1. mummabarr16's Avatar
    I just bought myself a new s6. the battery drains really quickly and has done from day one. I am aware that the s6 is now old technology but surely the battery shouldn't drain as quickly as it does? I have tried uninstalling any unwanted apps and making sure that they aren't running in the background but it doesn't seem to make any difference. Any ideas?
    09-05-2019 03:08 AM
  2. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    I had an S6 Edge and found the battery drained quickly. I used the Doze feature to turn off background apps. With little usage I struggled to get it to last 24 hours. If this S^ has the original battery, it may not have been looked after properly and they degrade over time. The battery is probably 5-6 years old so may be due for replacement.
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    09-05-2019 03:50 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It's highly unlikely that your phone is "new." A phone that old is almost certainly used or refurbished, which means there was at least one previous owner -- and if that person abused the battery (e.g., by allowing it to drain to zero on a regular basis), that can severely shorten its overall lifespan.

    You'd have to bring it to a repair shop for battery replacement, but be aware that replacement batteries are probably also just as old as the phone, and may have degraded while sitting on a shelf waiting to be used.
    mummabarr16 likes this.
    09-05-2019 12:10 PM

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