Battery drainage problem on Galaxy A8 Plus or Galaxy A8 is one of the major issues faced by these smartphones even other smartphones are not left behind in this problem. Although the Galaxy A8 and A8 plus come with a battery capacity that is reasonable for an average user, too many background applications running prevents the battery from lasting as long as it is supposed to. The battery could be damaged physically which could be the causative factor as well. However, this seemingly global problem can be fixed without visiting a recommended Service Centre.
Battery Drainage Problem on Galaxy A8 Plus or Galaxy A8- How to fix
Below are few possible ways of fixing battery drainage problem on Galaxy A8 plus or Galaxy A8;
1. Battery Optimizer
You should ensure that the Battery Optimizer is enabled. This is located in the Settings menu of your smartphone device. The Battery Optimizer helps to identify the apps that induce quick battery consumption. You should also check your battery usage so as to know the reason why your battery discharges quickly. Tap on “Battery” option in the Settings menu of your device, and then tap on “Battery Usage”. Here, you will find the various applications that use the battery. Most importantly, look out for those apps that use up the battery without you knowing. When you observe an unexpected battery use by a given app, it is advisable to uninstall that app or try updating such app and see if the battery drainage problem on Galaxy A8 Plus changes or stops.
2. Clear Device Cache
Often times, the cache and data files for your device might have been so filled that it causes battery draining quickly and it may cause the phone to start misbehaving. To solve this problem, you will need to delete the cache file and data in order to restart all process on your smartphone device. When an old cache is piled up and not wiped, it also could pull down battery consumption. Note that, most data stored will be erased during this data clearing process. Once you have cleared all these, restart the device and observe your battery performance. The problem you were facing should have been solved.
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3. Power Saving mode
Power saving mode has really been a battery saver for most smartphone users. Ensure that it’s enabled when your devices battery life is below 30% so as to extend its remaining lifespan. Whenever Power management setting is enabled, the Samsung A8 or A8 plus battery life issues can be fixed to some extent, as it helps to limit the background services of your device as well as restricting your location services. You can access this mode in your devices Settings menu. Tap on Battery to see if the Power Savings Mode is disabled so as to enable it. This mode has been proven to be a lifesaver in cases of emergency.
4. Safe Mode
Safe Mode allows your device run without any third party applications. This can help you to locate the apps that are causing rapid battery consumption. Boot your device into the safe mode and check the battery usage and take note of the apps that consume more battery. Uninstall those apps or the recently installed app(s) that you believe might be the cause. Then reboot your phone normally. This mode helps improve the battery life of your device.
5. Calibrate Your Device’s Battery
Your smartphone devices battery begins to misbehaviour sometimes, when some battery data gets corrupted, making your phone to switch off even before the battery drains out due to data misinterpretation. You must calibrate your phone’s battery so as to ensure that battery information is correctly read by the Android OS. You don’t need to root your device in order to calibrate your battery. These steps will help;
– Use your smartphone device until the battery is completely discharged and it shuts down automatically.
– Turn it back on and let it shut down on its own again.
– Plug your Galaxy A8 or A8 plus device to its charger and allow it charge without switching your device on till it gets to 100%.
As soon as the screen shows the battery is 100% charged, unplug the charger and power on your device. If the battery doesn’t show 100% when turned on, plug it back to the charger, and allow it charge 100% while it’s still on.
Unplug the charger and restart your device. Check the battery if it shows 100%. If not, then plug back the charger and allow it charge again till 100%.
Repeat this till your device finally shows 100% after restarting it when a charger is not connected.
Then use your device until the battery is completely drained and your phone shuts down automatically again.
Finally, connect your charger and charge till the battery is 100% charged. This completes the process of calibrating your phone’s battery.
You will begin to observe improvements in the battery performance after a calibration has been performed. However, this process should not be done too often, as it may have an effect that is detrimental to your devices battery. Hence ensure that battery calibration is used as a one-time option to resolve battery problems.
6. Update Apps Regularly
Apps regularly are redesigned to optimize battery usage aside their bug fixing capability. So, therefore, you should ensure that your apps are in auto-update mode so that they will be updated based on availability. Avoid updating all your apps on a go. This process tends to drain the battery quicker than when you manually check for updates and then update them when they are available. Many times, the outdated software can affect battery performance of your smartphone device.
7. Restore Factory Settings
This reset setting removes every data and all third party apps from your phone. It is therefore advised to back up all important files before you proceed to reset your device to factory settings. This function is located in the Backup and Reset menu of the device’s setting. Then tap on Factory Reset. This will reset the device. You could click on the option Backup and Reset if you want to back up your data before resetting the device.
Slow Charging on Galaxy A8 Plus – Tips to fix
If perhaps, you are experiencing problem such as slow charging on Galaxy A8 plus or Galaxy A8 device, you can try the following tips below;
- Ensure that you use an original charger as well as an original data cable.
- Check if the electric current is low voltage. There is a possibility that the malfunctioned switch is not passing enough current required for fast charge.
- Always check and wipe out moisture, smut or dirt from your charging port. Ensure both chargers, charging cords and USB port are dry.
- Always bear in mind that charging your smartphone device in a car or with a power bank will give you a different result compared to using electricity. Charging with a power bank or in a car increases the rate at which it charges fast. This also applies to using a laptop to charge your device.