Sprint Galaxy Victory 4G LTE Battery Problems
This section will tackle battery-related problems. If the battery in your device drains quickly or consistently shows it’s low-charged, the following steps can help you resolve them.
There quite a few things to consider when troubleshooting battery problems in Galaxy Victory 4G LTE. It includes physically checking the battery to see if there are physical damages and defects. There were reported cases that users found cracks on the battery, while Sprint will certainly replace it or the entire unit, it is good to know you’ve discovered the problem earlier.
Sometimes, problems lie in the statistics. There were many reported cases like this that were resolved by simply correcting battery configurations and some settings in the device, so we will also try that here. Here are the things you should do to fix battery problems in your device or discover why they happen.
Checking the physical
For battery problems, perhaps the first thing a user should do is check the physical aspects of the battery to find defects and damages. If there are any, you are resolving not just your problems today but also the ones you can probably experience in the future.
- Power off your device: hold the Power button, tap on Power off on the screen and tap on OK.
- Then open the back panel of your device and remove the battery.
- Closely inspect the battery; try to find cracks, swells and lumps. The battery should be perfectly flat on either side.
- If you see some damages in the battery, never re-insert it or attempt to recharge it.
- Go to the nearest Sprint service center and present your device. Tell the tech that your battery has some defects.
For users who find their battery drains faster than usual, the following procedure is an effective way to address it. Basically, the settings and configurations in the device are to blame. Here’s what you need to do:
- Tap on Menu button from the Home screen and choose Settings.
- Tap Display to open display settings.
- Choose Brightness and make sure Automatic Brightness is checked. You also need to set the brightness to a lower level especially at night.
- Go back to Display Settings and choose Screen Timeout. Set your desired time you want your device to automatically turn the screen off when idle. Low numbers can help conserve battery more.
- Tap on the Back key (locate beside the Home button), and choose Wallpaper. Don’t use live wallpapers are they can drain battery faster than you think. Instead use not animated wallpapers or simple pictures.
- Go back to Settings page and tap on More Settings. If you’re not using Wi-Fi (or maybe out of range of any network), toggle the switch to OFF. The same goes for the Bluetooth. This will prevent the device from checking available networks from time to time.
- Under More Settings, choose Mobile Networks.
- Tap on Network Mode; if you’re in an area not covered by 4G LTE, choose CDMA only to prevent your device from scanning 4G LTE networks all the time.
- Go back to the Settings page and scroll down a bit to Personal section.
10. Tap on Location Services and uncheck Use GPS Satellites.
11. Go back to Settings page and tap on Accounts and Sync. Tap on desired account. Check and uncheck desired options to be synced; the fewer, the better.
12. Go back to the Settings page and tap on Sound. Tap Silent mode, and choose Off. Uncheck Sound and Vibration option as well.
13. Tap on Home button. When you’re on the Home screen, tap and hold the Home button.
14. If there are many applications running in the background, your phone will become slower and your battery drains faster. So, close them by tapping and dragging each one to the left. Doing so will close each app.
Your device is now configured to conserve battery.
Another step worth trying is to reset the current power configuration.
- Tap Sprint Zone app.
- Scroll down a bit to find Help.
- Tap My Device, then Power Controls.
- Continue to Low Power, then tap Apply.
- If your phone prompts you if you want to overwrite current power configuration, choose Yes.