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Seriously? Is this article still needed ~ How to improve Samsung Galaxy Note II battery life? Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is loaded with 3,100 mAh Li-ion battery. There is no worry about battery life shortage. Anyway, you still can further improve Samsung Galaxy Note 2 battery life with some tweaks and hacks. Improvement always better, right?
Improve Samsung Galaxy Note 2 battery life
How to increase Samsung Galaxy Note 2 battery life?
Turn on all Power saving settings
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has built-in power saving feature like CPU power saving, screen power saving, background colour and turn off haptic feedback. Enable them will improve battery but decrease performance and user experience might be affected too. So turn on those that acceptable to you only.
Reduce display automatic brightness value
HD Super AMOLED screen eats lot of battery. If you don’t need so much brightness, just lower display auto brightness value that you can accept. This will surely improve battery life.
Remove unused widget
Widgets are the ones that make Android special. But they eat battery especially those widgets that use data connection and have auto sync based on schedule. Therefore, keep those widgets that you really need only.
Poor signal decrease battery life
Force to 2G network mode (GSM only) if 3G connection signal (WCDMA) is poor at your area. Phone will use more power when signal is weak because it uses more power to increase the signal strength. So always make sure that your phone has a good signal reception.
Use Wi-Fi connection when available
Always gets connected with Wi-Fi connection when available. 3G data connection eats more battery compare to Wi-Fi connection. And turn both of them off when not needed.
Disable / reduce auto-sync
Active data connection eats battery life. Disable or reduce background scheduled task. Example, applications that auto-sync like Gmail, Twitter. Besides, reduce the frequency of auto-sync will also help to improve battery life too.
Turn off Bluetooth, GPS
If you don’t use Bluetooth or GPS, turn them off. Only turn them on when needed.
Disable motion sensor
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has lot of Motion features like Quick glance, Direct call, Smart alert, Double tap to top, Tilt to zoom, Pan to move icon, Pan to browse images, Shake to update and Turn over to mute/pause. Only activate those you need.
Use solid black static wallpaper
HD Super AMOLED uses less power on solid black wallpaper because less backlight is output. And try not to use beautiful live wallpaper. Lovely animated live wallpaper consume more CPU power usage which will lower battery life.
Fully close application that not needed
Galaxy Note 2 with 2 GB of RAM is a great multitasking device. However by letting lot of applications running at background actually increase battery usage because they still require CPU processing. Therefore, fully close those applications that not needed. Example, GPS navigation application.
Disable unused built-in system applications
You can disable Samsung Galaxy Note 2 bundle software like ChatON, S Voice, Game Hub if you don’t need them with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean disable application feature. Why? Some of them are running as service even you are not using them at all.
Undervolt and underclock CPU
Besides display, SGN2 CPU is the second biggest battery eater. If you don’t need 1.6 GHz processing power, underclock it. And undervolt Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with SetCPU.
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