11-12-2017 07:02 PM
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  1. anon(10311036)'s Avatar
    Hey guys...

    I was thinking about the battery life on my LG g6. I disable the "ok google" comand,the always on the screen, face unlock, widgets and other usefull stuff just to get a decente battery that can holds one day of not heavy use. So whats the point to have all this stuff but not having a decent battery? And I guess this happens with other smartphones too...
    I dont know, its a bit frustrating... its only me to think like that? Should I keep my G6? wich smartphone I can have all of its features without concerning with battery?
    11-09-2017 07:40 AM
  2. devaa's Avatar
    Whats wrong with your battery ? I mean sot ? What do you consider when u mean deceng battery ?

    Face unlock, ok google, widgets are for me useless stuff...
    11-09-2017 07:45 AM
  3. anon(10311036)'s Avatar
    Whats wrong with your battery ? I mean sot ? What do you consider when u mean deceng battery ?

    Face unlock, ok google, widgets are for me useless stuff...
    Well.. for me too, thats why I disable it. But shouldnt a mid/top smartphone last at least one day with all its features? My battery used to be so good.. now I had to turn off notifications and all that I said up there. Im not the first person complaining about battery here in the foruns. I just wonder if those S8 and Pixels and essencials have the same issue.
    11-09-2017 08:35 AM
  4. devaa's Avatar
    My battery lasts for two days.. And currently im on 29% with 4h 58min of SoT.
    11-09-2017 08:36 AM
  5. anon(10311036)'s Avatar
    My battery lasts for two days.. And currently im on 29% with 4h 58min of SoT.
    Did you disable anything? what did you do to last that long? I dont play games and I also dont have facebook, gmail and I sync only manualy..
    11-09-2017 08:41 AM
  6. Morty2264's Avatar
    I think it all really boils down to what you are satisfied with! If you are unhappy with your battery life and that is a really important factor for you when it comes to having a phone, then by all means, it is okay to switch!

    There are a lot of phones with amazing battery life that you can consider! The Mate 10, Moto Z2 Play (combined with Moto mods would give you amazing battery longevity) and the Note 8 are some examples. Even the Moto Z Play from last year would help!
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    11-09-2017 08:42 AM
  7. devaa's Avatar
    Yeah i disabled 5-6 apps.. I have outlook, mymail and gmail, synced with 4 mails, whapp, tapatalk, chrome, word and excel, ted talks and netflix at full daily usage.
    11-09-2017 08:44 AM
  8. anon(10311036)'s Avatar
    I think it all really boils down to what you are satisfied with! If you are unhappy with your battery life and that is a really important factor for you when it comes to having a phone, then by all means, it is okay to switch!

    There are a lot of phones with amazing battery life that you can consider! The Mate 10, Moto Z2 Play (combined with Moto mods would give you amazing battery longevity) and the Note 8 are some examples. Even the Moto Z Play from last year would help!
    Is not that im not happy.. I love the g6 camera and I wouldnt trade fot any of those. Maybe the Mate 10, but unfortunaly its not available on my country. I just wish my battery last longer.
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    11-09-2017 08:47 AM
  9. anon(10311036)'s Avatar
    Yeah i disabled 5-6 apps.. I have outlook, mymail and gmail, synced with 4 mails, whapp, tapatalk, chrome, word and excel, ted talks and netflix at full daily usage.
    man.. lucky you. I run stock everything.. even the stock launcher =( and yet my battery is pretty disapointing.
    11-09-2017 08:49 AM
  10. devaa's Avatar
    Im on stock aswell... Dont add any 3rd part apps and **** like that.. Honestly battery on g6 is one of my fav things on this phone. Though i would love to get rid of lots of oem apps.
    11-09-2017 08:51 AM
  11. Morty2264's Avatar
    Is not that im not happy.. I love the g6 camera and I wouldnt trade fot any of those. Maybe the Mate 10, but unfortunaly its not available on my country. I just wish my battery last longer.
    How long have you had your G6?
    11-09-2017 08:53 AM
  12. Tim Hallinger's Avatar
    Hello,

    i've tested some different configurations with GPS, AOD, Synchronisations, Face Unlock, ... nothing made big differences in the battery lifetime. The battery lifetime is good but since i have the device, i recognize a higher standby drain.
    11-09-2017 09:02 AM
  13. bobdob's Avatar
    There is nothing inherently wrong with the G6 battery and in 2017 you don't have to disable all the useful features of the phone to get good battery life. I have ok google, always-on display, bluetooth (connected to smartwatch), face unlock (the google version, not the new LG one we haven't gotten yet) all enabled and I have no complaints about battery life.

    Badly-acting apps are the main reason for high battery drain. I don't know why, but web browsing with chrome takes a lot of power - makes my phone noticeably warm and drains the battery. Facebook is a known battery killer even if you do not use it heavily. I use "myfitnesspal" a couple times a day to log food and sometimes it shows up as one of the top battery users for unknown reasons. Those are all things that you would probably consider part of "light usage" that wouldn't think make much of a difference but they do, and taming or avoiding them makes a huge difference.

    Unfortunately for whatever reason, the built-in capabilities for monitoring app power usage in Android have become increasingly limited over the past few versions, but we still have tools we can use (even without root) like better battery stats, gsam, wakelock detector to at least get some picture of what's going on (though it requires some advanced knowledge to use the adb command to give them access to the stats), and then some tools like lg package disabler, brevent, or greenify can help with the bad behavers.
    11-09-2017 09:05 AM
  14. torbach1's Avatar
    I think it all really boils down to what you are satisfied with! If you are unhappy with your battery life and that is a really important factor for you when it comes to having a phone, then by all means, it is okay to switch!

