04-06-2015 07:32 PM
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  1. edgefever's Avatar
    The everyday buyer isn't going to know how, or even know there's a way to disable all this stuff to make their battery last. The only thing they'll understand is their phone is giving them poor battery life.
    That's why people love the IPhone... Take it out of the box and go
    03-31-2015 03:23 PM
  2. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    I had mine off the charger overnight (8 hours) and lost 5%. Everything was on.. Facebook, gmail, etc.
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    03-31-2015 03:24 PM
  3. erasat's Avatar
    The only way to know for sure is by seeing the Battery stats, all of them. Also, try installing Gsam Battery monitor, it will provide an even more detailed battery usage information.

    Please post screenshot with this information for us to see what may be wrong and learn and try to help you.
    03-31-2015 03:47 PM
  4. Adranalyne's Avatar
    That's why people love the IPhone... Take it out of the box and go
    Agreed, but you can do the same with an S6. Android and Samsung just give you the tools to improve it, understand it, and make changes whereas Apple does very little in that regard.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-31-2015 03:50 PM
  5. Coney718's Avatar
    That's why people love the IPhone... Take it out of the box and go
    Agreed. One of the reasons I stuck with iPhone for so long. Didnt need any battery management tips or disable a bunch of stuff. Just works well out the box. I will admit that's one thing Apple has perfected.
    Techno-guy likes this.
    03-31-2015 04:01 PM
  6. ron561's Avatar
    As someone with a S6, it will work just fine for majority of users out of the box. For people looking to get more out of their battery, you will need to do some additional tweaking. I'm one of those users and with my iPhone 5s, I still found myself looking for tips on how to get the best out of my battery because it was that bad. Outside basic tips like reducing brightness, app refresh, etc there wasn't much I could do. That's what I appreciate about Android.
    03-31-2015 04:08 PM
  7. clevin's Avatar
    That's why people love the IPhone... Take it out of the box and go
    android is still an opener system, but Google is making money off connectivity, so it can't keep itself from trying to get you connected.

    Maybe its geekier, as you have to tweak it a bit. Not a problem for many of us, but not as convenient as apple for some for sure.
    03-31-2015 04:08 PM
  8. Inders99's Avatar
    You wouldn't be here commenting on this thread if they were "just" phones .

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You get my point...
    03-31-2015 04:47 PM
  9. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    I normally plug my phone in at night, but I wanted to see how standby was last night so I left it unplugged. Went to bed at about 93%, woke up to 60%. Battery usage said Cell Standby was the largest eater of my battery.

    Nothing was going on in the background except normal sync. I already installed the day 1 OTA and updated/installed my regular apps.

