05-15-2017 09:30 AM
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  1. markm75's Avatar
    My cell eating a lot of battery. A friend recommend me use EZ Package Disabler (Samsung) to save battery. But I have to donate to use. I don't know whether it is good or not. Anyone here can giv me feedback?
    I used "package disabler", but to me, it didnt help much.. as I think you really need to get to the bottom of what is causing the phone to drain so quickly or not stay asleep when idle for long periods..

    I still see often, 30 minutes out of 1 hour where its awake when the phone is sitting there off in the statistics screen.
    10-13-2016 10:17 AM
  2. hishaq96's Avatar
    I am mostly at 90% with under 30 mins SOT is this normal?
    10-13-2016 10:46 AM
  3. markm75's Avatar
    I am mostly at 90% with under 30 mins SOT is this normal?
    What did you mean here. You drop 10% in 30 minutes? But doing what
    10-13-2016 11:11 AM
  4. motimou's Avatar
    some application is eating, facebook. Use the power saving option in settings
    10-13-2016 12:06 PM
  5. hishaq96's Avatar
    What did you mean here. You drop 10% in 30 minutes? But doing what
    Just normal few mins use and the battery drains quickly
    10-13-2016 12:56 PM
  6. Linani's Avatar
    Pls pls I have the same problem. Pls tell me how you disable apps. My friend recommend EZ package disabler, bt have to donate. I dont know how it is.
    10-14-2016 04:16 AM
  7. mundo472's Avatar
    Make sure you've got the latest Android System Webview 54.0.2840.61. After yesterday's update my battery seems back to normal, even without "force stop" on gear Vr
    10-14-2016 08:25 AM
  8. mushie143's Avatar
    Make sure you've got the latest Android System Webview 54.0.2840.61. After yesterday's update my battery seems back to normal, even without "force stop" on gear Vr
    Is there anyway to get the update beside through the playstore? The latest version it has for me is 53.xxx
    10-14-2016 11:22 AM
  9. Loc22's Avatar
    Basically like in the title..

    I have the s7 edge tmobile version (32GB).. running nova and i do have quite a few things installed.

    I typically use Gsam to monitor drain.. i'm seeing anywhere from 15-25% drain with just the screen on (and/or browsing facebook, the web, emails), which seems ridiculous to me.

    I've tried disabling things in package disabler to no avail.

    Its hard to pinpoint a culprit using gsam.. i also try using the wakelock detector app but i'm not rooted so its not much use. (not wanting to root, because i hear you have to jump through hoops to make certain things work and also may have more battery drain).

    Conversly.. Typically when i view the phone after its been off, ill see 3-5% while its turned off per hour.. in one hour the phone might wake up 25% of that time, say 15 minutes maybe 20.. this is on a good day.

    Some of the key apps i use include:

    Chomp SMS
    Google Now plugins
    Various Oculus apps and cardboard
    Weatherbug
    AquaMail
    Mysms
    AutomateIT
    ESFile Explorer
    Hangouts
    Facebook
    Amazon app
    Nova Launcher Prime
    Spotify
    Messenger (for FB)
    TextNow

    Anyone else having these issues and if so how did you determine what was causing it?

    Thanks in advance
    I have the same problem too and my phone would heat up so much that it was pretty impossible to handle. I did a security wipe and reinstall my apps.

    I am now using the BlackBerry launcher with the hub+ this will handle my sms and emails and I heard soon to handle Facebook messages as well.
    10-14-2016 12:49 PM
  10. popkurn611's Avatar
    I can't figure out what is eating my battery. Did a factory reset and had my apps reloaded back... Still have the same issue. My app usage is at 71% and I barely used my phone today I have 1.5 hours of SOT.







    10-14-2016 03:42 PM
  11. randun's Avatar
    I'm a new Edge user & must say that over the years, I've never had a better experience with a battery.

    I'm a semi power user with my 32GB phone loaded, with many apps running in the background.

