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  1. Phil Nickinson's Avatar
    Samsung Push app update promises better battery life-2015-04-16-12.55.46.jpg

    New today. And anecdotal so far, but I'm thinking that, indeed, the drain (TMo Edge) has slowed.
    04-16-2015 11:35 AM
  2. atishc's Avatar
    This is great news for those on T-Mobile. Phil- as you can see, battery has been a huge point of contention in these forums, but many of the issues seem to be related to specific bugs associated with specific carriers. Both you and Andrew have the T-Mobile version and came to the conclusion that battery life is worse than the Galaxy S5, which of course caused an uproar about "moving backward" with regards to specs. My own experience is that the battery life is much better. Do you have any thoughts about AC addressing relative battery life on different carriers?
    04-16-2015 12:16 PM
  3. Nickanthony's Avatar
    I went to get this update and decided to read the reviews. Almost every single one of the reviews is from weirdos who tell random fictitious stories about things they pushed. That makes me worried about updating this. Is it real?
    04-16-2015 12:26 PM
  4. jaltman's Avatar
    What's the new version number? Mine says up to date, but might have snuck by me without notice.

    J

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-16-2015 12:53 PM
  5. erasat's Avatar
    I went to get this update and decided to read the reviews. Almost every single one of the reviews is from weirdos who tell random fictitious stories about things they pushed. That makes me worried about updating this. Is it real?
    Don't read the reviews, they have been doing that for years now, every time there's an update for this App and others related to Samsung, they always do the same, but yes, this App(Service) is indeed important as it deals with every notification service for the Samsung apps and features.
    04-16-2015 12:56 PM
  6. jimlloyd40's Avatar
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=514137. That is the link to erasat's thread.

    Jim Lloyd
    04-16-2015 01:27 PM
  7. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    Anybody noticing any difference?

    What's the new version number? Mine says up to date, but might have snuck by me without notice.

    J

    Posted via the Android Central App
    1.3.3.3
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    04-16-2015 03:20 PM
  8. jaltman's Avatar
    Anybody noticing any difference?



    1.3.3.3
    Thanks, looks like i got it yesterday.
    04-16-2015 04:29 PM
  9. Techno-guy's Avatar
    It works! Just posted on the S6 Forum but my "Cell standby" drain disappeared after the update. Go Samsung!!!!!!!

    Samsung Push app update promises better battery life-screenshot_2015-04-16-15-49-13.jpg
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    04-16-2015 06:19 PM
  10. dunamis's Avatar
    It works! Just posted on the S6 Forum but my "Cell standby" drain disappeared after the update. Go Samsung!!!!!!!

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    not on mine...still have Cell standby (Verizon)
    04-16-2015 06:59 PM
  11. orangemartini's Avatar
    Um, how do you get this update? And does quick charge still work? someone said this update takes it away...
    04-16-2015 07:55 PM
  12. rob3328's Avatar
    I updated this app while I was at work but couldn't test to see if it had fixed my issue until I got home and connected to Wi-Fi. At first I didn't see cell standby on my battery list but now it has reared it's ugly head and it's rising on the list.
    04-16-2015 09:07 PM
  13. jaltman's Avatar
    Its still early, but, I too see improvement. 8% used in 3.5 hours. Under 3% per hour is quite acceptable. We"ll see what happens when I get out and about today.
    04-17-2015 07:56 AM
  14. RN50's Avatar
    I usually work from home but today im in the office so unplugged the phone from the charger at 0645AM and its now 13:15PM and im on 86% Battery life, so in 6 hours 30 mins i've lost only 14% Battery thats not too bad imo actually pretty good. Yes i've not used the phone too much just the odd call here and there while checking personal mails on my phone.

    1st 6% of battery life went after 90mins but since the initial burst drain its held on ok.

    Real test will come when i get home and play a few games/watch youtube video where i reckon it will loose around 1% every 5 min which i dont know is good or not?
    04-17-2015 08:18 AM
  15. itsmecaysie's Avatar
    this update has really improved battery life for sure, i am on unlimited data so not sure on that fix
    04-17-2015 09:06 AM
  16. Jon_Doh's Avatar
    I usually work from home but today im in the office so unplugged the phone from the charger at 0645AM and its now 13:15PM and im on 86% Battery life, so in 6 hours 30 mins i've lost only 14% Battery thats not too bad imo actually pretty good. Yes i've not used the phone too much just the odd call here and there while checking personal mails on my phone.

    1st 6% of battery life went after 90mins but since the initial burst drain its held on ok.

