Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G Battery Draining Quickly, Fix to Improve Battery Life

If you’re using the newly released Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G device for a few days or weeks and somehow you started noticing that the battery draining very quickly on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 unexpectedly then make sure to follow this troubleshooting guide to improve battery life easily. Due to the foldable screen which folds and unfolds into a big screen, the chances are high that you’re not satisfied with the battery life.

Well, that’s one of the common issues that most foldable device users may experience apart from non-foldable device users too. But the fact is that there are some hidden or default factory settings that come preloaded on most of the smartphones or foldable devices that can cause such kind of battery draining issue in most scenarios. So, it’s always better to turn off those specific options or try getting advantages of other features on the device.

Battery draining quick on Galaxy Z Fold 3? Fix to improve battery life

Is battery draining quick on Galaxy Z Fold 3? Fix to improve battery life

Having a 4,400mAh non-removable battery with 25W fast charging support isn’t enough for most of the users to at least spend a full working day on a regular basis. It’s because some of the inbuilt settings and features are consistently consuming a lot of battery juice in the background without letting you know.

So, most Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G users are getting around 4-5 hours in a day maximum whether they use the device moderately or not. That’s why a little disabling some features or tweaking some other options on the device can help you to gain 1-2 hours extra battery life in a full day which should be considered as great battery life for foldable devices right now.

1. Turn On Dark Mode

First of all, you should enable the Dark Mode option on your handset to not only save the battery juice but also reduce your eye strain while using the device for a longer period of time in the night or during low light conditions whatsoever. To do that:

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  • Just swipe down the notification panel or quick shortcut panel.
  • Tap on the Dark Mode (half-moon icon) from the quick shortcut tile to turn it on. [You can again tap on it to turn it on]
  • The whole system interface and most of the app interface (background color) will turn into black color and the text will convert into white color.

2. Set Display Auto-Brightness

Make sure to set the auto-brightness level of the display brightness on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G device to adjust the brightness level automatically by the system depending on the environment. To do so:

  • Just swipe down the notification panel or quick shortcut panel.
  • Tap on the down arrow icon next to the brightness slider option.
  • Then enable the Adaptive brightness toggle and tap on Done.

3. Enable Power Saving Mode

By enabling the power-saving mode on your device, you’ll be able to reduce the battery draining issue up to some extent. However, when your device battery juice goes down to 20%-15% then the chances are high that power saving feature will disable some of the features or services on your device to save the battery life until it gets charged again such as network usage, data syncing, location checking, animations, brightness level, etc.

  • Open Settings on your device > Tap on Battery and device care.
  • Tap on Battery > Go to Power saving mode and turn it on.

For your ease, you can directly swipe down the notification panel or the quick shortcut tile and turn on/off the power-saving mode (battery icon).

4. Limit Background Usage

If some apps or services are not in use for a while then the system will automatically turn them off or put them into a deep sleep until you open those apps in the future again which basically helps to improve the battery life. To do this:

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  • Open Settings on the handset.
  • Tap on Battery and device care > Go to Battery.
  • Next, tap on Background usage limits > Turn on the Put unused apps to sleep option.
  • You’re good to go.

5. Check Battery Usage and Enable Adaptive Battery

Some of the specific apps are used to run in the background always and that’s why they mostly consume the internet bandwidth as well as battery juice whatsoever. It’s recommended to check for the battery usage stats for a full day or a week to understand which app(s) is causing the battery to drain a lot.

  • Open Settings > Go to Battery and device care.
  • Tap on Battery > Tap on the Battery usage chart.
  • Now, go back to the previous page, and select More battery settings.
  • Finally, enable theĀ Adaptive battery feature.

This method should help your Galaxy Z Fold 3 to improve battery life.

6. Adjust Screen Timeout

Lock screen timeout can also cause battery draining a lot if you’re using your device mostly. It’s better to reduce the time limit for the screen timeout option to improve battery life. To do that:

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  • Open the Settings app on your phone.
  • Tap on Display > Scroll down the page and select Screen timeout.
  • Now, choose 15 seconds or 30 seconds of screen timeout which is more than enough for a normal user. [If that’s less for you, then set it to 1 minute maximum]
  • Once done, reboot your device to change effects immediately.

7. Limit Lock Screen Notifications

If you’re getting an unlimited number of app notifications on your device for a full day and most of them are unnecessary for you then you should limit the app notifications manually by following the steps below:

  • Tap and hold on to the particular app icon that you want to disable notifications.
  • Next, click on App Info > Tap on Notifications.
  • Then tap on Show notifications > Turn off the toggle.

8. Turn Off Improve Accuracy

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Turn off the Improve Accuracy feature on your Samsung Galaxy device from the Location settings menu. It also includes Wi-Fi Scanning and Bluetooth Scanning feature. Turn them off too. To do this:

  • Go to Settings on your device > Location.
  • Turn on the Location toggle to enable Improve Accuracy feature.
  • Now, tap on Improve Accuracy > Make sure Wi-Fi scanning and Bluetooth scanning option to turn off.
  • Once done, go back and turn off the Location toggle now.
  • You may experience low Battery draining issue on Galaxy Z Fold 3 than before.

9. Reduce Screen Refresh Rate

The screen refresh rate can also play a major role in terms of the battery draining. If you’re going to sleep or study or work for some time then you should reduce the screen refresh rate during idle time or even while using the handset to maintain battery draining. To do so:

  • Open the Settings app on your phone.
  • Tap on Display > Tap on Motion smoothness.
  • Make sure to select Standard refresh rate > Select Apply to save changes.
  • It’ll definitely gonna help your Galaxy Z Fold 3 to improve battery life.

10. Turn Off Location Tracking

It’s also highly recommended to turn off the GPS (Location) tracking feature on your device always until you need it. Therefore, you’ll be able to save a lot of battery juice in a full day because some of the apps or services require location access once you open them on your phone even you don’t need it.

After turning off the location access, if some apps or services are asking you to turn it on, you’ll be able to decide yourself whether it’s required or not. If yes, then you can manually turn on the location tracking temporarily. To do that:

  • Just swipe down the notification panel or quick settings shortcut.
  • Tap on the Location shortcut toggle (navigation icon) to turn it off. [You can again tap on it to turn it on]

11. Disable Nearby Device Scanning

Well, you should also turn off the Nearby Device Scanning feature on your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 5G device. Although this feature really allows you to easily scan and connect to nearby devices around you, most of the users don’t use this feature that much.

So, whenever you need it, you can manually turn on this feature temporarily. But for most of the time, it should be turned off without any second thought. To do this:

  • Open the Settings menu on your handset.
  • Tap on Connections > Go to More Connection settings.
  • Now, simply Turn Off the Nearby device scanning toggle.
  • This method should reduce the Battery draining issue on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 device.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For additional queries, you can comment below.

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