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  1. ClintRo's Avatar
    So, since I got my edge, the battery life Seemed terrible and it was always super hot when using it. I checked battery usage and "media" was unbelievable high for battery usage, even immediately after unplugging the phone from charger. Decided to unmount my SD card and it stopped the issue. Any thoughts? Must be Something bad on my sd card? The SD card has all of my photos, videos and about 8,000 songs that I was using in my S5 and just popped into the edge. Thanks for any help.

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    I wouldn't be surprised if it was indexing them all and using a lot of resources. I bet after it is done you would see a drop back to normal.... Maybe remount it before bed and hook to charger over night and see how it does the next day.
    03-11-2016 08:58 AM
  2. rflores5432's Avatar
    Had you transferred any apps onto your SD card when it was in your S5?
    Yes I actually did. Only had the 16 gig version and device storage was constantly very low do transfered large apps to SD. I'm thinking I should copy my music and photos to computer, then re-format the SD card in the phone then transfer just the music and photos back?

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    03-11-2016 08:58 AM
  3. rflores5432's Avatar
    Wow. It's amazing how much smoother things are working and not super hot after removing the SD card. LOL

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    03-11-2016 09:03 AM
  4. ClintRo's Avatar
    I have an SD card, but it doesn't have anything on it...LOL
    03-11-2016 09:14 AM
  5. Captpt's Avatar
    I was told by a rep at AT&T that we could increase our battery drain immensely by turning off LTE and just running 4g or 3g..
    He said he does it on his iPhone and where he used to never be able to get through a day without putting his phone on a charger to getting a day and half out of a full charge..
    Any body here try this???
    03-11-2016 09:14 AM
  6. ClintRo's Avatar
    LTE is 4G? If you can deal with the slower 3G speed it will save battery I believe.
    03-11-2016 09:15 AM
  7. tshirttan408's Avatar
    Yes I actually did. Only had the 16 gig version and device storage was constantly very low do transfered large apps to SD. I'm thinking I should copy my music and photos to computer, then re-format the SD card in the phone then transfer just the music and photos back?

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    I'm no programmer but could be an app on there trying to update itself or something. Try downloading a file manager and purge it of any apps.
    03-11-2016 09:16 AM
  8. ClintRo's Avatar
    Wow. It's amazing how much smoother things are working and not super hot after removing the SD card. LOL

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    Maybe you should try backing up everything on the card and put it in the phone and reformat. then if all goes well with it empty you could start adding apps and photos.
    03-11-2016 09:21 AM
  9. rflores5432's Avatar
    Maybe you should try backing up everything on the card and put it in the phone and reformat. then if all goes well with it empty you could start adding apps and photos.
    Sounds like a plan. Thanks everyone

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    03-11-2016 09:22 AM
  10. t11rmh's Avatar
    So, since I got my edge, the battery life Seemed terrible and it was always super hot when using it. I checked battery usage and "media" was unbelievable high for battery usage, even immediately after unplugging the phone from charger. Decided to unmount my SD card and it stopped the issue. Any thoughts? Must be Something bad on my sd card? The SD card has all of my photos, videos and about 8,000 songs that I was using in my S5 and just popped into the edge. Thanks for any help.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Save your music to a pc. Format your SD card in the phone and then copy all of your music back again. This is what I do when I get a new phone and want to keep my media on it. Sometimes the file system on from pervious phones just causes too much trouble.

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    03-11-2016 10:45 AM
  11. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    Now that I have a 64 gig card I guess I could add my music it's like 16 gigs and on my computer but when I go to Google Play it's all there so I don't think I really need to have it on my card. I do take a lot of pictures and do some video so that's mostly what my card will be used for. I have 2 folders on my computer though that I always dump on each phone's card one has lots of ringtones and the other has short texting notifications I use for specific people. And since on this phone under contacts you have 2 choices for people ringtone and notification sound I am good using the stock app and may not even use Textra. We're in love with these phones.
    03-11-2016 10:54 AM
  12. Captpt's Avatar
    LTE is 4G? If you can deal with the slower 3G speed it will save battery I believe.
    Guess not (did a little investigating lol),
    4g is 4th generation, LTE stands for long term evolution, so 4G LTE stands for fourth generation long term evolution. 4G and 4G LTE are actually 2 different animals.. I never stream movies and such (Pandora is about the nearest I come) so I'm thinking my if I turn back to 4g or 3g I could save battery without noticing much of a difference??
    03-11-2016 10:57 AM
  13. Palladium65's Avatar
    Guess not (did a little investigating lol),
    4g is 4th generation, LTE stands for long term evolution, so 4G LTE stands for fourth generation long term evolution. 4G and 4G LTE are actually 2 different animals.. I never stream movies and such (Pandora is about the nearest I come) so I'm thinking my if I turn back to 4g or 3g I could save battery without noticing much of a difference??
    Apparently you save 25% more battery when turning off 4G or 4G LTE
    03-11-2016 11:29 AM
  14. Palladium65's Avatar
    These are my battery life stats after first days use

    S7 edge Battery life-uploadfromtaptalk1457720509487.jpgS7 edge Battery life-uploadfromtaptalk1457720519122.jpg

    Had 4G/LTE on used mostly wifi tho .

