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  1. dunamis's Avatar
    Well you're not alone cause its affecting me too. Tomorrow my wife is going to join my account so I'm going to talk to Verizon to see if they are aware of this bug and when a fix will be issued out.

    I've had this phone since last Tuesday and I thought about going to a different phone that didn't have this issue (more than likely the G4) but once I figured out this WiFi bug three days ago on Saturday, I was relieved cause I finally found the culprit. Doing more research, I read that it affected the S6/Edge and that rolling out an update fixed it I guess. Since Saturday I haven't thought about returning this phone.

    I really like this phone, its fast, zippy, and I love the camera. Once I'm home I try not to use my WiFi but when I do use it, I'm not on it for that long. The battery on this thing when this bug isn't affecting it is damn good and just as good as my iPhone 6 Plus.
    I don't know about the fix on the S6edge but as I stated I've tried the top Android's (S6/S6edge/G4) and all have this bug so I'm pretty sure it's Verizon error. Will wait to hear that they say to you tomorrow...I hardly doubt they will say anything or even know about it.
    09-01-2015 08:38 PM
  2. bigjunior45's Avatar
    Lol this bug
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    09-01-2015 09:58 PM
  3. Chitown28's Avatar
    i feel your pain my battery life sucks on this phone and that cell standy is effecting my tmobile note5 as well. If this keeps up im returning it and ordering me a bloatware free moto x pure edition.
    09-02-2015 04:09 AM
  4. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Couple of things.. Those on Verizon, are you using anything like this? This was written for the S5, but it is the same.

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-97134/

    If not, do you use any WiFi manager?

    T-Mobile and other carriers.. Do you have the WiFi manager turned on?

    Also does anyone have the built-in Smart Switch turned on, it needs to be off. You gp to WiFi under settings, click More and you will see it listed.
    Attached Thumbnails Using Wi-Fi causes Cell Standby bug (Verizon)-1441199926295.jpg  
    09-02-2015 08:18 AM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Another thing for those having this..what is your cell signal like when you are connected to wifi and getting this?
    09-02-2015 08:30 AM
  6. LeoRex's Avatar
    That implies that your mobile radio is causing about a 1.1%/h drain. Now, that is pretty high to be honest, but that can mean two things; 1) there's a bug where the radio is not stepping down properly or 2) you have a really junk signal during this time.

    No, signal... there are two basic components, strength and noise. A strong, noisy signal can often draw as much, if not more power than a weak clean one. It all depends on how that signal is reported. That 3 or 4 bar signal you see might be really noisy.... I guess it all depends on how much Samsung weights SNR (SNR should rule all when it comes to your signal quality anyhow).

    There's a lot of moving parts here.... and it is hard to figure it out based on that one window. A high cell standby like that is a symptom of something, not a direct cause in and of itself.
    09-02-2015 09:29 AM
  7. crystinonfire's Avatar
    Couple of things.. Those on Verizon, are you using anything like this? This was written for the S5, but it is the same.

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-97134/

    If not, do you use any WiFi manager?

    T-Mobile and other carriers.. Do you have the WiFi manager turned on?

    Also does anyone have the built-in Smart Switch turned on, it needs to be off. You gp to WiFi under settings, click More and you will see it listed.
    I have t-mobile and i don't see that setting under More or Advanced.
    09-02-2015 05:40 PM
  8. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I have t-mobile and i don't see that setting under More or Advanced.
    The Smart Switch? Go to settings, wifi, then more and it is the 4th one down, called "Smart Network Switch".
    09-02-2015 05:44 PM
  9. sparkyman22's Avatar
    i have the LG G4 ATT with wifi on and my cell standby is up to 21%.
    09-02-2015 06:44 PM
  10. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    i have the LG G4 ATT with wifi on and my cell standby is up to 21%.
    Interesting. My Note 4 never did that when I was on AT&T. So this might be carrier issues unrelated to phones.
    09-02-2015 07:06 PM
  11. stanleybb50's Avatar
    Couple of things.. Those on Verizon, are you using anything like this? This was written for the S5, but it is the same.

    http://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-97134/

    If not, do you use any WiFi manager?

    T-Mobile and other carriers.. Do you have the WiFi manager turned on?

    Also does anyone have the built-in Smart Switch turned on, it needs to be off. You gp to WiFi under settings, click More and you will see it listed.
    I've got both of these to the good guys (all as they should be for best battery - off).

    Here's since I got home from work on wifi. Good wifi signal and 4/5 bars of cell signal (was fully charged when I got home...)



