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  1. MikezDroid's Avatar
    Running Nova Launcher instead of touchwiz was a huge savings in power.

    Sent from my Edge+
    09-06-2015 03:30 PM
  2. Scarrr's Avatar
    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.
    you are right and great these updates have worked out well for you .....we have exhausted almost all options except hard reset and rooting....what should we go with ??
    09-08-2015 12:46 PM
  3. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    Well in that case you should definitely go for hard reset first.

    Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
    09-08-2015 12:47 PM
  4. Scarrr's Avatar
    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.
    I do use instagram, tumblr but not facebook i am tired of it....so far i have installed most of the apps ...tried it in safe mode didn't work...tried wipe cache partition didn't work...looks like i am getting out of options
    09-08-2015 12:48 PM
  5. Scarrr's Avatar
    Well in that case you should definitely go for hard reset first.

    Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
    do tell me how to do that i don;t want to mess anything...will it erase all my whatsapp data too ??
    09-08-2015 12:49 PM
  6. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    This will pretty much erase everything in your phone so you may want to be sure that you are ready to do this and then re-set up your phone again. Well your chats are saved and backed up to your phone's memory, I'm sure there is a way but I don't know exactly how to do it.

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    09-08-2015 01:01 PM
  7. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    But once you do a full restore of your phone then everything will be erased.

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    09-08-2015 01:02 PM
  8. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    Ok. To backup your whatsapp chats you have to plug-in your phone to your computer and find the whatsapp folder in your phone. Then copy and paste the database folder to your computer. Once you have restored your phone if you do decide to go ahead with doing so, connect your phone again to your computer and copy and paste the database folder into your phone. Then download whatsapp back on your phone, verify your phone, and after it should ask you if you want to restore your chats.

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    Scarrr likes this.
    09-08-2015 01:11 PM
  9. Scarrr's Avatar
    Ok. To backup your whatsapp chats you have to plug-in your phone to your computer and find the whatsapp folder in your phone. Then copy and paste the database folder to your computer. Once you have restored your phone if you do decide to go ahead with doing so, connect your phone again to your computer and copy and paste the database folder into your phone. Then download whatsapp back on your phone, verify your phone, and after it should ask you if you want to restore your chats.

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    ok i am going to backup whatsapp data...but what about reset ? should i google it ?? and what about contacts ?
    09-08-2015 01:29 PM
  10. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    Contacts if you haven't back them up to your Google account go into the contacts app. Go into more, settings, and then you'll see an option that says move device contacts to and then choose the account you want to use to back up your contacts.

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    09-08-2015 01:37 PM
  11. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    And to reset your phone you can do it two ways.

    1. Shutdown your phone. Press the Volume up, Home Button, and Power Button at the same time until the phone turns back on. Release once you see the Galaxy S6 logo. That will take you to the recovery screen where you can clear the cache partition and stuff you'll see the option to factory restore device.

    2. The easiest way go into the settings app and find option that says backup and reset. Then just tap the option factory data reset.

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    09-08-2015 01:43 PM
  12. chezm's Avatar
    Got 5.1.1 last week and noticed my battery is draining more than on 5.0.2. Checking my stats, I can see what is causing the additional drainage but its definitely there.

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    09-08-2015 02:05 PM
  13. Scarrr's Avatar
    Contacts if you haven't back them up to your Google account go into the contacts app. Go into more, settings, and then you'll see an option that says move device contacts to and then choose the account you want to use to back up your contacts.

    Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
    i don't know how to restore contacts from google account :/
    09-08-2015 02:19 PM
  14. Scarrr's Avatar
    on 5.0.2 my device was terrific after 5.1.1 i am having the same issue.tried
    1.wipe cache partition
    2.safe mode
    3.uninstalling third party apps
    4.now trying hard reset
    will let you know how does it work.
    Sergio Armenta likes this.
    09-08-2015 02:46 PM
  15. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    i don't know how to restore contacts from google account :/
    You don't have to restore. Once you put your account back in it'll restore the contacts for you.

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    09-08-2015 02:48 PM
  16. Scarrr's Avatar
    You don't have to restore. Once you put your account back in it'll restore the contacts for you.

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    i must have done something wrong i lost my contacts.
    09-08-2015 03:16 PM
  17. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    Did you move them to your Google account?

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    09-08-2015 03:21 PM
  18. Scarrr's Avatar
    and whatsapp doesn't have the option to be uninstalled it can only be disabled so there goes my data too because it was already there after reset and didn't give the option of restore
    09-08-2015 03:33 PM
  19. Scarrr's Avatar
    Did you move them to your Google account?

    Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
    yes backed up contacts and after reset i restored nothing happend...i am terrible at this i guess
    09-08-2015 03:34 PM
  20. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    You did go into the contacts app then more>settings>move device contacts to> and then selected either your Google account or your Samsung account right?

    If so make sure that you have contacts sync turned on by going to settings>accounts>Google account> and make sure you turn on contact sync.

    Then go into contacts app, more>settings> under contacts to display either select all or just the Google account contacts

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    Scarrr likes this.
    09-08-2015 03:40 PM
  21. Scarrr's Avatar
    You did go into the contacts app then more>settings>move device contacts to> and then selected either your Google account or your Samsung account right?

    If so make sure that you have contacts sync turned on by going to settings>accounts>Google account> and make sure you turn on contact sync.

    Then go into contacts app, more>settings> under contacts to display either select all or just the Google account contacts

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    got that thanks a lot man
    Sergio Armenta likes this.
    09-08-2015 03:49 PM
  22. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    No problem. So you got your contacts back?

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    09-08-2015 03:50 PM
  23. Scarrr's Avatar
    No problem. So you got your contacts back?

    Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
    yup but lost whatsapp data...i can only disable that and after enabling it doesn't give the option to restore.
    what about to restore from daily backup ?that happens automatically ? i searched for it...and they all say uninstall then reinstall...but in s6 there is no such option...so i manually put the latest backup file from my laptop and copied it in the whatsapp folder so it may restore from that but nothing ...
    09-08-2015 04:01 PM
  24. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    Did you copy the the database folder before installing the app? If you didn't try uninstalling the app and installing it again because it should work. That's where whatsapp actually backs up the data on your phone. So when you uninstall the app and install it again you are able to restore your conversations

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    09-08-2015 04:05 PM
  25. Scarrr's Avatar
    No problem. So you got your contacts back?

    Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
    yup i did but lost whatsapp data as it can only be disabled so i disabled it and then enabled it somehow it gave me the option to restore i manually put the last backup file in the whatsapp folder but it still didn't work
    09-08-2015 04:23 PM
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