Set Power Saving Mode on the Galaxy S5

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    To start with, you are going to press the power button which is the button on the right-hand side of your phone
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    That is going to open up your phone. And we are going to swipe across the screen, to unlock our screen. This is going to take us to our home area. If you are already in your phone for example in the apps menu, you just press the home menu to get back to the home screen. Again, if you were in another area in your phone, the home button is here at the bottom. You'll simply press the home button. That will take you back to your home screen. What we want to do next is to access our settings options.
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    The easiest way to access setting is to swipe down from the top of the screen
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    Again, I'll press the home button and show you that again. Swipe down from the top of your screen and here is the settings options. You just press that settings gear-shaped icon and that will take you to the settings menu. So let's press the home button to get back to the home screen and from any of your screens that you have, you should be able to find the apps menu on the lower right-hand side and tap the apps menu (checkerboard icon).
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    You will look for settings
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    You might have to swipe through a couple of different menus depending on what you have done on the phone and there are the settings option, tap that settings. That is going to open settings just like you did from the notifications panel.
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    Once in there, you are going to look for the settings as your top menu and look for the quick settings sub-menu which is this one
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    It may be closed you can tap any of these little up and down icons to close menu as you go through
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    So, just make sure that the quick settings menu is open
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    We are going to go to the very last icon which is the green battery recycle looking icon which is the power saving, tap on power saving.
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    Once you are in power saving mode, you have two options
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    You have the option for power saving mode and the option for ultra power saving mode. Ultra power saving mode is extreme power conversion, you can have a battery charged like mine at 80% and you can get about 10 days worth of charge from that. Power saving mode is just going to reduce some of the usages and let you save a little bit of power. You can turn things off by changing the screen from color to greyscale and that sort of thing. Tap on power saving mode.
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    Once power saving mode is open, we will have three menu options and a button here a little switch to turn it on and off, we are going to tap that switch, that is going to turn us on
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    We can restrict background data, tapping this checked box it will let us restrict background data
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    When we restrict background data, that's going to limit our ability to download context from the internet, or Google play store, play multimedia in applications like music, videos from YouTube, download games, receive and send messages and that type of thing
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    All these things are designed to conserve our power and not let us waste power. So go ahead and click OK, tap the OK button.
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    We can restrict performance, this is automatically turned on now
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    Let's take a look of this.
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    it's going to turn on enabling restrict background performance, what this is going to do is turn off lights for touch keys, limit the maximum performance of CPU, screen output, you can also have your GPS turned off if you have it turned on, I currently have it turned off elsewhere so that's not an issue for me
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    Again you can have it turned on, I am sorry, you can have it turned off or you can have it turned on
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    Now you can just press the back button or we can tap here to go back.
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    The grayscale mode is also turned on automatically if you turn the greyscale mode off, you will notice that you get the color back
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    If you turn it on, sorry
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    Your color goes away. Let's press the back button. Now you can see here everything has been set up and turned on.
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    Press the home key
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    Alright, we are back at our home screen. But everything is gray, now if I press the power button one time, press that just to show you. It's going to close me out. Now if I turn this back on, I'm only going to have about three seconds before this screen closes on me.
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    Alright, that may be an issue for some of you.The only way to turn it back to the way it was is by turning off power saving mode
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    So power button, swipe across your screen, back to your apps here or swipe down for your settings, So apps, and then settings, or if we need to see it another way. Press the home screen, swipe down and we will tap on settings. Ok now back into power saving mode, we can turn it off here or if we swipe down to your notifications screen you can see that your background data is restricted and the power saving mode is turned on.
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    So you can tap it here as well as I just did and you can just tap that switch to turn it off
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    Now I press the home key, my power saving mode is off, it's restoring everything back to the way it use to be. As you can see, I now have my color screen back, my icons are back, and all of my other features are coming up. The little warning that was on the top before is now gone.
