SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.

Notifications
    News For You

    Gain battery life on your Galaxy device by not sending Google data

    Tips & Tricks
    By 

    Last updated: May 24th, 2023 at 16:31 UTC+02:00

    If you experience high battery life usage on your Galaxy phone or tablet, there might be a not-so-obvious solution to your problem. In the Google Play Store, there's an option to send app usage data to Google about which parts of an app you use. It helps Google make apps faster to install, open, and run for everyone using Play.

    However, when this Play Store feature is enabled, some users say it can cause excessive battery life usage on Android devices, regardless of whether or not they're made by Samsung.

    The option is called “App install optimization,” and it's found in the Google Play Store app settings rather than the Settings app on your Galaxy phone or tablet. Here's how you can disable it — or enable it later on if you want to take advantage of faster Play Store app updates.

    How to stop sending Google app usage data for Play optimization

    Google released App install optimization in 2021 with the intention of making Play Store app installs faster, and whether you knew it or not, the company enabled the feature by default. It's worth noting that this is an account-wide option rather than a device setting.

    In other words, if you disable App install optimization on your Galaxy phone, it will also be disabled on your Galaxy tablet and other devices that use the same Google account to access the Play Store.

    If you want to disable (or later enable) App install optimization, firstly, open the Play Store app on your Galaxy device. Then, tap your account icon in the upper-right corner. Access “Settings” and expand the “General” option. Lastly, tap the “App install optimization” toggle to the OFF position to disable the feature and stop sending Google app usage data.

    Keep in mind that if you keep this service disabled, your Android apps acquired from the Play Store may take longer to install and open. But if disabling this feature results in more battery life on your Samsung phone or tablet, the trade might be worth it.

    PhoneTabletTips & Tricks GoogleGoogle Play StoreOne UI
    Galaxy AI summarized

    Scroll for more related content
    News For You

    You might also like

    Widgets not working properly? One UI 7 will help

    Widgets not working properly? One UI 7 will help

    On Android 14-based One UI 6.0 and One UI 6.1, when you close an application, the app’s home screen widgets keep running. However, that will not be the case with Android 15-based One UI 7.0. On Android’s developer website, Google states that on Android 15, when you close an application, the OS will disable the […]

    • By Abid Iqbal Shaik
    • 7 hours ago
    One UI 7.0 could make Galaxy phones safe from juice jacking attacks

    One UI 7.0 could make Galaxy phones safe from juice jacking attacks

    Android is already pretty secure, as Google has added several privacy and security measures to the platform over the past 14 years. However, Google is adding a new feature with Android 15 that will make Android devices safe from juice jacking, and this feature could come to Galaxy devices with One UI 7.0. One UI […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 2 days ago
    Looking at Samsung TV Plus’ rise, Google TV improves focus on free channels

    Looking at Samsung TV Plus’ rise, Google TV improves focus on free channels

    Samsung TV users love Samsung TV Plus, a way to watch a plethora of streaming video content for free and no sign-up process. No wonder Samsung TV Plus has grown leaps and bounds over the past few years. Looking at its rise, Google has been expanding its own lineup of free channels on Google TV […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 4 days ago
    ASUS copies Samsung, launches Smart Monitor competitor with Google TV OS

    ASUS copies Samsung, launches Smart Monitor competitor with Google TV OS

    Samsung was the first brand to launch a smart monitor, essentially a PC monitor that runs a proper operating system and allows users to stream music and videos, among other things. Other brands seem to have liked Samsung's idea, as LG launched its first smart monitor last year. Now, ASUS has launched its first smart […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 5 days ago
    Google Photos brings Magic Editor features to Galaxy phones

    Google Photos brings Magic Editor features to Galaxy phones

    Google has started rolling out some Magic Editor features in the Google Photos app to Galaxy smartphones. These features first started rolling out to some users in May, and now they are more widely available. Google Photos' Magic Editor features are available for free on Galaxy devices The Magic Editor feature in the Google Photos […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 5 days ago
    Galaxy phones, tablets could get Dynamic Spatial Audio improvements with Android 15

    Galaxy phones, tablets could get Dynamic Spatial Audio improvements with Android 15

    Google is bringing several improvements to wireless audio with Android 15. A few days ago, it was revealed that Bluetooth LE Audio improvements are coming to Android 15. Now, it has been revealed that Dynamic Spatial Audio support is coming to the next major version of Android. Dynamic Spatial Audio over Bluetooth LE Audio coming […]

    • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
    • 7 days ago