Nokia N8-00 - Prolong battery life

If it seems you're always looking for a charger, there are steps you can take to reduce the power consumption of your device.

  • Always charge the battery fully.

  • When power saving mode is activated, device settings, such as Network mode and the screen saver, are optimized.

Activate power saving mode

Press the power key key-power.jpg, and select Activate power saving. To deactivate power saving mode, press the power key key-power.jpg, and select Deactivate power saving.

Close the applications you are not using

Press and hold the menu key, swipe until the desired application is displayed, and select qgn-indi-fep-button-close.jpg.

Sounds, themes, and effects

  • Mute unnecessary tones, such as keypad tones.

  • Use wired headphones, rather than the loudspeaker.

  • Change the length of the time-out period after which the device display switches off.

Set the length of the time-out period

Select Menu > Settings and Phone > Display > Light time-out.

Activate a dark theme and wallpaper

Select Menu > Settings and Themes > General. To change the wallpaper, on the home screen, select Options > Change wallpaper.

Deactivate background animation effects

Select Menu > Settings and Themes > General > Options > Theme effects > Off.

Decrease the brightness of the display

In the display settings, select Brightness.

Deactivate the Big clock screen saver

Select Menu > Settings and Themes > Screen saver > None.

Network use

  • If you are listening to music or otherwise using your device, but do not want to make or receive calls, activate the offline profile.

  • Set your device to check for new mail less frequently.

  • Use a Wi-Fi connection to connect to the internet, rather than a packet data (GPRS or 3G) connection.

  • If your device is set to use both GSM and 3G networks (dual mode), the device uses more power when searching for the 3G network.

Set your device to use only the GSM network

Select Menu > Settings and Connectivity > Network > Network mode > GSM.

Deactivate Bluetooth when not needed

Select Menu > Settings and Connectivity > Bluetooth > Bluetooth > Off.

Stop your device scanning for available Wi-Fi networks

Select Menu > Settings and Connectivity > Wi-Fi > Options > Settings > Show Wi-Fi availability > Never.

Establish a packet data (3G or GPRS) connection only when needed

Select Menu > Settings and Connectivity > Admin. settings > Packet data > Packet data connection > When needed.