How To Increase The Battery Life On Your Galaxy A53 5G

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The Galaxy A53 5G comes with a large 5,000mAh battery, it’s able to last a long time off the charger. However, that does not mean that you shouldn’t exercise good battery usage habits. There will be times when you’re away from a charger and you need to hold onto what little juice you have left. In situations like these, you need to know how to stretch your phone’s battery power to its limits. So, here’s how to increase the battery life of your Galaxy A53 5G.

There is a handful of ways that you increase your battery mileage; some of them are manual and some are handled by the system. If you employ these methods, just know that the overall performance of the phone will decrease in some areas.

Adjust your display settings

Let’s start off with an easy one. Many functions and bits of hardware drain your phone’s battery, but what drains it the most is the display. Thus, toning down the display is the first step to stretching your battery.


Needless to say, the brighter the display, the more battery usage. Swipe down twice on the home screen to access the brightness slider on the notification shade. Lower the brightness as much as you need to. If you don’t want to do that manually, tap on the three dots on the side of the slider and activate Adaptive brightness. This will adjust your brightness automatically based on the light in your surroundings.

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Reduce refresh rate

Next, you’ll want to lower your screen’s refresh rate. Out of the box, your phone’s display will refresh at 120 times a second. This is twice as much as typical phones, and that causes more energy drain. Go to your system settings and go to the display page. There will be a button called Motion Smoothness. Tap it and you’ll see the option to lower your refresh rate to 60Hz.


Disable AOD

If you have an Always On Display (AOD) on your phone, just know that it actually uses a bit of battery power over time. Go to your system settings and go to the Lock screen page. From there, go down to the Always On Display page and toggle it off.

Use dark theme

Along with making the screen darker, you can make the software as a whole darker. This will further reduce the battery usage for your Galaxy A53 5G. Applying a dark theme will make everything in your software darker from the menus to app icons to the background in most apps. Instead of white, the entire theme will be a dark gray.

Go to your display settings again and the theme settings should be at the very top with some graphics. Tap the option that says dark, and your software will automatically go dark.


Limit apps’ background usage

While the display is the main culprit when it comes to battery drain, apps working overtime in the background also contribute majorly to battery drain. When you download and install an app, chances are that it will be performing functions in the background (even when the app’s been closed). Some apps have a good reason to run in the background like music streaming apps and calendar apps.

However, there are a bunch of apps whose background functions you can live without. It’s kind of hard to imagine why I would need TikTok on in the background. You can cut down on these processes and help save more battery power.

Go to your systems, Battery and device care, Battery, and then Background usage limits. There, you’ll have a few options. First, there’s a toggle that will let your system put apps to sleep that you don’t use for a while. Basically, if you don’t open an app in a certain number of weeks or months, the system will limit what app’s background processes. If you want to go in and handle the apps yourself, you can do so.


Manually putting apps to sleep/deep sleep

If you want to take things into your own hands, decide which apps you want to hold back. When you do that, figure out whether you want to put the apps to sleep or deep sleep. Putting the apps to sleep will only allow the app to run in the background on occasion. This is for apps that you might want to run every now and then.

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However, if you want to block an app from running in the background altogether, then you can put them to deep sleep. This will stop the app from working in the background completely. This means that you won’t get any notifications or updates to the app. The app will only function when it’s being used.


Use adaptive battery

Now, go back to the battery settings and, instead of going to the background usage limits, go to More battery settings. The first option you see there is the option to turn on adaptive battery. With this feature, the system will analyze your phone usage patterns and adapt the battery usage to accommodate for them. This might not help if you’re stuck on a long trip, as it takes time for the system to learn your habits, but it’s a good thing to have in the long run.

Use Power saving mode

Most of the methods mentioned before were manual, but Power saving mode handles a lot of that stuff for you. It’s like an all-in-one solution to help you extend your battery power. Go to your battery settings like I mentioned before and go to the Power saving page. Uptop, you’ll see a master switch. You can flip it and be done with it or you can customize the mode to your liking.

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There are some settings that you can adjust below the switch. One will let you choose whether you want to turn off the AOD. The next option will let you limit the CPU performance to only 70%. If you want to save battery, but you don’t want the performance throttled, you can flip this off. Under that, you’ll have the option to decrease the screen brightness to 10% when Power saver mode is active.


Under that, there will be an option to limit the apps and home screen. This means that all of the background processes will be cut, the Edge panels will be disabled, and the theme will be turned dark. Power saver mode is a combination of the aforementioned methods with a few added on. With these tools, your Galaxy A53 5G is ready for the long haul with its battery.

The battery life on the Galaxy A53 5G is good, and you can find out our usage with the full review. Also, find out how to customize the theme on your phone. If you want to take a screenshot of your new theme, you can check out our how-to guide to doing so.