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  1. TheGeekNextDoor's Avatar
    Save yourself a lot of grief and do a full reset of your phone. I was SEVERELY disappointed with my phone's (S6 Edge 128 GB) battery life during the first 4 days of owning it. I changed every setting I could. I wiped various caches and blew a lot of time.

    No matter what I did, I couldn't get the phone to estimate that I would have more than 12 hours of battery life left after a complete charge. If I left it off the charger at night, it would lose most of the battery during the night with no use at all.

    I reset my phone last night. It was at 74% battery when I went to sleep (shortly after resetting and not restoring any settings or app...talking virgin phone setup here) and it was at 73% when I woke up this morning almost 8 hours later. That is my kind of battery life. I'm doing a charge of it now to see how it lasts during the day with normal use. I will say that the phone isn't get hot like it was during the prior days while it is charging.

    I'll come back and post my results to this thread over the next couple of days to update you on how the battery is doing. I'll start slowly adding in my various apps to see if a particular app caused the grief.

    Yes, I did the Samsung Push app update yesterday afternoon to see if that would help. It didn't appear to help in my case as the phone would be a percent or two down every time I looked at it.

    Here's to a better battery experience!
    shortwave8669 and Peter2015 like this.
    04-17-2015 08:38 AM
  2. TheGeekNextDoor's Avatar
    Just pulled it off the charger 3 minutes ago. Says there are 2 Days left of battery. I'll be happy if I get half that!
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    04-17-2015 09:05 AM
  3. Jon_Doh's Avatar
    Sounds promising. Keep us updated.
    04-17-2015 09:32 AM
  4. mactruck's Avatar
    Sounds great. I just reset mine. Need to get home to my charger to charge it up. See how it goes.
    04-17-2015 11:30 AM
  5. mush10's Avatar
    What reset did you do? Full factory, hard reset?

    Posted via Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
    04-17-2015 01:01 PM
  6. TheGeekNextDoor's Avatar
    I did a full factory reset that wiped everything (I did not restore from backup when setting it up again). After 4 hours and 5 minutes, I have 89% battery remaining and that is with a 22 minute call in there as well. I haven't been "using" the phone for anything else short of a few minutes looking some stuff up on the web. Just trying to see what it can do sitting still. It did not stand still very well at all prior to today.

    I have disabled just about all of the AT&T bloatware that I could find. I have NOT removed/disabled any Samsung software. I did log into and setup facebook, instagram, one drive, flickr, and google+ (the last 3 are setup for automatic backup of photos). I also have it checking my office 365 Exchange account through the samsung email client. Other than that and the initial update of all the software last night to get current, nothing else has been installed or configured. It is now setup as I would need it for basic day-to-day operations as a phone and the tools I use 95% of the time. The messaging client has also been setup to synchronize text messages with the AT&T server for backup purposes.

    I'll add games and other junk later once I'm sure the battery is good. I have not adjusted any network settings or wifi settings other than connecting to my 5 GHz apple wifi.

    It says 1 Day 20 Hours left on the battery. We shall see how it goes.
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    04-17-2015 01:15 PM
  7. TheGeekNextDoor's Avatar
    7 hours in and at 83% with 35 minutes of call time.

    So far so good after the factory reset. I would have had a dead phone this time yesterday.
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    04-17-2015 03:59 PM
  8. TheGeekNextDoor's Avatar
    14 hours on battery and now at 66%. Light Web surfing. About a dozen photos. 20 seconds of video recording. 35 minutes of phone calls.

    I can say that I am now happy with this phone's battery. All it took was a complete reset.

    Not planning on charging it tonight so I can see how it drains tonight.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-17-2015 11:13 PM
  9. Siendorf's Avatar
    This sounds very promising.

    Posted via AC app on my S6 Edge
    04-18-2015 12:49 AM
  10. whitezee10's Avatar
    Okay im getting my s6 edge tomorrow, so how do i do the full reset? Is it from the one where you boot up the device while holding volume up button?

    Posted via Android Central App
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    04-18-2015 04:35 AM
  11. erasat's Avatar
    Okay im getting my s6 edge tomorrow, so how do i do the full reset? Is it from the one where you boot up the device while holding volume up button?

    Posted via Android Central App
    As soon as you get your device, depending on your carrier, it should have an update pending, don't waste time setting your stuff just skip everything but the WiFi during the initial setup and let it update.

    Once it finishes, turn it off, and then press and hold the power, volume up and home button until you see the android logo and something saying that is updating, let off the buttons and just do a Wipe cache partition and then do the Wipe data /Full Reset and reboot and use.
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    04-18-2015 07:53 AM
  12. TheGeekNextDoor's Avatar
    When I woke up this morning...late...the phone was at 56% battery after 1 day 1 hour 14 minutes. It looks like my standby drain is gone.

