09-27-2017 06:47 PM
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  1. kareem_ruhi's Avatar
    Have had the device for 3 days now; the first two days weren't that great (normal; everything is syncing), today was the best day so far with moderate use, i'm at 50% after 9 hours.

    Anyone discovered or could provide any tips on any 'hidden' apps/options sucking up your Note 8 batteries?

    Cheers,
    Kareem
    kevinpleasants and Serkle K like this.
    09-17-2017 09:02 AM
  2. TheMiz's Avatar
    .

    Anyone discovered or could provide any tips on any 'hidden' apps/options sucking up your Note 8 batteries?

    Cheers,
    Kareem
    Good question. Lets hope some can help with the answer.
    smooches680 and Serkle K like this.
    09-17-2017 11:07 PM
  3. Joseph Guy1's Avatar
    Just buy the Samsung quick charge portable charger, it quick charges
    09-18-2017 12:10 AM
  4. kareem_ruhi's Avatar
    I do have the fast charging dock at the office and i must add that the fast charging capability of the Note 8 seems to be better than S7E for some reason.

    My question is more generic about any hidden areas where we can improve the battery lifetime of the device.

    It may take few days/week(s) until we discover it though.
    09-18-2017 12:32 AM
  5. jsk0703's Avatar
    The usual Android battery saving tips apply. Nothing really note specific at this point. Reduce screen brightness, control background apps, manage wireless, etc.
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    09-18-2017 06:06 AM
  6. Borgie's Avatar
    Use Bixby and tell it to "close all battery draining apps"
    09-18-2017 08:33 AM
  7. Kingstoler's Avatar
    Device maintenance > Battery and put background apps you're not using to sleep. Easily available from the edge tab.
    Disable Always on Display, and manage your brightness. I can get through a full 16 hour day with about 7 hours of on screen time, and still have 15-20% left.
    09-18-2017 08:50 AM
  8. msndrstood's Avatar
    Turn off these wifi settings under connections....
    >wifi >adaptive wifi> turn off.

    Also... keep wifi on during sleep >toggle off

    Another one... Connections>more connection settings >wifi scanning > Toggle off

    Hope this helps, these settings drain about 10-15% of my battery. They are the first settings I disable on any phone.
    Serkle K likes this.
    09-18-2017 08:58 AM
  9. TheMiz's Avatar
    Device maintenance > Battery and put background apps you're not using to sleep. Easily available from the edge tab.
    Disable Always on Display, and manage your brightness. I can get through a full 16 hour day with about 7 hours of on screen time, and still have 15-20% left.
    Not seeing Device Maintenance on my Verizon Samsung Note 8
    09-18-2017 08:59 AM
  10. husa3695's Avatar
    Not seeing Device Maintenance on my Verizon Samsung Note 8
    It's in settings under advanced features
    09-18-2017 09:44 AM
  11. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    Turn off these wifi settings under connections....
    >wifi >adaptive wifi> turn off.

    Also... keep wifi on during sleep >toggle off

    Another one... Connections>more connection settings >wifi scanning > Toggle off

    Hope this helps, these settings drain about 10-15% of my battery. They are the first settings I disable on any phone.
    Really? Keep Wi-Fi off during sleep?

    I'm assuming that they LTE radio has gotten very efficient over Wi-Fi now days?
    09-18-2017 11:49 AM
  12. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    One thing I have always done on my Android phones is to stop Gmail from syncing. I don't really use Gmail for anything too important and anything that I have being sent to that email address, I can simply open the app and it will check for new email right then and there. It's really saved a lot of battery by not syncing. I do have contacts set to sync so they are backed up on the server.

    As for keeping WiFi ON, I never use WiFi and my battery goes a full day with 5-6 hrs screen time with my usage. The only time I've seen WiFi make the phone last longer is if I used a phone with no sim card in it. Also I keep brightness down to a bit below half way and auto brightness is off.
    msndrstood likes this.
    09-18-2017 12:09 PM
  13. irock1985's Avatar
    I disabled a few things... I think the most important part is go through all of your settings every single one for every single app and disable things that you don't need or want and also it's best to do a fresh start on the phone instead of restoring apps

    I was really concerned about battery life but I must say my battery has been fantastic far better than I expected... This is 1 week in
    Katrina White1 and msndrstood like this.
    09-18-2017 01:59 PM
  14. TheMiz's Avatar
    It's in settings under advanced features
    Device Assistance ?
    09-18-2017 10:02 PM
  15. antman451's Avatar
    Good battery life so far for me. Seems to be more efficient when you're actually using it vs having it just sit around. Sometimes I'll be doing work tasks on the phone mixed with playing around on it, and I'll be like "Aww, I'm down to 65% already? That was fast."

    Then I'll check, and I'll have 3.5 hours of screen time at that point.
    09-18-2017 10:41 PM
  16. jadedangel143's Avatar
    Turn off auto brightness, turn screen brightness to 0%, turn screen resolution to 720 and make as much as you can be a black or dark backround. Turn off always on display. I'm getting 20 hours between charges easy.
    09-19-2017 12:55 AM
  17. Dhawk1202's Avatar
    Turn off auto brightness, turn screen brightness to 0%, turn screen resolution to 720 and make as much as you can be a black or dark backround. Turn off always on display. I'm getting 20 hours between charges easy.
    Lol.... What fun is that?
    09-19-2017 09:57 AM
  18. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    Turn off auto brightness, turn screen brightness to 0%, turn screen resolution to 720 and make as much as you can be a black or dark backround. Turn off always on display. I'm getting 20 hours between charges easy.
    This sounds terrible.... Like I assume you are joking right? You mind as well get a Note 2...
    09-19-2017 11:39 AM
  19. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    Some people go overboard trying to squeeze more life out of their battery.
    If you want to get better gas mileage on your corvette, don't gun it on takeoffs, cruise the highway at 55mph and don't drive with the top down. You should get 2 mpg more.
    larry1014 and jimd1050 like this.
    09-19-2017 01:16 PM
  20. husa3695's Avatar
    Device Assistance ?
    Here we go
    Attached Thumbnails Battery Performance Tips-872.jpg  
    09-19-2017 10:05 PM
  21. TheMiz's Avatar
    Here we go
    Not on my Verizon Note 8
    09-19-2017 10:20 PM
  22. kj11's Avatar
    Not on my Verizon Note 8
    You must be viewing your settings menu as a standard list.

    Open settings, push the 3 vertical buttons on the top right, click view as simplified list, device maintenance will be about 2/3 of the way down.
    09-19-2017 10:58 PM
  23. Amele's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon, it's there.
    09-19-2017 11:08 PM
  24. cjsmoove's Avatar
    With all the above said... Does anybody use doze? Or is that irrelevant?
    09-19-2017 11:12 PM
  25. jejb's Avatar
    With all the above said... Does anybody use doze? Or is that irrelevant?
    Good question! I thought Doze was built in these days. Is there a way to turn it on or off?
    09-20-2017 06:39 AM
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