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  1. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I tried this, but it shows me such a long list of things that I'm afraid I might disable some essential or vital features of my phone....the list is way too long!
    Ok, you can just disable all the carrier apps and samsung stuff you dont want. Just drag the icon to the top where it says disable or uninstall.
    08-30-2016 08:28 PM
  2. Steven Hadjez1's Avatar
    Ok, you can just disable all the carrier apps and samsung stuff you dont want. Just drag the icon to the top where it says disable or uninstall.
    Well. That didn't go well so far! I clicked on disable all bloatware. It said it disabled 92 packages, and then half my apps and widgets had disappeared form my home screen. Had to reinstall everything mannually after deleting the app.

    There were a lot of things in that list that got disabled I don't know why...

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    08-30-2016 08:49 PM
  3. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I was saying drag and disable in stock android lol. Btw when what you did happens in package disabler, you can renable it all by clicking uninstall.
    08-30-2016 08:54 PM
  4. erasat's Avatar
    I tried this, but it shows me such a long list of things that I'm afraid I might disable some essential or vital features of my phone....the list is way too long!
    I don't use any list from anybody, I just go to the Apps Manager and disable everything I consider bloatware and it let me do it, then I go to Package Disabler and disable the others I can't do via the Apps Manager. Safer and just what I want. From Tmobile I just leave Visual Voice Mail the rest is gone, from Samsung I disable Briefing, S voice and the Samsung + apps and maybe a couple of others, from Google, Play Music and all the Office equivalent apps and from Microsoft, everything.

    Then I go to Accounts and look for all the other Google services sync and disable the sync for the Play Newstand, Google Fit and any other services I won't ever use.

    Then I move to Location and I prefer just the power saving mode (WIFI and data services) and it's always on, I just change it to High Accuracy when I use Google Maps of any other service or apps that requires my precise location. In there I turn Google location services off and all the wifi and Bluetooth scanning.

    That's a summary of my step by step settings as soon as I get a new phone, and is very often, I've always had great battery life with everything I want and need on a Smartphone turned on and for the rest that I use once every now and then, like NFC that's what the Quick toggles are there for, and it takes me 1 second to turn it on and off.
    08-30-2016 09:39 PM
  5. canonuevo's Avatar
    Today the battery has been pretty good. I have 4 Gmail accounts set to push and receive a good amount of email. NFC, BT and WiFi all on. Screen brightness on auto. Gear fit2 connected the entire time.

    I've been using the Android Central app for a few articles and a bunch of forum browsing and posting. Some Facebook action. Chrome browsing. Clash Royale playing for over half an hour. Texting. Updated about 5 or so apps. Viewed a bunch of emails this morning and downloaded pictures that were attached to quite a few of them. Basically a lot of actual use not just reading, but no hardcore gaming. My reception has been in and out. No cell reception was at 3%. Connected to WiFi for a little while also.
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    how did you get the black theme
    08-30-2016 09:45 PM
  6. RadeonHD4250's Avatar
    how did you get the black theme
    That one looks like Material Black. I also recommend Zero Dark for a dark bluish theme throughout the UI.
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    08-30-2016 10:02 PM
  7. ChemMan's Avatar
    I don't know, I am happy with battery.
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    08-30-2016 10:40 PM
  8. Steven Hadjez1's Avatar
    I don't know, I am happy with battery.
    Can you show a little more about your battery stats? Especially you screen on time?
    08-30-2016 10:52 PM
  9. Steven Hadjez1's Avatar
    I don't use any list from anybody, I just go to the Apps Manager and disable everything I consider bloatware and it let me do it, then I go to Package Disabler and disable the others I can't do via the Apps Manager. Safer and just what I want. From Tmobile I just leave Visual Voice Mail the rest is gone, from Samsung I disable Briefing, S voice and the Samsung + apps and maybe a couple of others, from Google, Play Music and all the Office equivalent apps and from Microsoft, everything.

    Then I go to Accounts and look for all the other Google services sync and disable the Play New stand, fit and any other services I won't ever use.

    Then I move to Location and I prefer just the power saving mode (WIFI and data services) and it's anyways on, I just change it to High Accuracy when I use Google maps of any other device or apps that requires my precise location. In there I turn Google location services off and all the wifi and Bluetooth scanning.

    That's a summary of my step by step settings as soon as I get a new phone, and is very often, so far always have great battery life with everything I want and need on a Smartphone on and for the rest that I use once every now and then, like NFC that's what the Quick toggles are there for, and it takes me 1 second to turn it on and off.
    Thanks mate. I'm very happy with my battery out of the box already so I'm sure those few steps will give it a nice little extra boost!!! Awesome. Thanks for taking the time to describe
    08-30-2016 10:54 PM
  10. msndrstood's Avatar
    These numbers are becoming consistent. I'm happy!



