Samsung J3 - Device Maintenance - Sprint Product Ambassador
Samsung has included in the J3 a Device Maintenance option. This subsection in the settings gives users the ability to keep their device in check. The device Maintenance gives a high over view of how your phone is doing on a 100 point based scale. This scale is determined by a combination of battery usage, storage and ram availability on the device. Any one of these 3 areas can and could bring down the productivity of your phone. Samsung created this to help keep things inline.
When you access the Device Maintenance section you will be presented with a graphical representation of your devices health status. The higher the number the better. If faced with a low number 1 of the 3 area affecting this number would be highlighted showing what needs to be looked at. The number 1 culprit I believe would be storage.
When you access this subsection here you will be advised about what is taking up space on your device. Samsung will help free up space by deleting unnecessary data, such as cached, residual, and advertisement files. Just click the Clean now button and let Samsung do the rest.
The next section I would look at is RAM. Your device will always have something in use in the background but Samsung will show you which are actively using the ram. You can then clean it and save some ram space. Applications will not be hurt by cleaning with this feature if need be that application can just retake the RAM again. But those that no longer need it will relieve it for the next application that does need it.
The final section is the battery. Here you will be given an estimate of your battery life. Obviously lower is worse and brings down your score but Samsung does provide power saving options that can extend your battery for up to 3+ days. It's just a matter of what features can you live without. In the off mode which is the current running setup users will see all features are accessible. The next option would be to choose the MID option. This option limits maximum brightness to 90%, limits CPU performance based on speed, visual interactions and keeps wifi and mobile data on. Very subtle changes but enough to give a decent boost should you be close to a recharge point. But the final option is Samsungs MAX option.
The Samsung MAX option is Samsungs extreme battery saver feature. Along with reducing CPU and visual interactions it limits brightness to only 80% and does shut off both wifi and background data. This will change the device to black theme to reduce power consumption. application options will also be limited. Though most of the ones I use regularly are there like email text, and even Facebook applications like games will be removed. These types of application are power hungry and hence get eliminated when in extreme power saving mode. The screen launcher has also been reduce to 1 single screen with 4 direct access application options. Even the setting options have been reduced to only those that this mode will need all others are not accessible. In this mode users can get up to 3 days of battery use depending on individual use.
As with any device the usage and experience may be different with each individual. Samsung has given additional tools to keep your devices running in tip top shape so slowness is not seen and storage is not hindered by unneeded files. As a bonus the battery can be extended with ease by selecting either MID or MAX extending options. Thus giving users a longer time frame to use their devices.
Enjoy and remember never use your phone or tablet while driving, be safe and healthy.
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