    Real test will come when i get home and play a few games/watch youtube video where i reckon it will loose around 1% every 5 min which i dont know is good or not?
    I guess it's all a matter of perspective, but my HTC One M7 only drops no more than 14% with a full day of moderate use. This phone had piqued my interest, but the poor battery is a deal breaker for me.
    04-17-2015 09:29 AM
  17. karmamule's Avatar
    I guess it's all a matter of perspective, but my HTC One M7 only drops no more than 14% with a full day of moderate use. This phone had piqued my interest, but the poor battery is a deal breaker for me.
    My HTC One M7 and M8 both started with mediocre battery life but improved as HTC fine-tuned things and I fully anticipate Samsung will do the same here. This makes it look promising that they're moving fast to deal with these sorts of issues.

    Don't decide right away, wait a month, and if you're still seeing issues then yeah move on, but if you otherwise really like the phone give them a chance before dismissing it.
    Jon_Doh likes this.
    04-17-2015 09:47 AM
  18. Mac58's Avatar
    I have seen much improved battery life so far. I have everything on including VoLTE, and WIFI calling and location services on T-mo s6 edge. Was seeing about 5% useage per hour then went on drive utilizing GPS and battery dropped a bit since its so taxing but its been off the charger since 9 am and Im at roughly 50%. Much improved from the norm with all these items on. Usually have to turn this all off to get to this level. Hopefully this improvement is here to stay
    04-17-2015 04:24 PM
  19. Mr_Bugman's Avatar
    The reviews on this app on the Play Store are fairly entertaining. Hopefully this update is helping a lot of people.
    04-17-2015 04:56 PM
  20. kgbkny's Avatar
    My wife and I are on AT&T and she is using the GS6 (non-edge). After reading all the reports of "unacceptable" battery life, I asked her to keep an eye on it. So far, she's saying that not only is the battery life excellent, but it's better than that of her previous phone (HTC M8).
    04-18-2015 08:57 AM
  21. nikitathedog's Avatar
    My HTC One M7 and M8 both started with mediocre battery life but improved as HTC fine-tuned things and I fully anticipate Samsung will do the same here. This makes it look promising that they're moving fast to deal with these sorts of issues.

    Don't decide right away, wait a month, and if you're still seeing issues then yeah move on, but if you otherwise really like the phone give them a chance before dismissing it.
    I have to kind of agree here. Currently my battery life is something like six hours between charges although I haven't totally let mine go all the way down. However as being a new phone, it has been busy updating and downloading things in the background and I'm fiddling with it to set up different settings which once all this gets done it should be less of a drain. Then like every phone I have ever had, they come out, everyone complains about the battery and the manufacturer ends up pushing a few update to fix the issue or just try to improve it. So it doesn't matter if this is a fixed battery or not, you still would be charging it anyway.
    04-18-2015 09:11 AM
  22. orangemartini's Avatar
    I have to kind of agree here. Currently my battery life is something like six hours between charges although I haven't totally let mine go all the way down. However as being a new phone, it has been busy updating and downloading things in the background and I'm fiddling with it to set up different settings which once all this gets done it should be less of a drain. Then like every phone I have ever had, they come out, everyone complains about the battery and the manufacturer ends up pushing a few update to fix the issue or just try to improve it. So it doesn't matter if this is a fixed battery or not, you still would be charging it anyway.
    Yes I think it's extremely difficult to evaluate battery life the first couple of weeks you have a phone that you're excited about and can't stop playing with and adjusting and downloading and this and that.

    That being said, I used 60% over 17 hours yesterday (I've had it a while so I'm passed the constantly playing with it stage). So I'm very pleased. I don't know if that update did it or not, but I had wifi on all day and that Cell Standy drain did not happen. Fingers crossed it continues
    04-18-2015 09:16 AM
  23. orangemartini's Avatar
    OK, so it seems like doing all those steps (disabling wifi calling, volte, always scanning, smart switch, then partition cache wipe) solves the "cell standby" problem for a day. Then it comes back. I can do another cache wipe, problem solved for another day, then comes back. I give up!! I'm just going to deal with it by having wifi off most of the time til they fix this for good. Obviously that's not going to be a great solution for a lot of people
    04-19-2015 09:38 AM
  24. akutch34's Avatar
    I guess it's all a matter of perspective, but my HTC One M7 only drops no more than 14% with a full day of moderate use. This phone had piqued my interest, but the poor battery is a deal breaker for me.
    My HTC One M7 and M8 both started with mediocre battery life but improved as HTC fine-tuned things and I fully anticipate Samsung will do the same here. This makes it look promising that they're moving fast to deal with these sorts of issues.

    Don't decide right away, wait a month, and if you're still seeing issues then yeah move on, but if you otherwise really like the phone give them a chance before dismissing it.
    I had the M7 and, personally, that is the worst phone I've ever had in terms of battery life. I could never get mine to last the entire day.
    stesyl likes this.
    04-19-2015 10:16 AM
  25. paridge's Avatar
    Check the Google Play Newsstand settings. It can decimate battery life. Even if you've never used it, it's set to be constantly updating. You need to uncheck “download via Wi-Fi only.”
    04-19-2015 11:28 AM
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