Newer Samsung Galaxy devices have a number of features that can lengthen day-to-day battery life, one of which is Optimize Battery Usage. This feature can force an app to lower its battery consumption by limiting its functionality, like blocking it from using mobile data, getting notifications, or downloading updates.
If you have an app that seems to consistently remain on top of your battery usage list, you can use the feature we are discussing in this guide to limit it.
Turning on Optimize Battery Usage on a Samsung Galaxy
Time needed: 1 minute.
You can turn on Optimize Battery Usage for each app. Once you’ve done that, that particular app may have restricted functions and may not be able to use mobile data in order to conserve battery power. Only enable this feature if you think that the app is causing significant pressure to the battery all the time.
Follow the steps below to turn on Optimize Battery Usage on your Samsung device.
- Open the Settings app.
You can find the Settings app in the Home screen or Apps Tray.
- Tap Apps.
Select Apps among the options.
- Tap More settings.
Find the 3 dots at the upper right.
- Tap Special access.
Select Special access option.
- Tap Optimize battery usage.
Select Optimize battery usage.
- Select All.
Tap the drop-down arrow and select All.
- Select the app.
Find the app and move the slider to the right (to turn on) or to the left (to turn off).
In case you’re having an issue receiving notifications, disabling Optimize Battery Usage feature may solve it. Again, don’t forget that this feature blocks notifications together with other restrictions in order to work.
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