Charge and Know the Battery Status of Samsung Galaxy S4

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If you are using your Samsung Galaxy S4 for the first time, you are required to fully charge it. You can charge your device using the authentic charger or by using a USB cable and connecting it on a computer. Normally, using the normal charger would be faster when compared to charging to a computer via a USB cable.

How to Use the Samsung Galaxy S4

This is part of the Howikis on how to use the Samsung Galaxy S4. The link to the mother howikis is here - http://howikis.com/USE_SAMSUNG_GALAXY_S4#Using_Your_Samsung_Galaxy_S4

Charging Using the Charger

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Fully charging using the normal charger (USB power adapter) may take 3-4 hours on the first time that you will be charging it. To charge using the USB power adapter:

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    Connect the USB cable to the USB power adapter.
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    Plug the USB cable into the charger jack of your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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    Plug-in your power adapter to a power supply socket.
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    Wait for your phone to be fully charged.
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    Unplug the charger from your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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    Unplug the charger from the power supply socket.
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Charging Through a Computer Via USB Cable

Charging through a computer can be convenient but due to lower power supply, it may take longer compared to normal charging. To charge using the computer:

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    Plug the USB cable into the charger jack of your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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    Plug-in the other end of the USB Cable to a USB port in a computer.
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    Wait for your phone to be fully charged.
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    Unplug the USB cable from your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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    Unplug the USB cable from the computer's USB port.
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Battery Status While Charging

While charging, your battery icon will change to indicate that it is currently being replenished. Five circles on a battery icon means that your battery is still charging. When it has fully charged, it will show a battery with a 100% on it. Disconnect your charger when you see this to save electricity and avoid your battery from overcharging.

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Saving Your Battery

If abused, your battery may have a shorter life than expected. To avoid this, make sure that:

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    Close all unnecessary applications when you are not using it
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    Use your task manager to view active applications.
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    Do not deplete battery levels frequently
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    Only deplete once a month and then fully charge before using.
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  3. 3
    Deactivate Bluetooth when not using
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    Deactivate Wi-Fi when not using
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  5. 5
    Switch your device to sleep mode hen you are not using it
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    Though it may have an auto-sleep programmed, you can save more battery juice by pressing the power button once (sleep) when you are not using you phone.
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    Deactivate auto-syncing of applications
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    Decrease the backlight time of your device
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    Decrease the display brightness.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Only use authentic Samsung chargers, batteries, cables and adapters. Use of sub-standard materials may cause damage on your phone. Furthermore, your claim for a warranty may be forfeited.
  • Your phone will indicate that it is running out of power. When it says so (below 15%), charge your phone as soon as possible.
  • If possible, close all running applications and wireless connections (Wifi, Bluetooth, SBeam, except GSM)to maximize charging.
  • Make sure to connect the charger properly as improper connection may damage your phone. Take note that warranty does not cover damages due to negligence and misuse.
  • If you are charging and you are not able to use the touchscreen, it means that you have an unstable power supply. This may damage your battery if this will frequently happen. If this happens, remove the charger from the power supply socket and wait until the power supply stabilizes. You can also use an AVR (automated voltage regulator) to stabilize your electric current.

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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