Battery life: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (T869)

Learn how to save battery life on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (T869).

 

 

 

 

Battery saving mode

 

To turn on, turn off, or use battery life saving features on the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Power saving mode.
  4. To enable power saving mode, tap the Power saving Slider. Slider moves right and turns green.
  5. Tap the following options to select the check box and enable or clear check box and disable:
    • CPU power saving
    • Screen power saving
    • Background color

 

 

Battery saving mode settings

 

To change settings for the battery life saving feature, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Power saving.
  4. If necessary, tap the switch in the upper right-hand corner of the screen to enable power saving mode. (Switch turns green.)
  5. Tap to select and enable the following options:
    • CPU power saving
    • Screen power saving

 

 

Tips to save battery life

 

To save and extend battery life, follow these steps:

 

Lower screen brightness and timeout duration

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Brightness.
  5. If necessary, tap Automatic brightness to clear the check box and turn off.
  6. Touch and drag the Brightness level Slider to the desired setting.
  7. Tap OK.

 

Turn off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Tethering & Mobile HotSpot.
  4. Tap the Mobile HotSpot Switch to Off. The Switch moves left and turns grey.
  5. Touch the Status bar and drag it down.
  6. To turn off Wi-Fi, tap Wi-Fi. The icon is removed of color and the indicator light turns off.
  7. To turn off Bluetooth, if necessary, touch the top of the screen, and drag slightly left to reveal 'Bluetooth.' Tap Bluetooth. The icon is removed of color and the indicator light turns off.
  8. To turn off GPS, tap GPS. The icon is removed of color and the indicator light turns off.

 

Change application sync settings

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Accounts.
  4. Under 'My accounts,' tap the desired account type (for example, Google).
  5. If necessary, tap your email address or user name at the top of the screen to adjust sync settings.
  6. For each available category, tap the sync category (for example, Sync Contacts) to clear the check box and turn off syncing.
  7. For each available category, tap to increase the interval time for how often you device sync occurs (for example, from 30 minutes to 1 hour).

 

Turn off background data

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Data usage.
  4. Tap the Menu key.
  5. Tap Restrict background data to select the check box and start restricting (turn off) background data.

 

Minimize use of third party applications

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Application manager.
  4. Swipe left or right to the Downloaded screen.
  5. Tap the desired application
  6. Tap Disable (to turn off the app) or Uninstall (to delete the app) and then tap OK.

 

Toggle from 4G to 2G

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap More networks.
  4. Tap Mobile networks.
  5. Tap Network mode.
  6. Tap the desired network setting:

    • LTE / WCDMA/GSM (auto connect)
    • WCDMA/GSM (auto connect)
    • WCDMA only
    • GSM only

 

Update to the latest software

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap About device.
  4. Tap Software update.
  5. Follow any additional prompts.

 

Set device to sleep when unused

Press and then quickly release the Power key to set the screen to sleep mode.