Charge and Know the Battery Status of Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Edited by Geraldin Carniyan, Lynn, Eng, Christine dela Cruz

Charging a mobile device is one of the easiest thing we do everyday. The steps may be pretty much the same for all of them, but I will still provide the procedure thoroughly and give you some tips on how to conserve your battery as well.

Inserting the battery

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    Remove the back cover using the notch
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    Put the battery in the battery compartment with the gold contacts lined up with each other
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    Align and press the back cover until it snaps and make sure that it is firmly pressed
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Charging the battery

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    Plug the USB end of the cable to the charging adapter
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    Plug the adapter into a power outlet
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    Plug the MicroUSB end of the cable to the MicroUSB port of the device
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Battery life status

You will see the status of the battery life on its logo at the top right of the screen. This should give you a good idea on how much battery is left on your mobile. This will turn red if your battery is below 20 percent. Alternatively, you can go to Settings > About Phone > Battery Use to see the application that has been using up the battery and how much time your battery can still run.

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Optimizing your battery

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    Tap on the "Menu" key
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    Scroll down and tap on "Power Saving"
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    Tap the switch next to Power Saving to turn it ON or OFF
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    You can also scroll the notification bar down to lower the screen brightness, turn off Wifi when not in use, disable Sound, GPS, etc
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    You can also disable S-Pen when it is attached to save battery life
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    You can go to Settings > System > S-Pen to do this.
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How to Prolong the Lifespan of Cellphone Batteries

One of the most common problems with most mobile devices these days is that the battery will run out after some time. Eventually, you will notice that no matter how long you charge it, it just gets discharged so easily. Also, there are times when your device just shuts off without any reason. In most cases, when you experience these, the problem has to do with the battery. Your device battery may have reached the end of its lifespan and it's about time for you to have it replaced. Otherwise, if you keep on using it, it may damage your entire device. It is therefore important to take note of ways in which to prolong the lifespan of cellphone batteries as follows:

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    Charge your device only when the battery is low
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    If you keep on charging your phone even when it is still rather high or your device is not yet alerting you that you need to charge already, it will really disturb the charging cycles of your battery and damage it. Make sure that you wait until your battery is really low or even completely zero before you plug it.
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    Unplug your device as soon as it has fully charged
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    As soon as you reach 100%, make sure you unplug your device right away. Keeping it soaked in electricity will damage your battery significantly, especially if you do this on a regular basis. It may help for you to set a timer so that you are alerted after a certain period of time since you started charging. You can observe at the first few rounds how long it usually takes your device to get fully charged. Set your timer based on that so that you won't forget that you are actually charging and you can unplug your device timely enough.
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    Drain your battery completely from time to time
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    It is healthy to drain your device's battery from time to time and wait for a bit before you charge it again. This ensures that it goes through the full cycle of charging and not halfway through. You will notice that if you do this on a regular basis, your charging time becomes more regular and your battery life gets longer.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: Eng, Lynn, Geraldin Carniyan

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