Samsung came up with its new wearable device, the Galaxy Watch Active 2 back in September 2019. To recall, the device comes in two models i.e. 44mm and 40mm. The 40mm model sports a 1.2-inch display and the 44mm model has a 1.4-inch display. While all the other specs like a 340 mAH battery, 1.5 GB RAM, 50m water resistance (IP68), Always On Display, ECG, touch-sensitive bezel, etc are the same for both the models. However, users have been reporting that the battery life of the device is not up to the mark and it lasts to around 1.5-2 days at max. And if you are facing such a similar issue then, you are in the right place.
Because in this post, we will give you some tips and tricks on how to extend Battery life on Samsung Galaxy Active 2. Tweaking some settings on the Watch Active 2, you will be able to extend the battery life and see some considerable changes. Just follow the below steps and extend the battery life by almost a day. So, without any further ado, let us get straight into the articles itself:
How To Extend Battery Life on Samsung Galaxy Active 2
With so many features embedded inside the Galaxy Active 2 smartwatch, the 34omAh battery seems mediocre and there is definitely a need to enhance the battery life. Nothing can be done from the manufacturer’s end but with the help of this guide, you can make the battery last a bit longer.
Turn OFF Unused Connections
The simple take that you can use even on your smartphone is to turn off the WiFi or mobile data connection when not needed. WiFi and mobile data connection or even Bluetooth connection if left turned ON, can drain the battery of your device just like anything. On your Galaxy Active 2 watch, head to the quick toggle and turn off all the unnecessary connections like the WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, etc to save battery.
Tweak the Heart Rate Frequency
Let’s face it, most of the features on the smartwatch are not used by the majority of the owners. And if you are also one of them, it is recommended that you tweak the Heart Checking frequency to avoid it checking your heart rate continuously. You can change the Heart Rate frequency 10-minute mode interval or even set the interval manually. The best is to set it at manual mode because it would not cost you a fortune to make a few swipes to get to the heart measuring widget.
Uninstall Unused Applications
Samsung Galaxy Active 2 comes with a lot of pre-installed applications. Some are necessary and are required by the application itself while others are not required. To uninstall unwanted apps, open the Wearable app on your Galaxy phone then head to Apps>>Manage Apps and uninstall the apps by clicking the minus (-) icon beside the application.
Delete Fancy Watch Faces
AMOLED displays are great and produce great colors but if you have downloaded a watch face that is very fancy and has bright and colorful elements, then it would result in poor battery performance. In place of colorful watch faces, try the AMOLED watch faces that have minimal elements. Best for the battery life!
Turn of AOD
Always On Display is one of the best features I like to have either on a smartphone or a smartwatch. However, considering the tiny battery on the Galaxy Watch Active 2, it takes toll on the device. Best is to turn off the AOD by going to Settings>>Battery>>Disable ‘Watch Always on‘ option. Also, pull down the quick settings menu and lower the brightness according to your surroundings.
Another great feature that the Galaxy Watch Active 2 has is the Optimized Battery feature which gives you the remedial steps that you can take in order to optimize the battery life of your device. Simply head over to Settings>> Battery
and scroll down to see Optimize battery
. Tap on the setting and select Optimize
So, there you have it from my side in this post. Another thing to keep in mind is that you should keep your device up to date because OEMs often roll out new battery optimization features via an update that can significantly improve the battery life of your device. Let us know in the comments below if you liked this post and were able to enhance the battery life of your Galaxy Active 2 smartwatch. Until the next post…Cheers!