    08-30-2016 10:57 PM
  11. tinybfk's Avatar
    how did you get the black theme
    Material black theme in the Samsung theme store.
    08-30-2016 11:05 PM
  12. Steven Hadjez1's Avatar
    I don't understand how some of you manage to get these result... I get 9-10 hours on battery with only 3hrs of sot! Don't tell me this is because I don't have good signal!!!! I have good signal, and it couldn't be the reason why I get half your battery life!!! Please tell us how you do it!!!!
    08-30-2016 11:17 PM
  13. erasat's Avatar
    I don't understand how some of you manage to get these result... I get 9-10 hours on battery with only 3hrs of sot! Don't tell me this is because I don't have good signal!!!! I have good signal, and it couldn't be the reason why I get half your battery life!!! Please tell us how you do it!!!!
    I get even more than that with the steps I mentioned above, and it has been always like that, with all my phones from all brands not just Samsung. Remember your usage will never be the same than others so your battery will never be the same either.
    08-31-2016 04:51 AM
  14. cactuspete23's Avatar
    Thanks for the tips on Bloatware to remove !
    08-31-2016 06:44 AM
  15. TylerLV76's Avatar
    I don't understand how some of you manage to get these result... I get 9-10 hours on battery with only 3hrs of sot! Don't tell me this is because I don't have good signal!!!! I have good signal, and it couldn't be the reason why I get half your battery life!!! Please tell us how you do it!!!!
    Im not sure whats going on if your getting good signal. I Got my phone Monday and ran it down from the battery it had when I got it. I put it on the charger Monday night and took it off yesterday morning at 6:30 am. I havent charged it since and Im at 44% with 3 hours SOT and 1d 1 hour 56 minutes and 25 seconds on battery. When I finally kill it today Ill post my pictures but this is on the phones very first charging cycle.

    If you want I can go through all my settings and send them to you to compare.
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    08-31-2016 07:28 AM
  16. Andrew_95's Avatar
    New to Android after using iPhones for 6 years. Got my phone y'day and it came with 50% battery. It lasted from around 2:30pm - 6pm before draining completely, though most of it was used transferring the iPhone contents. Got any tips on how to improve my battery life? I've turned "Nearby Device Scanning" off, will that help?
    08-31-2016 07:36 AM
  17. TylerLV76's Avatar
    New to Android after using iPhones for 6 years. Got my phone y'day and it came with 50% battery. It lasted from around 2:30pm - 6pm before draining completely, though most of it was used transferring the iPhone contents. Got any tips on how to improve my battery life? I've turned "Nearby Device Scanning" off, will that help?
    Setting up the phone kills battery very fast since its downloading non stop and connecting to multiple services. If you got 3 1/2 hours out of 50% battery while setting it up then youre doing pretty good imo. Yes nearby scanning being off will help and so will disabling the bloatware on the phone. Basically go through the settings and turn off everything youre not interested in to start.
    08-31-2016 07:54 AM
  18. TylerLV76's Avatar
    Ive been messing around with one of my employees phones this morning and I found something pretty interesting. Since cell signal is the primary cause of battery drain and since the Note has wifi calling there is an option to help with cell drain. If you put the phone into airplane mode then connect to wifi all your calls and texts will go through wifi calling (which I have been very happy with the quality) and from what Im seeing everything else will function as normal. If you work/live in a building that gets bad reception this will stop your phone from searching for cell service which ultimately destroys your battery. Its basically turning off your cellular connection on the device but allowing things to route through wifi.

    Worth a shot for those of you in bad cell areas or buildings.
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    08-31-2016 10:00 AM
  19. ggrr8t's Avatar
    As far as the mentions of disabling apps As long as you do not use them they will automatically be put to sleep. Is there some advantage to searching them and then disabling them? I know for a fact that since the system disabled the apps on it's own my battery life has had a nice increase, unless that increase is simply from conditioning by way of use and charging.
    08-31-2016 12:07 PM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Well. That didn't go well so far! I clicked on disable all bloatware. It said it disabled 92 packages, and then half my apps and widgets had disappeared form my home screen. Had to reinstall everything mannually after deleting the app.

    There were a lot of things in that list that got disabled I don't know why...

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    The developer considers a lot bloatware.
    08-31-2016 12:09 PM
  21. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I was saying drag and disable in stock android lol. Btw when what you did happens in package disabler, you can renable it all by clicking uninstall.
    There is also an enable all option in PDP.
    08-31-2016 12:10 PM
  22. erasat's Avatar
    This is something I've been doing with all my devices since Marshmallow was released, and because that I had already forgotten that it was like that until today. For some strange reason or maybe a possible Marshmallow bug, there was news that people were having bigger battery drain with Wifi on than off, before that it was commonly known that having Wifi on all the time was better for the battery than having to use LTE all day. Immediately after I got Marshmallow in the device at had at the moment I also noticed that it was also true for me, Wifi was causing issues and a lot more battery drain than usual.

