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How to save battery life of your Samsung Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra



Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series is more than ever a meaningful device that helps people create, and connect more easily so they can work, play, and stay in touch with everyone from anywhere.

The Note 20 series is making adapting to the next normal even easier by building on the heritage of the Note 20 series and delivering a unique experience designed for users that want to get more done and enjoy premium entertainment in the palm of their hands from anywhere they desire.

Similarly, Samsung also offers the Galaxy’s High-quality, High-performance Battery. Every Samsung mobile device is equipped with a high-quality to strengthen your Galaxy experience.

In terms of battery capacity, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 equipped with a 4300mAh and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has 4500mAh battery life.

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You can check battery information such as how much time is left on your battery, switch to Power Saving Mode, or set app permissions to run in the background by going to Settings > Device Maintenance > Battery.

The tips below will show you how to get the best out of your Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series battery in everyday usage.

Adjust display settings

Adjusting the display setting in Galaxy Note 20 series to the long screen time-out settings or high display brightness can substantially reduce battery time.

Lower your brightness setting by pulling down the notifications menu and using the slider to adjust the brightness. You shouldn’t need full brightness unless you are outside in direct sunlight.


  • Go to Settings,
  • Then tab to Display.
  • Adjust the slider until you reach your desired brightness.

Reduce the screen refresh rate

A higher screen refresh rate such as 120Hz, allows you to enjoy an enhanced experience while reading articles, watching movies, and playing games. On the flip side, it also consumers a massive amount of battery life to give you a perfect graphics performance. However, turning off the high refresh rate could help you to greatly reduce the power consumption and provides you more long battery performance.

Adjust the refresh rate

  • From Settings, search for and select Motion smoothness.
  • Tap Motion smoothness again, and then choose your desired option.
    • Standard refresh rate – 60 Hz refresh rate, use this if you want to save your battery life.
    • High refresh rate or Adaptive – 120 Hz refresh rate, which will have all the benefits we discussed.

Note: 120 Hz refresh rate is not supported on WQHD+ resolution. If you switch to this resolution, the refresh rate will drop to 60 Hz. 

Reduce Display resolution:

Similar to a Higher refresh rate, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra also comes with Quad HD+ resolution, which allows you to watch content in high quality but it also takes a big part of Note 20 Ultra’s battery life.

  • Swipe down the notification panel and tap on the Setting icon.
  • Scroll down and tap on Display.
  • Tap on Screen resolution.
  • Choose resolution:
    • HD+ (1544×720)
    • FHD+ (2316×1080)
    • WQHD+ (3088×1440)

Turn off Always On Display (AOD) or set schedule

Always On Display or AOD uses AMOLED displays to show you certain information when your screen is ‘off’. It allows you to easily check basic information such as date and time without activating the display.

Naturally, any activity that makes your screen turn on all the time will consume some power from your battery. You can choose to turn off AOD or set a time schedule for AOD to turn on/off.

To turn off AOD:

  • Go to Settings > Lock screen and security > Lock screen and Always On Display.
  • Turn off AOD by tapping on the AOD slider.

Power Saving Mode

Your device has a Power Saving Mode. Power Saving Mode differs slightly between devices but generally, it will close all unnecessary apps and screens so that you can essentially increase your battery time.

To enable Power Saving Mode in Note 20 series, follow the below steps:

Medium power-saving mode

  • From Settings, search for and select Battery.
  • Tap Power mode and then tap Medium power saving, review the mode’s settings, and then tap Apply.

Maximum power-saving mode

  • From Settings, search for and select Battery.
  • Tap Power mode.
  • Then tap Maximum power saving, review the mode’s settings, and then tap Apply.

Optimized power-saving mode

  • From Settings, search for and select Battery.
  • Tap Power mode, and then tap Optimized.

Device data synchronize

Samsung Galaxy consists of a number of apps. Out of that, email, or social media, these apps will frequently sync, or check for new emails or updates. Frequently syncing can reduce your battery life.

