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  1. koreaa30's Avatar
    I'm not letting it get all the way down to no battery left. I personally try to keep it above 30%. Before you do the reset, you could try the last thing I did to see if that helps...see my prior post. If that fails, then try a complete reset by turning off the phone and holding the power, home, and volume up buttons until it says it is either installing an update or booting into what looks like a BIOS menu. From there wipe the cache and then do a reset.

    Don't restore everything. Set it up as a new phone and see what sort of battery life you get before you do anything crazy like go into google now cards or anything like that. If you read my posts in this thread you will see my extensive journey I took to try to get from a mostly dead phone halfway through the day to one that makes it through the day.
    Thanks I've read your posts. Just trying to do some testing before I really go about doing a factory reset. I noticed my battery life has been better when WiFi scanning is turned off even when WiFi is toggled off and GPS is only used when needed. Just wanted to see what else can help with the phone draining so much when in use. Idle times seem okay. I see a high cell standby is that supposed to be a bad thing? I come from the line of all the Galaxies starting from the Vibrant. Battery life has always been a problem.

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    04-27-2015 01:05 PM
  2. luisrcastillo's Avatar
    I was very skeptical of this but after doing a full reset, I can confirm that my battery life has significantly increased. I could never get half of what I'm getting.

    I use my phone for work... A lot. I spent 5 hours on calls, 3 hours SOT and all day on WiFi since I worked from home. Some texting, YouTube, whatsapp, FB & IG. Very happy with thisJust do a full reset if you are getting poor battery life...please-uploadfromtaptalk1430181104778.jpgJust do a full reset if you are getting poor battery life...please-uploadfromtaptalk1430181112785.jpgJust do a full reset if you are getting poor battery life...please-uploadfromtaptalk1430181117882.jpg
    04-27-2015 08:32 PM
  3. aspj111's Avatar
    I did a factory reset when I first set my phone up. I think I get good battery life.
    Attached Thumbnails Just do a full reset if you are getting poor battery life...please-1430188827123.jpg   Just do a full reset if you are getting poor battery life...please-1430188845653.jpg  
    04-27-2015 10:41 PM
  4. TheGeekNextDoor's Avatar
    Update:
    I'm sitting here with 50% of my battery left after a little over 15 hours off the charger. It estimates that I have another 14 hours left. This is with around an hour of calls, almost an hour and a half of screen time and a few dozen photos.

    I have just about all my apps installed now. I did set location to just use WiFi and cell. I just don't need the exact location all the time. That stopped the Google services from eating up so much of my battery with the GPS.

    I'm very happy with the phone at this point. I think I have a 2-3 year phone for sure. Love the curved edges. Silk not tied of that feature.

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    04-30-2015 11:46 PM
  5. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Silk not tied of that feature.

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    Wow, if silk doesn't get tied to the s6, I might get one! Lol

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    05-01-2015 05:55 AM
  6. cmoody1906's Avatar
    hey my phone is about to die, should I fully charge it then do the factory reset, or do the factory reset now then charge it once its done?
    Mid-day update:
    The phone has been on battery for 16 hrs and 45 minutes after my reset last night. It is at 67% battery remaining. This includes a 53 minute call and 54 minutes of screen time. It projects 1 day 9 hours of battery left. If that is true, I shouldn't have to charge my phone again until tomorrow night. We shall see...I will do another update later tonight.
    05-02-2015 02:22 PM
  7. bembol's Avatar
    No issues here.

    I just did my usual battery cycle. First time opening it I used it until it dropped to 5% and then fully charged it. I do this twice and then charge it whenever I feel like it.



    SHIFT_sixty four s6 edge
    05-02-2015 03:04 PM
  8. akutch34's Avatar
    No issues here. I just got mine yesterday and spent the whole day doing the usual new phone antics.... the battery held ion very well through all the updating, downloading, customizing, etc. Very thankful.
    05-03-2015 09:16 AM
  9. ltjuanito's Avatar
    Does doing a full reset get rid of all the dumb AT&T apps that came with the phone???
    05-10-2015 08:03 PM
  10. erasat's Avatar
    Does doing a full reset get rid of all the dumb AT&T apps that came with the phone???
    No, the phone will get back to to factory status, as you should have received it when you bought it.
    05-10-2015 08:16 PM
  11. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Battery has been absolutely stellar since wiping cache and a reset. Night and day.
    05-11-2015 09:24 PM
  12. ilordvader's Avatar
    A Must do is go to Settings / Application Manager & Force stop all the Apps that you Don't use
    that will really make a difference

    Also lower Brightness to 30 or 40%
    05-17-2015 02:57 PM
  13. Strandvaskeren's Avatar
    Hi

    Just wanted to chime in, even though it's and old thread, to let you know it's full of awesomeness!

    Bought an Galaxy S4 mini a couple of weeks ago and it got horrible battery life. I would recharge it at 10 pm in the evening, do absolutely nothing with it before going to bed and wake up at 7 am to 43% battery left.

    I fiddled around with power saving mode and uninstalled everything I didn't need, but still the battery life were horrible.

    Then I googled and found this thread and even though this is an S6 thread and I have an S4 I gave the advice a try.

    First I let the battery run down all the way. At 4% battery life I got bored and held down the three buttons, wiped cache and so on and did a reboot.

    Half an hour later the phone ran out of juice and shut down. I tried restarting it, but no go.

    Connected it to the charger and let it fully charge. Once fully charged I powered it on, saw that the phone said 99% battery, so I put it back on the charger.

    Then I held down the three buttons and did another cache wipe and reboot.

    I picked my language, entered my google account sign on and all that, uninstalled whatever I didn't need, install what I needed, put it in power saving mode, limited the cpu performance a bit (since I don't need it) and turned off the light on the back and menu buttons. Nothing crazy, just regular power saving stuff. I turned the brightness up a bit because I found the power saving brightness too dull.

    I'm not sure what part did it, but right now I'm sitting at 52% after 2 days 13 hours, so I'm looking at roughly 4 days of battery life which is nothing short of amazing.

    So thanks a lot for all the advise!
    05-15-2016 03:11 PM
  14. zita williams's Avatar
    I kept getting told before I brought mine that the battery sucks on s6 edge...but mines great the old advice is always the best turn off location services when not needed close apps turn off WiFi etc
    I really am pleasantly surprised by the % of battery I have left at the end of the day!

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    05-17-2016 04:29 PM
  15. Jimmyyyyy's Avatar
    My Galaxy S6 Edge was performing poorly in terms of battery life which forced me to perform a hard factory reset. I just reset it a few hours ago, and the only thing that has improved is the speed of the phone. However, the battery life of the phone is still very poor. I have only installed a few apps like whatsapp, youtube, instagram, clash royale, spotify and 9GAG. Nothing else. Is there anything that I should do?
    07-03-2017 01:53 AM
  16. Uzair27's Avatar
    Is this harmful?
    10-11-2017 08:02 AM
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