Today’s super-powerful, ultra-slim smartphones and ready for multi-task foldables allow you to move around easily at any time of the day – unless you’re tripped by a drained battery and portable power banks, forcibly pulling or, for an hour, plugging the wall next to it.
While it may be different, there are still very common things between the Galaxy S22 Ultra and its S22 and S22 Plus. All three models feature Qualcomm’s latest, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, as well as IP68 weatherproof ceilings and front and rear Gorilla Glass Victus Plus.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra and S22 Plus have OLED screens with a maximum brightness of 1,750 nits, but all three have a top refresh rate of 120Hz. Only the Ultra variant uses the LTPO display, which allows the screen to change its refresh rate compared to other models, which theoretically helps save battery life.
If your Galaxy smartphone is struggling to meet your work schedule, here are Galaxy S22 battery tips to keep the phone running all day and then some:
Samsung Galaxy S22 Battery Tips
Reduce your Screen Brightness
This can significantly extend your battery life, especially for devices with larger and sharper screens. If you want your phone to be 100 percent bright, only in the afternoon when the sun is most bright. At any time, you can reduce the brightness of your phone by 75 percent or less.
You can adjust it on Galaxy S22 by going to Settings> Display or swiping down from the notification bar. Most recent phones also have a custom brightness setting, which allows the device to be adjusted automatically. Be sure to turn it on.
Samsung’s Galaxy S22 has higher screen refresh rates up to 120Hz, which provides easier viewing and speeds up battery life. You can also activate the adaptive refresh rate setting so that the device adjusts based on the content you are viewing, further saving your battery life.
Change your screen theme and wallpaper to Dark Mode
It also solves noticeable power savings. On Galaxy S22, go to your phone launcher app by tapping an empty space on your home screen and clicking Settings. From there, you can choose different colored wallpapers and toggle between lighter and darker themes for other screens.
Along with the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldables, the latest Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy S22, also feature Dark Mode, which is specifically designed to reduce battery life and make it easier on the eyes after the day. You can also set a schedule to turn on the dark mode at a specific time each day.
Decrease the time before your screen goes to sleep
You can save energy by keeping your screen off when you do not need it. It also helps prevent pocket dials and other types of accidental screen touches. This feature is also available from Settings> Display. Screen timeout can be set anywhere from 10 minutes to 15 seconds.
Adjust settings in power-training apps
Most apps are busy, waking up your phone to download content and sending you notifications on the go, always connected to your LTE carrier. There are many solutions.
On Samsung phones, you can locate power-hogging apps by going to Settings> Battery & Device Care> Battery> Background usage limit and then selecting which apps to turn off. (On other Android phones, use Force Stop from Settings> Battery.)
For Google Maps, Spotify, and other streaming apps, pre-download maps, playlists, and podcasts over Wi-Fi before heading out. You can also turn off notifications from other apps and limit their background activity. Collectively, these changes save significant battery life.
Turn on the Power Saving Mode
Difficult times – such as your battery dropping less than 15 percent – call for tougher action. Power-saving mode on Galaxy S22 automatically reduces screen brightness, lowers screen resolution, limits processor speed, and blocks background network usage. You can adjust each of these settings and see the extra battery life you expect with each change.
On the latest Samsung Galaxy S22 series, there is also an emergency mode, which can be found under Settings> Security & Emergency. This will allow you to keep your battery for several days, but you will only have access to core apps and features.
Turn off Location Services
Not to mention the chip because your smartphone’s GPS receiver is one of its biggest power hogs. You can turn off GPS altogether, however, it will sacrifice very important services. Alternatively, you can find out which apps are pinging the location and turn off the unwanted ones one by one.
On Android, you can do this from Settings> Location. This can be achieved by going to Google Maps and downloading maps in advance while you are on Wi-Fi.
Here’s how to switch your Galaxy buds between your phone and tablet
If you own a pair of Galaxy Buds, you might want to use them with both your phone and tablet. But how do you switch between the two devices without having to manually disconnect and reconnect them? Don’t worry, you can do that as Samsung offers a function for Galaxy devices named “Auto switch to other devices”.
The Auto switch to other devices function allows your Galaxy Buds to automatically connect to the phone or tablet you’re using when you start a call or play media. This way, you don’t have to worry about missing a call or pausing your music when you switch devices. You can enjoy seamless audio across your Samsung devices.
To use this feature, you need to sign in to the same Samsung account on both your phone and tablet. This feature may vary depending on your device, so make sure you have the latest software update on both devices. You also need to enable Bluetooth on both devices and pair your Galaxy Buds with them.
To enable the auto switch feature, follow these steps:
- Tap on Earbuds settings.
- Tap on the Auto switch to other devices option
- Toggle on the switch, next to the devices you want to use with the auto switch.
That’s it! Now you can enjoy using your Galaxy Buds with both your phone and tablet without any issue. You can also disable the auto switch feature anytime by following the same steps and toggling off the switch.
Here’s how to add transitional effects on lock screen of your Samsung device
Samsung offers a bundle of features for lock screen customization on your Galaxy smartphone. In addition to the wallpaper, you can now add transition effects for lock screen wallpapers, all thanks to the Samsung Wonderland Good Lock module.
The new update of Samsung Wonderland added a new type of wallpaper that includes captivating transition effects when the user turns on the screen. It allows users to customize their experience by setting different wallpapers with transitions.
How to add transitional effects on the lock screen?
To apply the transition effect lock screen wallpaper, you just need to follow a few steps given below.
- Open Samsusng Wonderland app.
- Tap on the “Create your different lock screen effect” option.
- Select any one transitional wallpaper for the lock screen. You can also select it from the Gallery app.
- Now tap on the Set as Wallpaper option and it is done.
However, you can customize the transition effects type, Speed, thickness, Brightness, and Grayscale of the lock screen, just need to tap on the Edit option ahead of Set as wallpaper.
Here’s how to use Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 ‘Water Lock Mode’
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 offers a remarkable feature named Water Lock Mode. It prevents unintended interactions while submerged in water. This feature is a valuable addition, ensuring seamless functionality and peace of mind while wearing the Galaxy Watch 4 in the water.
There are two simple methods to activate Water Lock Mode on the Galaxy Watch 4. The first involves a quick swipe down to access the Quick Settings Panel, followed by tapping the Water Mode icon.
Alternatively, users can enable this mode through the device’s Settings menu by selecting “Advanced Features” and toggling on the “Water Lock” option. Once enabled, Water Lock Mode renders the touchscreen inactive, shielding the watch from accidental touches underwater.
To deactivate Water Lock Mode, users can press and hold the home key. The watch emits sounds to expel water from the speaker, while a gentle shake eliminates any moisture from the pressure sensor.