To check the sync settings in Galaxy Note 20 series in your apps or email, and ensure they only sync as often as you need them to.

Disable Auto Sync

  • Go to Settings.
  • Choose Cloud and accounts.
  • Choose Accounts.
  • Tap three dots for more options.
  • Tap Disable auto-sync to turn off auto-sync of all accounts.

Number of signal bars

If you use your device for long areas of poor response, your device will use more power to communicating with your network operator.

The use of mobile data in areas with a low signal can use a lot of power. Switch off mobile data if you are running short of battery and don’t need it.

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS

Switch off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS if you don’t need them, as each regularly checks for a signal which uses power.

You can switch each of these off by pulling down the drop-down menu and tapping the relevant icon.

Apps and Multimedia

Apps and content that keep the device awake over an extended period of time can quickly drain the battery (e.g.playing games or watching movies). Some apps are particularly power-hungry, especially if they use features like GPS.

Ensure you close apps when not in use, and if you are out and about and using apps that you know are power-hungry, consider investing in a rechargeable battery pack if you do not expect to have anywhere to charge your device.

Charging your device in the right way

If your battery is charging slower than you expect, make sure you are using the right charger as the amperage on chargers can differ.

– Always use an official Samsung charger, preferably the one that came in the box. If you need to replace your charger, check that the amperage of your new charger is appropriate for the model of your device.

– The power output of where you plug in your device will also affect charging time. Charging your device directly from a power outlet will charge it faster than if you plug it into your laptop.

Minimize hot and cold exposure.

Extreme heat and cold can damage your battery. And continuous use or charging in extreme temperatures may accelerate battery temperature. Samsung’s battery is designed to perform best at 0°-35°C.

Battery saving mode

  • From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps service.
  • Tap Settings > Device care > Battery.
  • Tap Power mode then selects from the following:
    • High performance
    • Optimized
    • Medium power saving
    • Maximum power saving
  • Tap Adaptive power saving to turn on / off.

Some more tips to save battery life

  • Turn off background data.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Smartphone Mobile Hotspot.
  • Uninstall unused apps.
  • Update to the latest software.

Set device to sleep when unused

  • Press and then quickly release the Power key to set the screen to sleep mode.

Quick optimization

The quick optimization feature improves device performance through the following actions:

Optimized: Get the recommended balance of performance and battery life.

Medium power saving: Extended battery life by limiting some functions.

Maximum power saving: Save as much battery as possible. You can also access more battery options by touching More Options and then touching Settings. Touch Battery usage to get a detailed report about your usage record.

  • Identifying apps that use excessive battery power and clearing unneeded items from memory.
  • Deleting unnecessary files and closing apps running in the background.
  • Scanning for malware.

To use the quick optimization feature:

  • From Settings, tap Device care > Optimize now. 

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How to check battery health of your Galaxy Watch via Samsung Members app (Self-diagnose)



Samsung has recently updated the Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 4 lineups with January 2023 version. In addition to the latest patch, the Galaxy Watch firmware included two new features including the phone’s camera zoom control and self-diagnose via Samsung Members.

First, make sure your Galaxy Watch 4 or Watch 5 is running the latest firmware version and apps including Samsung Members and Galaxy Wearable are also updated to the most up-to-date version. Once done, you will be able to diagnose the Galaxy Watch through the Samsung Members app.

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If your Galaxy wearable is connected to the Galaxy phone, you will be able to access the self-diagnosis feature. On the latest release, the Connected Device Diagnosis menu has been added inside the Help tab at the bottom of the Samsung Members app.

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As soon as you access the new menu, the Galaxy Watch (or Buds) connected to your phone will be displayed, allowing you to begin the diagnosis process. For the first time, the diagnostic software will be installed for the device and you can proceed ahead post-installation.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Self Diagnose

There are plenty of self-diagnose options available for Galaxy Watch users including battery status, device restart status, official software, check for updates, sensor, WiFi, location accuracy, touchscreen, mic, button, speaker, vibration, wireless charging, wear detection and alarm.

