06-03-2016 05:54 PM
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  1. kramer5150's Avatar
    This is what I am getting it is poor battery what can I do
    Your down to 59% with 1:52 SOT... Isn't that like near 5 hours of SOT for the duration of the battery?

    That seems about right to me. Can you scroll down and show your battery usage details.

    Your cell signal is really weak, if 2/5 bars is as good as it gets. Might want to deactivate the cellular radio when you are under wifi, that could gain you some SOT.
    05-30-2016 11:45 AM
  2. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Yep, like I said. This looks like normal battery life to me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-30-2016 11:51 AM
  3. hishaq96's Avatar
    Your mobile signal seems poor which will impact battery life. Looking at the screenshot of your battery life, it appears that you had good battery life until the last hour. Do you play a lot of 3D games or something hard on the battery. You obviously won't get 7 hours of SoT playing games. Post your battery life screenshot in full by hitting capture more after taking a screenshot.

    If I extrapolate your battery life based on 59% remaining and 1hr52m, I get 5 hours of SoT, which is not unreasonable at all, based on your individual usage.
    No I don't play games and don't use alot
    05-30-2016 12:00 PM
  4. hishaq96's Avatar
    Your down to 59% with 1:52 SOT... Isn't that like near 5 hours of SOT for the duration of the battery?

    That seems about right to me. Can you scroll down and show your battery usage details.

    Your cell signal is really weak, if 2/5 bars is as good as it gets. Might want to deactivate the cellular radio when you are under wifi, that could gain you some SOT.
    Attached Thumbnails S7 Edge - Bad Battery Life-1464627757295.jpg  
    05-30-2016 12:02 PM
  5. pjwk81's Avatar
    It's about right for now, mine is similar. But the main issue I have is that it's easily 2-3 hours less than the average when the phone was first released. The Exynos version was a beast for battery at first and then an update broke that and made it like any other phone out there. I sort of wonder was it deliberate as there were so many complaints about battery life differences between the Exynos and Snapdragon variants.
    05-30-2016 12:03 PM
  6. hishaq96's Avatar
    It's about right for now, mine is similar. But the main issue I have is that it's easily 2-3 hours less than the average when the phone was first released. The Exynos version was a beast for battery at first and then an update broke that and made it like any other phone out there. I sort of wonder was it deliberate as there were so many complaints about battery life differences between the Exynos and Snapdragon variants.
    I used to get good battery life I factory reseted the phone and now it drains quicker
    05-30-2016 12:05 PM
  7. Eclectech's Avatar
    I could totally get numbers like that when I had the Galaxy S6. It was one of many reasons I traded it i for the HTC 10.
    05-30-2016 12:34 PM
  8. hishaq96's Avatar
    I could totally get numbers like that when I had the Galaxy S6. It was one of many reasons I traded it i for the HTC 10.
    Me too as I used to have a S6
    05-30-2016 01:05 PM
  9. love4speechless's Avatar
    It's about right for now, mine is similar. But the main issue I have is that it's easily 2-3 hours less than the average when the phone was first released. The Exynos version was a beast for battery at first and then an update broke that and made it like any other phone out there. I sort of wonder was it deliberate as there were so many complaints about battery life differences between the Exynos and Snapdragon variants.
    I've noticed that. My phone used to give me seven to eight hours of screen on time. Now since an update I get around five or six
    05-30-2016 02:53 PM
  10. pjwk81's Avatar
    I've noticed that. My phone used to give me seven to eight hours of screen on time. Now since an update I get around five or six
    You're lucky, I went from 7-8 to 3½-5.
    05-30-2016 02:56 PM
  11. refaelagronov's Avatar
    You're lucky, I went from 7-8 to 3½-5.
    Your mobile signal seems poor which will impact battery life. Looking at the screenshot of your battery life, it appears that you had good battery life until the last hour. Do you play a lot of 3D games or something hard on the battery. You obviously won't get 7 hours of SoT playing games. Post your battery life screenshot in full by hitting capture more after taking a screenshot.

