1. azariaa93's Avatar
    Hi my battery life on my s6 has been draining fast I'm not even getting 3 hours of SoT time not really sure why. I've done what the battery sticky thread has said to do but still no improvement. Screen is on 25% most of the time, this is with just randomly checking stuff at times no games or anything like that. Any help would be appreciated.

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    10-01-2015 03:08 AM
  2. Hamza Ahmad2's Avatar
    USe battery doctor to optimize your phone, may be some apps are using it in background.
    10-01-2015 04:31 AM
  3. azariaa93's Avatar
    I've had that but the results were about the same

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    10-01-2015 09:36 AM
  4. Saros's Avatar
    USe battery doctor to optimize your phone, may be some apps are using it in background.
    I realize a lot of well-meaning people end up trying those apps thinking that they're helpful -- sorry to say but it's terrible advice to do so. There are a number of discussions about them here on the forums, which clearly outline how they do more harm than good, and how the company which distributes this one is particularly suspect. Please avoid those apps at all cost.
    10-01-2015 02:45 PM
  5. anon(9408097)'s Avatar
    I think this is normal. 4 hours is the max I can get out of my S6. And that is with reeeeeally light use. 3 hours is average for most users. So don't worry. This phone will only give you 3 hours of SOT on average on normal use. I'm sorry.

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    10-01-2015 03:18 PM
  6. azariaa93's Avatar
    I've seen people get 4+ hours of SoT on here though :/ I'm not sure if they have different settings or got lucky.
    10-01-2015 03:28 PM
  7. chezm's Avatar
    This is very much aligned with my battery usage, common territory for me...i would say its the norm.
    10-01-2015 03:37 PM
  8. Peter Papoulakos's Avatar
    Hi my battery life on my s6 has been draining fast I'm not even getting 3 hours of SoT time not really sure why. I've done what the battery sticky thread has said to do but still no improvement. Screen is on 25% most of the time, this is with just randomly checking stuff at times no games or anything like that. Any help would be appreciated.

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    That's way better than me I can get 3 hours SOT but my usage since fully charged is about 5-6 hours, I've never gotten close to what you posted. My fiance has the s6 edge and she averages the same as me.

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    10-01-2015 07:55 PM
  9. azariaa93's Avatar
    What are the chances that a factory reset would make my battery life worse??
    10-01-2015 09:45 PM
  10. yomonk1's Avatar
    I have been having great battery life with my S6, the best of any phone I've had in years. Until..... VZW pushed out an update a few days ago, the one past the 5.1.1, since then it has been horrible. Did the bug fiz update have anything to do with that?
    10-02-2015 08:10 AM
  11. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I was facing the same issue until I installed Package Disable Pro and used its one click feature to disable all bloatware, now my battery lats me 2 days! Best app I installed on this phone! no root required
    10-02-2015 01:56 PM
  12. Saros's Avatar
    I've seen people get 4+ hours of SoT on here though :/ I'm not sure if they have different settings or got lucky.
    Are you perhaps leaving services on (like Bluetooth or Location) when you don't need them? Have you made sure sync isn't running for accounts/apps you don't want or need?

    I haven't done anything special, just followed the advice in erasat's battery thread (tailored to my use, leaving social media apps intact), and my results haven't been too bad. Well over 3 hours SoT today with 45% remaining so far:

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    I know there are others here posting similar (or better) results, so I'd hate to think 3 hours total is "average"... unless some folks are having signal/coverage issues that're negatively impacting battery life.
    10-02-2015 04:13 PM
  13. azariaa93's Avatar
    I've disabled sync on everything, location off, Bluetooth off. I've been barely using it my SoT is 34 mins with 83% used...

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    10-02-2015 04:31 PM
  14. sayyaf khan's Avatar
    This may seem like a weird suggestion but have you tried changing the launcher ? I use nova prime
    I Normally get around 5 hours of SOT with 17 hours of use . What I did was turn off location and auto sync. Debloated 4 or 5 apps . Brightness mostly around 20% . Mostly on WiFi .
    I have never gotten less than 5 hours of SOT with these settings often I do touch 6 even
    I am however using the international version .

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    10-03-2015 07:46 AM
  15. azariaa93's Avatar
    Yes I'm usually clauncher now. I'm really debating a factory reset

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    10-03-2015 09:32 AM
  16. Saros's Avatar
    Yes I'm usually clauncher now. I'm really debating a factory reset
    I think it would be a good idea actually -- and this time around make sure to avoid "battery saving" apps or other installs that interfere with Android's normal operation. Then you can go down the checklist in the battery thread here, hopefully with better results.
    10-03-2015 04:34 PM
  17. azariaa93's Avatar
    I think it would be a good idea actually -- and this time around make sure to avoid "battery saving" apps or other installs that interfere with Android's normal operation. Then you can go down the checklist in the battery thread here, hopefully with better results.
    When would be the best time to do this? 100% battery or whenever?

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    10-03-2015 04:44 PM
  18. Saros's Avatar
    When would be the best time to do this? 100% battery or whenever?
    Usually it's recommended to be above 80% for installing large OS updates, but I don't think that's necessary for a reset, which shouldn't take nearly as long to perform.
    10-03-2015 06:03 PM
  19. azariaa93's Avatar
    Usually it's recommended to be above 80% for installing large OS updates, but I don't think that's necessary for a reset, which shouldn't take nearly as long to perform.
    Should i do it from the settings or from the power and volume button?
    10-03-2015 07:57 PM
  20. klutzykh's Avatar
    Settings. It locks you out if you use power/volume buttons. At least that's what it did to me.

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    10-03-2015 09:34 PM
  21. Saros's Avatar
    I would try a soft reset first from the settings menu like the poster above recommended. See how that goes first and if a hard reset is needed perhaps you can get help in person from your carrier or the place of purchase.

    Don't forget to back up your photos/files/contacts first.

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    10-03-2015 11:47 PM
  22. azariaa93's Avatar
    I would try a soft reset first from the settings menu like the poster above recommended. See how that goes first and if a hard reset is needed perhaps you can get help in person from your carrier or the place of purchase.

    Don't forget to back up your photos/files/contacts first.

    [S6 via Tapatalk.]
    I was able to do it via the power button with home button thing. It seems to be better right now at 2 hr screen time with 52% remaining.. How low do I let it go before charging it to 100% again?
    10-04-2015 02:44 AM
  23. Saros's Avatar
    I was able to do it via the power button with home button thing. It seems to be better right now at 2 hr screen time with 52% remaining.. How low do I let it go before charging it to 100% again?
    I think most recommendations on the forum suggest letting the battery reach 20-30% before charging back up.
    10-04-2015 04:55 PM
  24. azariaa93's Avatar
    I think most recommendations on the forum suggest letting the battery reach 20-30% before charging back up.
    So i was able to get 4 hr SoT time before charging it at 8% this morning (was at work and didn't have a charger) and now that its charged it's draining super fast again :/
    10-04-2015 09:47 PM

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