Samsung offers a feature to extend the battery life of Galaxy smartphones. This is how you enable the battery protection function of your Galaxy.
Fully charging smartphone batteries is not optimal for their lifespan. This is inherent to the design of lithium batteries in mobile devices, which always have a limited chemical life. Batteries that are constantly fully charged (that is, to 100 percent) wear out more quickly than with partial charges. Feel free to compare it with your muscles: you shouldn’t want to tax them in cash either. Fortunately, Samsung devices contain a function that can prevent accelerated wear.
Protect your battery: don’t fully charge it
It concerns the so-called ‘Protect Battery’ function in One UI. The option has been present in Samsung’s One UI since the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3, and ensures that you can’t charge your battery beyond 85 percent. Even if you leave a Samsung smartphone with that function enabled for days connected to the USB-C charger: the battery percentage remains at 85 percent.
Handy if you sometimes put your smartphone on the charger at night. No matter how you look at it: once you put your smartphone on the charger, you go normally definitely exceed that limit. Good to know is that you do limit the battery life of your smartphone to some extent. Not surprising: after all, you miss 15 percent of the battery juice that the charger normally pumps into your battery. However, with the 25-watt fast chargers, this no longer has to be a major problem. In addition, your Galaxy can last longer in the long term – after all, the battery was less worn during charging.
Enable battery protection on your Galaxy
Precisely because the battery life is shortened, Samsung leaves the function disabled by default. If you want to protect the battery of your smartphone, you have to take action yourself. Before you keep looking long and wide for the setting: protect battery is available from One UI 3.1.1, which is based on Android 11. The vast majority of Samsung devices only had the option from Android 12. The function is therefore missing on Samsung devices. devices with Android 10 or older.
Is your device running the correct One UI and Android version? Then it’s time to turn on the battery protection. To do this, follow the steps below.
Open it settings menu on your Samsung phone In the settings, go to Battery and device maintenance
Click on the setting Battery
Then choose More battery settings
Turn the switch on (or off) at Protect battery to enable or disable the protection