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You can find information about the Galaxy Tab’s battery status at the bottom right of the screen, in the status area, next to the time.

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You might also see an icon for a dead battery.

When you find the teensy battery icons too vague, you can check the specific battery level by viewing the notification pop-up: At the Home screen, touch the time. You see the notifications displayed, but above that is the Tab’s current status. Listed are the date, time, Wi-Fi or cellular data network, and the percentage of battery life remaining.

Heed those low-battery warnings! The Galaxy Tab alerts you whenever the battery level gets low.

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Another warning shows up when the battery level gets seriously low, but don’t wait. Either plug in the Tab or turn it off.

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

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

  • You don’t have to fully charge the Galaxy Tab 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 Galaxy Tab 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 Tab 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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