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  1. vfp5's Avatar
    Never had a phone where cell standby drains the battery more than the display? So far battery life not looking so good...anyone know why this might be happening?
    04-10-2015 05:23 PM
  2. Jdroids's Avatar
    If you are on t-mobile there were many posts from early users on this already. It seems to be caused by some WiFi related bug and there are reports that turning off WiFi calling, VoLTE, always scanning for wifi would reduce the cell standby drain.
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    04-10-2015 05:36 PM
  3. vfp5's Avatar
    Appreciate the response! Unfortunately I'm on at&t. Really odd...pulling 16% now
    04-10-2015 06:24 PM
  4. clevin's Avatar
    Any screen shot?
    04-10-2015 06:25 PM
  5. dmxjago's Avatar
    Same thing with me on AT&T. Here is a screenshot.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Samsung Galaxy S6 Cell standby battery drain?-479.jpg  
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    04-10-2015 06:56 PM
  6. Jdroids's Avatar
    Appreciate the response! Unfortunately I'm on at&t. Really odd...pulling 16% now
    Try turning off always scanning for wifi, smart network switch and VoLTE. Then reboot and see if it improves.
    04-10-2015 07:12 PM
  7. axia55's Avatar
    Try turning off always scanning for wifi, smart network switch and VoLTE. Then reboot and see if it improves.
    I am on AT&T and have terrible battery life with cell standby as #1 drainer.

    Never mind my question, I found a those settings. Hopefully that helps!
    04-10-2015 08:01 PM
  8. vfp5's Avatar
    Thanks!! Gave that at a try...still no improvement. Same as screenshot above. Love everything else so far though
    04-10-2015 08:22 PM
  9. clevin's Avatar
    Can you guys do a calibration and see how much sot you got from 100 to 10%?

    Focusing on one single process may not be helpful.
    04-10-2015 08:24 PM
  10. ballzac's Avatar
    on att i can confirm that works, my standby was high now i have none

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    04-10-2015 08:31 PM
  11. Jdroids's Avatar
    Thanks!! Gave that at a try...still no improvement. Same as screenshot above. Love everything else so far though
    Then how much does it drain on standby? If less than 2%/hr, I think it's not something to worry about regardless of cell stand by % on battery stats.

    Some T-mobile guys had more than 5%/hr from high cell standby and others on at&t are having good stand by time.
    04-10-2015 08:33 PM
  12. Raptor007's Avatar
    It seems to be across the board with the different carriers right now and hopefully Samsung is working on a fix. I ready on Sammobile.com that Samsung already is pushing 5.0.2 out but of course the US carriers won't get it unless its a minor security update that was in the works and approved prior to launch.

    For once I wish Samsung would offer the option to buy direct and without carrier involvement.
    04-10-2015 08:47 PM
  13. beatsandlife's Avatar
    Try turning off always scanning for wifi, smart network switch and VoLTE. Then reboot and see if it improves.
    Can you help me find these options?

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    04-10-2015 08:47 PM
  14. Jdroids's Avatar
    Can you help me find these options?

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    First two are in WiFi setting screen on upper right corner. VoLTE depends on carrier version. T-mobile has it in phone app setting and at&t has it in mobile network/mobile data setting.
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    04-10-2015 08:54 PM
  15. beatsandlife's Avatar
    Got it. Now I wait

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    04-10-2015 09:25 PM
  16. warpdrive's Avatar
    I'll be back to answer more but cell standby while big is not effecting my battery life much if at all and I got everything turned on.





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    04-10-2015 09:28 PM
  17. vfp5's Avatar
    Ok. Maybe it doesn't matter...just kinda odd. Showing 2.5 hrs ost with 42% left on the battery. Cell standby up to 21% lol
    04-11-2015 04:34 AM
  18. quietkvj's Avatar
    Then how much does it drain on standby? If less than 2%/hr, I think it's not something to worry about regardless of cell stand by % on battery stats.

    Some T-mobile guys had more than 5%/hr from high cell standby and others on at&t are having good stand by time.
    I'm in T-mobile and I woke up around 12 am and pulled it off the charger, then woke up around 5am and was down to 88%. That's a little over 2% each hour. It was on WiFi with scanning allowed the whole time with location services on too, but WiFi calling was off, what do you think?

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    04-11-2015 04:52 AM
  19. Inders99's Avatar
    Isn't cell standby greatly impacted by the signal strength of the carrier in a given area? My current phone drains like crazy in poor network areas and hardly at all in strong signal areas.
    04-11-2015 06:44 AM
  20. kcguy76's Avatar
    Try turning off always scanning for wifi, smart network switch and VoLTE. Then reboot and see if it improves.
    Hi - new Galaxy owner here. Can someone tell me where "Smart Network Switch" and VoLTE is/are on AT&T model? I found the always scanning for Wi-Fi. Would really appreciate the help!
    04-11-2015 09:22 AM
  21. cwise222's Avatar
    It seems to be across the board with the different carriers right now and hopefully Samsung is working on a fix. I ready on Sammobile.com that Samsung already is pushing 5.0.2 out but of course the US carriers won't get it unless its a minor security update that was in the works and approved prior to launch.

    For once I wish Samsung would offer the option to buy direct and without carrier involvement.
    My AT&T S6 came with 5.0.2 out of the box. Are the other carriers on 5.0/5.0.1?

    Hi - new Galaxy owner here. Can someone tell me where "Smart Network Switch" and VoLTE is/are on AT&T model? I found the always scanning for Wi-Fi. Would really appreciate the help!
    Settings - Connection - Wi-Fi - More - Smart Network Switch. Mine was off by default. VoLTE is Settings - Connection - Mobile Network - Mobile Data - Un check Enhanced 4G LTE services.
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    04-11-2015 10:16 AM
  22. kcguy76's Avatar
    My AT&T S6 came with 5.0.2 out of the box. Are the other carriers on 5.0/5.0.1?



    Settings - Connection - Wi-Fi - More - Smart Network Switch. Mine was off by default. VoLTE is Settings - Connection - Mobile Network - Mobile Data - Un check Enhanced 4G LTE services.
    Thanks!!
    04-11-2015 10:23 AM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    Isn't cell standby greatly impacted by the signal strength of the carrier in a given area? My current phone drains like crazy in poor network areas and hardly at all in strong signal areas.
    Sometimes yes but the issue with the S6 is you usually only see cell standby using a lot of power when you have wifi on. That wifi could be connected or just not connected (such as if you're out and about).

    Basically it seems if the wifi radio is on.. Cell standby starts to use more juice than it should.
    04-11-2015 10:35 AM
  24. jcp007's Avatar
    Can you guys do a calibration and see how much sot you got from 100 to 10%?

    Focusing on one single process may not be helpful.
    Haven't had my AT&T device that long. How do yo calibrate?
    04-11-2015 12:51 PM
  25. clevin's Avatar
    Haven't had my AT&T device that long. How do yo calibrate?
    charge to 100%, drain it to less than 10, recharge to 100.
    04-11-2015 01:28 PM
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