    If I extrapolate your battery life based on 59% remaining and 1hr52m, I get 5 hours of SoT, which is not unreasonable at all, based on your individual usage.
    It is not normal I am not getting consistent battery life. Since I factory reset the battery life has been poor lucky to even get 4hr screen on time which before I used to get
    No. It's true that the phone has 3600mah of power. It's up to you how to use it. Li ion batteries have a limited charge cycle. From 100-0,then 0-100 is a charge cycle. Typically, the batteries have around 600 charge cycles. Good enough for about 2 years of one charge a day before the battery starts to hold lower than the advertised amount of charge. However, not letting it go down to 0 has an exponential effect on the charge cycles. If I remember correctly, not letting it go below 40% (effectively reducing the capacity you have for daily usage yes), allows you to have around two to three times as many charge cycles. Hence the battery lasts longer. It's simply a matter of do you prefer to have the battery last longer between charging, or have it retain full capacity for more than 16-18mos. At around 18mos, it would probably have around 80% of full capacity and would deteriorate further after that.


    And rafaela still has not posted her battery graph.
    I will suggest you to Try these tips to extend your handset's battery life:

    See what's sucking the most juice. ...

    Reduce email, Twitter, and Facebook polling. ...

    Turn unnecessary hardware radios off. ...

    Use the extra power saving mode if you have it. ...
    T
    rim apps running in the background. ...

    Dump unnecessary home screen widgets and live wallpaper.
    i bought the S7 edge because those features
    not using live wallpers , just some widgets and the ultra save is boring i can use only whataspp


    *this the battery *
    after 5 hours

    S7 Edge - Bad Battery Life-screenshot_20160530-225453.jpg
    S7 Edge - Bad Battery Life-screenshot_20160530-225446.jpg
    05-30-2016 03:03 PM
  12. KPMcClave's Avatar
    After a week, my jury returned with a verdict that Greenify is not "all that." Saw no noticeable difference, in fact, seemed like it was draining battery a tiny bit more. Uninstalled.
    I said earlier in the month I was ging to install it again and live my life for a month, then see how my battery stats looked. For the first 5-6 full days, the S7E definitely had better life overall. I think I added about 20 minutes to my overall battery average (I didn't reset my GSam stats...so the average increased by 20 minutes, which means it would have been even a bigger difference if I'd started from scratch with the data). SoT stayed pretty much identical.

    Then, we had a wedding to go to someplace we'd not been before. I used the GPS and Maps navigation, and a bit more that day. Had my standalone camera, so didn't even really use the camera much. Higher use than usual though. That started the battery on a skid of 6 or 7 days where the average kept dropping for both overall and SoT in GSam. I mainly keep an eye on the hourly drain arte for a quick idea of how its going. I was routinely at 6-7% per hour drain. I tend to be somewhere in the 5-6% range if I'm using the phone quite a bit. During this period, I rarely if ever saw the low 2-3% I see with not much use iat all.

    I figured out that I'd installed an update for Swipe Pro (3rd party Facebook app) the same day as the wedding we attended, uninstalled that app and it seems the battery has returned to better drain rate. It still isn't where it was in those first 5-6 days with Greenify, though. The Swipe Pro app wasn't giving me any issues prior to the latest update.

    I've almost pulled the plug on the Greenify experiment a couple of times. Not hopeful that I'm going to see a marked increase with Greenify use long term.
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    05-30-2016 03:37 PM
  13. jayzero76's Avatar
    There is for sure something wrong with Google play service because that shouldn't use that much
    05-31-2016 06:55 AM
  14. Jim Thornburg's Avatar

    I figured out that I'd installed an update for Swipe Pro (3rd party Facebook app) the same day as the wedding we attended, uninstalled that app and it seems the battery has returned to better drain rate. It still isn't where it was in those first 5-6 days with Greenify, though. The Swipe Pro app wasn't giving me any issues prior to the latest update.

    I've almost pulled the plug on the Greenify experiment a couple of times. Not hopeful that I'm going to see a marked increase with Greenify use long term.
    I use Swipe Pro. Have you installed it again, or just using browser if you want to check FB on your phone? Curious if I should still use it.
    05-31-2016 11:28 AM
  15. KPMcClave's Avatar
    I use Swipe Pro. Have you installed it again, or just using browser if you want to check FB on your phone? Curious if I should still use it.
    I haven't reinstalled it yet. Figured if I'm going to I'll wait until an update is pushed (the one I uninstalled was the 5/21 update). I'm used to using the browser for FB, so it' isn't ahuge deal, but I did like that I could black out the theme on Swipe Pro, and that it integrated for easier sharing of articles, pics, etc. from elewhere in Android.

