04-20-2015 07:43 PM
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  1. evolvedsapien's Avatar
    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.
    I understand you've been saying that from day one. But what I'm saying is that if I turn off WiFi calling; I won't and can't receive any calls or texts on my phone. I have ZERO T-Mobile reception. Therefore I HAVE to turn WiFi calling on. I need calls/texts coming in for both work and family reasons obviously...it's a phone afterall at the end of the day; so I should be able to use it for that purpose.
    04-17-2015 03:19 PM
  2. evolvedsapien'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...
    Hi. I agree with you that people are spending/wasting way too much time bashing and criticizing a device that they have the full freedom to choose, return, keep. With that said; what do you mean "early adopter"? The Galaxy S6 is the 6th iteration of the Galaxy S-line...so how would a person that buys S6 be seen as early adopter?
    04-17-2015 03:22 PM
  3. mrgiven's Avatar
    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.
    I'll try this once I get home. Hopefully it works, nothing else has!
    04-17-2015 03:23 PM
  4. Adranalyne's Avatar
    I understand you've been saying that from day one. But what I'm saying is that if I turn off WiFi calling; I won't and can't receive any calls or texts on my phone. I have ZERO T-Mobile reception. Therefore I HAVE to turn WiFi calling on. I need calls/texts coming in for both work and family reasons obviously...it's a phone afterall at the end of the day; so I should be able to use it for that purpose.
    So you have zero T-Mobile service and aren't happy with the battery life. I can already tell you what the main culprit is.
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    04-17-2015 03:23 PM
  5. S6ER's Avatar
    So you have zero T-Mobile service and aren't happy with the battery life. I can already tell you what the main culprit is.

    Maybe I'm missing something because I know zero about T-Mobile, but if you slide the drop down screen and click wifi off it will not effect calls or texts or anything else.

    If thats the case its time to find a new provider.
    04-17-2015 03:33 PM
  6. S6ER's Avatar
    I'll try this once I get home. Hopefully it works, nothing else has!


    We're beating a dead horse but forgive me because I'm too lazy to do a search, but have you done the Samsung update yet?
    04-17-2015 03:35 PM
  7. evolvedsapien's Avatar
    So you have zero T-Mobile service and aren't happy with the battery life. I can already tell you what the main culprit is.
    What's the culprit?

    I have returned the S6: I really wanted to like it and loved everything about it except for that issue. I have used the iPhone 6 since September and use it with WiFi calling; my battery drain on that is nowhere close to when I was using the S6's WiFi calling feature.

    Now the battery life of the S6 isn't bad at all when not using WiFi calling. So what's the culprit? How Android Lollipop handles WiFi?
    04-17-2015 03:36 PM
  8. clevin'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?
    You can call tmobile to get a free cell Booster, as long as you have some signal, booster will work.
    04-17-2015 03:41 PM
  9. mrgiven's Avatar
    We're beating a dead horse but forgive me because I'm too lazy to do a search, but have you done the Samsung update yet?
    Yes. That horse has certainly taken a beating!
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    04-17-2015 03:44 PM
  10. iDrizzy's Avatar
    Return it and get a Note 4!!


    Sent from my iPhone 6 Gold using Tapatalk
    04-17-2015 03:45 PM
  11. evolvedsapien's Avatar
    You can call tmobile to get a free cell Booster, as long as you have some signal, booster will work.
    I already have one and that cell booster works off of WiFi. But that's what I'm saying; there is an issue with the T-Mobile-variant of the S6 where using it on WiFi calling mode DRAINS battery quickly.
    04-17-2015 04:00 PM
  12. Adranalyne's Avatar
    What's the culprit?

    I have returned the S6: I really wanted to like it and loved everything about it except for that issue. I have used the iPhone 6 since September and use it with WiFi calling; my battery drain on that is nowhere close to when I was using the S6's WiFi calling feature.

    Now the battery life of the S6 isn't bad at all when not using WiFi calling. So what's the culprit? How Android Lollipop handles WiFi?
    Searching for signal is going to be an issue, but Clevin is right. AT&T offers Microcells that use your WiFi to produce wireless signal. If T-Mobile offers that, that could be a huge help for you.