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    Now again swipe down as I did and we will go back to ultra power saving mode to show you what that is
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    I'll tap the home button to show you again. Swipe down from your home screen, tap on the settings button, and we are going to go down.
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    Sorry
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    As you notice my phone hesitates a little bit by the way for those who are here for an Android as suppose to Samsung Galaxy that's due to Samsung's touches rapper, it slows things down a bit, nothing you can do about it. Unless you route the phone, we do have a guide on routing your phone, but that's an advanced guide and we don't recommend it for everyone because sometimes you will not be able to get your phone back exactly the way it was from the factory.
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    Anyway, power saving, tap on power saving,
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    ultra power saving mode
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    Tap on that, it's going to bring up an option to show you that you're basically going to switch to a screen with a couple little tiny icons in this notification window, that is it
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    Now to get started with this, by the way it really does limit what you can do with your phone, but we will show you
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    Tap on here, get that turned on, now you can see 81% battery is going to give me 10.1 days, that's a very long time for standby
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    However, it's going to change my screen color
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    I'm going to have it set to greyscale, I am going to have some severely restricted applications, only the ones that are determined essential by the phone with a few other settings in there. It's also going to turn off a lot of connectivity features, WiFi, Bluetooth, etc. So let's go ahead an tap on OK.
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    It's going to take a minute for this to get everything turned on and set up
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    We will just have to be patient and when I say a minute I really mean about 15 seconds. So it's not like it's that long, you can already see the background has changed, we now already got our phone icon, message icon, our little read out at the bottom 81%, I got 10 days. Which is pretty good.
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    Now the first thing you will want to do from here, here is your battery percentage, just tapping that does nothing
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    If you want to add any icons to your home screen, this is it
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    You have one home screen. You tap here on the plus, lets add calculator, tap on the plus again, let's add Facebook if you want to add Facebook.
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    Tap on the plus, let's add voice recorder OK
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    So now we got some icons added here. That's it, we filled it up. There's nothing else for us to add here, this is really an essential bare bones feature.
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    However, you can change that by tapping over here, you see the three little icons, this lets you remove any icons with your move, you can obviously turn off power saving mode, you can also access settings
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    Tapping settings, it will let you visit your settings but I cannot scroll up or down
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    Let you visit the settings for a very limited number of things on your phone.
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    So you can press back or we can press the home button, you can also swipe down, it will also let you access the home button and there's an option to turn off the ultra power saving mode
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    Tapping on Settings takes us back to settings
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    There we go we don't need that. So I pressed the home button to get back. Pressing the home button again, I am back.
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    Let's tap these three little dots here,
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    I will show you how to remove icons
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    See the little minus just tap that minus,
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    tap that minus, tap that minus and they will go away
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    Then you press OK, removed.
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    To turn off Ultra power saving mode
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    Tap the three dots and turn it off here or you can simply swipe down and tap here to turn it off, the same function either way.
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    Let's tap that again
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    As I told you before sometimes the Samsung touch is a little hesitant.Alright, so ultra power saving mode is now going to be turned off. When I turn this off, I'm going to press OK.
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    That is going to restore me back to my settings, I'm going to have color again, I'm going to have my features re-enabled, I will actually be able to use the phone the way I like to use it
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    Unless of course I might be out hiking in the wild and have my waterproof Samsung Galaxy S5 with me, just in case I fall in the river and get washed downstream, I'm not sure.
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    Anyway, here we are back, it will take a moment because you can see the power saving icon up there, it will go away in just a minute
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    There we go, and everything's back, back to normal. Closing our lock screen, and pushing it again to see, we should now have 6 to 8 seconds. You will notice like my S-Health, it takes a minute for some of things that would normally be synchronized with your lock screen to come back and be synced again.
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    So thank you very much for using VisiHow, and I hope this guide has been helpful for you
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    If you have any questions or comments lets us know in the section below. Otherwise, have a great day, see you in our next video.
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