    Always on display off.
    03-11-2016 12:23 PM
  15. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    You 2 phone carrying fool!!!

    My first day is no indication... but to be honest as long as it gets me thru the day even with 5% left at the end I am going to be great. I have wireless charging everywhere... Work, Car, Home bedroom and living room.
    I can't help it, one is for work .

    I can see doze doesn't seem to be kicking in on my phone. Guess AOD really does keep it from activating.
    03-11-2016 12:27 PM
  16. ClintRo's Avatar
    I will test out AOD/doze this weekend. It looked like it kicked in last night. I left it in the car w while I play volleyball for a few hours.
    03-11-2016 01:12 PM
  17. KimJongOMG's Avatar
    I will test out AOD/doze this weekend. It looked like it kicked in last night. I left it in the car w while I play volleyball for a few hours.
    I'll test my later tonight when I go to sleep as well. Will update with results.
    03-11-2016 01:19 PM
  18. Palladium65's Avatar
    Final battery results after 1st day use.

    Am seriously impressed.

    S7 edge Battery life-uploadfromtaptalk1457727792097.jpgS7 edge Battery life-uploadfromtaptalk1457727804694.jpg
    03-11-2016 02:23 PM
  19. shoaib shah's Avatar
    At the end of my 4th cycle I got close to 5hrs SOT.

    Hoping that I can do 6hr SOT to make it a solid performer.

    Between how do you guys make the screenshot size bigger.

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    03-11-2016 02:34 PM
  20. Fillyo's Avatar
    I am not going to freak out after first cycle, but I've lost 43% in just under 8 hours with 1 hour of SOT, and android system is taking 41%. I am using LTE on Verizon only, and have 3 email accounts syncing, and full location services, just as I did with my Note 4.
    03-11-2016 03:27 PM
  21. Dukins's Avatar
    I am not going to freak out after first cycle, but I've lost 43% in just under 8 hours with 1 hour of SOT, and android system is taking 41%. I am using LTE on Verizon only, and have 3 email accounts syncing, and full location services, just as I did with my Note 4.
    Same thing happened to me yesterday. Today battery is much better. I think I can make this phone my daily driver. Give it a few days.
    03-11-2016 03:34 PM
  22. SurfnSun's Avatar
    I did 15 hours on my phone today and still had 24% when I pulled it in tonight.

    Seriously impressed
    03-11-2016 09:46 PM
  23. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    I used to turn my mobile data off at work due to bad signal but even the wifi sometimes didn't work well and I would always have to reconnect and my battery would drain quick on my HTC but on this phone I leave mobile data on but get on wifi as soon as I get to work and I've been leaving work with 30% battery. This phone is great! Today I didn't have to charge my phone all day and when I got in my car at 28% I plugged it in. But I don't have anything syncing yet still haven't set that up so once I am fully setup will see. Is it best for me to go ahead and stick it on the charger when it gets to a certain point or is it ok to let it go till I get off work at 30% or a little less? Also what exactly is Doze and what does it do? Guess I can google it but it's a new marshmallow feature is that it? I have the Nexus 9 tablet and got marshmallow on out HTC phone recently but still don't know exactly what it is or does. All I know this is the best phone we've ever had and we got rid of our M9's today. And I usually turn off my wifi when I leave my house and am driving then turn it on and connect when I get to work.

    Apparently you save 25% more battery when turning off 4G or 4G LTE
    03-12-2016 01:30 AM
  24. Palladium65's Avatar
    I used to turn my mobile data off at work due to bad signal but even the wifi sometimes didn't work well and I would always have to reconnect and my battery would drain quick on my HTC but on this phone I leave mobile data on but get on wifi as soon as I get to work and I've been leaving work with 30% battery. This phone is great! Today I didn't have to charge my phone all day and when I got in my car at 28% I plugged it in. But I don't have anything syncing yet still haven't set that up so once I am fully setup will see. Is it best for me to go ahead and stick it on the charger when it gets to a certain point or is it ok to let it go till I get off work at 30% or a little less? Also what exactly is Doze and what does it do? Guess I can google it but it's a new marshmallow feature is that it? I have the Nexus 9 tablet and got marshmallow on out HTC phone recently but still don't know exactly what it is or does. All I know this is the best phone we've ever had and we got rid of our M9's today. And I usually turn off my wifi when I leave my house and am driving then turn it on and connect when I get to work.
    I'd say charge the phone when it says so.

    Which is at 15% .

    That's when it prompts you to plug in the charger.

    I usually do that unless I really need a top up for the rest of the evening
    03-12-2016 01:32 AM
  25. ClintRo's Avatar
    Not bad.... For day 2. My work building eats battery.



    03-12-2016 01:46 AM
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