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  1. AzureFDemon's Avatar
    Unfortunately, cell standby has been a major problem of mine for a long time. I know that it has something to do with connecting to WiFi while idle or sending streams of data required by some apps, but I don't know how to reduce the battery strain. It's battery drain can range from taking up to 25%-50% of my battery life, whether or not I use my phone during the day, and my phone will only last about 1/2 of the day. I have been looking up ways on how to solve this on other popular threads on this site, but none have had any lasting solutions. I have done the usual battery saving tactics like turning down brightness, scanning for Wi-Fi, location, Google now, Bluetooth, sync settings, disabled bloatware that I don't need that commonly suck up battery life on other Galaxies, attempted both turning on and off advanced calling, and attempted the method where you wipe the cache partition and reboot the device, and reset the settings and restored to factory defaults, all of which only reduced the battery strain a little bit. For the love of Pete, does anyone know how to fix this?
    06-03-2015 12:11 PM
  2. iFrosty's Avatar
    According to this thread at XDA, unchecking "Enhanced 4G LTE Services" helps get rid of it.

    I have done this myself on my ATT unit and it has merit.

    Cell Standby battery drain fix for AT&T | AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge | XDA Forums
    06-03-2015 12:31 PM
  3. Bwahahahaha's Avatar
    According to this thread at XDA, unchecking "Enhanced 4G LTE Services" helps get rid of it.

    I have done this myself on my ATT unit and it has merit.

    Cell Standby battery drain fix for AT&T | AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge | XDA Forums
    Yes, certain things will help battery life, but nothing can get rid of this issue in the long term. Just have to wait for an update to fix it. It's a lollipop issue, so we can only do so much.

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    06-03-2015 12:35 PM
  4. maj71303's Avatar
    Unfortunately, cell standby has been a major problem of mine for a long time. I know that it has something to do with connecting to WiFi while idle or sending streams of data required by some apps, but I don't know how to reduce the battery strain. It's battery drain can range from taking up to 25%-50% of my battery life, whether or not I use my phone during the day, and my phone will only last about 1/2 of the day. I have been looking up ways on how to solve this on other popular threads on this site, but none have had any lasting solutions. I have done the usual battery saving tactics like turning down brightness, scanning for Wi-Fi, location, Google now, Bluetooth, sync settings, disabled bloatware that I don't need that commonly suck up battery life on other Galaxies, attempted both turning on and off advanced calling, and attempted the method where you wipe the cache partition and reboot the device, and reset the settings and restored to factory defaults, all of which only reduced the battery strain a little bit. For the love of Pete, does anyone know how to fix this?
    If you tried all that and it still is not good your choices come down to if you want to keep the phone or not. I wouldn't bank on a software update fixing the problems. I had both the S6 & S6E, returned them both in the buyers remorse 14 day period and just cut my loses. Software updates for android won't overcome the physical limitations of battery capacity of this S series.
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    06-03-2015 12:36 PM
  5. iFrosty's Avatar
    Yes, certain things will help battery life, but nothing can get rid of this issue in the long term. Just have to wait for an update to fix it. It's a lollipop issue, so we can only do so much.

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    Im with you 100%. However it is a temporary fix that may have some positive results for someone.

    Just like myself it has kept Cell Standby off my top used battery drainers. Whether it keeps the battery alive longer is purely speculation.
    06-03-2015 12:41 PM
  6. Bwahahahaha's Avatar
    Im with you 100%. However it is a temporary fix that may have some positive results for someone.

    Just like myself it has kept Cell Standby off my top used battery drainers. Whether it keeps the battery alive longer is purely speculation.
    I don't doubt the positive results one bit. I turned my advanced calling feature off, Verizon, and it's been significantly better. I recommend it to everyone, especially on Verizon because it doesn't seem to be quite ready for primetime yet. Factory reset cured a lot of my issues with battery drain as well, however the cell standby issue is still there, and will continue to be there until it's addressed with an update. It's not just an issue with the s6/edge, it's unfortunately a lollipop issue. If you aren't seeing cell standby drain anymore, or very little, I would guess you aren't on Wi-Fi very often? Or you're just very lucky lol

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    06-03-2015 01:11 PM
  7. Bwahahahaha's Avatar
    If you tried all that and it still is not good your choices come down to if you want to keep the phone or not. I wouldn't bank on a software update fixing the problems. I had both the S6 & S6E, returned them both in the buyers remorse 14 day period and just cut my loses. Software updates for android won't overcome the physical limitations of battery capacity of this S series.
    A software update, assuming they're working on a fix, will absolutely take care of the prime culprit, which is the cell standby issue while on Wi-Fi. If/when that update comes, the battery life should be nothing short of acceptable, if not amazing. As it is right now I get pretty great battery life with my edge while still dealing with this standby issue. When it's fixed it can only get better. Hopefully they bump us up to 5.1 sooner rather than later. We shall see.

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    06-03-2015 01:15 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    I do know the Verizon S6 (and I think Edge?) have received an update and some are reporting good results after installing it. Hopefully it is fixed and can roll out to other carriers -- this way we won't have disable things like VoLTE or HD Voice.

