How to enable Power Saving, Ultra Power Saving and Emergency Modes on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung has released its micro-updates series related with the official rollout of the Android 5.0 Lollipop on Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S5. This is the company’s action to fix some issues and complaints after receiving the major update, including the poor battery performance.

For those who are waiting for the latest builds no need to worry, because the Galaxy S5 also comes with a couple of different solutions to extend battery life whenever you need. In case you need help to use the features, we provide a quick guide for you.

Power Saving Mode on Samsung Galaxy S5

Power saving mode or also known with extended stand-by mode is a built-in feature on the Galaxy S5 that you can enable to optimize your phone’s battery life. Your power will save power by automatically reducing the screen brightness, disabling haptic feedback and limiting phone’s performance. But, you are still able to receive messages and notifications during the Power saving mode.

Below are the ways of how to enable Power saving mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5:

  1. Touch menu from the home screen.
  2. Tap on settings.
  3. Scroll down and then tap on Power Saving Mode under System.
  4. Switch the Power saving mode slider to turn the feature on.
  5. If you want to turn the feature off, switch again the slider.

Another way to enable this feature is by pulling down the status bar from the home screen and then tap on Power Saving Mode.

When the power saving mode is activated, you can limit your device performance, background data and color to save the battery power.

Ultra Power Saving Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

Another feature to save your battery power on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is by using the Ultra Power Saving Mode. This feature works by extending stand-by time and lower the battery consumption by showing a simpler layout and limiting access of applications.

Below are the ways of how to activate Ultra Power Saving Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5.

  1. Tap menu from the home screen.
  2. Tap on Settings.
  3. Tap on Power Saving Mode.
  4. Scroll down and tap on Ultra Power Saving Mode.
  5. Tap on the slider to activate this feature. When the feature is activated, your phone will be gray tones on display color, and also the access of default applications and additional applications are limited. Moreover, the use of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are deactivated.
  6. When you have chose to activate the feature, tap on OK to continue.
  7. If you want to be back to normal mode, tap on the menu icon (three vertical dots) on the upper right corner of the screen, and then tap on the option to disable the feature. Tap on OK to continue.

Emergency Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5

You can activate this feature when you are in emergency situation. Once it is enabled, your phone’s screen brightness will be reduced and some functions of the device will be restricted preserve the battery power. The home screen will change into the black theme, but you are still able to make calls to specific contact and make an emergency calls using the Phone app. Moreover, you can also inform your location to others via message.

Below are the ways of how to activate the Emergency mode on the Galaxy S5:

  1. Hold down the Power key for several seconds. Power key for several seconds.
  2. Scroll and tap on Emergency Mode from Device options.
  3. Tap on OK to continue.
  4. Read the terms and conditions, then continue with checking the checkbox and tap on OK.
  5. To disable this function, press and hold down the Power Key and then tap on Emergency Mode again.

In the other hands, you can also try other methods to maintain the battery power on your Galaxy S5 Lollipop. You can adjust your phone’s display settings manually and manage the third-party applications.


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