12-07-2015 09:17 AM
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  1. fofjjsr's Avatar
    So the Android System is using a lot of battery. Any ideas on the cause? I was using Twitter and Facebook mostly and played around with the stock camera app briefly.
    Attached Thumbnails Galaxy S6 Battery Life Thread-1434950463489.jpg  
    06-22-2015 12:21 AM
  2. JustinHall05's Avatar
    I would try wiping the cache.

    1. Turn off the phone entirely
    2. Reboot the phone using these buttons at the same time:
    -Power
    -Volume up
    -Home Key
    3. When phone reboots wait until you get the recovery/bootloader screen
    4. Use the volume keys to move up and down
    -Choose wipe cache partition by hitting the power key
    5. Choose reboot system now using the power key

    See if that helps
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    06-22-2015 12:31 AM
  3. razza1987's Avatar
    The Android system is always my biggest battery drain too just at like 50% less. I'm in shock at the number you got lol. I hope it fixes
    06-22-2015 01:48 AM
  4. the tall guy's Avatar
    You're pushing 26 hours without a charge lol - to be at 35% that's pretty impressive. What is your SOT if you don't mind me asking?
    06-22-2015 03:43 AM
  5. AlphaTango414's Avatar
    You're pushing 26 hours without a charge lol - to be at 35% that's pretty impressive. What is your SOT if you don't mind me asking?
    I have gotten just shy of 48 hours with 4 hours of SOT.

    We also don't know if he plugged his phone up during that time, graph isn't showing and unless it fully charges, time on will not change.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-22-2015 04:28 AM
  6. the tall guy's Avatar
    I have gotten just shy of 48 hours with 4 hours of SOT.

    We also don't know if he plugged his phone up during that time, graph isn't showing and unless it fully charges, time on will not change.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I would probably get the same if I didn't charge mine overnight - I go to bed with about 50% left and that's with SOT of about 2 and half hours.
    06-22-2015 04:32 AM
  7. fofjjsr's Avatar
    I had been wirelesslh charging it throughout the day. Never to 100% though. Where can I find the SOT?
    06-22-2015 06:13 AM
  8. the tall guy's Avatar
    I had been wirelesslh charging it throughout the day. Never to 100% though. Where can I find the SOT?
    1. Settings
    2. Battery
    3. Battery Usage
    4. Select 'Screen'

    It will tell you the 'Time On' for the device.
    06-22-2015 06:47 AM
  9. JoshDunc's Avatar
    So last night I went to the movies with my wife and saw Vacation (great movie of course). Anyways, I left my S6 in the car to charge to 100%. Took it off the charger on the way home and did not touch it. Went to bed without doing anything on it. Woke up at 8:00 this morning and it had 98%. Only lost 2% over night. Since then I have been using my S6 for phone calls, texts, emails, facebook, and gaming. Here is my results:



    Almost 13 hours on that charge. Almost 4 hours of SOT. I personally think this is acceptable of the S6. What do you think?

    Samsung Galaxy S6 - Black - 32GB
    ZAGG Tempered Glass
    AT&T
    08-15-2015 01:06 PM
  10. drone3's Avatar
    So last night I went to the movies with my wife and saw Vacation (great movie of course). Anyways, I left my S6 in the car to charge to 100%. Took it off the charger on the way home and did not touch it. Went to bed without doing anything on it. Woke up at 8:00 this morning and it had 98%. Only lost 2% over night. Since then I have been using my S6 for phone calls, texts, emails, facebook, and gaming. Here is my results:

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    Almost 13 hours on that charge. Almost 4 hours of SOT. I personally think this is acceptable of the S6. What do you think?

    Samsung Galaxy S6 - Black - 32GB
    ZAGG Tempered Glass
    AT&T
    I think 3.5hrs is probably the average from these forums, but yeh 4hrs SOT is pretty good, some folks have got over 5hrs SOT.

    I usually get 3.5 - 4hrs SOT but my lte reception is terrible, so I'm sure I would get much better battery life with good reception.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    08-15-2015 11:54 PM
  11. Saros's Avatar
    I personally think this is acceptable of the S6. What do you think?
    I think it's quite adequate, personally. Attached is a chronicle of my last cycle. Not what I would classify as a heavy-use day, but plenty of time spent browsing the web and social media (and keeping up with forums via Tapatalk), and this cycle also includes about 2.5 hours of listening to news radio and podcasts. For the record, I also was cranking the screen brightness up a bit higher than it needed to be.

