Get the most out of your Samsung Galaxy S3 with these tips for battery life
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of our favorite devices out there and we've already went through a list of 30 tips and tricks but we thought it would be useful to dive into one of its most important aspects: getting better battery life.
The big, beautiful screen is one of the most appealing things about the Galaxy S3 but this is also the thing that sucks the most juice. One simple way to get more battery life out of your device is by turning down the screen's brightness.
This can be accomplished by going into the Settings, tapping on Display, turning off Auto Brightness and then setting the brightness that you want. I've found the screen is so nice that you can comfortably get by on some of the lower settings.
Another sure-fire way to get more battery life out of your Galaxy S3 is to reduce some of the connections your phone is making. Every time your Galaxy S3 searches for a WiFi network or pings the GPS database, that eats up battery life.
If you know that you're not going to need either of these, go into the Settings and turn off WiFi and GPS. It's kind of a pain that you have to manually turn these on when you want to use it but Samsung made this super simple to do by including quick-access to these in the Android notification bar.
Speaking of location, make sure you know which apps have access to your phone's location features and adjust accordingly. For something like Foursquare or Google Maps, having location capabilities is a must but you should really think about whether other apps really need to know where you are.
Another way to get more juice out of your Galaxy S3 is by turning off background data syncing. For those who need every single Tweet, email or Facebook notification in real-time, turning off background data may seem crazy but it definitely will save on battery life. Additionally, I've found this can also make you more efficient by removing distractions.