04-14-2015 02:05 AM
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  1. Gray Area's Avatar
    Do you ever sleep? It seems that you were on late last night when I posted my Defender review on YouTube.

    It would seem that SOT is getting better with each charge cycle. This should be more than enough to convince anyone who is still on the fence to put battery life a little lower on their list of concerns. It is also looking like a good design choice by Samsung in light of the improved performance and efficiency of the device.
    I've experienced the same my 1st charge got almost 4hrs sot, now after 5 days I'm getting closer to 5h 30min sot

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 Edge🔪(S is for Super) via the Android Central App
    04-13-2015 08:01 AM
  2. kyle.brown's Avatar
    Have you tried turning off Wifi-Scanning? I was getting crazy high stand by usage since i turned that off and VoLTE mine is working like a champ.
    04-13-2015 08:40 AM
  3. Coney718's Avatar
    I was out with my wife all day last Saturday, she has a S5. We left the house around noon both at 100%. Out all day with about similar usage..FB, texts, web browsing etc. We got home around 10pm her battery was at 20% mine was 41%. Needless to say im satisfied with my S6 battery life.
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    04-13-2015 09:25 AM
  4. kcguy76's Avatar
    I've experienced the same my 1st charge got almost 4hrs sot, now after 5 days I'm getting closer to 5h 30min sot

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 Edge(S is for Super) via the Android Central App
    Would you mind sharing what you have turned off or restricted in order to get this? I ask because I'm having the opposite problem with battery life and can't figure out the culprit....Thanks!
    04-13-2015 09:28 AM
  5. jimbl's Avatar
    I'm hoping my battery life gets better. On average I'm seeing less than 4 hours Screen On Time, and I'm not even working it nearly as hard as I was working my S4. So far, Google Play Services is consistently the biggest drain.
    04-13-2015 09:38 AM
  6. erasat's Avatar
    I'm hoping my battery life gets better. On average I'm seeing less than 4 hours Screen On Time, and I'm not even working it nearly as hard as I was working my S4. So far, Google Play Services is consistently the biggest drain.
    Go to Settings- Applications-Application Manager-ALL and look for Google Services Framework and Google Play Services and Clear Cache and Force Stop both of them.

    On my OnePlus One, since latest update, there were some Google Play Services related apps giving me issues, the one that I know was the most to blame for was Google Fit, but I needed it so I kept it, but needed to deal with it Force Stopping Google Play services and Services Framework after every reboot otherwise it would drain the battery a lot faster.

    So, in your case I'd suggest going app by app (Google Play services related) and see which one may be causing it.
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    04-13-2015 11:04 AM
  7. MAXXTX's Avatar
    This phone Rocks! my batt life is outstanding and charges super fast! I dont think Ive had a phone that has had a better battery life. Even my old MAXX's
    04-13-2015 11:08 AM
  8. rockitdog23's Avatar
    The Cell Standby is sucking about 1/3 of my battery life away... WTF is that??
    04-13-2015 11:13 AM
  9. erasat's Avatar
    The Cell Standby is sucking about 1/3 of my battery life away... WTF is that??
    You should take a look at the thread I created about Tips and Tricks (look for it at this forum or look on my user's posts) and follow some or all my suggestions, beginning with Wiping the cache in recovery Mode, and if after a day or so it won't get better then get a replacement.

    I'm getting over 5.5 hours of Screen On Time, and I unplugged mine yesterday at 8:30am going for 28 hours already with 4 hours of SoT and I'm at still at 20% battery, last night I didn't charge it and when I went to sleep it was at 54%, today I woke up at 51%, so it just drained 3% overnight with all my accounts syncing as normal.
    04-13-2015 11:14 AM
  10. naviman1's Avatar
    How do I turn off wi-fi scanning? I can see a wi-fi option called 'Always allow scanning' but the only options in it are 'Scan always' or 'Scan only while Wi-Fi is on". It doesn't seem like there's an option to turn it off completely?

