer may have another battery-related problem to deal with. There are plenty of Note 8 users on Samsung’s own community forums and Android users complaining about a major problem: they are facing battery discharge issue on their battery.
So, if the battery drains completely and your Note 8 shuts down due to it then it simply refuses to boot up. This happens even after you have provided a proper power source, so there’s nothing to joke about.
And as if this was not enough, the deep discharge issue doesn’t seem to be limited to the Note 8 it seems. There are also quite a few Galaxy S8 and S8+ users complaining about a similar problem as well.
In such conditions, be sure that I did a little digging of my own, and it would appear that this battery issue is far from unique. Despite of the fact that experts tend to recommend not letting devices with lithium-ion batteries fully drain too frequently, you should better keep the battery between 40 and 70 percent before recharging it — many of these batteries are regulated and controlled by software. Therefore, the batteries are not charging up and the phones appear to be dead as long as they need a quick jump start just like a dead car battery.
XDA recognized developer dr.ketan might also have a solution for your problem. He has created a tool which will prevent the battery of your Note 8 from falling too low. When completely discharged batteries are the cause of the problem, just prevent them from completely discharging and the issue is solved. Called the Deep Discharge Protection Tool, this till is here to help you.
A question might be popping in your mind: does Deep Discharge Protection Tool work without root? Well, it kind of works, but the purpose of the app won’t be served unless it has root access. To be more precise, even though the app that I am telling you about does not necessarily need root access and it works on non-rooted devices too, it sadly needs root access to actually shut down the device in order to prevent a complete discharge.
How to Solve Battery Discharge Issue on Galaxy Note 8:
- First of all, take the Deep Discharge Protection Tool APK for Android;
- Move the APK on your Android device;
- To install APK files from other sources, you will have to go to Setting >> Security >> Allow Unknown Sources. Once you check this option you will be able to install the files;
- Tap the downloaded APK to initiate the installation process;
- Up next, run deep discharge protection tool;
- Up to this point, this app simply switches off the device when the battery level reaches 12% to prevent accidental deep discharge. Don’t you feel better this way?