    I have uninstalled Greenify, though. Even with improvement in battery life after the Swipe unintslall, it hasn't gone back to what it was in the first 5-6 days with Greenify, or what it was before that, even. Buh-bye for good Greenify.
    05-31-2016 12:25 PM
  16. Joe J1's Avatar
    The new updates have decreased battery life. I have had the snapdragon and now the exynos. I have even run a few custom roms. What was achievable 7-8 hours is now at 5-6 hours screen on time. I also have root with greenify and other battery saving measures.
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    05-31-2016 02:04 PM
  17. ClintRo's Avatar
    i bought the S7 edge because those features
    not using live wallpers , just some widgets and the ultra save is boring i can use only whataspp

    I understand it is boring to put your phone in Ultra Power Saving mode, but it might help us rule out if your battery is bad or if some process is causing the issue.
    05-31-2016 02:55 PM
  18. pjwk81's Avatar
    I understand it is boring to put your phone in Ultra Power Saving mode, but it might help us rule out if your battery is bad or if some process is causing the issue.
    Might as well spend far less on a far inferior device if you're going to do that.
    05-31-2016 03:17 PM
  19. ClintRo's Avatar
    Might as well spend far less on a far inferior device if you're going to do that.
    I am not suggesting you leave it in power saving mode... however if the issue persist while in that mode then you will most likely need to get the phone replaced.
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    05-31-2016 03:20 PM
  20. hishaq96's Avatar
    Why is android system taking alot. Only used 42 mins of sot and it is already 81%
    Attached Thumbnails S7 Edge - Bad Battery Life-1464728442560.jpg  
    05-31-2016 04:02 PM
  21. bigoldthor's Avatar
    Not too many times before ending up with a dead battery that won't hold a charge. Charge at 50% to 40% - NEVER lower than 40%, unless you want to replace the battery before you need to replace the phone.
    Completely disagree with the 40% statement. You are right that it's not wise to let the battery discharge completely...that will certainly shorten the battery life. But unless some new study or finding has just been published, I've never read anything anywhere that said not to let the battery get below 40% before charging, and I've been reading on this stuff for years.

    Li Ion batteries have a finite number of charge cycles, and those cycles are made up of the number of "full" charges. For example, if a battery has 10,000 charge cycles, each one of those cycles is represented by a full, 100% charge. That 100% charge could be made up of two 40's and a 20, three 33 percents, five 20 percents, and so on. So it's not how many times you put it on the charger - it's how many times it accumulated 100% of its mAh charge capacity.

    Where did you get this 40% number?
    05-31-2016 04:12 PM
  22. ClintRo's Avatar
    Here is some interesting information on the charging subject:

    Charging Lithium-Ion Batteries – Battery University

    IIRC (been a while since I read it) High temperature, running a battery to low voltage and overcharging are the best ways to hurt it. Most likely with these phone it wont let you over charge or undercharge (unless you just keep turning it on when it says it is at zero). I believe that even when the phone says zero it isn't really at "Battery Zero". That being said it is made of components that can fail. I prefer to bump charge at my desk during the day and charge when the phone tells me to at about 15% in most cases. I have never (with new tech) had a battery issue.
    05-31-2016 04:16 PM
  23. KPMcClave's Avatar
    The new updates have decreased battery life. I have had the snapdragon and now the exynos. I have even run a few custom roms. What was achievable 7-8 hours is now at 5-6 hours screen on time. I also have root with greenify and other battery saving measures.
    My battery did not decrease from the latest Verizon update. Unless we think it took 15 days for that to start showing itself. Verizon didn't use the Baseband version ending in 3 though. It seems that is the update that is hurting people's battery. Our update is ...APD2.
    05-31-2016 04:52 PM
  24. love4speechless's Avatar
    Why is android system taking alot. Only used 42 mins of sot and it is already 81%
    Mine is doing the same thing with Android OS. High numbers every time
    Attached Thumbnails S7 Edge - Bad Battery Life-1464733226078.jpg  
    05-31-2016 05:20 PM
  25. thegame161's Avatar
    Mine is doing the same thing with Android OS. High numbers every time
    Mines normally in the 20s

    23 currently
    05-31-2016 10:42 PM
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