16 tips to improve battery life Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

After all, if you think about smart phones production almost reached its maximum. At least in some sense. Most of the current hardware has long crossed the adequate minimum required for a decent user experience, earlier exclusive technology is now available to everyone.

See also: user manuals for Samsung smartphones

Thus, we have smart phones with excellent screens that have enough power for smooth and fast operation of the system, and we have a camera that can surprise even professional photographers. But today's mobile devices can not boast of great battery life.

Although manufacturers are constantly improving their products, equipping them with a more capacious battery, and carrying out the optimization software, this is not enough. With the release of the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge Samsung company has managed to do more than its competitors in terms of energy efficiency, but both devices still do not fully meet the needs of its users.

Therefore, we decided to find a solution to this problem. Before you 16 tips that will help owners of these champions to extend their work on a single charge. It is worth noting that most of these tips will suit and other devices to upgrade to Android Marshmallow.


1. Adjust the screen Auto-Brightness

The users of Samsung devices available opportunity to compensate for the brightness even when the automatic mode. The function is very useful, as the phone all the time to adapt to the environment. And as you should know, the smartphone display is one of the most power hungry components.

Adjust the screen Auto-Brightness
Adjust the screen Auto-Brightness

2. Choose a more economical data transfer mode

Mobile data transfer is another need, but rather expensive thing. We need it almost all the time, so it makes no sense to disable it. But there is a way, though not very elegant, which will leave the transfer of operating and save battery life. All you need to do is get into the habit of using mobile network optimization.

Choose a more economical data transfer mode
Choose a more economical data transfer mode

Everything is quite simple. By default, your phone is connected to a 3G or LTE-networks, and both modes provide superior data transfer rate. And it's great, but if you want to only synchronize e-mail client or any messenger, not to miss important messages, then you probably want to switch to 2G mode that will limit the maximum speed of download / upload, and thereby reduce costs energy consumption. Just add a tiny widget on the desktop to quickly switch between the two modes. Most of them do not take up much space on the home screen.

3. Smart Stay

Smart Stay great feature of smartphones by Samsung, which is able to determine whether you are watching on the screen or not. If you do not allot him believe that he will not be turned off. This is very useful if you read a book on the Galaxy S7 or great articles, but Smart Stay has its price.

Smart Stay
Smart Stay

To use the front camera operation Smart Stay. Therefore, working in the background of the camera consumes a lot of energy, so unplug it when it is you do not need. This can be done in the settings screen.

4. Screen timeout

As a user of devices Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, you should know that they have options, thanks to which is possible to set screen timeout. For more energy-efficient operation of the gadget, we recommend that you select "30 seconds" in the settings timeout display. Of course, you can choose 15 seconds, but for most of this period seems too short.

Screen timeout
Screen timeout

5.  Function - Always-on display

A new feature always-on display is very easy to use, but if you prefer a longer battery life Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, then we recommend that you disable it. To put it more precisely, this function consumes 1 percent charge in an hour.

Function - Always-on display
Function - Always-on display

Always turn on the screen would be really helpful if it displays a notification of third-party applications, not just the application of the manufacturer.

6. Turn off the LED-indicator

LED-indicator in the upper left corner of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and often it is used to alert the user about unread messages or missed calls. His trip, obviously, can save a device's battery life, especially if the indicator is working most of the day due to a number of notifications received.

Turn off the LED-indicator
Turn off the LED-indicator

In fact, everything is much more interesting. The indicator itself is very energy efficient, and its diode off virtually no impact on autonomy. But why should we even mention it in this article? The fact is that over the years the use of phones with LED-indicator, we realized that it saves battery off, not because he did not light up every time you receive notification, but because without it you will not wake up the device once again. As a result, smartphone spends more time in sleep mode, which significantly improves its autonomy.

7. Keep the the screen is turned off in the dark

This should be on at all Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge by default, but we recommend to make sure, just in case. The "Leave off the screen in the dark" allows the phone to determine when it is in your pocket or bag, and do not include the screen, if you accidentally press the button "Power" or "Home". Thus, the device will not waste precious battery life in vain.

Keep the the screen is turned off in the dark
Keep the the screen is turned off in the dark

8. Use Game Tuner

If you often play games on your smartphone Samsung Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge, then set the Game Tuner application. It allows you to set permissions games that you play, the quality of graphics and color format. You can lower the resolution of the image to reduce the load on the central processor and graphics accelerator, which will extend battery life for mobile devices.

Use Game Tuner
Use Game Tuner

9. Turn off unused gestures

Like other Samsung's smartphones, Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge offer users a series of gestures that should simplify the access to some of their functions. If you do not use them, then open the "Settings", go to the "Advanced", and turn them off.

Turn off unused gestures
Turn off unused gestures

10. Install a dark theme

AMOLED-display very good energy efficiency are known. Unlike LCD technology, AMOLED-display does not have an outside illumination during display of black pixels are simply extinguished. That is why the black for Samsung smartphones in real, black, not gray. Click "Shop order" and find you like a shell, made in dark colors. This will significantly save battery power.

Install a dark theme
Install a dark theme

11. Take control of the parameters of the location

It seems that each have an application requests access to your location. And in most cases it is justified - you are reporting their position and get in return functionality. But revealing your location has a negative impact on the autonomy, and in most cases, the program should not know your exact location.

Take control of the parameters of the location
Take control of the parameters of the location

By default, the S7 to the Galaxy and Galaxy S7 Edge included a high location accuracy, which uses WiFi, network operator and your GPS-module. We recommend that you now open the "Settings" and in the section "Geodata" enable cost-effective options

12. If you use Viber ...

Viber users instant messengers should be aware of its important feature. The default application ignores WiFi sleep policy to your phone, that is, it does not allow Wi-Fi turned off, which is why he is constantly working. Open Viber, go to Settings, then under "Wi-Fi - Sleep Policy" and click in the "Use Device Settings".

If you use Viber
If you use Viber

13. Refuse to the use of Facebook applications and Facebook Messenger

If you are an active user of social networking site Facebook and use its official clients, then you should know something about them. Facebook and Facebook massenger are very voracious in terms of data download and use battery power. We recommend that you now abandon them in favor of clients of third-party developers or mobile version of the site.

14. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are permanently enabled on your phone

Did you know that even though you turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, they are always included. This is the fault of the service intended to improve the accuracy of determining your location. This feature is enabled by default on all devices of Samsung, which has been updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Now, when you turn off Wi-Fi, it actually turns off.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are permanently enabled on your phone
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are permanently enabled on your phone

Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, to extend the battery life of the device: Settings> Location> Improved accuracy.

15. The search for nearby devices

"Search for devices" - another energy-intensive function, which is engaged in a constant search for nearby Bluetooth-enabled devices. Of course, it is very convenient, but if you do not need her services, and want to improve the autonomy of your smartphone, then turn it off.

The search for nearby devices
The search for nearby devices

Open the "Settings"> Connections> Search for devices.

16. Power Application

On the Samsung flagship, including the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, is a feature that manages power consumption of installed applications, optimizing their work. Applications that are not used in last 3 days, stop its operation, saving energy. This feature is especially useful if you have installed a lot of applications. The optimization process is fully automatic and does not require the user to perform almost any action.

Power Application
Power Application

Navigate to "Battery" Basic Settings and click on "Details" in the "Power Application" button. Here you will learn everything you need to know about it.