    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    09-02-2015 07:46 PM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    WiFi managers and the Smart Switch have a long history of problems.
    09-02-2015 07:49 PM
  13. stanleybb50's Avatar
    GSam as well.. And some other odds and ends..





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    09-02-2015 08:00 PM
  14. stanleybb50's Avatar
    My latest theory is that I have both the standard 2.4GHz signal and 5GHz the connections in my house both with passwords punched into my phone... Maybe it's switching or analyzing the signal of both too much. So I actually just went into wifi settings and told the phone to forget the 5GHz signal. We'll see what happens..

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    09-02-2015 08:11 PM
  15. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    My latest theory is that I have both the standard 2.4GHz signal and 5GHz the connections in my house both with passwords punched into my phone... Maybe it's switching or analyzing the signal of both too much. So I actually just went into wifi settings and told the phone to forget the 5GHz signal. We'll see what happens..

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    Yup, I always turn all that off. Also one thing I have different than you.. I have the WiFi to not be on when the phone is sleeping. Leaving WiFi always awake, many times it will cause apps not even in use, to wake the phone using WiFi to send location info to Google.
    09-02-2015 08:45 PM
  16. stanleybb50's Avatar
    Yup, I always turn all that off. Also one thing I have different than you.. I have the WiFi to not be on when the phone is sleeping. Leaving WiFi always awake, many times it will cause apps not even in use, to wake the phone using WiFi to send location info to Google.
    Cool Thx. So if i make that change to turn wifi off when sleeping, and I'm using Google music or Pandora, or other streaming services with the screen off, does the phone still use wifi for the data?

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    09-02-2015 08:53 PM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Cool Thx. So if i make that change to turn wifi off when sleeping, and I'm using Google music or Pandora, or other streaming services with the screen off, does the phone still use wifi for the data?

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    That I don't know because I don't know how those services affect the sleeping of the phone. I would think the phone isn't asleep when streaming. You might need to test that some.
    09-02-2015 08:55 PM
  18. stanleybb50's Avatar
    That I don't know because I don't know how those services affect the sleeping of the phone. I would think the phone isn't asleep when streaming. You might need to test that some.
    Agreed and will do.

    I think my 5GHz theory is debunked... Cell standby went up 2 more percent since I made the change... And I've been watching the Pirates/Brewers game most of the time with the phone off (*screen off).

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    09-02-2015 08:58 PM
  19. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Well this is odd, because like the AT&T LG user posted having the issue, I was on AT&T until 3 weeks ago and on Samsung phones and I never had the issue then either.
    09-02-2015 09:04 PM
  20. beh's Avatar
    I have a Note 5 on Verizon and when at home for 12 hrs with WiFi on I don't get cell standby to even show up on the chart. When out and about with WiFi on very little at different local establishments I still don't get cell standby to show up on the chart. I don't know what this all means but I do know I am not getting cell standby to use noticeable battery.
    09-02-2015 10:09 PM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I have a Note 5 on Verizon and when at home for 12 hrs with WiFi on I don't get cell standby to even show up on the chart. When out and about with WiFi on very little at different local establishments I still don't get cell standby to show up on the chart. I don't know what this all means but I do know I am not getting cell standby to use noticeable battery.
    I have a feeling that some signal comes into play, maybe some regional area technology possibly also.

    But that is just a guess from what people are posting here.
    09-02-2015 10:12 PM
  22. crystinonfire's Avatar
    The Smart Switch? Go to settings, wifi, then more and it is the 4th one down, called "Smart Network Switch".
    This is what mine shows.
    P.s. Since you have t-mobile, would you mind testing out this issue that I posted about in this thread? http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...i-calling.html

    Using Wi-Fi causes Cell Standby bug (Verizon)-screenshot_2015-09-03-09-57-56.jpg
    09-03-2015 12:02 PM
  23. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    This is what mine shows.
    P.s. Since you have t-mobile, would you mind testing out this issue that I posted about in this thread? http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...i-calling.html

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    And your phone is a T-Mobile phone?

    I'll check that other thread.
    09-03-2015 12:09 PM
  24. crystinonfire's Avatar
    And your phone is a T-Mobile phone?
    Ya, T-mobile Note 5 on the T-mobile network.
    09-03-2015 02:16 PM
  25. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Ya, T-mobile Note 5 on the T-mobile network.
    I don't understand why it isn't showing on your phone..
    09-03-2015 02:25 PM
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