1. kyle.brown's Avatar
    This may be a noob question but every day my biggest battery drain seems to be Google Play Services is there any way to fix this issue?
    04-28-2015 08:57 AM
  2. Gekko's Avatar
    This may be a noob question but every day my biggest battery drain seems to be Google Play Services is there any way to fix this issue?
    i suffer no hardships doing this -

    Battery Tips for Android

    1. Toggle off High Accuracy GPS Mode, Bluetooth, NFC,
    Hotspot/Tethering. Toggle on only as needed. (Set GPS Mode to "Battery
    Saving" Mode).
    2. Display Brightness - Turn off Auto Brightness and Reduce Setting
    Bar to Minimum Acceptable to you.
    3. Sign out of any unused Google Services like G+, Google Now, Hangouts, etc.
    4. Disable Location Reporting and Location History.
    5. Beware of constantly syncing in background Apps and Bloatware like
    Facebook, Twitter, Weather Channel, Games, Google News/Weather,
    Non-Push Email, etc. Set Sync interval for every 1 hour or more and
    change settings to stop the syncing of data you don't need. Delete
    their Apps and use their Web Page if acceptable.
    6. Turn Off Hot Word "Hotword Detection" Always Listening Mode in
    Google Search if you don't use it.
    7. Turn Off Auto Camera/Photo Upload or at least set it for Upload on WIFI Only.
    8. Turn Off Vibrate on Touch for Display, Keyboard, etc.
    9. Turn Off Touch Sounds and Unlock Sounds.
    10. Turn Off Ambient Display/Active Display Notifications if you don't need it.
    11. Don't use a Live Wallpaper. Use a dark wallpaper if possible.
    12. Set Display Sleep Setting to 2 Minutes or Less.
    13. WIFI Settings - Advanced -
    a. Network Notification - Set as OFF.
    b. Scanning Always Available - Set as OFF.
    c. Keep WIFI on during Sleep - Set as ALWAYS if you regularly use
    WIFI. OK to keep WIFI on if you regularly use it.
    14. Turn Off Always Vibrate in Gmail/Email.
    15. Be careful of using too many Live Widgets and what/how often they sync.
    16. Set MS Exchange Sync at 30 Days or Less if you use it.
    17. Do NOT use a Task Killer App or Battery Saver App.
    18. Uninstall ALL Apps that you never use. If you haven't used an
    App in one month, uninstall it.
    19. Reboot your phone at least once a month.
    20. Wipe Cache Partition at least once a quarter or after every OS Update.
    21. Consider a Factory Data Reset with a manual re-sync, manual
    reinstall of all data and Apps after every major OS Letter Update.
    Make sure that all of your data is first backed up to Google and
    Dropbox, etc.

    "I SUFFER NO HARDSHIPS DOING THIS" - this means that i personally am
    giving up NOTHING with these tips. i'm not giving up any features.
    there are no tradeoffs for me. a tradeoff or a hardship would be to
    turn off PUSH email or use AIRPLANE mode during the day etc.

    you have to find your own balance and the tips list is a start but you
    must come to your own conclusion as to what's important. it's personal
    preference but these are not a big deal to me at all as they do not
    affect the function or operation of my phone. these tips do not
    deteriorate my experience.

    1-20-15
    deeb215 and alexander0003 like this.
    04-28-2015 09:14 AM
  3. deeb215's Avatar
    This may be a noob question but every day my biggest battery drain seems to be Google Play Services is there any way to fix this issue?
    Try disabling "Google Hotword detection":

    Go to app drawer
    Click Google Settings
    Click Voice
    Click "OK Google" detection and turn it off
    04-28-2015 09:36 AM
  4. bbogert79's Avatar
    So basically it's called......we will build you and give you this awesome phone.....but you can't use anything on it if you want your battery to last more than 4 hours. Friggin ridiculous. I am not happy at all with the battery life on this S6.
    04-28-2015 09:44 AM
  5. kyle.brown's Avatar
    Im happy with it dont get me wrong i was just curious.
    04-28-2015 10:03 AM
  6. sjaduae's Avatar
    This may be a noob question but every day my biggest battery drain seems to be Google Play Services is there any way to fix this issue?
    Yes I noticed this random thing with Google Play Services too often when on the wireless charger overnight it will kick in and drop me down over 6% by keeping cell broadcast open for hours

    I don't know why although I use many of the saving tips Gekko suggested and additionally setting only manual updates for apps and switching to manual backups etc to both Google and Samsung accounts

    Some event triggers this, I am suspicious of the charger when it stops at 100% and I get a blue flashing light from the charger sometimes

    Else I don't have a battery issue other than looking at it too often
    04-28-2015 11:16 AM
  7. Gekko's Avatar
    So basically it's called......we will build you and give you this awesome phone.....but you can't use anything on it if you want your battery to last more than 4 hours. Friggin ridiculous. I am not happy at all with the battery life on this S6.
    what an entitlement mentality!

    you don't HAVE TO do anything. the point is you if you want to MAXIMIZE battery life you can turn things off that you aren't using. it only makes sense. you can whine and have a temper tantrum about the laws of energy and physics and demand that you shouldn't have to worry about it - but there is a FINITE amount of juice in ANY battery. you choose how you want to spend that juice. by default most of these devices have every feature set as ON whether you use them or not. i prefer to change the settings in my phone to only use those features that i personally use and need so i can maximize battery life. i don't leave all the lights and TVs on in my house 24/7 - i turn them on when i need them. i'm not giving anything up. my phone does everything exactly like i want it to. i'm not missing out on anything. it's no hardship for me. it's life.
    04-28-2015 11:24 AM

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