View Battery Status - Samsung Galaxy S® III

Note Apps and processes are listed from highest to lowest percentage of power consumption. Review any high or unusual battery drain.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps ( Applications icon located at the bottom).
  2. From the Apps tab, tap Settings.
  3. Tap Battery.
  4. Review the current battery status.
    Note The battery graph is displaying the time since it was last charged to 100%.
    Device is not charging.
    Charges at a slower rate.
    Charges at a standard rate, (preferred method).
    Battery status
  5. Review the battery usage (e.g. Wi-Fi, Android OS, Phone, etc.).
    Battery usage
  6. Tap the battery graph.
    Battery Graph
  7. View the following battery information:
    • Battery usage line graph
      • Displays basic battery discharge/charge since the last full charge.
    • Mobile network signal
      Note Signal strength will have an effect on battery life.
      Green Very good signal
      Gray Good signal
      Gold Poor to moderate signal
      Yellow No Signal
      Red Scanning for signal
      Black Radio is off
    • Wi-Fi, Awake, Screen on, and Charging
      Wi-Fi radio is on/off.
      Running tasks/application (the screen may not be on)
      Screen on
      Screen is visible (not in standby)
      Indicates when the device is being charged
      Note Will show periods of partial charging since the last complete charge.
      Blue On
      Black Off
    Battery Manager


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