    Posted via Galaxy S6 edge
    04-17-2015 04:00 PM
  13. erasat's Avatar
    I understand you've been saying that from day one. But what I'm saying is that if I turn off WiFi calling; I won't and can't receive any calls or texts on my phone. I have ZERO T-Mobile reception. Therefore I HAVE to turn WiFi calling on. I need calls/texts coming in for both work and family reasons obviously...it's a phone afterall at the end of the day; so I should be able to use it for that purpose.
    I understand your specific situation but I really don't understand what's your issue. I'm saying that you turn it on when you need it, so in your case I don't see any difference, if you need it half the day then turn it on half the day and off the other half but if you need it on all day then don't turn it off at all.

    Just FYI, today, after a whole week with great battery life and no abnormal Cell Standby drain, I noticed that it was a little lower than usual and when I checked the battery stats I noticed that Cell Standby was at the top, not as much as most of you with the issue but nevertheless at the top with 6%, knowing that it was the first time, the first thing I checked was all the settings I've turned off and for my surprise all of them were still off but the WiFi calling was on, weird because I haven't turned it on, so I turned it off again, and left the menu.

    Just a moment ago I checked again because I saw that it was still draining just a little bit more than usual and when I looked again the WiFi calling was not on inside the menu but you know that you can see the status of it from the parent menu (Phone settings) well instead of showing disabled as it shows when it's off, or was saying Cellular Network Preferred, but when I look into the setting itself was off, so I turned it on and then off again and now it says disabled, but made me wonder what's happening specifically with that option and feature.

    If you ask me there's something definitely wrong with it and with this experience now I'm more than ever sure that this is the main issue of the cell Standby in combination with other wifi settings.

    If you have done everything suggested and all have the cell Standby issue, I insist on doing a wipe cache partition I recovery mode and then check if this option is showing what is suppose to be showing.
    04-17-2015 04:35 PM
  14. clevin's Avatar
    I already have one and that cell booster works off of WiFi. But that's what I'm saying; there is an issue with the T-Mobile-variant of the S6 where using it on WiFi calling mode DRAINS battery quickly.
    I am aware the wifi calling bug. I am not saying I can fix that.

    Tmobile has two types of cell Booster, one works through wifi, one doesn't. I have the latter. Using that, you would not need wifi calling.
    04-17-2015 04:59 PM
  15. mrgiven's Avatar
    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.
    This Smart Switch, is it a free download or something? How do I get it?
    04-17-2015 05:36 PM
  16. jcp007's Avatar
    This Smart Switch, is it a free download or something? How do I get it?
    Go to the Samsung App Store and there should a version to download to your phone and a PC or Mac version to install.
    04-17-2015 05:44 PM
  17. erasat's Avatar
    This Smart Switch, is it a free download or something? How do I get it?
    I created a thread this week with this information, look for it. Ahh, and it's free.
    04-17-2015 05:45 PM
  18. mrgiven's Avatar
    Done the wipe and reset. Turned off all the stuff listed but have it currently connected to WiFi to dl all my apps and backup. We'll see how it goes. I'll update in a couple hours. Thanks erasat for the help!
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    04-17-2015 06:18 PM
  19. ray sital's Avatar
    Does ever single person have to create a new "my battery drain screenshot" thread? There's a thousand already. Be considerate to others
    Does every person have to reply to the battery drain threads.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    mrgiven likes this.
    04-17-2015 06:47 PM
  20. warpdrive's Avatar
    Done the wipe and reset. Turned off all the stuff listed but have it currently connected to WiFi to dl all my apps and backup. We'll see how it goes. I'll update in a couple hours. Thanks erasat for the help!
    I'm glad that you're willing to give it another shot. If it doesn't help them you probably got a lemon and there is nothing anyone can do. But of we can get you another few hours of standby and maybe 1 more hour of SoT then maybe it won't be a bad wait for T-Mobile and Google to fix a few problems.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-17-2015 07:29 PM
  21. droidguy1964's Avatar
    Does every person have to reply to the battery drain threads.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    You did.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-17-2015 07:31 PM
  22. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    How many Battery Drain Threads are there?
    04-17-2015 08:00 PM
  23. player22's Avatar
    Enough.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
    04-17-2015 08:35 PM
  24. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    Perhaps there can be a Sticky telling everyone who is having battery issues to stop starting threads. Tell them there are already enough.
    04-17-2015 08:40 PM
  25. droidguy1964's Avatar
    Perhaps there can be a Sticky telling everyone who is having battery issues to stop starting threads. Tell them there are already enough.
    Moderators job.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-17-2015 08:46 PM
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