Why is the Galaxy Store draining the battery?

Have you ever wondered why your Samsung Galaxy phone isn't lasting all day like it normally does? Your device's battery usually has enough juice to last you throughout the day, but lately, it seems like all of your battery is being used up at once. Don't you worry? There's actually a reason for that, and it's not what you might think. Read on to learn more and better understand this issue and what you can do to fix it.

Why is the Galaxy Store draining the battery?

The Galaxy Store is a feature on Samsung's Android devices that allows you to download apps onto your phone, but it's been causing some confusion lately to some users. Some would think that it causes battery drain issues.

It may be easy enough to see why this might be happening: when you go onto the store, apps will automatically update if there is an update available. When you are using the Galaxy Store, it's like the phone's battery is working triple-time to access both the Galaxy Store and also to update your apps while your phone is connected online. This causes the battery to take too much strain, which can cause it to drain quicker than usual.

It's not just your Galaxy Store that is the problem here though-it's also all of those app updates that are automatically happening in the background while you're using the store. Leaving apps in the background can significantly impact battery life even when you're not actually using them. One of the ways to help with this problem is to just take breaks from the store every now and again-go offline for a while if you can. This will mean less strain on your battery.

Samsung Galaxy phones are some of the best Android phones on the market, but these phones are built with excellent features. If you are not familiar with how the features work, it might probably drain your battery.

Is there a way you can disable the Galaxy Store on your phone?

When your Galaxy phone starts to have a noticeable decrease in battery life, you might want to know some troubleshooting techniques first that are safe before getting help from a professional.

One of the fixes that some people tried was to disable the Galaxy store from the phone. This action isn't recommended, though, as you would need your Galaxy store to update the apps installed on your device. If you are the type of owner who relies heavily on the Galaxy store for your apps and updates, then it would be best not to disable your Galaxy store.

However, if you don't use your phone heavily or if you just need a quick fix to the battery drainage issue, then there is nothing wrong with disabling your Galaxy store temporarily while you continue using your phone. Here's a guide on how to do so:

-Go into your settings and head over to Applications.

-From there, find the Application Manager tab and tap on it. The options might change depending on the phone model.

-Tap on the All tab at the top of the screen, and scroll down until you see Samsung Apps or Galaxy Store (depending on which phone you have) and then select it.

-Tap on the floating tab on top of the screen that says Uninstall Updates.

-After you have uninstalled the updates, find the Disable button on the lower portion of the screen. Tap on it and accept the warning notice, which will then disable the Galaxy store on your phone.

There is also an option to just turn off your Galaxy store rather than disabling it. Generally, this action is seen as an alternative to the process above.

What else can cause my battery to drain quickly?

If you still notice that your phone's battery is draining quickly after turning off or disabling the Galaxy Store, you might want to try to look at some other potential causes of heavy battery drain. Some of these causes include Bluetooth, a malfunctioning or faulty battery, an app running in the background that uses a lot of your phone's resources, and more. If you're not sure what exactly is causing the problem with your phone's battery life, try doing some research about other causes of rapid battery drain, or even better, get help from a local cell phone repair professional.


With all of the different features and apps on your phone, it's understandable that you may be feeling like your battery is dying quicker. There are a few things to check before deciding whether or not you need an upgrade or before you uninstall or disable a particular app. First, make sure to turn off any notifications for apps that aren't crucial for work or school (turning these alerts off should save some power). If this still doesn't help, try disabling Wi-Fi when out in public, so your phone isn't constantly searching for connections. Finally, if nothing else works, it's maybe time to get new batteries. When replacing the battery, be sure to get one with the same quality and capacity (mAh) as your old one, though. You can locate this information normally on the back of your previous battery or seek assistance from the manufacturer for the best recommendation.

About the author, Phil Borges

Phil Borges is a battery aficionado. He's written extensively about batteries, and he loves nothing more than discussing the latest innovations in the industry. He has a deep understanding of how batteries work, and he's always on the lookout for new ways to improve their performance.