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Conserving Battery Life

 Note: Your storage device might not support all features listed below.

You can prolong battery life by enabling ECO Mode on your mobile storage.

  1. Enable the charms bar by placing your finger on the right of the screen and swiping right to left.
  2. Tap Settings and tap Battery.
  3. Enable ECO mode by tapping on its switch.
  4. Tap the back arrow and hide the charms bar by tapping on the center of the screen.

When playing a video, the storage device will use your mobile device’s memory to temporarily store the video content. By using the mobile device's memory, the storage device can enter sleep mode to conserve its battery.

Power settings options

By enabling ECO mode, two non-critical services have been turned off:
DLNA: Allows DLNA playback devices on the network to view and play media files stored on the wireless storage device.
SAMBA: Allows computers on the network to connect to the wireless storage device as a network volume. Turning it off does not prevent access to the storage device using a web browser.

Even when ECO mode is enabled, you can manually turn on DLNA and SAMBA:

  1. Enable the charms bar. From the right edge of the screen, swipe your finger from right to left.
  2. Tap Battery.
  3. Tap on the switch for DLNA or SAMBA.

Battery performance

To achieve the best energy conservation:

  • Enable ECO mode
  • Disable DLNA and SAMBA
  • Do not connect your storage device to the Internet while it is connected to your mobile device.
  • Confirm that Download and play is enabled in Charms bar > Settings > General.