    Galaxy S6 Battery Life Thread-batt.png

    I may lose up to an hour or more off these results if I'm gaming, but regardless, for my needs, this doesn't leave much to be desired. And I'm still on 5.0.2, for what it's worth.
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    08-16-2015 04:12 AM
  12. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    Are you using any launchers such as Nova, any customization at all? Or just TouchWiz?
    08-16-2015 05:06 AM
  13. Saros's Avatar
    Are you using any launchers such as Nova, any customization at all? Or just TouchWiz?
    I'm running Nova Prime + TeslaUnread. My current homescreen:

    Galaxy S6 Battery Life Thread-purp.png
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    08-16-2015 05:09 AM
  14. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    I'm running Nova Prime + TeslaUnread. My current homescreen:

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    I've managed to get about 17 hours with heavy usage and still feel I can do better though. I think I still to tinker with my phone a little more and turn off more things in the settings that I don't use.
    08-16-2015 05:21 AM
  15. Saros's Avatar
    I've managed to get about 17 hours with heavy usage and still feel I can do better though. I think I still to tinker with my phone a little more and turn off more things in the settings that I don't use.
    I know the feeling, I'm curious to know just how far I can push it, but to date even half-assed optimization attempts on my part have yielded pretty positive results.
    08-16-2015 05:35 AM
  16. razza1987's Avatar
    This has been my battery life the last two days. I got rid of Nova and am just using Touchwiz and the battery seems to be even better than before
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    08-16-2015 05:52 AM
  17. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    This is by far the best single charge I have gone through with my S6. And this is after going for a 3 mile run, using music and GPS to track my run, and listening to music for a long period of time yesterday. And reading articles on Flipboard, and Twitter. Definitely doing something right. And still using Nova and having my phone work the way that I want it to work for me.
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    08-17-2015 08:14 AM
  18. Sergio Armenta's Avatar
    Actually managed to squeeze the battery a little bit more and make it all the way to work and post this right before the battery ran out. 2% left!! Time to charge!!!
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    08-17-2015 10:14 AM
  19. earthluminol's Avatar
    I think it's quite adequate, personally. Attached is a chronicle of my last cycle. Not what I would classify as a heavy-use day, but plenty of time spent browsing the web and social media (and keeping up with forums via Tapatalk), and this cycle also includes about 2.5 hours of listening to news radio and podcasts. For the record, I also was cranking the screen brightness up a bit higher than it needed to be.

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    I may lose up to an hour or more off these results if I'm gaming, but regardless, for my needs, this doesn't leave much to be desired. And I'm still on 5.0.2, for what it's worth.
    did you always connect mobile data or wifi ?

    Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
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    08-19-2015 07:31 PM
  20. Saros's Avatar
    did you always connect mobile data or wifi ?
    I forgot to document the split on that cycle but it would have been around 70% Wi-Fi and 30% data.
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    08-19-2015 07:59 PM
  21. JoshDunc's Avatar
    Seems to be some folks getting decent battery out of the S6. I picked up a mophie yesterday since classes started back and I'm away from an actual charger about 16 hours between class and work. So far though, I haven't had to use the mophie lol

    Samsung Galaxy S6 - Black - 32GB - AT&T
    Mophie Juicepack - Black
    ZAGG Tempered Glass
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    08-19-2015 09:29 PM
  22. mohit9206's Avatar
    i don't understand how 4 hours of SOT is supposed to be acceptable? I regularly get 7 hours SOT on my Moto so don't you think Samsung should also try to achieve that? I would gladly accept a 1080p screen instead of 1440p if it means more battery life. Its not like anyone can notice the difference. Oh and i also would gladly accept a thicker phone if it meant higher capacity battery. When Sony can provide 10 hours of SOT on its flagships then why should Samsung not also try to achieve that?
    08-20-2015 04:13 AM
  23. pbc's Avatar
    Agreed. The users that are getting > 4 hours of SOT seem to be fewer than those that are getting ~3 hours. I'm one of the latter, with very light usage on the phone, and have made many of the adjustments suggested. My reception obviously isn't great, but even my Nexus 5 with its paltry battery lasted much longer with similar usage AND with Google Now on (I've had to turn it off on this phone). Thankfully I didn't pay for the phone, but I don't see myself getting another Samsung. I actually feel my Nexus 5 was an overall better phone, save a brighter screen on the S6 with more pop. Stock android is just much more fluid I find, personally.

    Like others, I wish the race to paper thin would stop and larger batteries were used. Which Sony gets 10 hours SOT??
    08-20-2015 07:57 AM
  24. mohit9206's Avatar
    Agreed. The users that are getting > 4 hours of SOT seem to be fewer than those that are getting ~3 hours. I'm one of the latter, with very light usage on the phone, and have made many of the adjustments suggested. My reception obviously isn't great, but even my Nexus 5 with its paltry battery lasted much longer with similar usage AND with Google Now on (I've had to turn it off on this phone). Thankfully I didn't pay for the phone, but I don't see myself getting another Samsung. I actually feel my Nexus 5 was an overall better phone, save a brighter screen on the S6 with more pop. Stock android is just much more fluid I find, personally.

    Like others, I wish the race to paper thin would stop and larger batteries were used. Which Sony gets 10 hours SOT??
    Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact.
    http://www.androidauthority.com/sony...een-on-529106/

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-...y-life_id60955

    Also Motorola Droid Turbo
    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Step-...y-life_id62350
    08-20-2015 09:40 AM
  25. Lfsnz67's Avatar
    You people are killing me. I think I maybe got over 3 hours sot on my s6 edge one or two times!

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    08-20-2015 11:27 AM
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