Samsung S23 Ultra Battery Draining Fast [10 Proven Tips]

Samsung S23 Ultra Battery Draining Fast

Charging your phone multiple times every day can be frustrating if it’s a flagship Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra. It’s one of the best Android phones, and you’d expect it to perform well in every department. But even the best of the best phones can run into problems. Many Galaxy S23 Ultra users have complained about the battery draining issue.

In this guide, I will share effective battery optimization techniques to save you from constantly charging your Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Also Read: How to Lock Apps on Your Samsung Galaxy?

What Causes Excessive Battery Consumption on Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

Many factors can contribute to high battery usage on your Samsung Galaxy. Here are the common ones:

  • Using too many power-hungry apps.
  • Too many apps in the background.
  • Long screen timeout
  • Outdated software
  • Bad battery optimizations.
  • Reduced battery health.

How to Fix if Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Battery Draining Fast

Apply these battery optimization settings on your Samsung phone to squeeze out more screen-on time.

1. Check High Battery Consuming Apps

First things first, check which apps are taking a lot of battery. Remove unnecessary apps causing battery drain on your Samsung S23 Ultra.

1. Open Settings and tap on Battery and device care.

2. Tap on Battery.

Battery settings in Samsung

3. Click View details.

View battery usage by apps

You can see the battery consumption (in percentage) of every app. Review the list and remove unnecessary apps with high battery consumption. Doing this will drastically improve the battery backup.

2. Turn on Adaptive Battery

Samsung Galaxy phones are smart enough to analyze your phone usage patterns and optimize the battery usage accordingly. This feature, by default, is enabled on all Samsung Galaxy devices, but you’d want to double-check if it’s disabled on your phone.

1. Open the Settings app and click Battery and device care.

2. Tap on Battery.

Battery settings in Samsung

3. Click More battery settings.

4. Enable Adaptive battery.

Adaptive battery in Samsung

You should see battery improvements after a few days, as analyzing your phone usage patterns takes time.

3. Turn on Auto Optimisation

Samsung phones have the Auto optimisation feature that automatically restarts your device to perform optimizations. It will close background apps and clean memory, resulting in better performance and improved battery life.

[Note: The Auto optimisation feature kicks in when the device is not in use.] 

Here’s how to turn it on:

1. Launch the Settings app.

2. Scroll down to Battery and device care and tap on it.

3. Tap on Auto optimisation and enable Restart when needed.

Auto optimisation feature in Samsung

Enabling auto optimization won’t result in immediate battery improvements. But, in the long run, it will keep your phone running smoothly while saving some battery.

4. Put Unused Apps to Deep Sleep

Our phones are filled with apps, but we don’t use them regularly. Even the apps you don’t use too often take a little battery. If you don’t want to remove them, put them to deep sleep. It will restrict background activities for the deep sleeping apps, thus reducing battery usage.

1. Open Settings and tap on Battery and device care.

2. Tap on Battery.

Battery settings in Samsung

3. Click Background usage limits.

4. Enable the toggle for Put unused apps to sleep.

Background usage limits

5. Click on Deep sleeping apps.

6. Tap on the “+” icon.

Deep sleeping apps in Samsung Galaxy

7. Select apps that you don’t use and click Add.

Adding apps to deep sleep mode

Deep sleeping apps won’t run in the background until you launch them.

5. Use Dark Mode

When dark mode is enabled, pixels showing dark color are turned off completely, thus reducing battery usage. It is primarily true with the OLED and AMOLED display types used in Galaxy S23 Ultra.

You can enable dark mode from the control panel or via the Settings app.

1. Open Settings and tap on Display.

2. Choose the Dark option.

Enabling Dark Mode

6. Tweak Display Settings

If display settings are not optimized, it can take a lot of battery, thus causing battery drain. Optimize these display-related features to get more screen-on time.

– Adaptive brightness: Using high brightness all the time can lead to high battery consumption. To avoid this, you must enable Adaptive brightness. It automatically adjusts the screen brightness.

Go to Settings > Display and enable Adaptive brightness.

– Motion smoothness: A high refresh rate means the screen will refresh many times. Although it gives a smooth experience while scrolling, it takes some battery.

So, if you can sacrifice extra smoothness to save the battery, set the Motion smoothness to Standard.

Go to Settings > Display > Motion smoothness, select Standard, and click Apply.

– Screen resolution: Higher resolution leads to more battery consumption. The Galaxy S23 Ultra has three screen resolution options: HD+FHD+, and WQHD+.

I wouldn’t recommend using WQHD+ all the time if you want more battery life. FHD+ strikes a good balance between display quality and battery.

To change the resolution, go to Settings > Display > Screen resolution and select a different resolution (1080p recommended).

Always On Display: It’s a cool feature, but it takes some portion of the battery. If it’s not essential for you, consider turning it off.

Go to Settings > Lock screen and disable Always On Display.

– Screen Timeout: Lowering screen timeout can add a couple of minutes of battery life every day.

There’s no perfect screen timeout because it depends on your phone usage. But, for most people, 30 seconds is a decent screen timeout.

Launch Settings, go to Display > Screen timeout, and select a reduced screen timeout.

7. Update Your Phone

Samsung regularly pushes software updates to the Galaxy S23 Ultra. If a severe software bug causes battery drain, a fix for it should arrive in the coming updates.

In addition to battery improvements, the update may also improve performance, stability, and security.

Hence, it’s always great to keep your phone up-to-date all the time.

To update your Galaxy S23 Ultra, go to Settings > Software update and click Download and install.

Samsung Galaxy software update

If no updates are available, check back again in a few days.

8. Restart Your Samsung Galaxy

Restarting your phone will close background apps and clear out temporary memory.

To restart your Galaxy S23 Ultra, press and hold the power button + volume down buttons for 2-3 seconds and select the Restart option.

Restart Samsung Galaxy

9. Factory Reset

If everything else fails, do a factory reset. It will sort out any software issues causing battery drain.

[Note: Factory reset removes all the data from the device, including photos, videos, and installed apps. So, back up your important data beforehand.]

1. Open Settings and choose General management.

2. Scroll down to Reset and tap on it.

Reset Samsung Galaxy

3. Click on Factory data reset.

4. Scroll down to the bottom and click Reset.

Factory data reset

5. Confirm your lock screen and tap on Reset.

Set up your phone again and observe the battery consumption.

10. Hardware Problems

If resetting the phone didn’t work, your Galaxy S23 Ultra likely has a defective battery. If your phone is covered under warranty, go to a Samsung service center to get your device repaired.

Wrapping It Up

It can be frustrating if you need to keep your device plugged in all day. However, with simple adjustments to settings, you can significantly reduce battery usage. Follow all the tips mentioned in this guide to fix Samsung S23 Ultra battery draining fast issue. Let me know how much your battery life has improved.

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