Samsung Galaxy S5: Top 16 tips and tricks

Battery Saving Mode is a lifesaver for anyone who often finds themselves away from a power outlet for long periods, with the Samsung Galaxy S5 sporting greatly enhanced features that save your phone's juice better than ever before. This mode can be accessed from the Quick Settings menu.

These include a Greyscale mode that switches off the phone display's colours and the option to turn off mobile data when the screen is off. With this feature enabled, the phone will last in standby mode for days.

You can also turn off various battery-hogging features, such as Air View, Smart Stay and Motion gestures from the settings menu to get even more life out of your device.

Improve colour accuracy

Like its predecessors, the S5 has a number of different settings allowing you to manually change the phone's colour replication. There are five modes: Adapt Display, Dynamic, Standard, Professional Photo and Cinema.

Cinema Mode has been identified as the setting that provides the best colour replication. Colours may appear bland on the home screen but this mode is great for viewing TV shows, movies and sports as well as online shopping as the colours are more realistic.

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Zach Marzouk

Zach Marzouk is a former ITPro, CloudPro, and ChannelPro staff writer, covering topics like security, privacy, worker rights, and startups, primarily in the Asia Pacific and the US regions. Zach joined ITPro in 2017 where he was introduced to the world of B2B technology as a junior staff writer, before he returned to Argentina in 2018, working in communications and as a copywriter. In 2021, he made his way back to ITPro as a staff writer during the pandemic, before joining the world of freelance in 2022.