04-20-2015 07:43 PM
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  1. bitbank1's Avatar
    I think the battery life is so variable because Samsung installed all sorts of data gobbling apps that run in the background. I disabled a bunch of the pre-installed apps and will investigate this avenue further. If you plug in USB and look at LogCat, you'll see a ton of strange processes running in the background. I'm going to track down and kill all of the unneeded stuff. Yesterday I went from 7AM-11PM and was left with 50% battery after taking a ton of photos in bright sunlight with the display set to auto brightness. I was in different areas throughout the day; some with bad signal and others with so-so. At no point did I see the battery drain quicker than normal.
    04-17-2015 11:25 AM
  2. cbreze's Avatar
    My battery life is great, but I feel bad for those that isn't., but no clue why some are fine and some not. Such is the way with these gadgets tho it seems. Knowing there were possible battery issues going into my S6 experience I decided to follow some tweaks as mentioned in a thread here after following along for a few days waiting for my S6 to arrive. Clear cache, and hard reset right out of the box, never heard of doing this before, but did it anyway as was pretty painless. Made a couple of other painless minor adjustments and I go all day, WiFi on, with power to spare. I know everyone uses their devices differently as they have different needs, but I'm pretty well using the S6 off and on all day long and haven't changed my usage pattern from any other device I had previously.
    I was fully prepared to return it within the 14 if it didn't measure up and I'm pleasantly very pleased with the S6. Battery life tho is a major concern for all of us so, don't wait to long and as mentioned maybe a note 4 would be better for battery for you.
    04-17-2015 11:48 AM
  3. evolvedsapien's Avatar
    Someone please answer this question for me. People say I should turn WiFi calling off to make my battery life better. But what if I NEED it turned on because the area I'm in has weak T-Mobile signal??

    That is one thing I HAVE to rely on; WiFi calling. I don't really have any other options huh?
    04-17-2015 11:55 AM
  4. mrgiven's Avatar
    I've had it turned off and it made no difference. I've had Wifi off, as it is now, and it makes no difference! There is not a simple solution that works for everyone despite what some people want to say.

    I'm sure a Ferrari is a fine automobile but it isn't very useful or practical if it runs out of gas after every 5 miles now is it??

    Turning off WiFi isn't a good fix for everyone and it certainly isn't a permanent fix!
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    04-17-2015 12:09 PM
  5. mrgiven's Avatar
    It's really not that hard. You can see several of us don't have your issue and that the ceiling for battery life is pretty high. It's software related. It'll be fixed. Some of you are acting like a phone that's been out for one week is supposed to be bug free. It's a Google issue that affects other devices, too.

    I just posted screens that is outperforming another user's G3 today. So yes, it's end of story. Either you wait for Google to fix the issue with Lollipop or you return this for another Lollipop device that could be afflicted with the same issue.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    Unless you are sending me your working s6 then the story isn't at it's end! Sorry.....
    04-17-2015 12:11 PM
  6. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Unless you are sending me your working s6 then the story isn't at it's end! Sorry.....
    Google "Android Lollipop cell standby" and enjoy the results. It's not just the S6. You're going to have to be patient with a phone that's been officially launched for one whole week.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    04-17-2015 12:22 PM
  7. S6ER's Avatar
    I think some of the issues could be user error?
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    04-17-2015 12:35 PM
  8. MidnightWest's Avatar
    This update I recieved yesterday fixed it for me. I take my phone off the charger at 6am every morning and it usually drops down to 40% by noon. Since the update it dropped to only 87% by noon today. Here is info on the update: http://www.androidcentral.com/galaxy...ate-might-help

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-17-2015 12:43 PM
  9. mrgiven's Avatar
    Google "Android Lollipop cell standby" and enjoy the results. It's not just the S6. You're going to have to be patient with a phone that's been officially launched for one whole week.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    Already have. I know it's not the "end of the story."
    04-17-2015 12:46 PM
  10. mrgiven's Avatar
    This update I recieved yesterday fixed it for me. I take my phone off the charger at 6am every morning and it usually drops down to 40% by noon. Since the update it dropped to only 87% by noon today. Here is info on the update: http://www.androidcentral.com/galaxy...ate-might-help

