Replace the Battery on Samsung Galaxy S3

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Some people, even those who are familiar with mobile phones, can still get confused about opening the housing or cover of the phone, and how to remove, replace or re-insert the battery. Many people may be concerned that they will damage their mobile if they press or try to open the mobile cover without any real idea what they're doing. Below are instructions for how to remove, re-insert or replace your battery.

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The current battery for Samsung S3 is an under-powered one. Rumour has it that it will be coming out with an extended battery so we can enjoy our smartphones longer. There are already extended batteries available, but if you are still using the current battery that came with your purchase, check out some tips on how to enjoy longer battery life.

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Instructions

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    On the back of your mobile, you'll see a small notch
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    Use this to pull up the back cover of your mobile.
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    Slide your battery down a little bit to push it to the gold battery terminal, and then pull up your battery
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    Now you should be able to remove the battery from the mobile
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    To put the battery back or put in a new battery, simply place the battery the way it was, line up the gold contacts of the battery to the gold contacts of your mobile, and then push the battery back into the mobile.
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    Then slide back in the back cover.
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Ways to Prolong Your Battery Life

Like with most Android smartphones, one of the biggest problems Samsung S3 users have is its short battery life. This is due to:

  • Large screen display (5.3")
  • WiFi
  • LTE connection
  • Bluetooth
  • NFC

For active users, charging it all the time is no fun. Here are a few tweaks you can use to prolong the life of your battery.

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    Turn off certain turned on features until you need them, like Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi.
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    Turn off the LTE
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    Turn it on only when you need it.
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    Check if your NFC and S-beam is turned on
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    This can also take up a lot of your battery life.
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    Use an image for your screen that does not have much color
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    Animated backgrounds also consume a great deal of battery power.
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    Adjust your screen time out
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    When the screen is on, even if you are not using it, the battery is still running. Adjust the timeout screen as low as you can (15-30 seconds maybe).
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    Turn on Power Saving Mode
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    The S3 luckily has this feature.  
    1. Go to the Settings tab.
    2. Look for the Power Saving option. You can find the option in between the Storage and Motion tabs.
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Apps that Can Enhance Android Battery Life

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    Easy Battery Saver
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    This can be downloaded from Google Play.
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    Wireless Minder.
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Questions and Answers

My son's S3 battery won't charge. I suspect it is charging port issue?

Has not been charging for few days and when I turned it on today, the battery life was 4%, plugged in the wall charger and looks like there was a charge sign for like 10 sec. Now battery is completely dead and phone won't turn on, even though the charger is plugged in. the port don't seem to be loose

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It may or may not be a bad charging port. There are other reasons the phone might not be charging. Below, we've listed a couple.

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    Rule out your charger being the culprit by using another charger on your phone
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    IF the battery charges, then you know it's the charger that's not working.
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    Try and get another battery that will fit in your device so that you can check to see if the issue has more to do with your battery than your device
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    Often it's the cable
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    Always use the cable that comes with your device – as it's always the most reliable. If you no longer have that cable, buy the same make or a compatible cable.
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If none of these issues are a problem, you will need to find a phone repair store to have your charging port checked.

I have put a new battery in my Samsung S3 and a red light came on for a second or two (as I have the charger plugged into the phone). I left it plugged in all night and I cannot turn the phone on!

Am I missing something? Battery is eb-l1g6lla 2100mah. I have tried: Just plugging it in all night. I think it was caused by: I do not know how to start up a new battery!

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Recent edits by: Lynn, Florence I. Edim, Maria Sharon Ubando

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