Learn more about Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s App Power Monitor, Power Saving Modes & Emergency Mode [Tutorial]

The #Samsung #Galaxy Note 7 (#Note7) has a huge 3,500mAh battery but since it has a lot of features and services running by default, it may drain its battery quicker than we think. Good thing Samsung included some battery-saving features we can use to conserve power if necessary. So, in this post, I will tackle these things and will guide you through in enabling / disabling them.


The first one is the App Power Monitor that allows you handicap some apps so that they won’t suck up juice that much. I will also tackle the phone’s Medium and Maximum Power Saving Modes and lastly the Emergency Mode. Continue reading to learn more about these features and learn how to use them to your benefits.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 App Power Monitor

This feature is actually the same as the Galaxy S7’s App Power Saving feature that some of you already know. Unlike the power saving modes, this feature is app-oriented. You can turn off some apps’ notifications and background data usage. In doing so, the apps won’t use up battery more than they usually do.  Aside from the obvious battery-saving feature, you can also use it to silence annoying apps. Here’s how you enable it…

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Apps icon.
  2. Find and touch Settings.
  3. Touch Device maintenance, then tap the Battery.
  4. The apps whose services can be manipulated by this service are already listed, so choose ones that you want to handicap by putting a check next to the box on the left of each item.
  5. Once you’ve chosen the apps, touch SAVE POWER.
  6. These apps will be filed under Sleeping apps until you use them again.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Medium Power Saving Mode

It’s the typical power saving mode that also exists on other Galaxy devices. What it does is limit the screen’s brightness, change the screen’s resolution to a lower level, limit the device’s performance a bit and prevent background data usage. The last is what makes a greater impact on the battery usage as mobile data is won’t be used once the phone becomes idle. The disadvantage is that apps can’t pull updates from their respective servers while the phone is sleeping, although mobile data will resume once the screen turns on.

Here’s how to enable Medium Power Saving Mode…

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Apps icon.
  2. Find and touch Settings.
  3. Touch Device maintenance, then tap the Battery.
  4. Touch MID.
  5. By default, screen brightness will be limited to 90%, screen resolution will be set to FHD (1920×1080), throttle device performance a bit and disable background data usage. But you can actually change all these by tapping CUSTOMIZE.
  6. Once you’re satisfied with your settings, hit APPLY to turn on Medium Power Saving Mode.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Maximum Power Saving Mode

It’s also the same as the Ultra Power Saving Mode that you can find in Galaxy S7 and previous models. This mode will greatly handicap your phone and sacrifice many services just to conserve battery but it’s very helpful especially if you’re running low on battery with no charging station in sight. Here’s how you turn it on…

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Apps icon.
  2. Find and touch Settings.
  3. Touch Device maintenance, then tap the Battery.
  4. Touch MAX.
  5. By default, screen brightness limit is set to 80% and screen resolution lowered to HD (1280×720) and performance will be greatly lowered with background data usage disabled. You change these settings by tapping CUSTOMIZE.
  6. Once finished, tap APPLY.
  7. Your phone’s screen turns black, no background, with only four usable apps on the screen, although you can add apps you don’t want restricted while in this mode.
  8. To turn it off, touch the More options icon (three dots) on the upper-right corner.
  9. Touch Turn off Maximum Power Saving Mode.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Emergency Mode

If you’re familiar with Galaxy S7’s screen structure when Ultra Power Saving Mode is turned on, it’s the same as this mode; the theme color turns to grayscale relatively big app icons. But the thing is, you can set your emergency contacts for easy calling. Here’s how you enable it…

  1. Press and hold the Power/Lock key until the options to Power off, Restart and Emergency mode appears.
  2. Touch Emergency mode.
  3. Review the terms and conditions, put a check on the box next to “I have read and agree to all the terms and conditions above” and hit AGREE.
  4. Review the Emergency mode information and hit TURN ON.
  5. Wait until the device successfully enters Emergency mode.
  6. You will now see the apps you can use while in this mode, if you want to add one, touch the Plus sign. The Emergency call button is so big you can’t miss it at the bottom of the screen.
  7. To manage Emergency contacts, touch More options icon at the upper right.
  8. Touch Manager emergency contacts.
  9. Tap Edit, touch Add member.
  10. Choose the contacts you want to add as Emergency contacts, then hit Done and then SAVE.
  11. That’s pretty much it!

Just for your information, Emergency mode actually does the following:

  • Restricting application usage to only essential applications and those selected by you.
  • Turning off Mobile data when the screen is off.
  • Turning off connectivity features such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • When Emergency mode has been turned off, the Location settings may stay the same as they were in Emergency mode.

There you have it! I hope that these basic tutorials or guides can help you one way or the other.


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One Reply to “Learn more about Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s App Power Monitor, Power Saving Modes & Emergency Mode [Tutorial]”

  1. This is all good, but only a computer programmer would think that displaying an annoying notification every time an app is power saved is a good idea. Perhaps, it would be more useful to if you could explain how to turn off these intensely annoying notifications, as I can’t find a way – other notifications can be turned off but the option is greyed out for this one.

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