    -Dave, T-Mobile
    If you search for cell standby battery issues with lollipop, you can find a fare amount of people complaining about this on the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. As a Nexus 5 user until yesterday, I can confirm that cell standby crushed my Nexus 5 battery life. I believe this could be a lollipop issue still as it has proved to be quite buggy, especially when it comes to battery life.
    03-31-2015 04:50 PM
  10. edgefever's Avatar
    5.1 helped the battery on my Nexus 6 ..its almost added a half hour to my sot..and standby seems better also..
    03-31-2015 05:07 PM
  11. ballaonnabudget's Avatar
    This thread is making me worried about my decision to switch over from windows phone. I get 1 to 1.5 days easily with moderate use. I guess i'll have to see for myself.
    03-31-2015 05:29 PM
  12. Aquila's Avatar
    I refuse to micromanage my device and/or apps in order to be able to make it through a normal day without worrying about finding a charger. I do have some external batteries for oddball days, but if the device has issues making it through a normal day without dropping below 20-25% then the device is at fault, not the usage case. "Normal" varies by user, but if your having issues you can either compromise on what the device is or you can get a better device or you can amend your usage habits to be more proactive in charging strategies.... such as that overnight period where we're trying to figure out if it should drain 1% or 10% or 40%... that's a great opportunity to have it on a charger and not worry about it.
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    04-01-2015 06:09 AM
  13. clevin's Avatar
    I refuse to micromanage my device and/or apps in order to be able to make it through a normal day without worrying about finding a charger. I do have some external batteries for oddball days, but if the device has issues making it through a normal day without dropping below 20-25% then the device is at fault, not the usage case. "Normal" varies by user, but if your having issues you can either compromise on what the device is or you can get a better device or you can amend your usage habits to be more proactive in charging strategies.... such as that overnight period where we're trying to figure out if it should drain 1% or 10% or 40%... that's a great opportunity to have it on a charger and not worry about it.
    Smartphone is like a computer nowadays, micromanaging apps and system is nothing special and should not be discouraged. There is nothing compromising in refusing google access to your data 24/7. In fact, its good habit for user and the phone.
    04-01-2015 06:18 AM
  14. Aquila's Avatar
    Smartphone is like a computer nowadays, micromanaging apps and system is nothing special and should not be discouraged. There is nothing compromising in refusing google access to your data 24/7. In fact, its good habit for user and the phone.
    I don't have any issues with choosing not to use the ecosystems or any specific apps or settings. What I'm saying is that I will not change settings from what I want to something else in order to eek out a few extra minutes or hours of battery. If I have to do that, the device is not up to par.
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    04-01-2015 06:26 AM
  15. Nice N Sticky's Avatar
    This thread is making me worried about my decision to switch over from windows phone. I get 1 to 1.5 days easily with moderate use. I guess i'll have to see for myself.
    I'd be lying if I said I wasn't the least bit worried. Coming from a Lumia 1520 which has superb battery life might be difficult if I can't make it through an entire work day with an S6.
    04-01-2015 06:59 AM
  16. Techno-guy's Avatar
    I'd be lying if I said I wasn't the least bit worried. Coming from a Lumia 1520 which has superb battery life might be difficult if I can't make it through an entire work day with an S6.
    I have a 1520 that I recently retired (but am keeping it to play with the Windows 10 update) and have owned the S6 edge since Monday. The edge is nowhere near the 1520 battery life. The 1520 battery life is phenomenal, like the iPhone 6 plus.

    So far, since Monday, my S6 edge been dropping like a rock on standby - roughly 4-5% per hour doing nothing but mostly sitting there on a strong WiFi network. Biggest culprits are Cell Standby and system apps like Android System, System UI and something called Cocktailbar service. No third party apps are causing the battery depletion.
    04-01-2015 07:46 AM
  17. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I have a 1520 that I recently retired (but am keeping it to play with the Windows 10 update) and have owned the S6 edge since Monday. The edge is nowhere near the 1520 battery life. The 1520 battery life is phenomenal, like the iPhone 6 plus.

    So far, since Monday, my S6 edge been dropping like a rock on standby - roughly 4-5% per hour doing nothing but mostly sitting there on a strong WiFi network. Biggest culprits are Cell Standby and system apps like Android System, System UI and something called Cocktailbar service. No third party apps are causing the battery depletion.
    You may have answered this already, but did you factory reset after you updated it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-01-2015 08:18 AM
  18. warpdrive's Avatar
    Smartphone is like a computer nowadays, micromanaging apps and system is nothing special and should not be discouraged. There is nothing compromising in refusing google access to your data 24/7. In fact, its good habit for user and the phone.
    While I agree with you in principal, this is not 2012 or an iPhone forum. I haven't needed to do this stuff on any flagship fur the past 2 or 3 years and I'm not going to start now.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    04-01-2015 08:19 AM
  19. warpdrive's Avatar
    You may have answered this already, but did you factory reset after you updated it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I'm wondering about that too. This is important to do when you do a major update.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-01-2015 08:21 AM
  20. Coney718's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday. After playing with it for a while and charged it fully to 100% I left it unplugged when I went to bed to test standby time. From 11pm to 7am it only dropped 5%. Thats with sync and wifi on, location and bluetooth were off. I say that's about normal. If you're experiencing a 30% drop something is definitely wrong try a hard reset.
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    04-01-2015 08:25 AM
  21. erasat's Avatar
    I have a 1520 that I recently retired (but am keeping it to play with the Windows 10 update) and have owned the S6 edge since Monday. The edge is nowhere near the 1520 battery life. The 1520 battery life is phenomenal, like the iPhone 6 plus.

