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S23 Battery usage

(Topic created on: 11-06-2023 09:41 PM)
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Kentoy000
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Galaxy S
Hello there

I just wanna ask cause i recently bought my s23 and was wondering why my battery is dropping so much faster compared to the test and reviews ive seen in youtube. They get around 6hrs of SoT, but i only get around 3hours SoT before i need to charge again. Surely, the reviews and tests in youtube were not exxaggerated. And if it was the difference shudnt be too much right? 

*Screenshot below is when i tried testing how long my s23 can last on a day where i rarely used it. Mind you I was in uni throughout the day.


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*For next screenshots is when i am testing with moderate use, its not complete like the previous cuz i wanted to inquire asap today. Cuz the results compared to what i was expecting is a bit disappointing :( 


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I was thinking when i get my s23 itll last me a day at moderate use without charging until i reach home.

Is it possible to get a unit with weaker battery compared to others? If yes itll hurt a bit for what i paid for or maybe i have some settings i need to tweak? Itll be great if anyone got some tips to share whilst keeping my 120hz display option on.



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MithinXavier
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Galaxy S
Try to change motion smoothness from adaptive to standard
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Kentoy000
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Hello, thanks for the reply. I was thinking about doing that as i was desperate to get SoT similar to those s23 featured in youtube reviews but once uve gone 120, u cant go back to 60hz 😅. So i was wondering if there are other settings tweaking while being able to keep the 120hz enabled.
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MithinXavier
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Im still using 120 im getting 1 day backup in above average use
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MithinXavier
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Also check for any apps which is using battery in background
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Kentoy000
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Galaxy S
I try but during the time there is background usage, there are no apps seen but power is being used :( 😞
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Kentoy000
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Will it make a big difference if i have my location, bluetooth and auto sync turned on? Cuz I have all these features turned on always. The location to find my device encase i misplace it, bluetooth so my earbuds auto connect and auto sync for my emails.
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MithinXavier
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I always turn on Bluetooth only if required. Others are on. Just try with Bluetooth
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Galaxy S
So ugly 🖕🏻
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Samsung_specialist
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We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Kindly be advised that battery consumption and lifespan varies depending on a number of factors, including the frequency of device use, the number of installed and running apps, operating system errors, and network connectivity. 5G networks may drain the battery faster, but Galaxy phones use advanced AI-based software to efficiently control battery consumption to suit your usage patterns.
Before you try the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device's software and related apps are updated to the latest version. To update your mobile device's software, follow these steps:

Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.

Step 2. Tap on Download and install.

Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Battery can be consumed a little faster right after purchase:
You may notice that your new phone's battery seems to be draining faster compared to your previous device even though you are using it under the same conditions after purchase.

During the first few days after purchase, users have usually activated many applications and set various features for initial device setting, and the frequency of background operation is optimized at this period. So, you may feel the battery usage time is shorter compared to when you were using your previous device.

5G service may consume more battery:
While connected to a 5G network, your phone may consume more battery than usual. Current 5G services are compliant with the Non-Standalone (NSA)* standard, which uses 4G (LTE) and 5G together. Therefore, 5G and 4G (LTE) circuits are used simultaneously for high-speed processing of large-capacity data.

Since your phone is connected to multiple networks at the same time, the battery may drain faster than you would typically expect, and your phone may get a little warmer than when solely on 3G or LTE. To make up for this, you can use features that will optimize and improve your phone's overall performance.

* NSA(Non-Standalone): The first roll-out of 5G networks and devices will be brought under Non-Standalone (NSA) operation, which is to say that the 5G networks will be supported by existing 4G infrastructure. Thus, 5G-enabled devices will connect to 5G frequencies for data throughout but will still use 4G for non-data features such as connecting to the base stations and servers.


Note: If you feel the device overheats, do not use it for a while and wait while the device cools.

Optimize the overall usage of your phone:
You can optimize your phone using the Device care feature to reduce battery consumption by closing unused apps and controlling abnormal battery usage. Follow the steps below.

Step 1. Open Settings, and then select Battery and device care.

Step 2. Tap Optimize now. Device care automatically optimizes your phone.

The quick optimization feature improves device performance through the following actions.

Closes apps running in the background.
Manages abnormal battery usage.
Scans for crashed apps and malware.

Using the auto optimization feature

You can set the device to perform auto optimization when your device is not in use. Tap More options > Automation > Auto optimize daily and tap the switch to activate it.

Adjust Background usage limits:
The more unused apps there are running in the background, the more power your battery will use. Background usage limits can be set to reduce battery consumption. Follow the steps below.


Step 1. Open Settings, and then select Battery and device care.



Step 2. Tap Battery.



Step 3. Tap Background usage limits.



Step 4. Set the app you want to control.

You can choose from the following settings:
Put unused apps to sleep which will automatically put apps to sleep if they have not been used for a while.
Sleeping apps allows you to choose the apps that won't run in the background. You can view your current sleeping apps as well.
Deep sleeping apps will never run in the background and will only work when you open them.
Never sleeping apps allows you to choose which apps will not automatically be set to sleeping mode.

Optimize individual apps
You can optimize individual apps to use less battery. Follow the steps below.

1
Open Settings, and then select Apps.
2
Tap More options (the three vertical dots).
3
Select Special access.
4
Select Optimize battery usage.
5
Select the app you want to optimize. Optimized apps use less battery.

Note: Optimized apps will use less battery, but some background functions will be restricted.

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