How to fix Galaxy S10 5G battery life issues | easy steps to improve bad battery life

If you’re having battery life issues on your Galaxy S10 5G, there are a number of steps that you need to do to identify what’s causing them. When it comes to battery life problems, there’s no specific solution. In most cases, a user will have to perform a set of troubleshooting steps before a fix may be figured out. This post will help you do that.

How to fix Galaxy S10 5G battery life issues | easy steps to improve bad battery life

Are you having any battery life issues on your Galaxy S10 5G? If yes, learn what you can do about it below.

S10 5G battery life issues fix #1: Check Battery Usage feature

In majority of cases, Android battery life problems are caused by apps. Samsung recognizes this so it equips its Galaxy devices with a handy tool to keep track of how apps uses battery power over a period of time. The feature is called Battery Usage and can be accessed under Settings menu. If you think that your Galaxy S10 5G has battery life issues, the first thing that you want to do is to check if there’s an apparent sign of any app hogging battery abnormally.

Apps or widgets may not necessarily bad if they use too much power in a certain period or all the time. Popular apps such as social networking apps tend to be prime suspects in this situation as they usually check for updates from remote often. If you use apps like Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Instagram, etc., one or some of them may be high in your battery usage list. All you can do is to minimize you usage habits in lengthen battery life. However, if you have apps that you don’t use often but remains high in the list, that can be a bad sign. You may start checking such apps if they have bad raps on the web. You may need to do some research about them to get more information. Some bad apps may be constantly running in the background so if there’s an app that you don’t recognize, be sure to uninstall it. 

To start checking Battery Usage:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Device Care.
  3. Tap Battery.
  4. Tap Battery Usage.
  5. Check the list.

S10 5G battery life issues fix #2: Restart device

Sometimes, restarting a device can help improve battery life. Some minor bugs may affect power management and slowing some system things down. In some cases, restarting the device is enough to fix battery life. If you haven’t tried this yet, be sure that you do it this time. Try restarting it normally first by pressing the Power button to access the boot menu. Then, select Restart option and see if that works.

Another way to restart the device is by pressing and holding the Volume Down button and the Power key at the same time for 10 seconds or until the device’s screen turns on. This simulates the effect of having disconnected the battery from the device. If this works, this may unlock the device.

If doing the regular restart won’t help, then try this:

  1. Press and hold the Volume Down button first and don’t release it.
  2. While holding it down, press and hold the Power key.
  3. Keep both keys held down for 10 seconds or more. 

The second restart procedure tries to simulate the effects of removing the battery pack. On older devices, disconnecting the battery is often an effective way in fixing unresponsive devices. If nothing changed though, proceed to the next suggestions.

Rebooting your device regularly at least once every week can be beneficial. If you tend to forget things, we suggest that you configure your phone to reboot on its own. You can schedule it to do this task by doing these steps:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Device Care.
  3. Tap the 3-dot at the top.
  4. Select Auto restart. 

S10 5G battery life issues fix #3: Clear cache partition

Android is designed to work seamlessly, at least on paper. In reality, Android is way too complex to work perfectly. One of the common reasons why an Android device may slow down or has erratic battery life can be a corrupted system cache. To check if a bad cache partition is to blame, follow these steps:

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
  3. When the green Android logo displays, release all keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
  4. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe cache partition’.
  5. Press Power button to select.
  6. Press the Volume down key until ‘yes’ is highlighted and press the Power button.
  7. When the wipe cache partition is complete, “Reboot system now” is highlighted.
  8. Press the Power key to restart the device.
  9. Check for the problem.

S10 5G battery life issues fix #4: Turn off Always-On Display

If you’re using Always-On Display, it may be the reason for your Galaxy S10 5G battery life issues. As you can see, the huge, colorful screen of your device may be helpful in some respects but it’s definitely not battery-wise. Although Samsung claims that AoD feature only uses about 5% of battery life, in reality it can really have a big impact on the battery. Turning it off might help in this case. To do that, follow the steps:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Lock screen.
  3. Disable the Always-On display feature.

S10 5G battery life issues fix #5: Turn off unnecessary features

Your Galaxy S10 5G packs a lot of features, with most of them totally unnecessary. With a lot of things going on at the same time, this can be the reason why your battery runs low fast everyday. Try turning these features off in order to extend battery life. If you have features like Edge Panel, Edge Lightning, Gestures and Palm Swipe control enabled, try to disable them. Go under Settings and find these features so you can turn them off.

S10 5G battery life issues fix #6: Use Night Mode / Black Wallpaper

As of this time, your Galaxy S10 5G should already be enjoying Night Mode feature. This is one of the recent features that came with the Samsung update. Be sure to use it. You can check if it’s enabled by going under  Settings > Display > Night mode.

