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  1. Scarrr's Avatar
    tried didn't work....battery dropped from 100 to 93% without being used.
    tonyr6 likes this.
    09-02-2015 06:33 PM
  2. bbtkd's Avatar
    tried didn't work....battery dropped from 100 to 93% without being used.
    If you have not already, put it in airplane mode and turn off GPS and Bluetooth. If the problem clears, turn on one at a time and see which is causing it. If that doesn't stop it from draining, then you'll need a few tools to help find what is causing it. I use GSAM Battery Monitor, OS Monitor, and System Panel Lite. Using those see if you can spot what is using the battery. If Android System itself is the culprit, then it will be tricky since it encompasses hundreds of services. You could start by disabling things like smart stay, NFC, etc. Failing all of that, then it could be a hardware issue - or maybe needs a Factory Data Reset (complete wipe, data loss, etc). That should be last resort because it may help while it definitely will lead to days of getting everything back the way you want it.
    09-02-2015 07:29 PM
  3. NewAndroidNoob's Avatar
    I had to do a factory reset after my update to fix this bug. Battery is back to normal now.
    09-03-2015 01:35 AM
  4. mhinc's Avatar
    tried didn't work....battery dropped from 100 to 93% without being used.
    Sergio posted above asking you a question you have yet to reply to, which would help everyone here in accessing the issue
    I suggest you check what he asked and reply if you still have issues
    09-03-2015 08:49 AM
  5. Scarrr's Avatar
    When you check your battery stats, what shows up as been the app or service or action that is using most of your battery? Have you tried clearing up the cache partition after the update?
    tried didn't work....battery issue still remains....
    09-03-2015 12:47 PM
  6. Scarrr's Avatar
    replied to Sergio
    09-03-2015 12:48 PM
  7. Scarrr's Avatar
    i have already turned off all the options i am not using to avoid additional battery loss like GPS and NFC etc ...isn't it possible there is some problem with this update ?
    09-03-2015 12:51 PM
  8. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    i have already turned off all the options i am not using to avoid additional battery loss like GPS and NFC etc ...isn't it possible there is some problem with this update ?
    I don't think is the update because if that would have been so then many more people would be having battery issues. I personally have been getting much better battery life since 5.1.1 latest update. It could probably be carrier specific problem, or possibly the device may not be functioning properly.
    If you have any apps like antivirus or apps like clean master any of those apps that say they can improve your devices performance maybe that could be what's causing your battery problem. Try also disabling briefing if you don't use it, ant radio service (I have it disabled and some have reported that it helps battery life after they have done so as well), any google app you don't use, I have S Voice disabled, pretty much any app you don't use you could try to disable it. Also if you don't use the weather widget that comes with the phone you can disable the weather daemon service.

    And if nothing changes you might have to fully restore your device as final resource before deciding to take it back and get another device.
    09-03-2015 01:02 PM
  9. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    And I can honestly tell you that I just fully charged my phone about 3 hours ago and it had only gone down 7%

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    09-03-2015 03:01 PM
  10. bbtkd's Avatar
    Mine has been about the same as before the update. I am convinced that if you took 100 identical phones of the same carrier, wiped them and loaded any identical update, they would all behave identically - same battery drain, etc. Variables that change that and cause issues are apps that are loaded, settings, and usage (including location and signal). So we get folks on the forums complaining about battery life while others with the same phone, carrier, and Android version have no issues. Sure, a phone can have a hardware issue, but more likely it's apps/settings/usage.
    09-03-2015 05:02 PM
  11. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    Mine has been about the same as before the update. I am convinced that if you took 100 identical phones of the same carrier, wiped them and loaded any identical update, they would all behave identically - same battery drain, etc. Variables that change that and cause issues are apps that are loaded, settings, and usage (including location and signal). So we get folks on the forums complaining about battery life while others with the same phone, carrier, and Android version have no issues. Sure, a phone can have a hardware issue, but more likely it's apps/settings/usage.

