1. dave1968's Avatar
    I updated my s6 to 5.1.1 last nite, now my battery drains pretty fast, any idea,s
    10-24-2015 07:29 AM
  2. makaroni's Avatar
    Mine seems to be working fine so far. Just a slight lag between screens but no battery issues. How fast is it draining?
    10-24-2015 08:01 AM
  3. dave1968's Avatar
    fast even just sitting on the table not being used its draining fast
    10-24-2015 09:11 AM
  4. 20blks's Avatar
    Try to disable some of the bloatware apps
    10-24-2015 01:47 PM
  5. John-Smith's Avatar
    I would do a factory reset and start fresh. Should fix your problemos.
    10-24-2015 03:05 PM
  6. makaroni's Avatar
    I agree ^^^
    10-24-2015 04:41 PM
  7. 20blks's Avatar
    A factory reset is a pain and not always the answer. Sometimes it's just 1 app causing the issue.
    10-24-2015 05:46 PM
  8. dave1968's Avatar
    will I lose all me stuff on me phone with a factory reset also wot is bloatware???
    cheers
    10-25-2015 04:55 AM
  9. 20blks's Avatar
    Yes, you'll lose everything. Bloatware is all the junk the carrier puts on your phone. Try this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.gsamlabs.bbm
    It will monitor which apps are using up your battery and you can address them. Hope this helps
    10-25-2015 05:59 AM
  10. Edna Alcazar's Avatar
    I agree one pain in the *** to do it.Try using different apps to see what is causing this fast drainage of the battery.
    20blks likes this.
    10-25-2015 06:44 AM
  11. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    factory reset is the best thing to do after an os update
    10-25-2015 04:35 PM
  12. 20blks's Avatar
    factory reset is the best thing to do after an os update
    I have never done a factory reset after a major or minor update
    10-25-2015 06:17 PM
  13. johnlelan's Avatar
    As processors and displays get more efficient, the need for larger batteries decreases. The GS6 has more energy efficient display and processor and due to the thinness of the device went with a smaller battery. I would have been happy with a slightly thicker device for more battery which would still be small. I am able to get through the day without exhausting the battery but all that depends upon carrier networks and user habits and setups. Also, for those not updated from 5.0.2, there may be other issues affecting battery life.
    20blks likes this.
    10-26-2015 06:43 AM
  14. Shon123's Avatar
    I've never had to do a factory reset after an update. But I have noticed with the last 2 major updates with this phone my battery life will suck for a while then it will start to get better. My battery life is finally beginning to stabilize itself since the 5.1.1 update and I haven't done anything major to help it.
    10-26-2015 04:22 PM
  15. brackenmakay's Avatar
    Try to close your apps properly then and that might give you better battery life. Also try and stop background apps using internet.
    10-27-2015 10:31 AM
  16. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    At least wipe system cache after all OS updates. Factory reset is recommended if you are having a lot of problems with the updated OS.

    As far as a rouge app, you can boot into safe mode and see if you still have excessive battery drain.

    Look in your system settings to find your battery information. Look to see what app or system function is taking the most of your battery.

    Btw, do you happen to be on At&t?
    10-27-2015 01:10 PM
  17. dave1968's Avatar
    all sorted now peeps thanks, factory reset and its working spot on again, battery back to normal
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    10-27-2015 01:46 PM
  18. srome's Avatar
    Since the update my battery won't last 10 hours with very minimal use, maybe 5 under 2 min phone calls and 30 texts, I also did a factory reset after the update.

    For this reason I'm sending it back.
    10-28-2015 03:15 AM
  19. Edna Alcazar's Avatar
    Send it back and ask for a new phone. Good concept.
    10-28-2015 06:17 AM
  20. CountryDevil's Avatar
    Since the update my battery won't last 10 hours with very minimal use, maybe 5 under 2 min phone calls and 30 texts, I also did a factory reset after the update.

    For this reason I'm sending it back.
    Did you do a restore from back up after the factory reset? If you did that may still be the problem. I have had a few issues, battery life being one of them, that even after I did a factory reset and restored from backup the issue was still there. Once I did the factory reset, cleared cache and did NOT restored from backup, things worked as expected.

    If you have not already sent it back, I would try that and see what happens.
    10-28-2015 09:54 AM
  21. srome's Avatar
    Thanks for the info, I actually just found out my network was up and down all day yesterday, I would assume the phone was constantly looking to connect to a network and draining the battery big time (if that's possible) today has been actually very good its been off charge since 05:00am and its now 15:11 and I've got 83% left which is pretty dam good.

    My love for the S6 is coming back pretty quick
    10-28-2015 10:13 AM
  22. Tiny Burton's Avatar
    Try... Master Reset!

    Turn off the device.

    Press and hold the following three buttons at the same time:
    Volume Up key
    Home key
    Power key

    When the phone vibrates, release the Power key but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key.

    When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release the Volume Up and Home keys.

    Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset.’

    Press Power button to select.

    Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes — delete all user data’ is highlighted.

    Press Power button to select and start the master reset.

    When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.

    Press the Power key to restart the device!

    Sorted!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-28-2015 03:00 PM

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