    I want to stress that this was very light use. There can't be more than an hour and a half of actual use with the phone during this time by me.

    It never felt hot, but it is in a case. Almost need a case just to have the phone thick enough to hold! What a first world problem...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-18-2015 10:35 AM
  13. aspj111's Avatar
    Strange, after doing a full factory reset when I look at my battery stats it does not show me estimated battery life remaining...
    04-18-2015 11:40 AM
  14. whitezee10's Avatar
    As soon as you get your device, depending on your carrier, it should have an update pending, don't waste time setting your stuff just skip everything but the WiFi during the initial setup and let it update.

    Once it finishes, turn it off, and then press and hold the power, volume up and home button until you see the android logo and something dating that is updating, let off the buttons and just do a Wipe cache partition and then do the Wipe data /Full Reset and reboot and use.
    Thanks for this! Is the update mandatory, or am i gonna miss anything if i dont update? There had been reports that they got the auto rotate bug after the update. And maybe ill just skip it till it gets resolved.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    04-18-2015 11:48 AM
  15. cdd543's Avatar
    I did a hard reset on mine last night after a horrific performance. I was at 85% at 3pm and then 9% at 7pm in a strong signal area. Hopefully this will make some difference, but it's worth a shot before returning the device.
    04-18-2015 11:58 AM
  16. TheGeekNextDoor's Avatar
    I was ready to return mine. I added a bunch more apps that I use and charged it again. Will see how standby goes with more apps in the mix.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-18-2015 12:52 PM
  17. erasat's Avatar
    Thanks for this! Is the update mandatory, or am i gonna miss anything if i dont update? There had been reports that they got the auto rotate bug after the update. And maybe ill just skip it till it gets resolved.

    Posted via Android Central App
    The update is not mandatory but highly recommended as it deals with a couple of pre release bugs and improves fingerprint sensor. I doubt that the update was the culprit for the auto rotate issue that looks more hardware than software related anyway, after the update, always does the wipe cache partition and it should take care of a lot possible software related issues.
    04-18-2015 01:03 PM
  18. mactruck's Avatar
    I did my reset. These are my results. I streamed Google music for about 5 or 6 hours at the ball field. Streamed 3 innings of a baseball game on MLB at bat. Some lite browsing, texting, Google Drive, twitter etc.

    Reset helped me tremendously
    Attached Thumbnails Just do a full reset if you are getting poor battery life...please-1429379262323.jpg  
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    04-18-2015 01:49 PM
  19. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    My device had no update available when I powered it on, it came with the latest version out the box, can u still fully reset or is this only for those who had an update available out the box????
    04-18-2015 03:11 PM
  20. shortwave8669's Avatar
    My device had no update available when I powered it on, it came with the latest version out the box, can u still fully reset or is this only for those who had an update available out the box????
    Even better. Do the full factory reset.
    04-18-2015 04:00 PM
  21. michaelsalter92's Avatar
    Not going to lie my battery life was horrible... done a factory reset and its geeat now still not close ti ipone 6 plus. I am on 15 battery and i have used since 9am with a lot of phone useage. My 6plus lasted slightly longer but battery has gone a lot better since reseting.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-18-2015 04:07 PM
  22. erasat's Avatar
    My device had no update available when I powered it on, it came with the latest version out the box, can u still fully reset or is this only for those who had an update available out the box????
    Even better. Do the full factory reset.
    Just do a Full backup using Samsung Smart Switch app for PC or Mac so at least it should take a lot of your settings and stuff back, so less work to do to be back in action.
    04-18-2015 04:16 PM
  23. cdd543's Avatar
    Not much difference for me after a hard reset. Mine is on tmo and I think a lot of it has to do with the carrier. I had much better battery life on my ip6 on Verizon--switched to tmo and my battery life was quite a bit worse on that device so I'm not really surprised the GS6 is struggling. It's way worse than my iphone 6. The xda verizon forums aren't littered with battery threads in general(yes there are a few not happy here, but not tons). Strong, steady signal goes a long way to saving battery. The edge on tmo is really just not going to work for me.
    04-18-2015 07:41 PM
  24. TheDonJ77's Avatar
    Even better. Do the full factory reset.
    Okay cool..........Gonna test it out now and see
    04-19-2015 10:38 AM
  25. KHARDESTY's Avatar
    How long does this take? I did a hard reset on mine at 8:00 this morning and now, 3 hours later, it's still at the blue Downloading screen. I do have it plugged in.
    04-19-2015 10:57 AM
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