18 Tips and tricks for extending the battery life of your Galaxy Note 4/Note Edge

18 Tips and tricks for extending the battery life of your Galaxy Note 4/Note Edge
Despite fears that the Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) of the Galaxy Note 4 may result in degraded battery life compared to the its predecessor consider the identically-sized battery on board, Samsung's most refined phablet yet proved to be quite the marathoner. Put in numbers, the 5.7-incher scored the excellent 8 hours and 43 minutes on our custom battery life test, in league with other longevity heavyweights such as the Motorola DROID Turbo and the Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact.

But that kind of screen on time isn't quite sufficient for all of us. Indeed, whether we're talking about the power users in the crowd or just folks who blanked the night before and forgot to charge their phone and now really need it, it's fair to say that all of us can benefit from extending the Note 4 battery life. Before we begin, however, it's worth pointing out that the tips and tricks we've compiled for you below apply to the Note Edge as well, seeing as it's a near replica of the Note 4.

Jump right into the slideshow gallery below to see what we have in store.

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)
Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Thanks guys, gonna try some of the stuff on dad's note 4


Posts: 951; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

When at home Is it better to turn off 4G and keep on wifii?

13. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Just turn on Wi-Fi. Leaving 4g on won't matter. As long as your Wi-Fi is there, your phone won't eat on 4g at all. That has been the case for all my phones.

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The 4G radio is still on in the background, even if its not in use. If your gonna live on WiFi, flip off the 4G radio. It will save A LOT of battery.

2. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

My touch keys are on all the time, i love that little option.... However i still have great battery life, i always get home in the night with 30%+ battery... What a great device to have, now get me Android 5.0.1 Samsung!! I am considering flashing it since the update started rolling out in Germany last week ....

3. buraq

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

More over every time I unplug the charger from my Note4 the index service getting started up automatically and it is devouring the fully charged battery within couple of hours, it is really disappointing...

4. lehrer

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

More like, how to extend battery life on any (90%) Android phone.... note 4, sure.

14. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

90% android phones don't have amoled.

15. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

And Samsung features xD

6. king-james

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

This "tips and tricks" are for noobs, sorry.

7. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

turn off the LED indicator??? are you drunk phonerena??

8. Simona unregistered

turn phone off ;DDDD

9. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Can you guys try turning down the resolution of the Galaxy Note 4 to check for performance gains :P

10. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Exynos note 4 is very battery hungry. I already consulted samsung's support team and according to them phone is perfectly fine and it supports all basebands of my country(no radio issue at all). So final verdict is Sd805 note 4 is great in battery life but exynos note 4 is midiocre in battery life

17. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

On paper the Exynos variant is better because of the 20nm architecture vs the old 32nm one but in my experience with the Exynos variant I have no problem I can get 6 to 7 hours screen on time and two days of stand by time easily (with heavy usage). MKBHD got problems because he bought his Exynos variant from Japan (different radios) .

18. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

actually you are wrong..or u may have a faulty unit..exynos version has almost the same battery life as sd805 one..better in some cases.

19. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Read my comment, there is no fault or issue with the device and the device is manufactured for my country(no radio issue as well). support team turned all options off to resolve my battery complain. My previous sd805 variant was fine without turning anything off. exynos last 4-5 hours and sd805 last 6-7 hours easily with continous onscreen

11. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

You can use this on Galaxy Alpha, it is all same.

16. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Turning off Wi Fi when I'm out of my house is something I always forget to do. I need to get used to turn off Wi Fi when im out and also reduce the brightness instead of having it in automatic :P

21. koola

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Thanks, most work also for S4 mini (and I had them already set up here), but can't agree on bluetooth, I turned it off a few times and was so annoyed when I entered the car or put the headset in my ear - so I guess it's not like you wrote that almost no one use BT :)

22. Frank-o

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Wakelock Detector does not work with Kit Kat.

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