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  1. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Hi everyone,
    I'm concerned by the fact that Samsung ecxluded the option of switching off the fast charging for a Note 5.
    In other words I have to always fast charge my device unless I use a different non-fast charging charger.
    Does anybody have an idea as to whether it's bad for the battery? I mean a fast charging could reduce the battery life. What do you think?
    I once tried to charge my Note 5 with a Sony 0.5 A charger, which gives the same safe 0.5 A as a PC usb connector does, but I noticed that the battery drained very quick after that.
    The amount that fast charging my reduce the battery life is so small, you wouldn't notice.

    These batteries were made for fast charging.
    11-08-2015 02:31 AM
  2. rainyboy7's Avatar
    i love charging time, it usually takes 1 hour and 10 minutes, wonderful
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    11-08-2015 02:38 AM
  3. Richy9596's Avatar
    I think so too, Kelly, but I liked the option of switching it off with my Note 4. I didn't need the fast charging, I untick it. Now there's no option. Anyway, thanks for sharing.
    11-08-2015 02:39 AM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I think so too, Kelly, but I liked the option of switching it off with my Note 4. I didn't need the fast charging, I untick it. Now there's no option. Anyway, thanks for sharing.
    I never switched it off with my Note 4. As batteries get bigger in all phones, quick charging will be the norm. Many new phones released have quick charging.
    11-08-2015 02:49 AM
  5. MedicD's Avatar
    I started using a VPN and noticed that it said in the last 30 minues, my phone has downloaded over 130MB on wifi...

    This correlates with GSam telling me my system is downloading a lot on wifi. What could my system be doing?

    Maybe Play Music, Keep, Youtube, Drive, Samsung Kids mode?
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    11-08-2015 09:14 AM
  6. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    I started using a VPN and noticed that it said in the last 30 minues, my phone has downloaded over 130MB on wifi...

    This correlates with GSam telling me my system is downloading a lot on wifi. What could my system be doing?

    Maybe Play Music, Keep, Youtube, Drive, Samsung Kids mode?
    Do you have your Playstore settings to not update apps automatically?
    11-08-2015 09:22 AM
  7. s6edge's Avatar
    my phone is s6 edge and it has battery drain problems i posted in many threads but i got no replies

    i have tried clearing cache, reseting but still doesnt help

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    11-08-2015 09:29 AM
  8. MedicD's Avatar
    Do you have your Playstore settings to not update apps automatically?
    It is set that way
    11-08-2015 12:11 PM
  9. MedicD's Avatar
    Samsung account is having trouble syncing, maybe that's causing the drain? I tried to remove and re add it with no success in fixing it
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    11-08-2015 12:34 PM
  10. erasat's Avatar
    my phone is s6 edge and it has battery drain problems i posted in many threads but i got no replies

    i have tried clearing cache, reseting but still doesnt help

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    Try checking my battery tips thread on the S6 forum, it has been buried under hundreds of new threads but follow this link and see if it helps you.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...y-s6-edge.html
    11-08-2015 12:41 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Samsung account is having trouble syncing, maybe that's causing the drain? I tried to remove and re add it with no success in fixing it
    Try removing the VPN and see if it syncs. It may be that causing it.

    As for the data it could have been photo back-ups or anything really. It's hard to gauge.
    11-08-2015 01:04 PM
  12. MedicD's Avatar
    Try removing the VPN and see if it syncs. It may be that causing it.

    As for the data it could have been photo back-ups or anything really. It's hard to gauge.
    VPN is off and still having issues
    11-08-2015 02:54 PM
  13. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    VPN is off and still having issues
    You might need to remove the Samsung account and add it again.
    11-08-2015 03:31 PM
  14. MedicD's Avatar
    You might need to remove the Samsung account and add it again.
    I tried. Removed it, restarted and wiped cache then put it back on and still had the issue
    11-08-2015 04:49 PM
  15. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    You sure you don't have some Samsung necessary thing disabled?
    11-08-2015 04:53 PM
  16. MedicD's Avatar
    You sure you don't have some Samsung necessary thing disabled?
    Nothing that I could find package disabler pro. Dt ignite maybe?
    11-08-2015 05:40 PM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    No not that, in fact that needs to stay disabled.
    11-08-2015 05:49 PM
  18. spasell's Avatar
    So it's extremely easy to get ridiculous battery life. Want to know the trick?

    Charge it up to full before you go to bed. Unplug it. Don't use it all night. Get up 6-7 hours later and it's only reduced 3-4%

    Then use it.

    Attached you will see my incredible battery stats. He'll, I could have screen on for next 6 hours for 7.5-8 hours SOT and over 30 hours of battery.

    So you can post these Unreal stats but here's the truth.

    When I get up and it's still plugged in, and I use it all day moderate to heavy use, I get 10-12 hours. Why? Cause I didn't inflate how it looks by having it unplugged and not being used. Of course you'll get results like that.

    But they are not real results.

    Unplug your phone and start using it like you would all day long. Again if you're like me it'll last you most of the day and with a quick 10-15 charge easily last 15 hours. That's plenty.

    Everyone else posting these 2 day or 1.5 day stats either isn't using that phone very much like a PHONE or doing what I did.
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    11-08-2015 05:58 PM
  19. linkiik121's Avatar
    Posted via Note 5 AT&T)
    11-08-2015 06:58 PM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Actually that isn't it. Your screen is barely used. It doesn't matter if you charge it in the morning and then use it all day and then it idles at night after the day of use or you charge at night and then it idles.

    All of us that get good battery stats have had our screen as our number one use of the battery.

    My screen is 19% of my battery use and the top one with over 7 hours on, yours is 3% and way down the list.

    If you only charge your phone once a day, it is going to idle or stay plugged up overnight. Idle is good on this phone, there is no reason for me to keep it plugged up overnight after the battery is full.

    24 hours is 24 hours and 7 hours of the screen on is 7 hours.
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    11-08-2015 07:00 PM
  21. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    Actually that isn't it. Your screen is barely used. It doesn't matter if you charge it in the morning and then use it all day and then it idles at night after the day of use or you charge at night and then it idles.

    All of us that get good battery stats have had our screen as our number one use of the battery.

    My screen is 19% of my battery use and the top one with over 7 hours on, yours is 3% and way down the list.

    If you only charge your phone once a day, it is going to idle or stay plugged up overnight. Idle is good on this phone, there is no reason for me to keep it plugged up overnight after the battery is full.

    24 hours is 24 hours and 7 hours of the screen on is 7 hours.
    Agree with you, You beat me to it but that is definitely correct.
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    11-08-2015 07:06 PM
  22. natehartey12's Avatar
    For you guys getting 7 hours SOT, what is your screen brightness set to? I barely get 4 hours SOT but my brightness is 3/4 of the way up

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    11-08-2015 07:27 PM
  23. Ruben Ocasio's Avatar
    For you guys getting 7 hours SOT, what is your screen brightness set to? I barely get 4 hours SOT but my brightness is 3/4 of the way up

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    I keep mines here always
    11-08-2015 07:30 PM
  24. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    For you guys getting 7 hours SOT, what is your screen brightness set to? I barely get 4 hours SOT but my brightness is 3/4 of the way up

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Mine is lower, but it is on auto brightness. With auto brightness, it doesn't matter where you put the brightness, it is the same brightness if you have it checked. It is the same brightness it would be of I had it turned all the way up and auto brightness on.
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    11-08-2015 07:30 PM
  25. linkiik121's Avatar
    Auto brightness.

    Posted via Note 5 AT&T
    11-08-2015 07:42 PM
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