    I'm in the UK btw.
    04-13-2015 11:21 AM
  11. beatsandlife's Avatar
    My battery life for the S6 is a definite upgrade from the Nexus 5 battery.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-13-2015 11:45 AM
  12. chezm's Avatar
    My battery life for the S6 is a definite upgrade from the Nexus 5 battery.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Right there with you man, I'm getting almost 5 hours SoT and much more usability compared the my Nexus 5. I'm very pleased so far.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-13-2015 12:03 PM
  13. Zendroid1's Avatar
    Day 2 of my phone I got 5 hours 23 minutes of SoT with 18 hours total battery from 100% to dead. I had turned off location services and it seemed to add an hour to my previous day. I think I'll leave location on though since around 4 hours SoT is good enough for me.
    04-13-2015 12:12 PM
  14. Gray Area's Avatar
    Would you mind sharing what you have turned off or restricted in order to get this? I ask because I'm having the opposite problem with battery life and can't figure out the culprit....Thanks!
    I have the black theme on tw. I deleted Facebook and Facebook messenger, eBay, yahoo mail, AOL mail, Amazon and all other shopping apps and just bookmarked them on chrome and added the bookmark to my home screen and use the mobile Web for them (works just as well as the apps). This stops those apps from continuing to ping the battery for location, notification and advertising. I turned off wifi smart network switch, put location on location method, wifi and mobile networks. I turned off LTE and just have my network set to CDMA (Sprint) there's no need for LTE unless your streaming or downloading, other then that it's hogging battery. That's pretty much everything and trust me it seems like alot but it has not negatively effected my experience. Unless you need push notifications for your email or Facebook or eBay it shouldn't effect yours either. Hope this helps. Here's my averages.

    Posted on my Galaxy S6 Edge🔪(S is for Super) via the Android Central App
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    04-13-2015 12:23 PM
  15. Techno-guy's Avatar
    Wow...you guys are sure willing to give up a lot of the features of your smartphone in the name of an extra hour of battery. I think my S6 is a fantastic phone other than battery life which is mediocre, at best, but I'm not willing to shut down half of the features of my phone to manage my battery life and lose functionality in the meantime to tweak out that extra time you guys do. I guess you guys enjoy doing that so not judging but at least to me, it's sort of ridiculous.

    Not trying to flame, but you guys should really evaluate an iPhone 6 Plus as a comparison. You can keep every single feature on, never worry about managing your battery life, drain only about 1% overnight and have a solid 8+ hours of SoT, sometimes as much as 10 hours.

    Apple has its share of issues and frustrations (system overly locked down, for sure), but they have absolutely nailed how to manage battery life efficiently so the user doesn't have to give it a second thought. Same is true for my Lumia 1520 and even Blackberry. Before rejoining the Android world with my S6, I truly thought those days were well behind me but coming back after a few years feels like a battery management time warp for me - nothing, at all, has changed in all that time.

    My suspicion is that (other than people who visit these Forums) most people would prefer to actually use their phones, in full, and not spend their life worrying about managing their battery.
    04-13-2015 03:09 PM
  16. clevin's Avatar

    Not trying to flame, but you guys should really evaluate an iPhone 6 Plus as a comparison. You can keep every single feature on
    First and foremost, they don't have same list of features. Maybe you can make a list to see exactly what features are actually "on" iOS, compare that to Android.
    04-13-2015 03:15 PM
  17. mclark1242's Avatar
    I don't have anything turned off and I'm getting awesome battery life. More than sufficient for me and my use.
    04-13-2015 03:18 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    Wow...you guys are sure willing to give up a lot of the features of your smartphone in the name of an extra hour of battery. I think my S6 is a fantastic phone other than battery life which is mediocre, at best, but I'm not willing to shut down half of the features of my phone to manage my battery life and lose functionality in the meantime to tweak out that extra time you guys do. I guess you guys enjoy doing that so not judging but at least to me, it's sort of ridiculous.

    Not trying to flame, but you guys should really evaluate an iPhone 6 Plus as a comparison. You can keep every single feature on, never worry about managing your battery life, drain only about 1% overnight and have a solid 8+ hours of SoT, sometimes as much as 10 hours.

    Apple has its share of issues and frustrations (system overly locked down, for sure), but they have absolutely nailed how to manage battery life efficiently so the user doesn't have to give it a second thought. Same is true for my Lumia 1520 and even Blackberry. Before rejoining the Android world with my S6, I truly thought those days were well behind me but coming back after a few years feels like a battery management time warp for me - nothing, at all, has changed in all that time.

