1. Rogan94's Avatar
    Hello everyone! Have only just signed up to the forum after just beeing an avid viewer as such

    Now for the reason i have signed up ha!

    I've recently bought a S6 edge+ off the internet. It works fine far as i know apart from one little issue! The battery once fully charged is draining pretty damn quick. Its fine when screen locked. But with use theirs no way it would last a full day almost.

    I've done various checks but im not fully certain on all the latest tips and tricks. Ive downloaded the GSam battery monitor. And in my eyes it looks like the biggeat issues are tbe percentage of cpu apps and phone radio the main cauae of drain. Heres a few pics. Does any of this look ab normal as such?

    Attached Thumbnails S6 edge+ battery drain.-screenshot_20180127-162352.jpg   S6 edge+ battery drain.-screenshot_20180127-161548.jpg   S6 edge+ battery drain.-screenshot_20180127-161334.jpg   S6 edge+ battery drain.-screenshot_20180127-164013.jpg  
    01-27-2018 11:36 AM
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    Not sure what this actually means. But it seems a hell of a lot. Phone on 71% now already.
    01-27-2018 11:52 AM
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    Hope these have helped. Would like to know hopefully what the issue is
    01-27-2018 11:54 AM
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    If you need any more pics let me know
    01-27-2018 12:20 PM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. It seems your cell signal is very weak or even nonexistent occasionally. This will drain your battery faster than usual (phone radio percentage). Check your phone signal chart in Gsam.

    It's better if you use the phone until the battery percentage is about 30-40% and then check the stats. This way they will give you more details of what's going on.
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    01-27-2018 12:58 PM
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    Phone on 36% when it drops to 30 ill send pic of phone radio and stats. Cheers
    01-27-2018 01:14 PM
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    Phone now on 30. Hope these help?
    01-27-2018 01:50 PM
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    So basically from full charge. We're talking 3 hours of usage. Any idea why?
    01-27-2018 01:58 PM
  9. Javier P's Avatar
    Yeah, you cell signal is not the best and it will drain the battery a bit faster, specially when on mobile data as it seems your case. Also, check your display brightness level, try keeping it on auto and between 40-60%. This can make a big difference on the battery life. Which level did you set?
    01-27-2018 02:10 PM
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    On low vs Auto and full. Thoughts? Whilst i was typing this on auto adjust it's already down 1%
    01-27-2018 02:36 PM
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    Here
    01-27-2018 02:36 PM
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    With the phone radio using so much as well as the screen. (Got it on low brightness already) plus lower power mode. Is their anything else thay can be done?
    01-27-2018 02:39 PM
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    Why does tbe screen use 54%? Even on low and low power mode. And also the 31% app usage. Can that be sorted? When i click it theirs no actual usefull just says cpu usage.
    01-27-2018 02:40 PM
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    Why does tbe screen use 54%? Even on low and low power mode. And also the 31% app usage. Can that be sorted? When i click it theirs no actual usefull just says cpu usage.
    It's normal the screen showing the highest percentage, just keep the brightness on auto and low next cycle and see if it makes any difference. About the apps usage, Gsam is not very useful for this after Nougat. Better check the stock stats in settings - battery.

    Also, when possible see what kind of battery life you get when connected to a WiFi network for a long time.

    This is a second hand phone, right? It's possible that the battery is a bit old and lost part of its charge.
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    01-27-2018 03:01 PM
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    It's normal the screen showing the highest percentage, just keep the brightness on auto and low next cycle and see if it makes any difference. About the apps usage, Gsam is not very useful for this after Nougat. Better check the stock stats in settings - battery.

    Also, when possible see what kind of battery life you get when connected to a WiFi network for a long time.

    This is a second hand phone, right? It's possible that the battery is a bit old and lost part of its charge.
    Yeah have read the screen usage being high so that's out of my hands i guess. The only other high % was 'Phone radio' is that signal? Or is it something else that can be changed/ fixed?

    Yep the phone is second hand and fine apart from the quick battery drain. Maybe it has lost some charge. But with them being non removable it's an issue. Can they be replaced properly ie via Samsung do you know?
    01-27-2018 03:25 PM
  16. Javier P's Avatar
    Yeah have read the screen usage being high so that's out of my hands i guess. The only other high % was 'Phone radio' is that signal? Or is it something else that can be changed/ fixed?
    Yeah, that high percentage is related to the weak cell signal, specially if you are on mobile data.

    Check your stock battery stats (not Gsam) and see which apps show up to of the list.
    01-27-2018 03:28 PM
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    Will check tomorrow as it's currently flat lol. Will use it down till about 30% ish and check battery stats. Not too sure how to on the new android version (not stock stats anyway) But i imagine it's still u der settings- battery. Cheers for the replies today
    01-27-2018 04:15 PM
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    Am currently using my other android phone and all though the battery is slightly better. Still having radio issues.

    This one says Screen 25%. Radio 40%.
    01-27-2018 04:48 PM
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    Will try the new phone again once charged. Is their anything as such you want me to do? Or shall i use it normal untill 30-40% and than show battery and app usage stats?
    01-28-2018 05:42 AM
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    Just booted up the phone. And the radio % is high already
    01-28-2018 11:47 AM
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    Phone battery stats right now currently connected to wifi . Discharging normal..

    So they battery drain only happens when using data. Is this common thing? I believe it's down to signal strength making the battery use more juice?

    If so how or can this be prevented? From the pic below the rate seems normal so not so sure the battery is faulty? Cheers.
    01-28-2018 01:59 PM
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    Can't believe how much longer the battery is lasting on wifi vs Data. All though is that normal for data to drain the batteries on these phones..
    01-28-2018 02:10 PM
  23. Javier P's Avatar
    Can't believe how much longer the battery is lasting on wifi vs Data. All though is that normal for data to drain the batteries on these phones..
    Yeah, mobile data will hit your battery harder than WiFi and there's not much you can do about that. For example, my average is about 8+ hours SoT while on WiFi versus 6 hours on mobile data. That's the way it is.

    In your case the difference is even bigger because your cell signal seems to be very poor.

    Very often I stay in places where cell signal is pretty bad and my SoT average drops by half or even more when I use the phone a lot in those conditions. Having a dual SIM phone helps me to switch between carriers depending on where I am, but the only real 'fix' is switching mobile data off and only connecting from time to time. Or keeping a charger or power bank always at hand.
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    01-28-2018 03:05 PM
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    Yep certainly thinking of the power bank whilst out and about. The signal where i libe has been proven very bad strength. But never known it to drain a phone battery before. Only on this Edge Plus.

    The time it lasted on Wifi makes me believe the battery is in good health. But if poss would like to somehow have the battery checked or tested to double check.

    I guess theirs nothing much i can do, If it's not ab normal than i haven't got much to worry about as such
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    01-28-2018 03:15 PM
  25. jimmythebike's Avatar
    Try a battery case for your S6....
    01-28-2018 05:03 PM

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