    You can read more on that here -- http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...re-update.html
    06-03-2015 01:46 PM
  9. S6edge46220's Avatar
    I do know the Verizon S6 (and I think Edge?) have received an update and some are reporting good results after installing it. Hopefully it is fixed and can roll out to other carriers -- this way we won't have disable things like VoLTE or HD Voice.

    You can read more on that here -- http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...re-update.html
    ATT had this update weeks ago and it did not solve cell standby.

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    06-03-2015 05:14 PM
  10. Scorpion747's Avatar
    ATT had this update weeks ago and it did not solve cell standby.

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    I think that this update has combine previous update from other carries plus new things from Sammy like the "fix" for the rotation problem. This wasn't included in other update by the other carries.
    06-03-2015 11:13 PM
  11. Nate512's Avatar
    Airplane mode lol.

    Posted via S6 Edge on T-Mobile
    06-04-2015 01:56 AM
  12. darthhen's Avatar
    Are you able to exchange the phone for another unit?
    06-04-2015 11:28 AM
  13. iFrosty's Avatar
    Are you able to exchange the phone for another unit?
    Exchanging won't fix this issue. It's a notorious Lollipop issue that has yet to be fixed.
    tonyr6 likes this.
    06-04-2015 12:32 PM
  14. darthhen's Avatar
    Exchanging won't fix this issue. It's a notorious Lollipop issue that has yet to be fixed.
    Most likely. But doesn't hurt to try. Could also exchange it for another phone, not another S6E. Just saying doing something better than nothing....
    06-05-2015 10:49 AM
  15. Bwahahahaha's Avatar
    Most likely. But doesn't hurt to try. Could also exchange it for another phone, not another S6E. Just saying doing something better than nothing....
    Not sure at all how that would be better. Really makes no sense, considering we know what's causing the issue, and it's not designated to this phone alone.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-05-2015 11:38 AM
  16. iFrosty's Avatar
    Not sure at all how that would be better. Really makes no sense, considering we know what's causing the issue, and it's not designated to this phone alone.

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    I understand both sides of the ball. It's better to say you tried than to never have in the first place. However as stated there isn't much that can be done anyways.
    06-05-2015 10:30 PM
  17. Bwahahahaha's Avatar
    I understand both sides of the ball. It's better to say you tried than to never have in the first place. However as stated there isn't much that can be done anyways.
    With all due respect, I don't get that mentality at all, given what we know about this issue. Considering what goes into making this phone, the edge especially, it's wasteful and pointless, in my opinion, to exchange for an issue that will be there either way. Just makes no sense to me. To return it and go with a different device is maybe one thing, although the issue will still be there if it's running lollipop below 5.1, but to exchange for the same device with the same OS version and hope for a different (read better) outcome is ridiculous to me... But, to each their own.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-06-2015 04:25 AM
  18. RO51x's Avatar
    This is correct.
    06-06-2015 07:40 AM
  19. iFrosty's Avatar
    With all due respect, I don't get that mentality at all, given what we know about this issue. Considering what goes into making this phone, the edge especially, it's wasteful and pointless, in my opinion, to exchange for an issue that will be there either way. Just makes no sense to me. To return it and go with a different device is maybe one thing, although the issue will still be there if it's running lollipop below 5.1, but to exchange for the same device with the same OS version and hope for a different (read better) outcome is ridiculous to me... But, to each their own.

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    Well Darthhen, who stated to exchange the device, said not to exchange for another S6E. I based my response off of that. I assumed that was understood. Oops. xD
    06-06-2015 11:42 AM
  20. KelseyRo4's Avatar
    My cell standby is at 27% with 40% battery left x___x highest its been in a while

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-06-2015 09:46 PM
  21. iFrosty's Avatar
    My cell standby is at 27% with 40% battery left x___x highest its been in a while

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    Cell standby at 2% with 4 hr 15 SoT XD
    06-06-2015 09:50 PM
  22. DSMpowerhousegroup's Avatar
    Most likely. But doesn't hurt to try. Could also exchange it for another phone, not another S6E. Just saying doing something better than nothing....
    It isn't a phone issue, it's lollipop.

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    06-06-2015 09:58 PM
  23. Bwahahahaha's Avatar
    Well Darthhen, who stated to exchange the device, said not to exchange for another S6E. I based my response off of that. I assumed that was understood. Oops. xD
    Yep, my mistake....must have somehow missed that. But I also said in my most recent response that exchanging for a phone that is on lollipop, but hasn't hit 5.1 yet, still won't solve the issue.... so yea, oops. XD

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    06-06-2015 10:08 PM
  24. Bwahahahaha's Avatar
    It isn't a phone issue, it's lollipop.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It seems some people can be smacked in the face with that facts until they're red, and they still won't get it... It's a shame the manufactures have to suffer the blame because people refuse to understand it's a Google issue.

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    06-06-2015 10:12 PM
  25. DSMpowerhousegroup's Avatar
    It seems some people can be smacked in the face with that facts until they're red, and they still won't get it... It's a shame the manufactures have to suffer the blame because people refuse to understand it's a Google issue.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I agree. Other devices are having issues too. They'll fix it eventually.

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    06-06-2015 10:15 PM
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