How to View and Manage Galaxy S20 Battery and Power Usage

When it comes to power management, new smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S20 offer different ways to preserve and extend battery life when needed. It also has relevant features that when activated will automatically adjust the display resolution based on your power usage. To make use of these features, I’ve prepared a simple walkthrough for you to refer to. Here’s how to view and manage the galaxy s20 battery and power usage.

One of the widespread issues in mobile devices is on battery draining. Such problems can occur on any device from the mid-range to the highest tiered. One way to evade from power dilemmas is to manage the phone’s battery and power usage. And this context will help you get started. Read on for more detailed instructions.

Easy steps to access and manage the Galaxy S20 battery and power usage information

Time Needed : 8 minutes

Performing these subsequent steps will help you access the battery menu of your Galaxy S20 and from there you can manage power usage and enable power saving mode if necessary. Screenshots depicting each of the lined up steps are also provided for easier navigation. Here’s how it works.

  1. Open the Apps viewer then tap Settings.

    To access the Apps viewer, swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen.


    manage galaxy s20 battery and power usage - settings

  2. From the Settings menu, scroll down and tap Device care.

    On the next menu, you will see relevant information on battery, storage, memory, security and more.

    manage galaxy s20 battery and power usage - device care

  3. Tap Battery to view more details on battery usage.

    Relevant information such as the battery usage and power management will be displayed next.

    manage galaxy s20 battery and power usage - battery

  4. Tap Battery usage.

    Doing so will open a new screen where you can view details about how your phone's battery is being utilized.

    manage galaxy s20 battery and power usage - battery usage

  5. Scroll down to view more details regarding how much battery is used up by an application.

    If necessary, end or force close background apps with significant power usage.

    manage galaxy s20 battery and power usage - apps battery usage

  6. After viewing and managing each app's battery consumption, tap the Back icon twice.

    Doing so will route you back to the Battery menu.

    manage galaxy s20 battery and power usage - back icon

  7. Scroll down and tap Power mode.

    On the next screen, you will see different power modes you can use when.

    manage galaxy s20 battery and power usage - power mode

  8. To extend the battery life, you can switch the device to Medium power saving or Maximum power saving mode. 

    If you want to activate the recommended battery optimization, choose Optimized instead.
    To activate higher system speed, and maximum display brightness and resolution, High performance is an option. But please note though that this will use up more power than other modes.

    manage galaxy s20 battery and power usage - power modes

  9. To enable Adaptive power saving, simply tap to turn on the switch next to it. 

    With this setting, the power is automatically set based on your usage patterns and therefore helps you save power when needed. 
    Enabling this feature does not change the screen resolution.

    manage galaxy s20 battery and power usage - adaptive power saving

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

Activating power mode is deemed among temporary solutions to battery draining issues, particularly those that are attributed to misconfigured or inefficient display settings. Hence, knowing where and how to access these settings is also imperative.

Managing power usage by individual apps is also important, especially when dealing with battery issues attributed to rogue apps.


To view and manage app power usage, navigate to Settings-> Apps menu and then select an app to view more details on its battery usage. If you see any unusual power consumption by an application, that app is likely acting up and therefore needs a force stop to refresh and get back to its normal state.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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