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Conserve Battery Life
  1. If the handset is experiencing a short battery life, disabling some features and modifying settings may help.

    Reducing the backlight brightness and backlight timeout can improve battery life

    From the home screen, swipe down the Notification bar.

  2. Tap the Settings icon.

  3. Scroll to and tap Display.

  4. Tap Brightness.

  5. Tap to check or uncheck Automatic brightness as preferred.

    Tap and drag the slider to lowest comfortable brightness level.

    When finished, tap OK.

    Note: To quickly adjust the screen brightness, from the home screen, swipe down the Notifications Bar, then tap and drag the slider to the preferred brightness level.

  6. Tap Screen timeout.

  7. Tap the lowest comfortable timeout setting.

  8. Tap the Back key to return to the Settings menu.

  9. Using a live wallpaper can drain the battery faster.

    From the Settings menu, tap Home screen.

  10. Tap Wallpaper.

  11. Tap the preferred category.

    Note: Do not tap Live wallpapers.

  12. Scroll to the preferred wallpaper image and tap Set wallpaper.

  13. Tap the Back key to return to the Settings menu.

  14. When available, connecting to Wi-Fi can help extend battery life up to 50%. Wi-Fi is a faster, lower power connection that also allows phone calls to be placed while browsing the internet.

    Leaving Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS and Wi-Fi Hotspot ON when not actively in use can drain the battery faster.

    From the home screen, swipe down the Notification bar.

  15. On the Quick Settings menu, tap to turn Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, and GPS (Location) On or Off as needed.

    When finished, swipe up to close the notification shade and return to the Settings menu.

    Note: To see Bluetooth, Location and NFC, swipe left on the Quick Settings menu.

    The icons will show a turquoise color when the feature is active.

  16. Scroll to and tap More.

  17. Tap the Wi-Fi hotspot switch to OFF if not in use.

    When finished, tap the Home key.

  18. Applications left running in the background can use extra battery power. Be sure to regularly close running applications.

    Tap the Recent Apps key.

  19. Swipe applications to the left or right to close them.

    To close all applications, tap Clear all.

    Note: If necessary, when finished tap the Home key.

  20. Setting the handset to download or sync less information or less often can improve battery life.

    From the home screen, swipe down the Notification bar.

  21. Tap the Settings icon.

  22. Scroll to and tap Accounts and sync.

  23. Tap the account type.

  24. Tap the account.

  25. Tap to uncheck all unnecessary synchronization options.

    Once finished, tap the Back key three times to return to the Settings menu.

  26. Turning off vibrate notifications can improve the battery life.

    From the Settings menu, scroll to and tap Sound.

  27. Tap Sound profile.

  28. Ensure either Sound or Do not disturb is selected.

  29. To turn vibrate off for ringtones and notifications, ensure Sound with vibration is unchecked.

  30. Scroll to and tap to uncheck Vibrate on tap.

    When finished, tap the Back key.

  31. From the Settings menu, scroll to and tap Battery.

  32. Tap to adjust the Battery saver options as preferred, then tap the toggle to ON.

    When finished, tap the Home key.

  33. Charging the handset on a regular basis will maximize the battery life.

    The charger/connectivity port is located on the bottom of the handset.

    Plug the charger into the power socket and then connect it to the handset.

  34. The handset is now configured to conserve battery life.