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[Share] 【Tips and Tricks】 The new power-saving modes

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nikkojamesreducto PHL Moderator | All posts
With users mainly complaining about battery life, ASUS has been bringing about multiple iterations of their power-saving features, and with the latest update they introduced a complete overhaul of the power-saving system. This was initially available as an update for the ZenFone 2, but it's now available for the majority of the ZenFone line-up, including ZenFones 5, 6, 2 Laser and Selfie.


Before, there were four power-saving battery modes. Now there are five: Performance, Normal, Power Saving, Super Saving, and Customized.


This mode provides the highest CPU performance and screen brightness, but also the shortest battery life. Very useful for heavy multitasking sessions but a disaster for standby and screen-on time. ASUS recommends this mode for gaming and online video streaming.


This was the old Balanced mode. This smartly adjusts CPU performance and brightness according to the users’ needs and the ambient lighting. As the name suggests, this mode is recommended for normal smartphone usage.

Power Saving

This mode claims to double that of what you get with Normal. Data connection and Wi-Fi networks are disabled when the display is turned off, and online notifications will only be received one the device is awake, at which point the networks will automatically reconnect. It also smartly adjusts CPU performance and brightness, similar to Normal.

Super Saving

This mode is like a very strict Power Saving mode: it disables everything except Phone, SMS and alarms. No data networks or Wi-Fi connections (turning either one auto-switches to Power Saving). This is specially made to extend standby time when the device is asleep for long periods of time, or when the battery is low.


My personal favourite. This mode enables you to customize and fine-tune power-saving settings such as CPU, brightness and network settings. You can also enable Extend Standby, which will disable notifications push for all apps, except those you allow.




Auto-switching to a specific battery mode has been relocated to the new Smart Switch tab. This tab features switching battery modes by battery level or by schedule. A new feature is the ability to auto-switch to any battery mode on schedule, not just Power Saving.




Bonus tip: Just in case you did not know, you can hide the orange color of the notifications bar when on Super Saving by tapping on the menu button on the Power Saver app and disabling Hint of Super-saving mode.


Does the new modes save you more battery life than before, or are there any other features you think are missing? Let us know in the comments.

Technical PR Specialist - Mobile
ASUS Technology Philippines, Inc.
PHL Level 5 | All posts
Thanks for this Nikko. A very clear explanation of the power saving modes. With my usage, I'm pretty much ok with the Normal mode, with the ZE551ML still reaching 6hrs SOT on WiFi with my usual app-heavy use.
IND Level 1 | All posts
I'm quite impressed by d way Asus has responded for features. But I'm a bit disappointed by certain functions stopping regularly.... overall great Asus ZenFone Zen UI. Keep it up Asus team
MYS Level 1 | All posts
Great update and great features you guys did, but it still needs some workouts, cause ever since I updated I kept stopping with an a error. Thank you for your effort
create doz for zenfone5........
IND Level 1 | All posts
after the update 3_24_40_78 for zenfone 5 the power saver app is m not working properly as in when i switch to the super-saving mode the app stops working all together. Pls its a request to the developer team of Asus to look into this problem
PHL Level 4 | All posts
Thanks for the great tip! This is really helpful to newbies and even the advanced users.
IND Level 1 | All posts
The bug is there in power saving app, u can feel that if u follow these steps: 1. Switch to super saving mode 2. Now close all apps from recent app menu Or After step 1 click on the notification that appears U are likely to detect bug if u open power saving app after performing above mentioned steps   in zenfone 5
MYS Level 1 | All posts
works well for me...thumbs up..for improving battery life.....
IND Level 1 | All posts
Dear devs, after the recent update, the app mssbehaves at times. There seems to be a bug in the new update. Please fix it.
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