    There are a lot of phones with amazing battery life that you can consider! The Mate 10, Moto Z2 Play (combined with Moto mods would give you amazing battery longevity) and the Note 8 are some examples. Even the Moto Z Play from last year would help!
    I agree with your suggestions except for the Note 8. I have the Note 8, and while it's battery life is definitely better than the G6, it's not in the same league as the Mate 10 and the Moto.

    FWIW, I tried out the V30 for a week, and it's battery life was very good, easily eclipsing my Note 8. It was a very difficult decision to keep the Note 8 and return the V30.
    11-09-2017 09:16 AM
  15. anon(10311036)'s Avatar
    How long have you had your G6?
    3 moths =(
    11-09-2017 09:33 AM
  16. anon(10311036)'s Avatar
    There is nothing inherently wrong with the G6 battery and in 2017 you don't have to disable all the useful features of the phone to get good battery life. I have ok google, always-on display, bluetooth (connected to smartwatch), face unlock (the google version, not the new LG one we haven't gotten yet) all enabled and I have no complaints about battery life.

    Badly-acting apps are the main reason for high battery drain. I don't know why, but web browsing with chrome takes a lot of power - makes my phone noticeably warm and drains the battery. Facebook is a known battery killer even if you do not use it heavily. I use "myfitnesspal" a couple times a day to log food and sometimes it shows up as one of the top battery users for unknown reasons. Those are all things that you would probably consider part of "light usage" that wouldn't think make much of a difference but they do, and taming or avoiding them makes a huge difference.

    Unfortunately for whatever reason, the built-in capabilities for monitoring app power usage in Android have become increasingly limited over the past few versions, but we still have tools we can use (even without root) like better battery stats, gsam, wakelock detector to at least get some picture of what's going on (though it requires some advanced knowledge to use the adb command to give them access to the stats), and then some tools like lg package disabler, brevent, or greenify can help with the bad behavers.
    So maybe I have I factory problem?
    11-09-2017 09:37 AM
  17. anon(10311036)'s Avatar
    Hello,

    i've tested some different configurations with GPS, AOD, Synchronisations, Face Unlock, ... nothing made big differences in the battery lifetime. The battery lifetime is good but since i have the device, i recognize a higher standby drain.
    so, maybe I have a factory problem?
    11-09-2017 09:47 AM
  18. anon(10311036)'s Avatar
    I just disabled a bunch of things, bloatware and useless stuff with lg package disabler. I saw it on a xda forum and I tried here. Ill see if theres any diference on my battery. Tomorrow Ill tell you guys. Heres the link https://forum.xda-developers.com/tmo...t3601622/page2
    11-09-2017 11:27 AM
  19. bobdob's Avatar
    Hopefully the stuff you have disabled will make a difference, but just blindly doing that may miss a real culprit, so make sure you grab better battery stats too, it is good to identify process usage, alarms, kernel wakelocks, and partial (app-requested) wakelocks. All of those can cause a misbehaving app to use more juice than it should.
    11-09-2017 12:54 PM
  20. torbach1's Avatar
    I just disabled a bunch of things, bloatware and useless stuff with lg package disabler. I saw it on a xda forum and I tried here. Ill see if theres any diference on my battery. Tomorrow Ill tell you guys. Heres the link https://forum.xda-developers.com/tmo...t3601622/page2
    The Same Package Disabler made a difference for me, but I did monitor what apps were both bloatware and taking up battery.
    11-09-2017 12:56 PM
  21. harris hpe's Avatar
    I was a little worried coming from the galaxy s8+ having 7-8 hrs on screen time which lasted me a day of use then switching to the G6. but I've been pretty happy, I get 7hrs screen on time. 62% brightness, WiFi, data, always on display, Gmail sync, WhatsApp all day, some YouTube, Facebook, Instagram. no gaming other than some word and run games now and then. can you post a screenshot of your screen on time and app usage?
    11-09-2017 01:09 PM
  22. anon(10311036)'s Avatar
    Hopefully the stuff you have disabled will make a difference, but just blindly doing that may miss a real culprit, so make sure you grab better battery stats too, it is good to identify process usage, alarms, kernel wakelocks, and partial (app-requested) wakelocks. All of those can cause a misbehaving app to use more juice than it should.
    Can you tell how can I do that? I mean, what app can I use?
    11-09-2017 01:34 PM
  23. anon(10311036)'s Avatar
    I was a little worried coming from the galaxy s8+ having 7-8 hrs on screen time which lasted me a day of use then switching to the G6. but I've been pretty happy, I get 7hrs screen on time. 62% brightness, WiFi, data, always on display, Gmail sync, WhatsApp all day, some YouTube, Facebook, Instagram. no gaming other than some word and run games now and then. can you post a screenshot of your screen on time and app usage?

    I just charged until 90% and now I'm testing how it's gonna be after using the LG package removal.. Hope it gets better!
    11-09-2017 01:42 PM
  24. cohoman's Avatar
    I get great battery life with my G6. I used LG Package Disabler Pro to disable several apps like Facebook and Quickmemo which are known for sucking battery power in the background. I have AOD turned on, GPS on, and I have the smart location feature to auto turn on/off the WiFi.
    11-09-2017 03:49 PM
  25. bobdob's Avatar
    Can you tell how can I do that? I mean, what app can I use?
    I am partial to "Better Battery Stats", but if you don't want to pay for that, you can use the free version of GSAM battery monitor plus "Wakelock Detector Lite". Root is not required but unfortunately due to Android restrictions, you willl need to setup ADB on a computer so you can allow the apps access to the necessary statistics (the apps themselves have notes in them telling you what is needed, but setting up adb might not be somethinng you want to get into...).
    anon(10311036) likes this.
    11-10-2017 01:02 PM
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