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  1. warpdrive's Avatar
    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.

    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. 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. life is a delicate
    balance. it's up to you to find that balance.

    5-20-15
    I suffer no hardships saying this, but I turn off nothing and destroy iPhone 6 battery life.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-29-2015 09:03 AM
  2. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    LOL. Don't know about the 6plus. But you are flat out wrong there about the I phone6. My sister who owns a phone6 frequently complains about the poor battery life of her phone. When I go to pick her up from work her phone is dead or almost close to it while my s6 still has between 35-45% battery left. Now. Admittedly she is on social media more than I am. But I also play more games than she does.
    Agreed. My wife's iPhone 6 would be useless without her mophie case whereas my S6 can go all day long on one charge.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-29-2015 10:18 AM
  3. kyle.brown's Avatar
    how many people on here really use the browser for facebook instead of the app?
    05-29-2015 10:43 AM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    how many people on here really use the browser for facebook instead of the app?
    I use the app -- I just don't let the app stay signed in when not using it so it doesn't go crazy on the background processes.
    05-29-2015 10:45 AM
  5. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    how many people on here really use the browser for facebook instead of the app?
    I'm not a fan of fb, but the browser sucks and is too inconvenient so I just use the app.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-29-2015 10:47 AM
  6. kyle.brown's Avatar
    I will have to see how to make it so it wont stay signed in when i am not using it.
    05-29-2015 10:51 AM
  7. Wiggum333's Avatar
    I've been trying to follow what people are saying about FB being a hog on these phones ... but I've yet to figure out exactly what everyone is trying to say. I probably open up FB once a day to check things out ... I don't post much at all, about anything ... just read/look. I have all notifications turned off in FB ... and do not sync anything with it. I never see any background stuff going on that drains the battery. I don't check the app specifically, but even after an all day stint, and checking the usage meter on my phone, if FB is in there, it's WAY down at the bottom barely using any resources.

    FYI, I don't ever sign in/out ... I stay signed in 100% of the time ...
    05-29-2015 10:52 AM
  8. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    I stay signed in on the app, does not do anything to my battery.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-29-2015 10:52 AM
  9. kyle.brown's Avatar
    I think what hurts mine is where i work i only get 2 bars on LTE and in my house my service is super poor. Along with playing clash of kings i am pretty sure thats what is killing my battery but not sure how to pin point what makes my phone only last around 13-15 hours with 2-3 Screen time on.
    05-29-2015 10:54 AM
  10. Wiggum333's Avatar
    I think what hurts mine is where i work i only get 2 bars on LTE and in my house my service is super poor. Along with playing clash of kings i am pretty sure thats what is killing my battery but not sure how to pin point what makes my phone only last around 13-15 hours with 2-3 Screen time on.
    towards the end of the day, when your battery is getting low, look in your smart manager or usage manager (whichever is on your phone) and see what apps are drawing the most from your battery. It may not be as straight forward as you'd like - because screen-on-time will be one category, and the other apps will also have usage percentages associated with them ...

    but if facebook and/or clash of kings is near the top of the list eating up lots of battery life, you'll know they are big players in the reason for your battery drain.
    05-29-2015 10:58 AM
  11. kyle.brown's Avatar
    I will post it tonight and see what you guys think.
    05-29-2015 11:00 AM
  12. atkjhi's Avatar
    What does everyone use for facebook if they dont use the facebook app it self?
    I don't have a Facebook account, I don't use it.
    05-29-2015 11:28 AM
  13. Gekko's Avatar
    Would i see a noticeable difference in battery performance?
    yes. Facebook and Weather Channel Apps are notorious battery killers.

    These apps are draining most of your data and battery life - AndroidPIT
    05-29-2015 01:15 PM
  14. atkjhi's Avatar
    <<c. Keep WIFI on during Sleep - Set as ALWAYS if you regularly use
    WIFI. OK to keep WIFI on if you regularly use it.>>

    I turned this off and I can see a notable difference in battery life. It definitely lessens battery drain when the phone is sleeping. It's better to use an app like Smart WiFi Toggler that automatically turns on/off your WiFi based on connections you always use like home/work. You could use Llama or Tasker to do the same but this app is specifically for wifi only.
    05-29-2015 01:24 PM
  15. ymmy's Avatar
    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.
    5-20-15
    So much fun, now I see why some people say - iPhone is boring..
    berdinkerdickle likes this.
    05-29-2015 06:53 PM
  16. tbta02's Avatar
    I returned mine went to dinner at 530 pm then a movie got home at about 1030 and it was almost dead. Im back to my 6 plus. Really liked the phone but it was useless with the battery life. Still have an s5 too

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-29-2015 08:19 PM
  17. jerryrip's Avatar
    Exactly right neiljay 6. You can't compare the IPhone 6S with the S6. But if you look at the specs on Verizon's website and compare the IPhone 6 with the Galaxy S6, they list the IPhone 6 as getting 10.5 hours of standby time and 14 hours of usage. The S6 is listed as getting 13 hours of standby and 20 hours of usage. It's just a matter of operating systems; Android needs to improve its Lollipop 5.0 (and/or 5.1) to remove unwanted battery drain. Apple also approves all of the apps that go on their phones; Samsung does not. Apple also doesn't have Google to contend with. I think all of these problems with battery power have to do with the fact that people can install ANY app they want on their Android phone, and they don;t have a clue as to what these apps are doing as far as using GPS location services, autosyncing, etc. Add to that Google services, which also use extra battery power unless they are configured properly.

    I haven't used my phone much since I bought it a couple of days ago, just to see what kind of battery life I'm getting. My usage (since I charged it yesterday) so far is 1 day, 5h and 54 min. I have 41% battery remaining and 20 hours left! That pretty much gives me a total of 2 days and 1 hour of total battery time!

    Even if I got considerably less than that, I would never get an IPhone. Never!
    06-26-2015 08:26 PM
  18. Hquinn81's Avatar
    Agree

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-26-2015 09:11 PM
  19. stridr69's Avatar
    Actually iPhone's have the same radios in all their phones worldwide . The problem is software. iPhones have only iOS to deal with. There's no "carrier" bloatware to deal with. An iPhone sold in the U.S. is the same phone sold in Saudi Arabia. All the internal radios are the same(Model A1522). TD-SCDMA is used for China Mobile and Sprint(USA specifically(Model A1524)). Thats the only difference. iPhone 6+ Model numbers used
    06-26-2015 10:13 PM
  20. Gekko's Avatar
    So much fun, now I see why some people say - iPhone is boring..
    you would do many of the same things to maximize iPhone life too. Apple can't defy the laws of physics either.
    06-27-2015 07:07 AM
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