While Samsung has packed for the Galaxy S10 Plus a massive battery capacity, there are still many S10 Plus users complained about the battery life on their phone as it could not last as long as expected. If you are looking for solutions to improve battery life on your Galaxy S10 Plus, then you are in the right place. I am going to show you how I optimized my Galaxy phone just by adjusting a few settings that are proven to cut down energy consumption without root access.
How to Optimize Galaxy S10 Plus Battery
Here are a few options you should note:
- Avoid restoring your Galaxy phone from backups or older devices. Instead, set it up as new. Google’s restoring system has been famous for affecting Play Services’ drain.
- Smart Switch is bugged, so you should skip it when setting your phone, or turn it off if you don’t use it.
- Use Black/Night themes to reduce power consumption and it also helps your AMOLED display maintain quality for the future,
- There is a simple Quickpanel shortcut to activate Night mode system-wide. Try keeping it on all the time if possible.
The Quickpanel is not black in Night mode (only 80%), so it also forces your Galaxy phone to drop frames when it’s summoned by blurring the background, which is a redundant effect. To fix that
- Search and install Good Lock from Galaxy store
- Launch QuickStar then set BG Color to black and turn off Blur effect.
No matter does OneUI Home look smart, it is heavy on the GPU tasks, especially when opening the app drawer, you can think about Nova launcher instead. You will feel that:
- Nova Launcher: No frames dropped
- Stock OneUI: Dropping frames EVERY time the drawer is summoned.
You can customize Nova launcher to look the same as stock OneUI while still getting features and better performance.
Darker wallpapers are better, but overall it’s not a big deal. That said, you should keep your wallpapers static in the gallery.
Dolby Atmos needs an additional process to handle the extra channels, if you are not austere about the sound, keep it off.
FHD+ (2280 x 1080) and WQHD+ (3040 x 1440) resolution are not much different from the untrained eye. But, WQHD+ makes your GPU carry about 23% more pixels, and will result in:
- 30min off your average usage
- 25% less autonomy in 3D games
You can disable most apps from Settings > Apps. Apps that can’t be disabled, refer to this guide if you are unfamiliar with Adhell.
After turning off everything related to Facebook, remember not to keep duplicate active services doing the same kind of tasks;
- If you are using Gboard as the main keyboard, toggle Samsung Keyboard & Keyboard Neural beta off.
- If you don’t use OneUI Home then disable it and Bixby Home.
- Safely disable Bixby itself if you like using Google Assistant or not any assistance at all.
They’re not free for use, and they will drain energy by logging.
If you are not checking for rogue apps eating up your battery, you should find out and get rid of them.
- I usually Gboard or Samsung keyboard, so I’m not able to recommend any other.
- You should set your keyboard to be black at all times, which can help you save up at least 30% power when typing.
- Disable anything that makes sounds or vibrations when pressing the buttons. It’s unnecessary, and could not improve your typing performance in any way.
Optimized is a great battery option on your Galaxy S10 Plus. Aside from that, Medium power saving is also good choice. Activating Adaptive power saving can make your phone silently switch between two apps. This mode will learn from your daily usage, to atomically activate Medium power saving when the battery is under 25%.
Sleeping apps put unused apps into sleep mode.
Since most third-party apps are badly optimized and use a great amount of RAM to keep them alive only results in more drain. In the past, we need third-party apps such as Brevent or Greenify to hibernate the apps on our phone, but now Samsung deserves a lot of respect for allowing to easily do so.
You should put apps to sleep unless:
- You want notifications from it
- You rarely use it
Animations make your system get slower, so decreasing them can help your GPU draw fewer frames. All of these options can be disabled from Developer options. The recommendation is 0.5x for a good balance. To enable developer options:
- Head to Settings > About Phone > Software information, tap on Build number 7 times until you become a developer.
You can also enable Reduce animations in Advanced features or Remove Animations in Accessibility.
If you are not still satisfied with your battery usage:
- Visit https://myactivity.google.com/myactivity to clear your account, locations included. Your Drive/Photos data or anything you uploaded will not be lost.
- Wipe data and cache ofGoogle Play Services and Google Play Store
- Power your Galaxy S10 Plus off
- Press and hold the Volume Up + Bixby keys, and then press the Power
- When you see the Android logo, release all three keys.
- There will be an ‘Installing system update’ prompt showing up for 30 – 60 seconds before booting into Android system recovery.
- Press the Volume down key to highlight wipe cache partition.
- Press Power key to confirm.
- Once the wipe cache partition is done, restart your Galaxy S10 Plus