10 useful tips to improve battery life on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5

10 useful tips to improve battery life on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5
In the days leading up to the official Samsung Galaxy Note5 unveiling, the worry among fans was palpable: rumors claimed that the thing had a smaller battery than its predecessor. Given how battery life is high on everybody's priorities when choosing a smartphone, it's only natural that people reacted that way. A smaller battery, all things being equal, obviously means shorter run time for the juicer.

Thankfully, Samsung delivered in this regard, and the Note5 actually scored better than its predecessor, if only by a little. And while the 9 hours and 11 minutes it clocked on our custom battery life test are plenty, it's not exactly a two-day-on-a-charge affair, so some of you might be looking for ways to further increase endurance. Being quite conscious of this, we thought we'd lend a hand by sharing a few tips and tricks that will help you coax a better performance out of the cell.

Of course, keep in mind that not all of the suggestions are equally effectual, and some will be, understandably, unsuitable for you. The idea here isn't for you to go for every single one of these suggestions, but to instead pick the ones that work for you and your particular usage habits. To further help, we've done our best to arrange these in a descending order — from most to least effectual. 

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Useful .. Thank you

10. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 969; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Useful, to an extent. I get 2 days of use out of my Note 5, with screen brightness rarely if ever below 50%, and on it throughout the day. I've yet to get more or less battery by changing these settings. Also, not sure what version of Note 5 PA is using for this article, but the Wifi Scanning option on my Note 5 isn't just in the More section of Wifi, it's under Advanced and only has 2 options: on or off.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I actually had some use for this article :)

5. S.A.S.P

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

one more thing 11.install the add-ons named " black background and white text " on Firefox Tools>>Add-ons>>Browse all Firefox Add-ons>>Search for " black background and white text "

6. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

#3 is not 100% accurate: AMOLED displays still consume power on back pixels. The reason is that it take longer to light on a turned off pixel, that one that is already slightly "on". This is actually good for consumers since they can spot display imperfections this way: go to a pitch black room, and open an completely dark wallpaper/image - the display should be uniform. There was a big issue in the past with the Galaxy Nexus for instance.

8. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Well i owned Galaxy Nexus , S2 ,S3,S4,S5,S6 and used note 5 for couple of weeks i can tell you that what you are tlaking about applies only to Galaxy Nexus ,S2 and S3. Go in dark room and turn black on S4>S5>S6>Note 5, you see absolutely nothing , not even 0.1% of backlight, zero. Problem does exist on S4 and S5 though where if you go full black and low brightness you can see the latency where pixels turn on.This however dosent happen on S6 and Note 5 , go max dark , no pixel light-up latency , pure blackness. Talking about factory settings.

7. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Screen @ 75%, screen timeout-5 minutes. I get almost 5 hours SoT everyday. Last time I checked it I had 4h 41m SoT with battery still at 29% and 15h 31m on the battery. I would consider that heavy usage considering most of that SoT was for Clash of Clans. I do have a lot of things disabled, but I am thoroughly please with my Note 5's battery life.

11. tiko13

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

From my experience the best battery tweaks come with Xposed (Amplify) + greenify combo. With a little work my S6 edge (small one) loses like 1% every 10 (!!) hours of standby time without compromising notifications, alarms and such (wifi/LTE always on), not to mention SOT also goes up significantly. I should probably add that I use all of the battery killer apps (Facebook, messenger, insta, snapchat)

12. ma7mad_sa

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 07, 2016

tell me your secret!

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