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How long is the battery life on my Poynt Smart Terminal?

The Poynt Smart Terminal is built to provide up to 8 hours of battery life, depending on usage.

Several factors can affect the battery life. The more the Poynt Smart Terminal is used off-dock, the faster battery life will deplete. This is especially true when using the printer. Other factors include:

  • Transaction volume
  • Printer usage
  • Screen brightness
  • Device sleep settings

Check your Poynt Smart Terminal battery life

The battery status displays in the top-right corner of the screen. Swipe down from the top of the screen twice to see your battery percentage. Tap on the battery percentage to which apps are using the most battery, and how long your battery will last with current usage.
Battery percentage shown in open swipe down menu

Optimize battery life

  • Keep your battery charged. Keep your Poynt Smart Terminal docked when it’s not in use. Make sure the dock is plugged in and that the bottom of the Poynt Smart Terminal is properly aligned with the dock’s charging pins. The battery status in the top right corner will indicate that the Poynt Smart Terminal is charging.
  • Adjust the brightness of the screen. The brighter the screen, the faster battery will drain. Change the brightness by swiping down from the top of the screen twice and adjusting the brightness slider icon Brightness slider.
  • Turn on Standby intelligent power saving mode. Swipe down twice from the top of the screen > tap the battery > switch the Standby intelligent power saving toggle on. This will disable certain background services and apps when the terminal screen is off if the Poynt Smart Terminal isn’t charging.
  • Offer SMS and email receipt options. Printing receipts takes a lot of power. You can give the customer the option of paperless receipts and even disable paper receipts.

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