Charge and Know the Battery Status of Samsung Galaxy S3

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This tutorial is for Samsung Galaxy S III users who want to learn to charge and check the status of their phone's battery. This will also include instructions on how to make sure that the battery is physically in tact. Tips on how to conserve your battery will also be provided.

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Taking Care of Your Battery

Inserting the battery

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    Using the notch on top of the device, carefully lift the back cover
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    Make sure the gold contacts on the battery are aligned with the gold contacts on the phone
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    Put the cover back until it snaps to ensure that it is properly placed
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Removing the Battery

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    Make sure the phone is turned off
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    Push and hold the "Power" button and tap "OK".
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    Using the notch on top of the device, carefully lift the back cover
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    Using the notch inside, lift the battery and remove it
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Cleaning the Battery Contacts

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    Using the notch on top of the device, carefully lift the back cover
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    Using the notch inside, lift the battery and remove it
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    Carefully remove any dirt on the gold contacts of the battery and the phone
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    Reinsert the battery
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    Make sure the gold contacts are aligned with each other.
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    Put the cover back until it snaps, to ensure that it is properly placed
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Charging the Battery

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    Plug the micro USB end of the USB cable at the bottom of the device
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    Plug the other end of the USB cable into the adapter and plug it to the power outlet
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Checking the Battery Status

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    The battery icon on the top right hand will give you a good idea of your battery status
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    This turn red to warn you when your battery is below 20 percent.
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    To check the exact status of your battery
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    1. Tap on "Apps" on the home screen.
    2. Tap on "Settings" and "Battery". It will say "Discharging" if it is not charging, "Charging (USB)" if it is charging at a slower pace, like if it is connected to a computer, and "Charging (AC)" if it is charging at a normal pace, for example, if it is plugged straight to the power outlet.
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Battery Graph and Usage

The area in red is the battery graph. It will show you the exact number of days, hours and minutes the battery will last. The area in green is the usage. This will show you the application or function that consumes your battery the most.

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Conserving the Life of Your Battery

These are some helpful suggestions on how to conserve the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy S3. You can take every suggestion that you are comfortable with.

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    On the home screen, tap on "Apps"
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    Then tap on "Settings and Display".
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    From the Display menu, you can adjust some options that will help you conserve your battery
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    Tap on "Brightness". You can set it to Automatic, or set the brightness level appropriate to your taste. Tap on "OK" once done.
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    Tap on "Screen Timeout"
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    Choose the lowest setting you're comfortable with.
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    Tap on "Wallpaper", "Home Lock and Screens", and "Wallpapers"
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    You can choose to set an image for a wallpaper instead of the live ones to save your battery life. Tap on your desired image and tap "Set wallpaper".
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    Tap on the "Back" button
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    Tap on the ON/OFF switch of WiFi and Bluetooth and make sure that they are OFF if they are not in use.
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    Tap on "More settings" and switch OFF NFC
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    To disable GPS, scroll the notifications bar down and tap "GPS"
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    Ensure that the green line below it is gone.
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    To close some running applications, tap and hold any available area on the home screen
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    When the application appears, drag the ones you want to close to the left or right. To close all of them, tap on the "Task manager" icon and tap "End All".
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    On the home screen, tap on "Settings", then "Sound"
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    To turn off vibration, tap to uncheck "Vibrate When Ringing".
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    Lastly, push the "Back" button and tap on "Power saving Mode"
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    Tap on the switch to enable Power saving mode.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • It is highly recommended to always use the charger and cords that came you're your device from the manufacturer. They always work best with your device.
  • Charging directly from the power outlet is faster than from a computer or a Laptop.
  • Turn off your applications when not in use.
  • Log out of an app and go to HOME before turning the screen off on your phone.
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Recent edits by: Doug Collins, Eng, Lynn

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