Article ID : 00248212 / Last Modified : 07/09/2020

How to maximize the battery life (NW-A100/NW-ZX500 series)

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    The Walkman® consumes battery even when in playback standby, so the battery life will be shorter if the player is in standby for a long time. If multiple applications are running, the battery consumption will also increase and the usage time will be shortened. Battery life also varies depending on usage conditions, settings, and temperature.

    This article shows ways to reduce battery consumption and increase battery life.

    Settings to maximize the battery life

    Battery Saver

    Activating the Battery Saver function can help to reduce the battery consumption when the battery level is low. n addition, you can set the Battery Saver function to activate at a desired remaining battery level.

    1. Swipe theHome screen upwards, then select Settings.

    2. Select Battery.

    3. Select Battery Saver.

    4. Set Turn on automatically to On.

      Note: If you select TURN ON NOW, the Battery Saver function will be activated regardless of the remaining battery level.

    5. Set the AT xx% value to the desired percentage.

      Note: The Battery Saver function will be activated when the remaining battery level reaches the percentage value set.

    Other settings

    You can reduce the battery consumption by changing how you use the player. Try the following suggestions to increase battery life:

    ContentSetting method
    Turn off the power manually when you are not using it
    1. With the screen on, press and hold the (Power) button two seconds.
    2. Select Power off.
    Shorten the display Sleep time setting
    1. Swipe the Home screen upwards, then select Settings.
    2. Select DisplaySleep.
    3. Set the time to a shorter period.
    Turn off all sound adjustments
    1. Select Sound adjustment.
    2. Turn the Direct Source function to On.
    Turn off the Location service when you are not using it
    1. Swipe theHome screen upwards, then select Settings.
    2. Select Security & Location - Location in the Privacy category.
    3. Turn Use location to Off.
    Turn off Wi-Fi when you are not using it
    1. Swipe theHome screen upwards, then select Settings.
    2. Select Network & Internet.
    3. Turn Wi-Fi to Off.
    Turn off apps when you are not using them
    1. With the screen unlocked, tap (overview) in Navigation bar at the bottom of the screen.
    2. Swipe up the apps that are not in use, or turn them off by swiping the screen to the right and select CLEAR ALL.
    Turn off Bluetooth when you are not using it
    1. Swipe the Home screen upwards, then select Settings.
    2. Select Connected devicesConnection preferencesBluetooth.
    3. Turn Bluetooth to Off.
    Turn off NFC when you are not using it
    1. Swipe the Home screen upwards, then select Settings.
    2. Select Connected devicesConnection preferences.
    3. Turn NFC to Off.
    Lower the screen brightness
    1. Swipe the Home screen upwards, then select Settings.
    2. Select Display - Brightness level.
    3. Move the slider icon to a lower brightness.


    Note: When used in a cold temperature environment, the battery life will be shorter.

    In cold environments, chemical reactions become weak and electrical energy lowers. The battery cannot be fully charged in a cold environment. Even if you fully charge the battery in a warmer environment, the battery life shortens when you use it in a cold environment. (If you return to a warm environment, the battery life returns to normal)

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    About the battery life

    Lithium-ion rechargeable batteries gradually decrease in charging capacity and duration depending on the number of charge/discharge cycles and the period of use.

    To reduce deterioration and extend the battery life:

    • Stopping the battery charging before reaching full (Don't charge up to 100%) can help reduce deterioration of the battery.
    • If the rechargeable battery is stored for a long time in a totally empty or fully charged condition, the battery tends to deteriorate. In order to prevent deterioration, charge the battery to about 50% once every six months to one year.

    Estimated replacement time:

    • The number of charge/discharge cycles, usage period, and conditions can all affect the capacity of the battery and reduce the battery life.
    • If the battery life is reduced to half as what is mentioned in the manual even after the fully charged, the battery may need to be replaced.

    Related article: How do you replace the built-in battery?