    So far, since Monday, my S6 edge been dropping like a rock on standby - roughly 4-5% per hour doing nothing but mostly sitting there on a strong WiFi network. Biggest culprits are Cell Standby and system apps like Android System, System UI and something called Cocktailbar service. No third party apps are causing the battery depletion.
    Cocktailbar service make sense in your case because there was an issue also when Galaxy Note Edge was released, it seems that it controls the Alarm widget and other stuff in your edges. I say that it make sense because in your case the biggest culprits are services that are running when is on Standby and the screen off.

    Question, when you go to your Battery Stats and click on the battery Graphic, it should show you the bars for Mobile Network Signal, Wifi, Awake Screen on and Charging, how are your Mobile Network Signal and your Awake bars? This will clearly show you if your problem is because of a bad cell signal (I'd suggest you to return it and get a new one to see if is better) and the Awake bar will show you that your phone is or not in standby mode, if it's always awake, you have an app at fault and that's where the GSAM battery monitor can pinpoint it for your. But looking at the post just above this one, where it is dropping just 5% all night, just like most of people that have the phone right now, I think that you have or a very bad cell signal where you rest at night or a faulty phone, either way if it was me, I've done a Full reset (Via recovery Mode not via the Software menu) and see if it gets better, if not, return it to T-Mobile and ask for a new one.

    I found this thread here on AC that can give you an idea.

    Also, something I read last week and have forgotten until now, it seems that there is a confirmed bug affecting S Health and Google Fit, if you have Google Fit installed and set it seems that you must disable the Activity Detection of it because if not the Blood Pressure always stays on, looking to scan. Not necessarily your case but mentioning here just in case.

    Let us know, good luck.
    04-01-2015 08:34 AM
  22. ballaonnabudget's Avatar
    Like someone said above I'm not going to sit and micromanage A PHONE all day. I have a million better things to do. If it doesn't give me all day life with my usage its going back. I'm not gonna be monitoring, disabling and turning off stuff. This was the reason I left android 4 years ago and it would be sad if this is still the case.
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    04-01-2015 09:14 AM
  23. ballaonnabudget's Avatar
    Yea I'm not gonna be searching forums, disabling apps, monitoring and turning off functionality to get battery life. This was the reason I left android 4 years ago and if I can't get all day life with basic smartphone functions (WiFi, Bluetooth and location) then android is still not the OS for me.
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    04-01-2015 09:17 AM
  24. erasat's Avatar
    When you have others with better battery life than yours, you should do your part on investigating what is causing it, it may be a simple thing or you may easily got a faulty phone, then you can be sure that with a Factory Reset or getting a new one you will be set as expected.

    If you don't like that then you have all rights to just return it, but problem with that is that you'll always think that there is something wrong with Android and have a bad taste about all the situation. So, as you can see what I'm saying is that maybe with a couple of adjustments here and there you can find and fix your issues and still enjoy the great phone you just bought.

    I'm seeing Screenshots of people here with very good battery life with what it seems to sustain for over 5.5 of SoT, even here there are people posting screenshots of battery Stats that clearly shows that will last at least 4.5 hours of SoT, and that is very good for the specs this phone has.

    But again, it's up to you, you do what you gotta do.
    04-01-2015 11:16 AM
  25. chezm's Avatar
    Yea I'm not gonna be searching forums, disabling apps, monitoring and turning off functionality to get battery life. This was the reason I left android 4 years ago and if I can't get all day life with basic smartphone functions (WiFi, Bluetooth and location) then android is still not the OS for me.
    While Ive had similar battery life on all platforms (iPhone 5S, Nexus 5, Lumia 920 prior to 8.1), expect the iPhone on ios7 had better standby, I completely agree having the sacrifice necessary features to get through the day is unacceptable. I'm by no means a heavy user and I have struggles with my nexus 5 and moving to the S6 I expect to have a much better battery life...get to the end of the day with a good chunk left. I have all my services running, refuse to turn them off. If S6 performs same as my nexus 5 I'd return it, I expect much more from a flagship device.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-01-2015 11:22 AM
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