04-19-2015 09:54 AM
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  1. Techno-guy's Avatar
    Ok...I might be a tad presumptuous here, but Samsung sent through an update today to an App called "Samsung Push Service" which noted it fixed "power consumption" issues. Jerry referenced it in an earlier article saying his initial indications were that it may have fixed the WiFi drain, so I immediately updated the App:

    Galaxy S6 battery life bad? This update might help | Android Central

    Guess what! Almost 3.5 hours later and the dastardly "Cell standby" drain has completely disappeard! I went from draining my battery at 5% per hour sitting at my desk to under 2% per hour. Still need more time with this but the lack of any meaningful "Cell standby" in my battery stats (it's at 1%) and my significantly reduced idle drain on WiFi is VERY encouraging!

    If this holds, hats off to Samsung for pushing through a fix!!!!!
    Attached Thumbnails Battery Drain Fixed by Samsung!!!-screenshot_2015-04-16-15-49-13.jpg  
    04-16-2015 04:56 PM
  2. fritzo81's Avatar
    got that update too. I hope this is the fix we've been waiting for.
    Techno-guy and symonalex like this.
    04-16-2015 05:02 PM
  3. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Ok...I might be a tad presumptuous here, but Samsung sent through an update today to an App called "Samsung Push Service" which noted it fixed "power consumption" issues. Jerry referenced it in an earlier article saying his initial indications were that it may have fixed the WiFi drain, so I immediately updated the App:

    Galaxy S6 battery life bad? This update might help | Android Central

    Guess what! Almost 3.5 hours later and the dastardly "Cell standby" drain has completely disappeard! I went from draining my battery at 5% per hour sitting at my desk to under 2% per hour. Still need more time with this but the lack of any meaningful "Cell standby" in my battery stats (it's at 1%) and my significantly reduced idle drain on WiFi is VERY encouraging!

    If this holds, hats off to Samsung for pushing through a fix!!!!!
    Glad it's working for you. Let's hope this fixes it for a lot of people.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
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    04-16-2015 05:03 PM
  4. GregMargie's Avatar
    That same update came to my Note 4 this morning. My phone has been running very smooth and great battery life prior to that. I hope it helps many others who have had issues! My phone has Lollipop waiting to be installed, but I keep deferring, because I don't want those issues....so I'm wondering if it is helping those who have had issues with the Lollipop updates on other models as well.....
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    04-16-2015 05:19 PM
  5. DocRid's Avatar
    It still looks like your battery is draining too quickly. I think you have too much stuff turned on.
    04-16-2015 05:20 PM
  6. basurtoisaac's Avatar
    Ok...I might be a tad presumptuous here, but Samsung sent through an update today to an App called "Samsung Push Service" which noted it fixed "power consumption" issues. Jerry referenced it in an earlier article saying his initial indications were that it may have fixed the WiFi drain, so I immediately updated the App:

    Galaxy S6 battery life bad? This update might help | Android Central

    Guess what! Almost 3.5 hours later and the dastardly "Cell standby" drain has completely disappeard! I went from draining my battery at 5% per hour sitting at my desk to under 2% per hour. Still need more time with this but the lack of any meaningful "Cell standby" in my battery stats (it's at 1%) and my significantly reduced idle drain on WiFi is VERY encouraging!

    If this holds, hats off to Samsung for pushing through a fix!!!!!
    So just press update on the app and that's all?
    04-16-2015 05:21 PM
  7. woody nh's Avatar
    Got the update, looked back at Samsung Push Update on GSam battery and the use was 0.0% over the prior 18 hours. So I would not get too excited unless you use Samsung services, which I don't.
    04-16-2015 05:26 PM
  8. tpence2177's Avatar
    Haven't had this update pop up on my VZW gs6?
    04-16-2015 05:28 PM
  9. Techno-guy's Avatar
    It still looks like your battery is draining too quickly. I think you have too much stuff turned on.
    From where I came from, it's a HUGE leap forward. Wish it was even lower drain, but not much more I can do:

    WiFi Scanning - OFF
    WiFi Smart Scan - OFF
    WiFi Calling - DISABLED
    Location Services - OFF
    VoLTE - OFF
    Google Now - OFF
    All Edge Services - OFF
    NFC - OFF
    All Motions & Gestures - OFF
    Screen Animations - OFF
    Amazon App - DISABLED
    A number of Google Services - DISABLED
    Screen Brightness - Manual (about 40%)
    04-16-2015 05:30 PM
  10. Inders99's Avatar
    So this is a Samsung issue? I thought it was an Android Lollipop issue, unless Samsung is pushing out Google's update.
    04-16-2015 05:31 PM
  11. jcp007's Avatar
    So this is a Samsung issue? I thought it was an Android Lollipop issue, unless Samsung is pushing out Google's update.
    However it came out, great for those that have been helped.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
    04-16-2015 05:33 PM
  12. clevin's Avatar
    It still looks like your battery is draining too quickly. I think you have too much stuff turned on.
    True, 2% every hr is 16% overnight. It's good to hear that Samsung is on the issue though.
    04-16-2015 05:47 PM
  13. DocRid's Avatar
    From where I came from, it's a HUGE leap forward. Wish it was even lower drain, but not much more I can do:

