How to Monitor the Battery for Your Samsung Galaxy Tablet

You can find information about the Samsung Galaxy tablet’s battery status in the upper-right corner of the screen, next to the current time in the status area. The icons used to display battery status are shown here.

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You might also see an icon for a dead battery.

Heed those low-battery warnings! The Galaxy tablet alerts you when the battery level gets low, at about 15 percent capacity.

Another warning shows up when the battery level gets seriously low, below 5 percent — but why wait for that? Take action at the 15 percent warning.

  • When the battery level is too low, the Galaxy tablet shuts itself off.

  • The best way to deal with low battery power is to connect the tablet to a power source: Either plug it into a wall socket or connect it to a computer by using a USB cable. The tablet begins charging itself immediately; plus, you can use the device while it’s charging.

  • You don’t have to fully charge the tablet to use it. When you have only 20 minutes to charge and you get only a 70 percent battery level, that’s great. Well, it’s not great, but it’s far better than a lower battery level.

  • Battery percentage values are best-guess estimates. The typical Galaxy tablet has a hearty battery that can last for hours. But when the battery meter gets low, the battery drains faster. So, if you get 8 hours of use from the tablet and the battery meter shows 20 percent left, those numbers don’t imply that 20 percent equals 2 more hours of use.

  • In practice, the amount of time you have left is much less than that. As a rule, when the battery percentage value gets low, the battery appears to drain faster.

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