Need to stretch your phone’s battery and keep it up and running before the next charge? Putting the device in power saving mode is a go to solution. Modern smartphones, including Samsung’s latest Galaxy S23 models have inbuilt power saving feature that users can enable any time when needed. If you’re new to this phone and wondering how to access and utilize this feature on your new Galaxy S23, read on for more detailed instructions.
What is Power Saving and how does it work?
Power saving or power saving mode is a battery and device care feature that is mainly designed to help extend the battery life of the device by limiting its energy consumption. When enabled, power saving mode reduces the power usage of various system components, such as the CPU, display, and background applications.
Such is a handy feature to use when you are traveling or unable to charge your phone for an extended period of time.
How to enable Power Saving mode on Galaxy S23?
To activate the Galaxy S23 power saving feature, you will need to access the device’s battery and device care settings menu. Here’s how it’s done:
Step 1: To begin, launch the Settings app by tapping on the gear icon from the Home screen, Apps viewer or Quick settings panel.
Either way will take you the same Settings menu and options.
Step 2: Once you’re in the Settings menu, scroll to find and then tap Battery and device care.
Doing so opens the Device care menu with relevant options.
Step 3: Tap Battery from the given options to continue. The battery settings menu will load on the next window.
Here, you will see more details of the phone’s battery usage within a specific period of time.
Step 4: Scroll down to the lower section of the screen and then tap to turn on the switch next to Power saving.
The device will then switch to power saving mode, limiting some resources and activities to reduce power usage.
Step 5: To access and manage Power Saving options, tap Power Saving then toggle to turn off the Power Saving switch on the succeeding window.
You will need to turn off the Power saving button for you to be able to configure relevant options.
Once the power saving switch is turned off, Power saving options at the bottom section will be enabled. By then, you can set which from the Power saving options to enable or disable by turning individual switches on or off.
- Among the power saving options are Turn off Always on Display, Limit CPU speed to 70%, and Decrease brightness.
There is also an option for you to set limits to apps and Home screen elements while the device is in power saving mode.
- To use this feature, simply turn on the switch next to Limit apps and Home screen.
Enabling this feature is recommended for maximum power saving as it only allows selected apps to run.
All background activities are also limited and the Edge panels are turned off. Furthermore, the system will switch to a dark theme.
What happens when the phone is in power saving mode?
Several things can happen when the phone is in power saving mode. These changes are aimed at reducing the phone’s power consumption and extending its battery life. To sum everything up, we’ve come up with the following list:
1. CPU performance is reduced.
The phone’s processor may be limited to a lower clock speed or may only use a certain number of cores to save power.
2. Screen brightness is reduced.
The brightness of the phone’s screen may be automatically lowered to save power.
3. Network and location services are limited.
The phone may limit the amount of data that is transferred over the network connection, and it may also turn off location services to save power.
4. Background activity is limited.
The phone may limit the activity of background apps, which can help to reduce the power usage of these apps and extend the battery life of the phone.
5. Vibrations and haptic feedback may be disabled.
The phone may disable vibrations and haptic feedback, which can also help to reduce power usage.
It is also noticeable that the phone’s performance is reduced and some features are disabled, but all these changes take effect to extend the battery life of the device.
When to enable Power Saving mode?
Enabling power saving mode on your Samsung Galaxy S23 can be helpful in various situations where you need to conserve battery life and make your device last as long as possible. Tagged among the common instances when enabling power saving mode can be necessary are as follows:
1. When you are traveling.
When you’re on a long flight, a road trip, or other types of travel, it may not be easy to access a power source to charge your phone. Enabling power saving mode can help you stretch your phone’s battery life, so you can stay connected for longer.
2. When you are in a low signal area.
If you are in a location with poor network coverage, your phone may struggle to maintain a reliable connection to the network, which can drain the battery faster. Enabling power saving mode can help to limit your phone’s use of network and location services, which can reduce power consumption.
3. When your battery is low and you still need to use it.
If your phone’s battery is running low, enabling power saving mode can help you stretch the remaining battery life until you can recharge your phone.
4. When you are using your phone intensively.
Activities like gaming, streaming videos, or using the camera for extended periods can use up a lot of power quickly. To reduce power usage of your phone processor, screen, and other system components, enabling power saving mode can help.
And that’s how you make your Samsung Galaxy S23’s battery last longer with Power saving.