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How to view battery usage figures on your Galaxy S20

How to view battery usage statistics on the Galaxy S20
How to view battery usage statistics on the Galaxy S20 (Image credit: Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central)

The Galaxy S20 has a generous 4,000mAh battery that lasts all day, but if you're curious about seeing just what services are using up the battery, you can do so from the phone's settings. You'll be able to see detailed usage statistics, and a list of all the apps that are consuming battery cycles, which is important when that errant app running in the background starts draining your battery.

How to view battery usage statistics on the Galaxy S20

  1. Open Settings from the home screen.
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  3. Select Device care.

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  1. Choose Battery.
  2. Select Battery usage.
  3. Here you can see detailed battery usage figures, including device screen-on-time and apps that are consuming the most amount of battery.

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The Galaxy S20 gives you detailed information on what apps are consuming the battery, and you also get to see screen-on-time for the last seven days. The screen-on data is particularly useful because you get to see just how much you used your phone broken down into two-hour increments. It also shows you what apps you've used in that time, and for how long.

In addition to viewing battery usage figures, you get the option to put misbehaving apps to sleep so they don't continually drain battery in the background. The Galaxy S20 comes with all the tools you need to monitor battery usage and make sure that there aren't any background services that are draining your battery, and that's always a good thing.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.