You can check the operation test by clicking on the list one by one. Some functions make sounds for testing or require permission, which can be authorized through the Watch. If you look at the list of diagnostics you have completed, they will all show up as normal diagnostics.

Samsung Galaxy Watch self diagnose

Using the self-diagnosis feature, you can identify the cause of the problem happening on your device as soon as it emerges. For your information, there are 6 options available for the self-diagnosis of the Galaxy Buds 2 in the Members application.

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Here’s how to block promotional ads on Samsung phones



Samsung phones block ads

Samsung smartphones come with a lot of features and services but Ads and pop-up banners appearing on your Galaxy phone can ruin your entire One UI experience. So the best way is to block ads from Samsung phones.

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When you download new applications, some of them start to push pop-up ads to your phone. These ads popping up randomly on your home screen, lock screen, or while apps are running can be very annoying and disruptive.

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Keep reading to know how you can block ads these annoying system ads from Samsung phones.

Samsung phones block ads

How to block personalized ads:

The best way to avoid ads on your Samsung Galaxy phone is to stop them before they start. To do so, head over to your phone’s “Settings” and visit the “Samsung Account” section and then its “Security and privacy” area.

At the last of this page, you will see a “Customization Service” option, tap on it in and then mark right on the “Use Customization Service” toggle. Finally, tap the “Agree” button and turn off the customization service.

For your information, the ‘Use Customization Service’ feature will enable personalized promotions on Samsung apps. This will not completely disable the ads but will prevent them from being personalized with your data. Also, it will reduce the number of ads on your Samsung device.

How to stop ads altogether:

Unfortunately, you probably can’t. However, you can reduce them as much as possible by following the steps:

Identify the app that is sending the pop up

In order to show ads, the app must be activated on your device. Open the “Google Play store” to see which apps were recently active. Now click on the line icon, go to Manage apps & device >> Installed >> Last used.

This should help you narrow it down, especially if it shows an app you haven’t used recently. Select one of the “recently used apps” and “uninstall” them until the pop-up ads stop.

Block ads via Google Chrome

Go to the “Google Chrome” app and tap on the 3 dots icon. Now select “Settings”, scroll down the page and select “Site Settings”. Next, tap on “Pop-ups and redirects”. Make sure this setting is turned off. Finally, select “Ads” and make sure this is turned off as well.

Block ads via Samsung Internet

Head over to the “Samsung Internet” app and visit the “More” menu. Select “Settings” and then “Sites and download”. Now toggle on “Block pop-ups”. Head back to the “Samsung Internet” menu and select “Ad Blockers”. Download a suggested ad blocker.

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Here’s how you can use Separate app sound on your Samsung phone



Samsung Separate app sound

We often use more than one audio application on our phone, for example, watching a YouTube video, Tik Tok, Instagram, or others during an ongoing call. To manage more than one application sound, Samsung smartphones offer a Separate app sound feature on Galaxy devices.

Separate app sound allows your Galaxy phone to shift the media sound from desired apps to external devices while keeping other sounds coming from the mobile device’s built-in speaker. It can be very handy when you want to play the sounds of two different applications on your phone.

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Samsung Separate app sound

How to enable and use Separate app sound on Samsung:

To enable the Separate app sound feature on your Galaxy One UI 5.0 phone, you first need to enter the system “Settings”. Now enter the “Sound and vibration” section, scroll down, and at last, you will see the “Separate app sound” option.

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Just tap on that option and turn the toggle on in front of the “Turn on now” option. This section also lets you manage the related function on your Galaxy phone. You can enter the “App” section and select the apps you want to play on a different audio device. If the desired application is not on the list, you can click on the “Add apps” option.

Samsung Separate app sound

Next, there’s an “Audio device” option. When you tap on it, you can select the audio device you want to use for the apps you selected. These include:

  • Phone
  • Bluetooth devices

When you select “Phone”, you will be able to hear different sounds from the applications normally and you choose “Bluetooth devices”, your phone will offer you separate sounds when your phone is connected to a hearable Bluetooth device.

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