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Device Maintenance Options on Samsung Galaxy Devices

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US_ANS_MOB_PH_GS_S9-2018-maintaino0.jpgKeep up with the nuts and bolts of your phone's performance. Device maintenance provides an overview of the status of your battery, storage, RAM, and security. You can also automatically optimize your phone for faster, better performance.

 

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Quick Optimization

The Quick Optimization feature improves the phone's performance through the following actions:

    • Identifying apps that use excessive battery power and clearing unneeded items from memory.

    • Deleting unnecessary files and closing apps running in the background.

    • Scanning for malware.

To improve your phone's performance, navigate to Settings and touch Device maintenance. Touch OPTIMIZE NOW and then touch DONE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

US_ANS_MOB_PH_GS_S9-2018-maintaino2.jpgBattery

Battery is your phone's lifeline. There are several ways you can change battery settings to optimize the battery life. Navigate to Settings, and then touch Device maintenance. Touch Battery, and then view the following available options:

 

  • BATTERY USAGE: View details of battery usage by item.

  • Power saving mode: Extend battery life by selecting a power saving mode. Choose OFF, MID, or MAX. Estimated remaining battery life for each mode is provided.

  • App power monitor: Put apps to sleep so that they do not use battery power when not in use.

  • Unmonitored apps: Select apps to exclude from being put to sleep by the App power monitor.

  • More Options > Advanced settings: Configure advanced battery settings.

     

     

     

     

    US_ANS_MOB_PH_GS_S9-2018-maintaino3.jpgPerformance

    We all have our go-to apps on our phones. You can enhance your phone's performance to meet your needs. Navigate to Settings, and then touch Device maintenance. Touch Performance mode, and then choose one of the following options:

    • Optimized (recommended): Balance battery life and screen resolution for everyday use.

    • Game: Enhance your gaming experience by making games run more smoothly.

    • Entertainment: Enjoy music and videos with ultra high-quality sound and enhanced images.

    • High performance: Experience the highest quality display settings.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      US_ANS_MOB_PH_GS_S9-2018-maintaino4.jpgStorage

      If you are worried about your phone being overloaded with unnecessary data like cached and residual files, it's about time you clear out your storage. Happy cleaning! Navigate to Settings, and then touch Device maintenance. Touch Storage, and then touch CLEAN NOWto free up storage space by deleting unnecessary data, such as cached, residual, and advertisement files.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      US_ANS_MOB_PH_GS_S9-2018-maintaino5.jpgMemory

      Is your phone getting glitchy and slow? It's time you clean up your phone's memory to improve its performance. Navigate to Settings, and then touch Device maintenance. Touch Memory, and then touch CLEAN NOW to free up memory by stopping background apps.

       
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  • In addition to being a Sprint Employee and Product Ambassador, GeekGeoff is an unabashed Star Wars fan, Tech Junkie and Father to a precocious 9 year old. When he’s not writing blogs, he can be found playing video games, searching for the best donut shop or debating which Doctor is the best (for the record, it’s number 10).
  • SeaWolf makes port here on Sprint's Community after running a somewhat popular blog, a mildly successful Twitter account and serving as the most-hated fandom Message Board Manager EVAR. Current Phone: Samsung S8 Areas of Expertise: Care topics and corny jokes