    Yeah any identical update sure, but you have to remember that each carrier makes changes to the OS in there own way, while keeping what Google releases in the update or OS intact they may remove other options that manufacturers add, for example my Sprint phone doesn't that Smart Manager app that the Galaxy S6 should have come with, it also doesn't have the Download Booster option either. So technically not all phones are the same from carrier to carrier. It may be the same within the same carrier but it could be different from the S6 on another carrier that's why I mentioned that it could either be a carrier specific issue or the phone itself and not the 5.1.1 update. Apps and settings definitely have a lot to do with it as well.
    09-03-2015 07:17 PM
  12. Scarrr's Avatar
    disabled so many apps i don't use...whatever app had option of disabling i did ..now lets see what the battery does...i searched and i found so many people complaining about the battery draining issue after this update...maybe you are right it depends on the carrier as well....i don't want to take it back that's why i am bothering you guys a lot ...i am really grateful to all of you for your help....
    09-04-2015 09:47 AM
  13. Scarrr's Avatar
    Mine has been about the same as before the update. I am convinced that if you took 100 identical phones of the same carrier, wiped them and loaded any identical update, they would all behave identically - same battery drain, etc. Variables that change that and cause issues are apps that are loaded, settings, and usage (including location and signal). So we get folks on the forums complaining about battery life while others with the same phone, carrier, and Android version have no issues. Sure, a phone can have a hardware issue, but more likely it's apps/settings/usage.
    i noticed the change the same day i updated my device...maybe carrier do have effects on OS ...in that case there is nothing much we can do except to minimize the damage by disabling apps not in use.
    09-04-2015 09:50 AM
  14. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    disabled so many apps i don't use...whatever app had option of disabling i did ..now lets see what the battery does...i searched and i found so many people complaining about the battery draining issue after this update...maybe you are right it depends on the carrier as well....i don't want to take it back that's why i am bothering you guys a lot ...i am really grateful to all of you for your help....


    Is not bother bro, we are here to help each other. I will say that sometimes it takes a little bit more digging to find the solution to the ever lasting battery problems and that so many factors could determine what is causing it and that for some reason even though so many people have the same phone, we don't have the same exact experience with it. And hopefully with our help you can enjoy your device and not have to return it.
    09-04-2015 11:11 AM
  15. FuzzyB's Avatar
    I got my s6 at launch and the battery had always been terrific... Until this update. I've tried everything also. Still searching for answers myself.
    09-04-2015 06:19 PM
  16. Rukbat's Avatar
    1. Sergio asked "what shows up as been the app or service or action that is using most of your battery?". You didn't answer that. It's important.

    2. Start in Safe Mode:

    Turn the phone off.

    Press and hold two buttons, Volume Down and Power.

    Once screen lights up, you can release power button.

    Hold the volume down button until you get the lock screen.

    Now none of your installed apps are running. If it fixes the problem, one or more of your installed apps (those you installed) aren't compatible with 5.1.1.

    If not, it could be a bad update. Bring the phone to the carrier and see if they can reflash the update. If not, if you're in the US, see the Samsung rep in any Best Buy store. If you're in the UK, find a Carfone Warehouse store with a Samsung rep.
    09-04-2015 09:03 PM
  17. NewAndroidNoob's Avatar
    I'm telling you, a reset will fix this issue. Just back up your contacts and pictures. Then do the reset. Then enjoy the battery life you once had.

    Went through the same thing, this is with Verizon if that matters. After update, battery was draining like crazy. Something was keeping my phone awake. Uninstalled a few apps but problem persist. Downloaded some app that's suppose to kill idle apps. Nothing was showing up. A quick reset and its all good. I haven't installed every app. I don't know if I will. Wasn't that big on apps. Just download what I will use or need. Otherwise, my phone is clean.
    09-05-2015 12:20 AM
  18. bbtkd's Avatar
    I'm telling you, a reset will fix this issue. Just back up your contacts and pictures. Then do the reset. Then enjoy the battery life you once had.

    Went through the same thing, this is with Verizon if that matters. After update, battery was draining like crazy. Something was keeping my phone awake. Uninstalled a few apps but problem persist. Downloaded some app that's suppose to kill idle apps. Nothing was showing up. A quick reset and its all good. I haven't installed every app. I don't know if I will. Wasn't that big on apps. Just download what I will use or need. Otherwise, my phone is clean.
    Yes, but for most of us that means days of lost time reinstalling stuff, getting it set back the way we want, and still risk losing data even if we think we've taken all the necessary steps to back it up. A serious fault of Android that they are apparently fixing in Marshmallow is backing up or syncing of app files to the cloud. That will make a FDR less of a pain, but for now it would be better to first attempt to resolve the issue. I've always been amazed at how flippantly folks advise FDR or "just reinstalling Windows" without considering the impacts. Yes, you are probably right that an FDR will fix it - but would be better to find the problem than resort to the nuclear option.
    09-05-2015 05:38 AM
  19. Scarrr's Avatar
    1. Sergio asked "what shows up as been the app or service or action that is using most of your battery?". You didn't answer that. It's important.

    2. Start in Safe Mode:

    Turn the phone off.

    Press and hold two buttons, Volume Down and Power.

    Once screen lights up, you can release power button.

    Hold the volume down button until you get the lock screen.

    Now none of your installed apps are running. If it fixes the problem, one or more of your installed apps (those you installed) aren't compatible with 5.1.1.