    Fast Forward months and about 4 devices later and since that time I haven't turn Wifi On except for when it's Charging (I'm using MacroDroid for that without my intervention) and my battery has been basically better than most, if I may say it, when I compare to other users of the S7 edge, S7, HTC 10 and Axon 7.

    Today I remembered this, and I decided to do a test for the first time on my Axon 7, that for the past 2 weeks since I got it, has been nothing less than exceptional in battery life, and I left Wifi on since I unplugged it at 5:00am, now it's 1:20pm and with just 55 minutes of SOT I'm at 84%, not bad for many but poor for me, with Wifi off, like I've been always averaging 8-9 hours of SOT (4 hours of SOT when I go to sleep and at or around 50%) and with the same SOT as of today I've always been at this time at around 90%. So what I'm saying is that even when it's still good battery life, today with Wifi on I'm averaging between 5.5-6 hours of SOT, when I normally can get about 8 with Wifi off.

    So for those of you that can give it a try or have unlimited data and really doesn't matter having Wifi on or off, you can try for one or various day with WIFI off to see if it also helps you. I know it's has been simply great for me, if more people confirms this then it's obvious something is still wrong with WIFI settings in general on Marshmallow and it's not just a Samsung thing.
    08-31-2016 12:26 PM
  23. msndrstood's Avatar
    I don't understand how some of you manage to get these result... I get 9-10 hours on battery with only 3hrs of sot! Don't tell me this is because I don't have good signal!!!! I have good signal, and it couldn't be the reason why I get half your battery life!!! Please tell us how you do it!!!!
    I don't do anything drastic.

    Location > OFF while at home
    Wifi scanning > always OFF, this is a big battery killer for me
    BT > OFF until I get in my car
    LTE > ON, I have unlimited data so I use LTE 90% of the time usually 2-3 bars
    Charging > I charge it until it's full and then I unplug it right away. My Note 5 charged all night and I did the same things as above and it would be dead by noon. I use Fast Charging.
    Reboot > I reboot once a week.
    Apps > I have around 100 apps, that I manually downloaded and set up, I DID NOT USE SMART SWITCH. I think this is another big battery killer.
    Bloat > I used package disabler pro and froze most of the Samsung stuff except for Samsung + and calendar, most of the Sprint stuff including Flipboard, and any other installed apps that I don't use, Google play music etc.

    And that's about it. I have all the other Samsung goodies turned on.

    I hope this helps if I remember anything else I'll add an addendum. 😊
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    08-31-2016 12:34 PM
  24. msndrstood's Avatar
    This is mine today. I woke up at 8am and have been on it pretty much all day so far it's 1:30 ish for me. I'm on Sprint (cdma) SD 820



    08-31-2016 12:38 PM
  25. Steven Hadjez1's Avatar
    I don't do anything drastic.

    Location > OFF while at home
    Wifi scanning > always OFF, this is a big battery killer for me
    BT > OFF until I get in my car
    LTE > ON, I have unlimited data so I use LTE 90% of the time usually 2-3 bars
    Charging > I charge it until it's full and then I unplug it right away. My Note 5 charged all night and I did the same things as above and it would be dead by noon. I use Fast Charging.
    Reboot > I reboot once a week.
    Apps > I have around 100 apps, that I manually downloaded and set up, I DID NOT USE SMART SWITCH. I think this is another big battery killer.
    Bloat > I used package disabler pro and froze most of the Samsung stuff except for Samsung + and calendar, most of the Sprint stuff including Flipboard, and any other installed apps that I don't use, Google play music etc.

    And that's about it. I have all the other Samsung goodies turned on.

    I hope this helps if I remember anything else I'll add an addendum. 😊
    I'm gonna do everything you said cause I've never managed to get more than 3,5 hours ever. Yours look like a dream.
    There are two things that attract my attention a lot.

    1. Unplugging as soon as you hit 100%?are you sure this makes a lot of impact? I've hear that more modern phones don't have that kind of needs and manage themselves on their own. I would think it stops pulling juice when it hits 100 automatically

    2. I used smart switched! Why do you think it makes a difference? It would be such a hassle to reset my phone to factory now and re do everything manually but if it makes my sot go from 3 to 6hrs, I'll gladly do it every morning!! Can I reinstall the exact same app though?!
    08-31-2016 01:10 PM
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