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Already done that. Besides how could samsung fix a Google problem? The battery drain issues are across all brands of Android devices not just Samsung. The real permanent fix is an updated lollipop realease.
    04-17-2015 12:49 PM
  11. mrgiven's Avatar
    Google "Android Lollipop cell standby" and enjoy the results. It's not just the S6. You're going to have to be patient with a phone that's been officially launched for one whole week.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    Oh and my s5 had same battery drain problem ever since the lollipop ota update. This isn't a week long problem as you'd like to portray it!
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    04-17-2015 12:50 PM
  12. Inders99's Avatar
    Already done that. Besides how could samsung fix a Google problem? The battery drain issues are across all brands of Android devices not just Samsung. The real permanent fix is an updated lollipop realease.
    I said the same thing, hopefully Google is working on a quick update. The other question will be how long will it be stuck with the carriers prior to release?
    04-17-2015 01:03 PM
  13. katiheefner's Avatar
    SO I've asked this several times but I am looking for opinions. I am looking for my S6 to last 7-8+ hours on screen. Is this ever going to be a reality? I am willing to keep it and wait for a fix but if this is not likely I will look into the note 4. Just looking for opinions.
    04-17-2015 01:13 PM
  14. Adranalyne's Avatar
    Oh and my s5 had same battery drain problem ever since the lollipop ota update. This isn't a week long problem as you'd like to portray it!
    So if you acknowledge that other devices are affected by it, and you've known this for some time, you'd also know that it'll be fixed. This would be a different story if it was a hardware problem. Just be patient. And yes, that's end of story. Complaining about it isn't going to do anything about it.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    04-17-2015 01:15 PM
  15. maj71303's Avatar
    SO I've asked this several times but I am looking for opinions. I am looking for my S6 to last 7-8+ hours on screen. Is this ever going to be a reality? I am willing to keep it and wait for a fix but if this is not likely I will look into the note 4. Just looking for opinions.
    The answer will always be your mileage may vary. Always buy the phone for the now and not for the updates later. You should know by now that updates take a while to come by with android so that shouldn't even be a surprise to you. Your options have been laid out before you already. Use the phone for how it is now and don't bank on an update fixing things as that is not a sure thing. Either take it back or be satisfied for how the phone is now and take your chances on an update with some tips and tricks here used by some people.
    04-17-2015 01:23 PM
  16. mrgiven's Avatar
    So if you acknowledge that other devices are affected by it, and you've known this for some time, you'd also know that it'll be fixed. This would be a different story if it was a hardware problem. Just be patient. And yes, that's end of story. Complaining about it isn't going to do anything about it.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    You said end of story 15 posts ago....it doesn't become true if you say it more!
    04-17-2015 02:07 PM
  17. katiheefner's Avatar
    The answer will always be your mileage may vary. Always buy the phone for the now and not for the updates later. You should know by now that updates take a while to come by with android so that shouldn't even be a surprise to you. Your options have been laid out before you already. Use the phone for how it is now and don't bank on an update fixing things as that is not a sure thing. Either take it back or be satisfied for how the phone is now and take your chances on an update with some tips and tricks here used by some people.
    I've done the tips. I've done the tricks. I've never had an android before so I'm not familiar with this but thanks.
    04-17-2015 02:09 PM
  18. CellGuy's Avatar
    @mrgiven
    Been reading these forums the last day or so. All I see is you bashing the damn phone. Seriously man, lots of choices out there. Your obviously not a good candidate to be an early adopter. Stuff happens, there are bugs. They will get fixed. Great thing is there is a 14 day return policy, don't walk but run and return this thing. I love mine and Ive had every phone known to man. But to see you negativity being spewed in multiple threads gets old. Im sure you will complain about something on your next phone. Just a guess...
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    04-17-2015 02:14 PM
  19. Adranalyne's Avatar
    You said end of story 15 posts ago....it doesn't become true if you say it more!
    Anyways..

    This has been one of my worst days so far. Phone got hot about an hour ago after taking a few pictures and lost some battery fairly quickly. It settled immediately, but that was definitely odd.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    Attached Thumbnails Galaxy S6 battery life is unacceptable!-202.jpg   Galaxy S6 battery life is unacceptable!-203.jpg  
    04-17-2015 02:16 PM
  20. clevin's Avatar
    SO I've asked this several times but I am looking for opinions. I am looking for my S6 to last 7-8+ hours on screen. Is this ever going to be a reality? I am willing to keep it and wait for a fix but if this is not likely I will look into the note 4. Just looking for opinions.
    7-8+hr sot? no.
    04-17-2015 02:19 PM
  21. jcp007's Avatar
    7-8+hr sot? no.
    No but six hours is decent but then again, you need a hobby if you can devote that much time to find out.
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    04-17-2015 02:26 PM
  22. erasat's Avatar
    Take it back and get what? All android devices are suffering through lollipop bs! I definitely don't want an iphone or windows phone.

    I'm hoping patience will pay off and I'll see and update and fix before my 14 days is up but I need my phone and can't always be connected to the dang charger! It's infuriating and beyond frustrating!
    I'll give you an advice, do a Full backup using the Smart Switch for PC (Or Mac) from Samsung, then Power Off your phone and Press and Hold Power, Volume Up and Home Button until you see a blue line of tiny words at the top of the screen then let off the buttons.

    In there just look for Wipe Cache partition and do it, then do a Wipe Data/Factory reset and after that just reboot and before doing anything else just turn off VoLTE (Or whatever equivalent you have in your Carrier), Smart Network and Scanning Always Available from Wifi settings. Do a restore of your Settings or whatever the Smart Switch program allows you to and go from there.

    I know it's a pain but if you are willing to return it then you won't mind to full reset and try it again. See what happens after you are back in business.
    04-17-2015 02:31 PM
  23. erasat's Avatar
    Someone please answer this question for me. People say I should turn WiFi calling off to make my battery life better. But what if I NEED it turned on because the area I'm in has weak T-Mobile signal??

    That is one thing I HAVE to rely on; WiFi calling. I don't really have any other options huh?
    What I've mentioned since the first day I gave that advise here was to turn it off and just turn it on when you need it, you are not disabling it, you are just turning it off.
    04-17-2015 02:34 PM
  24. S6ER's Avatar
    lol... Thats what I'm saying. I have 4 hours thus far and I feel like a loser.
    04-17-2015 02:40 PM
  25. jcp007's Avatar
    @mrgiven
    Been reading these forums the last day or so. All I see is you bashing the damn phone. Seriously man, lots of choices out there. Your obviously not a good candidate to be an early adopter. Stuff happens, there are bugs. They will get fixed. Great thing is there is a 14 day return policy, don't walk but run and return this thing. I love mine and Ive had every phone known to man. But to see you negativity being spewed in multiple threads gets old. Im sure you will complain about something on your next phone. Just a guess...
    Especially when a new flagship smartphone is released, if you don't or can't tolerate some of the bugs that come with a newly released OS and UI as well as new hardware, then you should wait until they shake out. I have been an early adopter for nearly every RIM and Samsung device I have owned except for the GS5 which I passed on. This initial issues after only a week of being released will be quickly sorted out. If these had been happening six months from now then some of the bashing would be warranted.
    04-17-2015 03:01 PM
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