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Samsung Galaxy Note 2: How to Get Better Performance and Battery Life

Samsung Galaxy Note II is the second generation of Samsung's phablet. We all agree that this is a great device which is equipped with a powerful set of hardware, software and useful features. The device was launched with operating system Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and now available upgrade to version 4.1.2 Android Jelly Bean.

See also: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Thanks to its operating system and set of powerful components inside that has allowed us to do something that might not have thought of before and make something that used to be difficult, even impossible, has become a very easy thing to do.

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However this device are the same with other electronic devices that may experience problems, both hardware and software. This device comes with a variety of things that attract us to do many things with it, but when we often use this device over its limit then maybe we will find its performance going to bad and battery drain faster.

See also: Common Problems with Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and How to Fix It

If you are concerned with these both issue, there are several things you can do to maintain these devices to get the maximum performance and to get better battery life.


How to optimize the performance of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2?
According to the website ibtimes.co.uk, one important thing that needs to be done to get the optimum performance is the memory management. All you can do include:
  1. Do not overuse this device exceeds its limit even though it comes with a large storage and amazing multitasking capabilities because of the risk that you will receive is probably your phone's performance will be decrease.
  2. Free up memory by periodically transferring files to a computer or other storage. At least this device should have a 10% to 20% of internal storage to be able to deliver maximum performance for you. You can go to Settings-> storage to see the percentage of memory usage.
  3. Remove unimportant applications or never use at all by go to Settings-> Application manager-> Select the application you want to remove-> Remove applications.
  4. Clear the cache files on the applications that you frequently use by going to Settings-> Applications manager> Select the application you want to clear its cache-> Clear cache.
  5. Periodically clean the call logs and messages. You can also auto-delete to limit the number of messages.
  6. Reboot Galaxy Note 2 to refresh its memory by hold the Power button then select Restart.
  7. It would be better if you disable live wallpaper and only use one to avoid lag.
  8. Use Wi-Fi or other mobile network connection only if it is available.
  9. Use the Back key when closing the application because most existing applications will automatically close when you press the Back key.
  10. Clear up the cache by hold Power button then select Power Off. After that hold down Power button, Volume Up and Home button until your phone vibrates then release the Power button and when the phone loads recovery mode release other both buttons. You can use the Power button to select "Wipe cache partition" and navigate with volume button. Once the wipe is complete reboot your device using the Power button.


How to maximize battery life on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2?
To get the maximum battery life you can do a few things below:
  1. Remove applications that require large power using the built-in battery manager. Go to Settings-> Battery, here you can see the battery consumption per app.
  2. If your phone's battery life experience significant changes after you were install a new application, it is advisable to remove this application because this application can affect overall battery life.
  3. Avoid using third-party app like task killer or battery managers as this will only create new problems rather than solve your problems.
  4. Because these devices have a huge display, the battery consumption is very large for this part. To save more battery you can adjust screen brightness and timeout by go to notifications bar-> Display-> Brightness-> Automatic Brightness. In addition, you can also disable Smart Stay if you're not using it to save battery.
  5. It would be better if you turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Auto-sync if you're not using it. To disable them go to notifications bar. In addition, you can also enable Power Saving mode that allows the device to consume less battery.
  6. Limit background applications that do not require updates by go to Settings-> Data Usage-> Scroll down and find the application that requires a lot of data in the background, and then tick "Restrict Data Background" to disable this function.
  7. It's recommend that you bring your charger when you are traveling to avoid the battery runs out.

You can take all steps mentioned above to keep your performance and battery works well. Nevertheless there are many ways out there that you can use to get both of these on your phone. So, if you have one and it's not in the list, then I am very happy if you are willing to share them through the comments below :)

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