    If not, it could be a bad update. Bring the phone to the carrier and see if they can reflash the update. If not, if you're in the US, see the Samsung rep in any Best Buy store. If you're in the UK, find a Carfone Warehouse store with a Samsung rep.
    did this...now device is running in safe mode and most of apps are not visible ....for a moment i was like oh what happened then i understood if i disable safe mode app will surface again...for now i am going to see what happens in safe mode.thankx
    09-05-2015 09:54 AM
  20. Scarrr's Avatar
    Yes, but for most of us that means days of lost time reinstalling stuff, getting it set back the way we want, and still risk losing data even if we think we've taken all the necessary steps to back it up. A serious fault of Android that they are apparently fixing in Marshmallow is backing up or syncing of app files to the cloud. That will make a FDR less of a pain, but for now it would be better to first attempt to resolve the issue. I've always been amazed at how flippantly folks advise FDR or "just reinstalling Windows" without considering the impacts. Yes, you are probably right that an FDR will fix it - but would be better to find the problem than resort to the nuclear option.
    its really getting to my nerve now today when i was using whatsapp only and i saw the battery gone from 98% to 83% within an hour...i was too irritated and thought to replace the device...then thought what would i replace it with ? and then thought maybe i should have it downgraded but that would void the warranty ...i curse the day of that upgrade up until then i was very happy with my device..
    what if i do backup contacts and pictures and do a reset i am not sure that if the problem will be resolved or not...then what?
    09-05-2015 10:01 AM
  21. Scarrr's Avatar
    how did you reset your device ?? and you sure battery issue happened after the update ?
    09-05-2015 10:02 AM
  22. Scarrr's Avatar
    I got my s6 at launch and the battery had always been terrific... Until this update. I've tried everything also. Still searching for answers myself.
    so was i damn happy with my device up until this update....do let me know if something helps ...so will i
    09-05-2015 10:03 AM
  23. Scarrr's Avatar
    Is not bother bro, we are here to help each other. I will say that sometimes it takes a little bit more digging to find the solution to the ever lasting battery problems and that so many factors could determine what is causing it and that for some reason even though so many people have the same phone, we don't have the same exact experience with it. And hopefully with our help you can enjoy your device and not have to return it.

    this digging is getting on my nerve today i even thought to get my device rooted ...well i am not going to do that i would never..maybe next update will fix this issue...but i wonder why is it affecting some devices and not all....then maybe again you are right the difference is of the carrier ...i should have searched for the reviews first
    09-05-2015 10:07 AM
  24. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    this digging is getting on my nerve today i even thought to get my device rooted ...well i am not going to do that i would never..maybe next update will fix this issue...but i wonder why is it affecting some devices and not all....then maybe again you are right the difference is of the carrier ...i should have searched for the reviews first

    Is the case with pretty much every phone. Some people have terrible experiences, others have bad experiences, some have a good experience that turns to bad after a while, then their are those that haven't had a single issue with the phone they currently have is just part of life, no phone manufacturer is perfect, and we all phones were to be perfect in every way then technology would have been pretty boring because their wouldn't be anything to improve upon. Thankfully for those times when bad things happen or something needs fixing there are things like this forum where you can find help. Searching for reviews is helpful but not always the best solution as most of the time you will experience a 50 to 50 balance of some people having bad luck with their phone and others having a great experience. The thing is we as consumers expect so much from our phones that we expect that they should not have any issues at all and sometimes that just isn't going to be the case.

    I personally at first had to charge my S6 once if not twice during the day. After Android 5.1.1 and another update released by my carrier with more bug fixes I've been able to go through my day without charging my phone at all and that's listening to music over Bluetooth during my commute and at home. Twitter for a few hours in the morning, using whatsapp to talk with my friends and family. I don't get the screen time a lot of people get over 5 hours or more, but yet they don't mention whether they are rooted or not so I don't really go with the fact they haven't change anything on their phone. So don't give up on it yet. I'm sure their is something else we haven't done.
    09-05-2015 10:28 AM
  25. NewAndroidNoob's Avatar
    Yes, but for most of us that means days of lost time reinstalling stuff, getting it set back the way we want, and still risk losing data even if we think we've taken all the necessary steps to back it up. A serious fault of Android that they are apparently fixing in Marshmallow is backing up or syncing of app files to the cloud. That will make a FDR less of a pain, but for now it would be better to first attempt to resolve the issue. I've always been amazed at how flippantly folks advise FDR or "just reinstalling Windows" without considering the impacts. Yes, you are probably right that an FDR will fix it - but would be better to find the problem than resort to the nuclear option.
    Days of lost time? Everyone is different and have different priorities. Lol, for me, its just a phone. This individual has already spent days trying to figure out what's wrong. Could have been done already.

    Its clear theres an app(s) that's not compatible. Can start deleting one by one and hopefully locate the correct one. Or start clean and install a few at a time and see what happens. If anything, this is probably a good way to declutter ones phone. I'm sure theres **** on there that doesn't get used.

    All I'm doing is providing my experience with the same issue and the solution that worked for me. I haven't even installed any games on my phone since. Only a handful of apps. The most annoying part for me was disabling/uninstalling the "bloatware" that I knew I wouldnt be using. Like FB, Instagram, etc.
    09-06-2015 12:27 AM
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