The Samsung Galaxy S10 battery Problems with some users. If the battery of your Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10 Plus is also way too fast, you can solve it again quite easily.
Samsung Galaxy S10 battery Problems discovered
Have you recently acquired a Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus or S10e and is the battery life sometimes disappointing? Then you are not the only one. Users on XDA Developers and Reddit, among others, report that the battery life of the European Galaxy S10 is a lot less than that of the American version. Some causes may have already been discovered.
For example, the proximity sensor in the Galaxy S10 does not seem to function properly. This sensor should theoretically turn off the screen when you hold the device next to your ear, and turn it on when you pick it up. However, many users report that the S10 is also in standby mode in their pocket. Apparently, the sensor has difficulty distinguishing legs and faces.
If you want to prevent your Galaxy S10 from accidentally entering into your pocket, then this problem is fortunately fairly easy to remedy. To do this, follow the steps below:
- Open the settings on your Samsung Galaxy S10;
- Scroll to the ‘Advanced functions’ option;
- Select ‘Movements and gestures’;
- Turn off “Lift to activate” and “Tap twice to wake up.”
Calling via WiFi is also problematic for the battery
In addition, the device seems to have problems when calling via WiFi or 4G. In theory, that option is more energy efficient and ensures better call quality. However, users discovered that the Exynos 9820 chipset in the Galaxy S10 no longer switches back to standby power after you make a call. Even while you sleep, the chipset still works at full power, which means that unnecessary battery life is lost.
You can prevent this bug by turning off ‘Calling via Wi-Fi’ in the Quick Settings. You will find this option when you expand the notification window. If you want to keep the option on, you will have to restart the Galaxy S10 after every phone call to prevent unnecessary battery consumption.
Samsung has not yet officially acknowledged both bugs, but large groups of users say they now suffer from it. The manufacturer is probably already working behind the scenes on a solution that will be rolled out for all three smartphones in a future update. When this possible update appears is still unknown.