1. AspenQn's Avatar
    Last night my fully charged S6 Edge was taken off the charger and left next to my bed. When I got up 7.5 hrs later I was very surprised to see that approx half my battery was gone and all due to the stock email sync. I have unlimited data and didn't bother changing the sync to longer intervals rather than push. I also usually plug in my phone to charge overnight versus what I did last night.

    I have obviously changed the sync interval but wondered if anyone else has experienced this drain. Guess it is finally time to find a new email app!
    05-15-2015 09:18 AM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    Last night my fully charged S6 Edge was taken off the charger and left next to my bed. When I got up 7.5 hrs later I was very surprised to see that approx half my battery was gone and all due to the stock email sync. I have unlimited data and didn't bother changing the sync to longer intervals rather than push. I also usually plug in my phone to charge overnight versus what I did last night.

    I have obviously changed the sync interval but wondered if anyone else has experienced this drain. Guess it is finally time to find a new email app!
    i suffer no hardships doing this -

    Battery Tips for Android

    1. Toggle off High Accuracy GPS Mode, Bluetooth, NFC,
    Hotspot/Tethering. Toggle on only as needed. (Set GPS Mode to "Battery
    Saving" Mode).
    2. Display Brightness - Turn off Auto Brightness and Reduce Setting
    Bar to Minimum Acceptable to you.
    3. Sign out of any unused Google Services like G+, Google Now, Hangouts, etc.
    4. Disable Location Reporting and Location History.
    5. Beware of constantly syncing in background Apps and Bloatware like
    Facebook, Twitter, Weather Channel, Games, Google News/Weather,
    Non-Push Email, etc. Set Sync interval for every 1 hour or more and
    change settings to stop the syncing of data you don't need. Delete
    their Apps and use their Web Page if acceptable.
    6. Turn Off Hot Word "Hotword Detection" Always Listening Mode in
    Google Search if you don't use it.
    7. Turn Off Auto Camera/Photo Upload or at least set it for Upload on WIFI Only.
    8. Turn Off Vibrate on Touch for Display, Keyboard, etc.
    9. Turn Off Touch Sounds and Unlock Sounds.
    10. Turn Off Ambient Display/Active Display Notifications if you don't need it.
    11. Don't use a Live Wallpaper. Use a dark wallpaper if possible.
    12. Set Display Sleep Setting to 2 Minutes or Less.
    13. WIFI Settings - Advanced -
    a. Network Notification - Set as OFF.
    b. Scanning Always Available - Set as OFF.
    c. Keep WIFI on during Sleep - Set as ALWAYS if you regularly use
    WIFI. OK to keep WIFI on if you regularly use it.
    14. Turn Off Always Vibrate in Gmail/Email.
    15. Be careful of using too many Live Widgets and what/how often they sync.
    16. Set MS Exchange Sync at 30 Days or Less if you use it.
    17. Do NOT use a Task Killer App or Battery Saver App.
    18. Uninstall ALL Apps that you never use. If you haven't used an
    App in one month, uninstall it.
    19. Reboot your phone at least once a month.
    20. Wipe Cache Partition at least once a quarter or after every OS Update.
    21. Consider a Factory Data Reset with a manual re-sync, manual
    reinstall of all data and Apps after every major OS Letter Update.
    Make sure that all of your data is first backed up to Google and
    Dropbox, etc.

    "I SUFFER NO HARDSHIPS DOING THIS" - this means that i personally am
    giving up NOTHING with these tips. i'm not giving up any features.
    there are no tradeoffs for me. a tradeoff or a hardship would be to
    turn off PUSH email or use AIRPLANE mode during the day etc.

    you have to find your own balance and the tips list is a start but you
    must come to your own conclusion as to what's important. it's personal
    preference but these are not a big deal to me at all as they do not
    affect the function or operation of my phone. these tips do not
    deteriorate my experience.

    1-20-15
    erasat and shaneontherocks like this.
    05-15-2015 09:42 AM
  3. ntheodora95's Avatar
    Hey guys! I wanted to share a good news! I came across this thread among many others last week while trying to find solution for my severe battery drain caused by Email Sync and Google Services. By the way I am using Samsung Galaxy S6 running Android 5.1.1.

    I contacted Samsung via live chat several days ago. They asked me if the phone has been dropped or got in contact with water (if your phone has been dropped or got in contact with water maybe it's the root of your problem--you should get your phone's hardware checked) to which I said no. They then asked me to boot my phone in safe mode and Email Sync (and Google Services) still drain my battery so much! They then suggested me to backup all my data and perform a factory reset. It worked surprisingly well! Now I don't even see Email Sync in my battery usage, and Google Services only uses at maximum 5% with High Accuracy (in Location) selected.

    It turns out the culprit was one of my third-party apps. It was Doze battery life saver--some people swear by this app so I think maybe it works with some types of phones but I also saw one user complaining about how Doze's VPN "broke" their phone's GPS, making Email Sync and Google Services drain their battery, even after uninstalling. So I uninstalled that app, backed up everything else, and performed a factory reset, which worked well. Do you guys have any kind of battery saver or do you use some kind of VPN? If you do you might want to try uninstalling them (AND perform a factory reset after). Uninstalling them only might not work! I tried that and I still needed a factory reset cause the app created havoc inside my phone's system. I don't know what it changed but factory reset certainly did the trick of reversing whatever that app did.

    So that's it. You guys might want to try doing a factory reset. It doesn't even take that much time. Just back everything up, then Google will download everything for you after your phone turn back on. Cheers! Hope this helps someone.
    valorian likes this.
    11-22-2015 11:53 PM

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