Is your Samsung Galaxy S23’s battery draining too fast? It seems like the battery is always running out of juice, no matter how many times you charge it, right?
If this is the problem you are now facing, don’t worry, there are solutions you can take to fix this issue and increase the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy S23.
In this article, we’ll discuss the causes of battery drain, how to check for battery-draining apps and the best ways to optimize your device’s settings for improved battery life.
We’ll also cover how to take advantage of software updates and when it might be time to take your device in for a hardware check (worst-case scenario). Let’s get started!
Note: Solutions in this guide will also work on Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus and S23 Ultra devices.
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What Causes Your Samsung Galaxy S23 Battery to Drain Fast
Poor battery life on your S23 can be a huge frustration, and there are a few different things that can cause your Samsung Galaxy S23 battery to drain quickly, such as;
- Charging the battery too frequently: This can reduce the life cycles of the battery,
- Having power-hungry apps,
- Running too many apps at the same time (multitasking),
- Defective software,
- Poor battery optimizations, or
- A faulty battery.
In the following section, we will walk you through various steps to remove power-hungry apps, and background apps, fix software issues, optimize settings for battery, and what to do if the battery is defective.
Fix 01: Check Battery Usage & Remove Battery Draining Apps
First, let’s take a look at which apps are draining your Galaxy S23’s battery.
Here is how you can do that:
- Open your Settings app.
- Go to Battery and device care.
- Tap on Battery.
Here you’ll be able to see a graph displaying the amount of time and battery life used by each app (if you don’t see them, tap on ). Take a look at the overall percentage of battery used by each app and identify any apps that are using an unusually high amount of battery.
If there are any apps that you don’t use often but conserve a lot of battery, consider uninstalling them:
- Open Settings.
- Go to Apps.
- Tap on the app that you want to remove.
- Tap on Uninstall.
Note: You can adjust specific app settings to save battery life. Some apps will allow you to limit the app’s refresh rate or reduce the number of notifications you receive from the app. This can help reduce the amount of battery used by the app. It’s also important to keep your apps up to date to make sure they are running optimally.
Fix 02: Close Background Apps
If you open or use many apps during a short period of time, it can cause the battery to drain too quickly. If this is the case, closing any app running in the background can help conserve power.
Tap on the recent button, and tap on Close All to close all the background apps.
Fix 03: Turn Off Features That You Don’t Use
As you know, features such as location services (GPS), Bluetooth, NFC, and Cellular data consume more power.
So you can turn off any feature when you don’t need it. You can even reduce the battery consumption by using a WiFi network to access internet.
Fix 04: Turn on Battery Optimization Settings
With your apps now closed, it’s time to maximize your battery life with battery optimization settings like Adaptive battery, Performance profile and Protect battery features.
Adaptive Battery is a feature that uses intelligent algorithms to learn which apps you use the most and limits battery usage for the apps you don’t use as much. This helps extend battery life for longer usage times.
Protect Battery settings helps to optimize battery life cycles by turning off charging at 85% level.
How to Turn On Adaptive Battery
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Battery and device care.
- Tap on Battery.
- Scroll down and tap on More battery settings.
- Toggle on Adaptive battery.
How to Change Performance Profile
- On the same window (Settings > Battery and device care > Battery > More battery settings) tap on the Performance profile.
- Select Light mode.
How to Turn On Protect Battery
- On the same window, toggle on Protect battery (Settings > Battery and device care > Battery > More battery settings).
By turning on these settings, you can be sure you are optimizing your battery life and getting the most out of your device. To take it one step further, you can optimise display settings for even more battery performance. Let’s see how you can do that in the next section.
Fix 05: Optimise Display Settings For Battery Performance
This is another great way to maximize your battery performance. On Samsung Galaxy S23, you can start by changing your display resolution. Lowering the resolution will reduce the amount of power the display consumes.
You can also tweak the adaptive brightness settings to ensure that you don’t have the display too dim or too bright. To further optimize performance, you can turn on Dark mode, reduce screen timeout, and decrease motion smoothness, as they can also give your device extra battery life.
Turn on Adaptive Brightness
- Go to Settings.
- Tap on Display.
- Toggle on the Adaptive brightness.
Reduce Screen Resolution
- On the same window (Settings > Display), tap on Screen resolution.
- Select a reduced resolution.
Turn on Dark Mode
- On Settings > Display window, tap on the Dark mode.
Decrease Screen Timeout
- On the same window (Settings > Display), tap on Screen time out and select 15 seconds or 30 seconds.
Change Motion Smoothness to Standard
- On the same window (Settings > Display) tap on Motion smoothness, and then select Standard.
Fix 06: Do a Software Update
Software updates contain bug fixes that can keep your battery from becoming drained too quickly and give you access to the latest features and security updates. To update your device’s software, here are the steps you need to follow:
- Head over to Settings.
- Tap on Battery and device care.
- Tap on Software update.
- Then, tap on Download and install.
Updating your device’s software can help improve the performance of your device, but it may not always be enough to address hardware-level battery issues. If you are still experiencing battery draining on your Samsung Galaxy S23, you may need to check your device with a technician.
Take Your Device to a Samsung Repair Center to Check Hardware-level Battery Defects
If your Samsung Galaxy S23 is still displaying signs of a battery drain, it may be due to a hardware-level defect. Taking your device to a certified Samsung repair center can determine if the battery drain is caused by a faulty component, as well as identify any other hardware-level issues that could affect the battery’s performance.
If a hardware issue with the battery is found, they will replace the damaged component, or in some cases, replace the entire battery.
We hope this guide helped you to fix the fast battery draining problem on your Samsung Galaxy S23. Don’t forget to share this with your friends who experience the same issue.
Also, if you have any questions regarding this guide, feel free to leave a comment below. We will be happy to help!