How to Increase Samsung Galaxy 3 I5801 Battery Life

Galaxy 3So, how many have you felt that there’s something wrong with your battery, as many of them feel that their battery life was less than that of the previous phone? Yes, quite a few people agree with me and the fact is that in most of the cases there’s no fault in the battery but it’s just mere a perception that there is a problem in battery, but the actual fact is there are some tips which need to be followed so that you can increase the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy i5801 (Apollo) phone.

Since, Android is the latest entrant in the market, i assume that you probably might have moved from either a Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung or any may be another phone where you might not have faced any battery issues but like as i said since Android is something new and the battery consumption dynamics are quite different from the other operating system phones. So, to increase the battery life you will have to go through some of the important and simple tips due to which you will be easily able to optimize your phone’s battery power and also you can increase the longevity of your battery life. To increase the battery life you can also flash your phone with the latest Android 2.2 Froyo Android version.

Smart Charge your Phone:

Your battery charging pattern too matters a lot in keeping your battery efficient due to which your phone’s battery can hold the charge for longer period of time, so always ensure that you don’t charge your battery frequently. Unless and until the battery hasn’t reached the level below 10% it’s not recommended to charge but yes if it’s urgent and you are planning to go out then you can charge it even in between that’s because if you are not allowing to discharge your battery below let’s say below 30-40% the battery charging slot inside the cell between 0-30 or 40%

Use AC Charger and not USB Charging:

Many of us have computers and Laptops with us due to which we want to make the most out of USB ports so that the phones can be directly charged with the help of USB cable but since the USB charging is done by trickle charging phenomenon it’s not good for the battery and specially its very harmful when you put your phone for charging via USB method as it will damage your battery’s capacity over the long period of time.

Quick Battery maintenance Tips:

There are many quick battery tips which you can follow as mentioned below so that you can increase the battery power in your phone.

  • Don’t pull out the battery frequently,
  • Ensure that you turn off Wi Fi  when not in use and which can be done by going to HOME > MENU > Settings > Wireless & Networks and then turning Off the Wi Fi
  • If you don’t use 3G regularly then it’s better to switch to the GSM Mode than selecting either dual mode or the WCDMA Mode as in 3G the battery drains faster by 25%.
  • Ensure that Bluetooth and Sync is turned off when not necessary.
  • Most importantly the brightness selected should not be full until and unless it’s not required which can be controlled from HOME > MENU > Settings > Display > Brightness and Screen timeout.
  • GPS as well as the camera eats up the most battery  so it’s always better to use them wisely and also when not required you can close the GPS as well as the camera. You can control the setting by the widget shortcut on the home screen itself, touch and hold on the Home Screen in the blank area and not on any app icon and select Widget>Power Control. Add this Widget to your home screen to choose the express settings.

So, just by following the above tips you can easily save on battery power by which eventually you can increase the battery life of your Samsung Galaxy 3.



  1. Vignesh

    May 9, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I bought a samsung galaxy 1 year ago but now the battery gets dried fast.And if i connect it to the charger it charges to 99% in 5 min and it takes several hours before reaching 100%.But even after that it discharges very quickly.
    My phone is always in the above recomended setting but there is still this discharging problem.
    What should i DO?


    February 6, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I bought a samsung galaxy 3 last year but now the battery gets of dried fast while recharging the battery gets full 100% in just few mints and gets down very fast atleast 10% for call or message , what may be the problem, anybody kindly help me sort out the same

  3. Tom Barrister

    August 20, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    The Lithium Ion batteries which all smartphones now use work differently than the older Nickel Cadium batters and don’t need to be fully discharged. They should be kept fully charged when possible.

  4. Deepali Gore

    August 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    their is no background sound while using the keypad and no ringtone is coming in my galaxy 3..setting seems to be alright..not able to understand whats the problem.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 17, 2011 at 3:44 pm


  5. Samba

    August 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Hi, I have purchase I5801 in last October..and now the battery conditions really pathetic…if i speak for atleast 30mins…the battery goes dead…and the level of the battery becomes 10% and asks me for yu think i can do anything with this phone now…will there be a warrenty covered for the battery.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 15, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      battery come under the accessories of which the warranty is just for 6 months, your battery is now out of warranty

  6. surendar

    June 4, 2011 at 2:37 am

    hi i have many problem at my Samsung galaxy 3 . when i touch the phone first command “BATTERY LOW” so i not use that phone regularly . i am satisfied to use the Nokia phone . Samsung phone is waste phone .

  7. ashwani kumar

    May 23, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Hello Pardip, I have samsung galaxy 5 2.1. How i upgrade it to Froyo 2.2 and also i want to install Flash Player on it. Plz reply

    • Neal Pradeep

      May 23, 2011 at 5:44 am

      @ashwani hey there we will surely bring on the tutorial as soon as there is any update on that! Stay tuned to

  8. shekharhirve

    April 18, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    As per ur advice i had install foryo on galaxy I 5801 but the problem is i can’t play flash games n video pls help me

  9. narayan

    April 16, 2011 at 11:11 am

    hello pradeep i have successfully updated my galaxy 3 i5801 to android 2.2 froyo version using your instructions. but now i m facing some problems like:
    1 camra always stops in between giving warning signal camera failed
    2 most important i did’nt find adobe flash player working in this version
    please help me out from this 2 problems

    • Sandheep

      August 10, 2011 at 7:41 am

      For camera fix: Go to settings and then Location and Security and turn off “use wireless networks” and any other option currently running

  10. Amit.G

    April 6, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Really appreciating articles neal!!! one question, which phone has longer life( durable) touch screen phone or keypad phone( qwerty/alphanumeric)

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