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  1. lownskater52's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    So I just made the switch from iPhone to Galaxy with a new Galaxy S6 yesterday and while the phone is pretty awesome in what it can do, I'm having major issues with usage and battery.

    I'm just getting awful battery life and all of my processes seem to be using way more battery than they should. My Cell Standby is creeping up to the mid 40s!

    I've tried all of the fixes. Enhanced LTE off, clearing get the cache partition and rebooting with enhanced LTE on, disabling the bloatware. Nothing brings the battery usage down for Cell Standby.

    Not sure what to do. I don't want to return it because this phone is bad as so far but I need a decent battery and no wifi is just not an option.

    Any idea guys? I'll posy screen shots in the post below.
    05-17-2015 09:47 PM
  2. lownskater52's Avatar
    Help would be greatly appreciated.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails New Galaxy S6 getting rocked by Cell Standby and others.  Have tried everything.-1922.jpg   New Galaxy S6 getting rocked by Cell Standby and others.  Have tried everything.-1921.jpg  
    05-17-2015 09:55 PM
  3. craigrn16's Avatar
    Are you on T-Mobile? From what I hear, T-Mobile customers are having this issue with the WiFi calling feature. Try turning it off

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    05-17-2015 10:00 PM
  4. lownskater52's Avatar
    Naaaa I'm on AT&T. I've tried turning off enhanced LTE which is Volte for AT and T. It didn't bring down the cell standby.

    This is so frustrating!!!!

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    05-17-2015 10:07 PM
  5. bob13bob's Avatar
    maybe a defective unit. I've seen on from on here that users were getting a crazy high wifi power usage (greater than screen use) had defective wifi chips. Exchanged and problems solved.
    05-18-2015 02:07 AM
  6. warpdrive's Avatar
    Under wifi I would turn off always scanning.
    Under location services turn off history if you don't use Google now.

    If this doesn't help, then do an exchange. It must be defective.

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    05-18-2015 04:47 AM
  7. lownskater52's Avatar
    Bummer.

    Just got it set up the way I like it.

    I'll go exchange it though today and report back.

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    05-18-2015 07:05 AM
  8. craigrn16's Avatar
    I have the At&t model and have no problems thus far with cell standby. Try switching your phone out

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    05-18-2015 08:15 AM
  9. nanorris88's Avatar
    I had the cell standby bug until I downloaded the newest update AT&T released.

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    05-18-2015 08:44 AM
  10. lownskater52's Avatar
    Looks like it might have fixed itself. Does this look normal to you guys?

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    Attached Thumbnails New Galaxy S6 getting rocked by Cell Standby and others.  Have tried everything.-1929.jpg  
    05-18-2015 09:38 AM
  11. 20blks's Avatar
    Looks like it might have fixed itself. Does this look normal to you guys?

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    Same here. Mine got much better after a few days. I've had my phone 2 weeks and it's still improving as far as battery is concerned
    05-18-2015 10:31 AM
  12. cwise222's Avatar
    Looks like it might have fixed itself. Does this look normal to you guys?

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    That still looks fairly short battery life wise. I generally pull about 21 to 23 hours of estimated use and before the last update that was at about 30 or 31 hours. However that estimated battery life is going to take a week or so to get fairly accurate. I believe it runs off of historical use and how long the battery was lasting on the previous charges so it'll take a few 'normal' cycles for it to estimate with better accuracy.
    05-18-2015 10:39 AM
  13. getbretweir's Avatar
    Looks like it might have fixed itself. Does this look normal to you guys?

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    no, I wouldn't settle for less than 16 hours. 10 isn't good at all and a lot of users here have posted 20+

    I can't remember a phone that was so inconsistent from user to user, but a lot of people have said it gets better with time, so I'd give it a few more days

    it's ridiculous imo that so many things should have to be tweaked/disabled for people to get it to function properly

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    05-18-2015 11:44 AM
  14. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Mine does suck if I'm home all day on Wi-Fi, but at work or out and about with no Wi-Fi I get great battery life.

    I always thought cell phones on a Wi-Fi network got better battery life since it's not using the mobile network so I'm a little confused about the S6 battery being so bad on Wi-Fi. Seems like it would work less on Wi-Fi than mobile.


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    05-18-2015 12:37 PM
  15. dcool19d's Avatar
    Looks like it might have fixed itself. Does this look normal to you guys?

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    Are you still getting the Cell Standby or did it go away when u exchanged it?
    05-18-2015 04:35 PM
  16. dwd3885's Avatar
    don't return it. i returned mine and the one i received in exchange is the same. it's not a hardware bug, it's either software, or just galaxy.
    05-18-2015 08:35 PM
  17. player22's Avatar
    90 % of the stuff a person wants to know about the galaxy s6 are already posted in this forum more than once. What others are saying is if you just spend a little time and go through the posts you will find what you are looking for . And if you don't then start another thread. But I do have to agree people are just starting threads without even taking the time to research what's already here.
    05-18-2015 11:57 PM
  18. clintw22's Avatar
    Made perfect sense to me. I am one of the ones who just got the phone and am experiencing the cell standby issue but the other threads were created when the phone first came out a month and a half ago. And there's been a software update or two since then. So maybe the OP was just trying to see if anyone has fixed it since then with software updates or setting changes. If you don't want to read thread duplicates then scroll past it and why keep coming back here to argue with someone who needs help.
    05-19-2015 06:32 AM
  19. 20blks's Avatar
    Made perfect sense to me. I am one of the ones who just got the phone and am experiencing the cell standby issue but the other threads were created when the phone first came out a month and a half ago. And there's been a software update or two since then. So maybe the OP was just trying to see if anyone has fixed it since then with software updates or setting changes. If you don't want to read thread duplicates then scroll past it and why keep coming back here to argue with someone who needs help.
    It's not that, those other threads are full of updated info. All you have to do is read them. A new thread is just plain lazy
    05-19-2015 06:34 AM
  20. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Keep the discussion on topic. People can just ignore this thread and any others they do not like. The OP was obviously frustrated enough to post about his problems so just let it be.
    05-19-2015 07:33 AM
  21. galaxyfive's Avatar
    I can't remember a phone that was so inconsistent from user to user,
    it's ridiculous imo that so many things should have to be tweaked/disabled for people to get it to function properly
    I think that's a bit harsh, considering that there are millions of users of this device out there that seem happy and have this device configured six ways to Sunday to suit how they use it. It should be understood that this or any other device will behave differently user to user.
    erasat likes this.
    05-19-2015 11:07 AM
  22. Bwahahahaha's Avatar
    It's not that, those other threads are full of updated info. All you have to do is read them. A new thread is just plain lazy
    Exactly! But our comments are the ones that get deleted...smh, good job mods /s

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    05-19-2015 01:17 PM
  23. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Exactly! But our comments are the ones that get deleted...smh, good job mods /s

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    Discussing what mods have done in a thread are actually against the forum rules. If you have a problem, you can PM a mod to discuss it.
    05-19-2015 04:39 PM
  24. jdot104's Avatar
    I had the cell standby bug until I downloaded the newest update AT&T released.

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    I'm having the same issue on AT&T, but I haven't gotten any updates. When was it pushed to your phone?
    05-20-2015 12:26 AM
  25. 20blks's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue on AT&T, but I haven't gotten any updates. When was it pushed to your phone?
    I get to get it manually. If at first you don't succeed, check again at a later date. Change the date on your phone if you have to
    05-20-2015 04:17 PM
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