    My suspicion is that (other than people who visit these Forums) most people would prefer to actually use their phones, in full, and not spend their life worrying about managing their battery.
    I had the 6+ .. nice phone but .. it is iOS not Android and I prefer Android so that kind of kills the other option part . I would rather carry a spare battery pack then use another OS. I also only shut off features that I truly do not care about.. Such as the heart rate sensor and such.

    Also 8+ hours of screen time sounds not so true to me from my iPhone 6 plus usage. The "usage" under iPhones battery does NOT mean screen-on time.
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    04-13-2015 03:23 PM
  19. Techno-guy's Avatar
    First and foremost, they don't have same list of features. Maybe you can make a list to see exactly what features are actually "on" iOS, compare that to Android.
    That's fair. I agree, the iPhone definitely doesn't do as much. That's why I came back to Android.

    That said, the only real things missing on the iPhone (at least for me) are active widgets (Apple's implementation is silly on their pulldown menu) and launcher replacements. Apple has achieved parity with many of the key features they were missing a few years ago, they just implement them differently.
    04-13-2015 03:30 PM
  20. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Wow...you guys are sure willing to give up a lot of the features of your smartphone in the name of an extra hour of battery. I think my S6 is a fantastic phone other than battery life which is mediocre, at best, but I'm not willing to shut down half of the features of my phone to manage my battery life and lose functionality in the meantime to tweak out that extra time you guys do. I guess you guys enjoy doing that so not judging but at least to me, it's sort of ridiculous.

    Not trying to flame, but you guys should really evaluate an iPhone 6 Plus as a comparison. You can keep every single feature on, never worry about managing your battery life, drain only about 1% overnight and have a solid 8+ hours of SoT, sometimes as much as 10 hours.

    Apple has its share of issues and frustrations (system overly locked down, for sure), but they have absolutely nailed how to manage battery life efficiently so the user doesn't have to give it a second thought. Same is true for my Lumia 1520 and even Blackberry. Before rejoining the Android world with my S6, I truly thought those days were well behind me but coming back after a few years feels like a battery management time warp for me - nothing, at all, has changed in all that time.

    My suspicion is that (other than people who visit these Forums) most people would prefer to actually use their phones, in full, and not spend their life worrying about managing their battery.
    My suspicion is that most people just plug in mid day or whenever they need to. Or they just have a dead phone for part of the day sometimes. I don't know anybody that "manages" their battery life outside of my super techie friends (which are honestly few and far between).
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    04-13-2015 03:32 PM
  21. LeoRex's Avatar
    My suspicion is that most people just plug in mid day or whenever they need to. Or they just have a dead phone for part of the day sometimes. I don't know anybody that "manages" their battery life outside of my super techie friends (which are honestly few and far between).
    No... you are right... most people just shrug and ask "where's my charger?" They couldn't care any less about wakelocks, or what app is causing the most drain, or if Google Location Services is acting up again and keeping the phone awake. Or, they can be like my wife and just complain that the battery is draining too fast and hand me the phone with a 'I don't care why. Just fix it' look on her face.
    Kevin OQuinn and Almeuit like this.
    04-13-2015 03:36 PM
  22. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Wow...you guys are sure willing to give up a lot of the features of your smartphone in the name of an extra hour of battery. I think my S6 is a fantastic phone other than battery life which is mediocre, at best, but I'm not willing to shut down half of the features of my phone to manage my battery life and lose functionality in the meantime to tweak out that extra time you guys do. I guess you guys enjoy doing that so not judging but at least to me, it's sort of ridiculous.

    Not trying to flame, but you guys should really evaluate an iPhone 6 Plus as a comparison. You can keep every single feature on, never worry about managing your battery life, drain only about 1% overnight and have a solid 8+ hours of SoT, sometimes as much as 10 hours.

    Apple has its share of issues and frustrations (system overly locked down, for sure), but they have absolutely nailed how to manage battery life efficiently so the user doesn't have to give it a second thought. Same is true for my Lumia 1520 and even Blackberry. Before rejoining the Android world with my S6, I truly thought those days were well behind me but coming back after a few years feels like a battery management time warp for me - nothing, at all, has changed in all that time.

