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3 Things to Do to Get Better Battery Life in Your Beloved Samsung Galaxy SIII

Samsung Galaxy SIII is the Samsung's flagship smartphone that outselling Apple's iPhone. However this great phones turned out such common problems mostly occur on other Android phones, poor battery life. There are several things that cause this to happen, like a big screens, uses LTE data connection, other wireless features: NFC, S Beam and Bluetooth.

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Because every problem always has its own solution, then so with this. You can do some things that can extend your battery life and or make it better according such as setting the phone, use a useful application and use the extended battery.

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To ensure your these things goes well, you should check the percentage of battery consumption first. You can use the result as a comparison with the results you'll see again after this. Simply by tap on the battery, it will show you how long your phone has been running, the percentage of remaining battery and battery consumption on each app.

There are several points in the phone settings so that you can get better battery life, namely:
1. Turn off LTE data connection when not in use
By default carrier has disabled the option to off LTE data connection. This means you need to do some hack to be able to do this. For Galaxy SIII AT & T version, there are ways to XDA Developers you can try. As for the Verizon Wireless version, the way of Droid Life seems to be worth to try.

2. Turn off features when not in use
It's easy to do, simply by swipping down from the top of the screen and then turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and other features that you do not use. After that tap on the power saving button, this will allow you to restrict the use of mobile phone power on the CPU, screen, screen background, and haptic feedback. And also do not forget to turn off other wireless features: NFC and S Beam. To do this, go to Settings-> More Settings-> File/Data Transfer-> Turn off NFC and S Beam. Both of these features require a fair amount of power to run.

3. Adjust the screen settings
To do this go to Settings-> Display, then do the points below:
- Select the home screen which has not much color, black will be able to save more battery consumption
- Do not use motion background because it requires a lot of power to run
- Turn off the LED indicator light
- Set your phone to automatic brightness to allow your phone automatically adjust brightness to suit your needs and circumstances. Or you can also turn off this feature and set the brightness to the lowest point your phone most likely.
- Use screen time out with the lowest time possible, like 1 minute or 30 seconds.

By limiting the number of app on the homescreen you can be more efficient battery consumption. And the good news is now there are many useful applications and widgets that can help you to get better battery life. Below are two examples of such applications, one free and one paid.

1. Go Power Master app
It's free and you can get Go Power Master app through Google Play Store. This application allow you to manage power usage on your mobile phone. Put this application on the homescreen in order to change the phone mode as needed quickly. This application has the ability to set up personalized modes to include in the group. This application will show the remaining battery percentage in the status area at the top right of the phone.

2. Green Power Premium
You can get Green Power Premium through Google Play Store for $2.90. This application has several abilities that will help you to get a better battery life, such as:
  • Power and turn them on/off according to the situation and time.
  • It's able to adjust battery consumption depending on the time of day, location, when the phone is used for calls and when the call has ended.
These two application is called can save battery consumption up to 20% every day.

Samsung's decision to keep producing thin phones that makes them forced to put the underpowered battery in the phone. However, because Samsung has provided removable battery feature, you can use the extended battery if your phone battery started to give you problems. Below are some recommended extended battery:
  • Mugen Extended Battery: This is the right choice if you want a long life battery and still need to use NFC feature. You can get these batteries at a price of $90.
  • Hyperion battery: This is the right choice if you want a long life battery and you not need to use NFC features in your phone. You can buy this for only $20.

Well, these 3 options mentioned above that we can do to make the battery on Galaxy SIII be better. So, do you have your own way to get better battery life to your Samsung Galaxy SIII? Share it by write them via the comments below :)


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