When it comes to extending battery life, every trick helps so be sure to also use a black wallpaper. The screen is one of the biggest consumers of battery power is the screen. The more colorful the screen is, the more stress it puts on the battery. Using a black wallpaper though should minimize the color on the screen and, in turn, lessen battery consumption. AMOLED screens like the one on your phone runs more efficiently when it displays black pixels so it’s easier on the battery. If you need a solution for the long term, start using black wallpaper or theme now.

S10 5G battery life issues fix #7: Disable networking functions 

Turning off network functions like GPS (Location Tracking), Bluetooth, Mobile data, or wifi may help. If you regularly rely on cellular data or mobile data for internet connection, you should consider switching to wifi if you have the chance. If at home, be sure to turn off mobile data and use wifi instead. This should cut back battery usage significantly especially if you’re not using the device at night or when you’re sleeping. Or better still, simply turn mobile data or wifi. Do the same for Bluetooth and GPS. 

Some actively running apps may require regular internet connection to get updates. This means that GPS or Bluetooth may be running without you knowing it. Be sure to manually check that these networking functions are turned off. To turn off GPS:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Privacy & safety.
  3. Tap Location.
  4. Select Location Method.

S10 5G battery life issues fix #8: Lower screen brightness

Another way to conserve battery power is to keep screen brightness to a minimum. If you are a heavy phone user, which means that you are turning on your phone more than a hundred times every day, Screen must be one of the major reasons for the problem. There can be many reasons why you use your phone but most of them involves checking for notifications, time, messages, etc. Once you’re done using the device, the screen may be left on for another few minutes depending on your screen timer option. This means that the device is losing battery power unnecessarily. Turning off your screen right away can save power significantly in the long run. 

Most importantly, lowering screen brightness matters. Try to dim the screen to the lowest comfortable level for you and be sure to keep it that way. Go under Settings > Display > Brightness and keep screen brightness to about 30%. We also suggest that you disable Adaptive Brightness. This feature is really not necessary and you can easily manually change screen brightness easily if you really need to. To disable Adaptive Brightness, go to Settings > Display > Brightness > disable Adaptive Brightness.

S10 5G battery life issues fix #9: Use Power Saving Mode

If you have battery power emergency and you need to lengthen your phone’s usage with no charging opportunity in sight, you can employ Power Saving Mode. There are four Power Modes under settings and two of them are really good options if you need to use your device for basic functions. Depending on the option you pick, there may be drastic changes as far as screen brightness and resolution are concerned. To access Power Saving Mode:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Device Care. 
  3. Tap Battery.
  4. Tap Power mode.

If you choose Medium Power saving, these things will be implemented:

  • Restricted background data 
  • AoD disabled
  • CPU speed is limited to 70%
  • Screen brightness reduced by 10%
  • Screen resolution changed to FHD

If you choose Maximum Power saving, these things will be implemented:

  • Restricted background data 
  • AoD disabled
  • CPU speed is limited to 70%
  • Screen brightness reduced by 10%
  • Screen resolution changed to HD

S10 5G battery life issues fix #10: Install updates

Sometimes, Android issues are fixed by simply updating the software and apps. Be sure to install any system or app updates that are available. Updates not only bring cosmetic changes but also fixes to known bugs. And bugs are common occurrences on Android. Keeping the device updated software-wise prevents or minimizes bugs from developing, if not outright fix them.

S10 5G battery life issues fix #11: Factory reset

You should consider doing a factory reset if none of the suggestions above help. This will return software settings to their default state. Factory reset is effective in fixing problems due to software bugs so be sure to do this at this particular stage of your troubleshooting.

To factory reset your phone:

Method 1: How to hard reset on Samsung Galaxy S10 via Settings Menu

  1. Create a backup of your personal data and remove your Google account.
  2. Open Settings app.
  3. Scroll to and tap General management.
  4. Tap Reset.
  5. Select Factory data reset from the given options.
  6. Read the information then tap Reset to continue.
  7. Tap Delete All to confirm action.

Method 2: How to hard reset on Samsung Galaxy S10 using hardware buttons

  1. If possible, create a backup of your personal data ahead of time. If your problem prevents you from doing that, then simply skip this step.
  2. Also, you want to make sure that you remove your Google account. If your problem prevents you from doing that, then simply skip this step.
  3. Turn off the device. This is important. If you can’t turn it off, you’ll never be able to boot to Recovery Mode. If you are not able to shut the device off regularly via the Power button, wait until the phone’s battery is drained. Then, charge the phone for 30 minutes before booting to Recovery Mode.
  4. Press and hold the Volume Up button and the Bixby button at the same time.
  5. While still holding the Volume Up and Bixby keys, press and hold the Power button.
  6. The Recovery screen menu will now appear. When you see this, release the buttons.
  7. Use the Volume Down button until you are highlighting ‘Wipe data/factory reset.’
  8. Press the Power button to select ‘Wipe data/factory reset.’
  9. Use Volume Down to highlight Yes.
  10. Press the Power button to confirm factory reset.


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