    My suspicion is that (other than people who visit these Forums) most people would prefer to actually use their phones, in full, and not spend their life worrying about managing their battery.
    I don't need to disable anything and I'm getting solid battery life. Yet another reference to the iPhone, though. Predictable.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    04-13-2015 04:26 PM
  23. erasat's Avatar
    Wow...you guys are sure willing to give up a lot of the features of your smartphone in the name of an extra hour of battery. I think my S6 is a fantastic phone other than battery life which is mediocre, at best, but I'm not willing to shut down half of the features of my phone to manage my battery life and lose functionality in the meantime to tweak out that extra time you guys do. I guess you guys enjoy doing that so not judging but at least to me, it's sort of ridiculous.

    Not trying to flame, but you guys should really evaluate an iPhone 6 Plus as a comparison. You can keep every single feature on, never worry about managing your battery life, drain only about 1% overnight and have a solid 8+ hours of SoT, sometimes as much as 10 hours.

    Apple has its share of issues and frustrations (system overly locked down, for sure), but they have absolutely nailed how to manage battery life efficiently so the user doesn't have to give it a second thought. Same is true for my Lumia 1520 and even Blackberry. Before rejoining the Android world with my S6, I truly thought those days were well behind me but coming back after a few years feels like a battery management time warp for me - nothing, at all, has changed in all that time.

    My suspicion is that (other than people who visit these Forums) most people would prefer to actually use their phones, in full, and not spend their life worrying about managing their battery.
    The words "give up" or "shut down" implies that what I'm turning off is somehow needed or I'll use it at some point, right there is your problem, if you read the posts I have made or even the thread I created, I've never, ever mentioned anything on that matter.

    ALL "features" or Apps I disable EVERY time I get a new phone is simply because I'll never use them, if I have the suspicion that I'll use them at some point I don't disable them, so I'm not crippling my device or paying for something that I can't use. Taking 5 or 10 minutes while I'm setting up my phone to disable is not even a hassle to me.

    The toggles are there for a reason, the analogy I read here on this forum is great, where it says that I can leave my TV, Radio or any other device on, all the time, but NOBODY does it, we, all, turn them on when needed, with a button, as simple as the Toggles, if I need Bluetooth, I turn it on/off with a button, the same for the Location (GPS) services, so why left them on all the time wasting resources and battery?

    The only thing I know is very personal is the brightness, in my case I haven't need it above 25% in years, I only turn the Auto when I'm going outside, for the rest of you, most of you are simply leaving Brightness at Full all the time, well, I've explained that you can train your eyes to use lower brightness but I won't insist on that, again, because that's too personal.

    It's up to each of you to decide what's best for you, if you paid for a phone that with simple tweaks and tricks can give you incredibly up to almost 6 hours of SoT (don't forget, a 6.8mm phone with a 2550mAh battery on a QHD display, tell me when iPhone can do the same), or just leave everything on, without using them, and then be complaining about poor battery life or that you need to be charging 2 or 3 times a day, for me, it has never been a hassle nor will ever be to maximize my devices' battery life, and I will keep doing it, and posting what I've done in forums like this for the people to decide if they want to do the same or not, I'm just doing my part as a member of this big community.
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    04-13-2015 05:05 PM
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    04-13-2015 05:15 PM
  25. Techno-guy's Avatar
    I don't need to disable anything and I'm getting solid battery life. Yet another reference to the iPhone, though. Predictable.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    Hostile to iPhone much? Not sure what was predictable but I happen to be platform agnostic. I think each of them have fabulous strengths as well as glaring weaknesses and enjoy moving between platforms getting the most exposure I can to technology. I was super excited to get my S6 and love using it. But, it is undisputed that Apple has mastered battery life with phones and laptops.

    I guess you can sit on the Forums and praise your S6 all day long as the perfect phone with zero issues if you really believe that but I'm more than happy to note where it is deficient against its competitors and I believe battery life (not just for the S6 but for the Android platform) is one of them. It's what helps to make all the platforms better.

    But I get that some Android people would never touch an iPhone for the life of them and the same is true on the other side, for sure.
    Adanick1 likes this.
    04-13-2015 05:23 PM
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