If you have ever tried to turn on the flashlight on your Galaxy On5, then you may have noticed that there were some additional options on that menu that slides down from the top of the screen. One of those options allows you to turn on the ultra power saving mode on your Samsung smartphone. This is a specific combination of settings on the device that are meant to extend the battery on the Galaxy On5 for as long as possible.
Ultra power saving mode is different from the other similar setting, simply called “Power Saving Mode.” While regular Power Saving Mode is more of a slightly-reduced version of the regular Galaxy On5 usage experience, Ultra Power Saving Mode is very, very different.
Turning on ultra power saving mode will:
- Restrict application usage to only essential applications, and apps that you select.
- Turn off mobile data whenever the screen is turned off.
- Turn off connectivity features, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
So if you are interested in making the battery last longer on your Galaxy On5, then follow our guide below to enable the ultra power saving mode.
How to Turn On Ultra Power Saving Mode on the Galaxy On5
These steps were performed on a Galaxy On5 from Tmobile, running the Android Marshmallow operating system (6.0.1).
Step 1: Swipe down from the top of the screen.
Step 2: Tap the downward-facing arrow at the top-right of the screen.
Step 3: Tap the U.power saving button.
Step 4: Tap the Turn On button at the bottom-right of the screen.
Your phone will then need a few minutes to transition to ultra power saving mode.
Once you are in ultra power saving mode on your Galaxy On5, you will have limited access to the apps on your phone. You can add some additional ones by tapping the + buttons. Note that the screen below is how your phone will appear when ultra power saving mode is turned on. You also won’t be able to take screenshots when you are in ultra power saving mode.
Once you are ready to leave ultra power saving mode, tap the More button at the top-right of the screen, then tap Turn Off Ultra Power Saving Mode.
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