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How to Enable Power Saving Mode on Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250

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You have been using your phone all day with a full-blown optimal user experience at the expense of your battery power. This will guide you on how to enable power-saving mode on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250, conserve that leftover battery, and use your phone with long-lasting battery power at the expense of an optimal user experience. If you ask me, it is not a bad sacrifice to make when you are down on battery power and the next charge is not anytime soon.

Low battery should not be a surprise to you anymore. Power saving mode to the rescue.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250 also known as Samsung Galaxy Nexus Prime is an Android smartphone developed through a collaboration between Google and Samsung Electronics. It is also known as Samsung Galaxy X in Brazil. Coming after the Nexus One and Nexus S, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250 is the third smartphone of the Nexus series by Google.

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Google Nexus series is a family of Android smartphones co-developed by Google and some original mobile phone manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and other mobile giants. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus Prime is one of the many results of this consumer device collaboration. Enough about Google and Nexus, let’s get back to our Samsung Galaxy Nexus Prime.

Launched in November 2011, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250 comes with a top-notch display of its time, a super AMOLED display. This 1280 by 720 large screen has a Dragontrail curved glass surface. That’s not all, it is the first device to come with Android version 4.0 – Cream Sandwich.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Nexus uses a Lightweight Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery. Depending on the mobile variant, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250 capacity ranges from 1,750 to over 2,000 mAh of power. The official version comes with a 2,000mAh internal replaceable battery. The HSPA+ version comes with a removable 1,750 mAh capacity battery and a 1,850 mAh battery on the LTE version. Korean variants include both 1,750 mAh and 2,000 mAh batteries. The Sprint/Verizon variant comes with a more Extended Battery capacity of 2,100 mAh.

Power Saving Mode and how it works

You know electricity, then you have an idea of what power is and how it works. Same thing for your mobile device. Power Saving Mode is an intelligent feature on mobile phones that conserves the way battery power is used by limiting certain functionalities thus extending the battery life on the device.

The concept behind power-saving mode is to keep the phone operation as simple as that of a communication device as possible, you know, basic stuff like calls and messaging. Other extra features of mobile phones, like music, video playing internet and the rest comes at an extra battery expense. And also the sensors that add a little more extra.

For a better understanding, let’s take a look at a basic mobile phone, say the little button phone we used back in the days before the coming of Android and other buttonless touchscreen phones. Just a simple interface easy to operate in doing the basic stuff we do with them, with limited functions but as you know a long-lasting battery capable of staying days. It’s not like these tiny 600mAh or so batteries are bigger than the 3000mAh, 5000mAh, or even higher capacity batteries that smartphones use these days. So how is the magic done?

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The working of power-saving mode on Samsung Galaxy Fold is just like the same power-saving mode principle on every other mobile device, cutting down battery usage. When power saving mode is turned on, some apps that are constantly running are restricted from running in the background, except of course core essential apps. What is recorded as core apps can vary based on the user’s choice, so there is always an option to selectively tweak this for your desired apps. Some extras too, like notification lights are disabled.

So now that you have a hint of all these, a low battery would not be much of a surprise anymore as you now know what to do in such situations. Let us look at how to enable power saving mode on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus Prime.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250 power-saving mode

Power saving mode on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Prime comes in the primitive power-saving way. There are two options to choose from – power-saving mode and ultra power-saving mode.

Power saving mode

The power-saving mode option optimizes battery usage by cutting down on background activities, screen brightness and some other non-essentials. You still get to use your phone normally but priority is now on essential apps and functions.

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Ultra power-saving mode

This is the more aggressive power-saving technique saving twice the battery power saved by power-saving mode. The ultra power-saving mode turns your phone into a simple call and texting touchscreen phone, cutting off access to other apps.  In this mode, you cannot do most other extra stuff like browse the internet, just basic telephone functions.

How to enable power saving mode on Galaxy Fold i9250

The process is a bit different from how to enable power saving mode on Samsung Galaxy Fold.

  • Open your device app menu and then click on Settings from the list of apps. You can also access settings via the settings icon on the quick panel.
  • On the settings menu, navigate to and click on Battery from among the list of options. The next window that opens will display your current battery status. The remaining battery percentage left, estimated time, and battery optimizing options.
  • Below the app optimization section of the battery menu is the power saving section. Under this section are two power-saving options – power-saving mode and ultra-power-saving mode, each showing the estimated battery run time if activated. Click on the power-saving mode.

    How to Enable Power Saving Mode on Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250
    Nexus i9250 Battery setting screenshot
  • Click on the toggle switch on the window that opens next to enable power-saving mode.

    How to Enable Power Saving Mode on Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250
    Power saving mode
  • If you need a more in-depth power saving, click on ultra power-saving mode.

Now you are done, enjoy your device and stay connected until whenever you charge again.

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