    WiFi Scanning - OFF
    WiFi Smart Scan - OFF
    WiFi Calling - DISABLED
    Location Services - OFF
    VoLTE - OFF
    Google Now - OFF
    All Edge Services - OFF
    NFC - OFF
    All Motions & Gestures - OFF
    Screen Animations - OFF
    Amazon App - DISABLED
    A number of Google Services - DISABLED
    Screen Brightness - Manual (about 40%)
    If you have NFC off, why is the symbol showing up in your status bar?

    Also, what's your setting for retrieving e-mails? manual, fetch, push, etc.
    04-16-2015 05:52 PM
  14. PsychDoc's Avatar
    I'm reluctant to download this app and apply the fix as I'm with Verizon and I find my battery life to be pretty amazing. I'm getting over 18 hours with over 4.5 hours of screen on time. And I don't use any Samsung services so I'm not even sure this would do anything for me.

    Any other Verizon people out there having similar thoughts or reservations?
    04-16-2015 06:04 PM
  15. Techno-guy's Avatar
    If you have NFC off, why is the symbol showing up in your status bar?

    Also, what's your setting for retrieving e-mails? manual, fetch, push, etc.
    Good catch...had it off and did a cache wipe-out and it must have turned back on by itself...turned it back off (again)!

    Email schedule is all Push. Can't compromise on that for the sake of battery life. I'm in a pretty mission critical field and need instant notifications when I get email.
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    04-16-2015 06:10 PM
  16. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    So this is a Samsung issue? I thought it was an Android Lollipop issue, unless Samsung is pushing out Google's update.
    I guess misinformation was being spread. Looks like it was a Samsung issue.

    I haven't gotten the update yet, but eagerly await it. Would love better battery life on my phone.
    04-16-2015 06:17 PM
  17. GregMargie's Avatar
    That same update came to my Note 4 this morning. My phone has been running very smooth and great battery life prior to that. I hope it helps many others who have had issues! My phone has Lollipop waiting to be installed, but I keep deferring, because I don't want those issues....so I'm wondering if it is helping those who have had issues with the Lollipop updates on other models as well.....
    I'm reluctant to download this app and apply the fix as I'm with Verizon and I find my battery life to be pretty amazing. I'm getting over 18 hours with over 4.5 hours of screen on time. And I don't use any Samsung services so I'm not even sure this would do anything for me.

    Any other Verizon people out there having similar thoughts or reservations?
    I am with Verizon too, and posted the above earlier in the thread. I did do that update earlier this morning and in the blink of an eye it was done. So I don't think it was anything major and I have not seen any bad effect from it throughout the day today, but I did have it connected to charger a bit ago to transfer a bunch of files/pictures to my comptuer......so will see how it plays out tomorrow as far as battery.
    04-16-2015 06:19 PM
  18. droidguy1964's Avatar
    I'm on VZ and I thought the battery was good before but now it's looking spectacular. Will take a few days to nail down the final numbers but this is noticeably better.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-16-2015 06:22 PM
  19. Gator352's Avatar
    Don't think it was a Samsung issue. Samsung pushes updates to Samsung push services all the time. I'm sure though it helps.

    While my cell standby has decreased, Google framework services has sky rocketed.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-16-2015 06:26 PM
  20. tpence2177's Avatar
    How did the verizon people get it to update? I have found the app under applications manager but I can't open it or anything?
    04-16-2015 06:26 PM
  21. imnjs's Avatar
    OK so just out of curiosity how exactly is this push service tied into the OS to the point that it would fix the drain?

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-16-2015 06:27 PM
  22. cwise222's Avatar
    I got the update, hasn't really affected battery life much. I never really had a cell standby issue but drain from Play services and general device idle is running 2%-4% per hour, which is a bit high over time.

    Perhaps push services was screwing with the radios of the models that had WiFi calling and causing some drain issues in general and this fixed or helps that issue? Lollipop still has some serious battery drain issues but hopefully Samsung found something on their side they could help with and pushed it out ASAP.
    04-16-2015 06:28 PM
  23. byrds8's Avatar
    I have had the update since the 15th and my battery life has not changed. I still get crap lol. Sitting at 57% left of batter with 1.5 hrs of screen time. Draining like 3.8% per hr.
    04-16-2015 06:34 PM
  24. STEVESKI07's Avatar
    I think most people aren't using Samsung push services. I don't even know what apps would use it? Maybe the Samsung email app? My battery usage for that app was 0% before and after the update.
    04-16-2015 06:47 PM
  25. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I've noticed my battery doesnt drain when my phone is off anymore...good job Samsung!
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    04-16-2015 06:48 PM
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