    Guess it's a matter of variability between users, networks, & phones.
    10-14-2016 03:56 PM
  12. hasasimo's Avatar
    Just returned to my S7 Edge after returning the Note 7, and battery life is considerably worse than I remember it to be. Wonder what's going on.
    10-14-2016 03:58 PM
  13. popkurn611's Avatar
    Just returned to my S7 Edge after returning the Note 7, and battery life is considerably worse than I remember it to be. Wonder what's going on.
    As you can see in my screenshots above I am getting horrible battery life. Ever since the July security updates.
    10-14-2016 04:10 PM
  14. hishaq96's Avatar
    I can't figure out what is eating my battery. Did a factory reset and had my apps reloaded back... Still have the same issue. My app usage is at 71% and I barely used my phone today I have 1.5 hours of SOT.



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    I too did a factory reset and the battery is still draining as it used to
    10-14-2016 07:16 PM
  15. markm75's Avatar
    I think the app drain is typical, per some shots in this thread from the 3d battery widget app.. you can see 12-15% for generic usage.. and after comparing with some reports from an iphone 6s plus, it sounds as if that level of drain is par..

    Whats not so par is the off drain.. granted in my case i have a lot of background tasking going on, keeping it from deep sleep id say.. using 3c, i can see an average of 1.8-3% when its off and been off for awhile.

    I can bring it down by 0.5% per hour by turning off the active display and edge features.. of course i could put it in airplane mode and it would barely drain while off at all.

    It seems to impossible a task to try to determine what is causing the drain, though things seem to point to the "android os" as being the biggest sucker of battery (common in a lot of threads out there).

    I also use adoptable storage (64gb sd card u3 etc).. not sure if thats a factor.

    Its either disable half of what makes the phone useful and get better standby life, or live with a 2-3% (best case scenario) drain while off in my case, is my thinking.
    10-19-2016 10:57 AM
  16. markm75's Avatar
    Tried testing some more.. found things interesting.. a sunday afternoon, leaving the phone turned off.. sitting idle over 2 hours.. maybe 1.5% per hour max drain, often much less.. then suddenly sunday evening it starts peaking again, 6%, 8%, 10%, for no apparent reason..

    Another test on a monday.. idle/off again over 2 hours.. back to normal.. maybe 3% max (still not as good as 1% but better)..
    Then later in day it peaks again..

    From what i can see, it seems directly proportional to the amount of notifications i'm receiving.. even with them set to not turn the screen on.. maybe aquamail related, unsure.. or facebook, or mysms.. i guess the real test would be to disable all of these and test again.

    For kicks i sometimes turn on the power saving mode and that does seem to at least bring it to the 3% per hour rate, sometimes closer to that 1.5 lower average.. but then there are other times it still doesnt (and i still see notifications even though it says this mode should have them disabled until you open the app)
    10-25-2016 10:46 AM
  17. japhule's Avatar
    Not familiar with aquamail, but does it check for new mail for a set time interval? If it's doing this often, it could be draining the battery.
    10-25-2016 12:14 PM
  18. Law2138's Avatar
    Don't get me wrong, I love Android, but I wish power management wasn't such a science. To pinpoint battery issues, users need to have GSAM or some other monitoring app, analyze their battery consumption, and compare it to everyone elses SOT and standby time to figure what's "normal".

    The Edge has a 3600maH battery, but it doesn't mean squat if the software can't pinpoint and minimize excessive drain.

    I just performed a factory reset on my Edge 2 weeks ago because I couldn't find the culprit. It was a pain in the neck.
    10-25-2016 12:40 PM
  19. markm75's Avatar
    Well, 3C showing 6% per hour drop suddenly, despite disabling chomp, aquamail and mysms.. at first it was looking good, the "good" 1.5 when off rate.. then out of the blue spikes with no real notifications blowing up the phone either, so who knows.. i'm basically going to give up and accept it is what it is.. poor power management in general (or adoptable mode sd card drain of some kind, though i have a fast u3 in there).

    Side note: I'm using the 3c app.. and for some reason if i try to reinstall gsam now, i get a 504 error, i think it was 504, seems maybe its blocked because of 3c being on there, but i'm not positive.
    10-25-2016 12:47 PM
  20. amyf27's Avatar
    I haven't really monitored drain or anything like that on mine. I'm on Nova Launcher. Today at 6:55 am phone was at 93% I didn't plug it in again until 3:55 pm at appx 10% battery left. I have auto sync on, Facebook, work and home email, all sorts of stuff. That's not a bad battery run time for me.
    10-25-2016 03:10 PM
  21. markm75's Avatar
    I haven't really monitored drain or anything like that on mine. I'm on Nova Launcher. Today at 6:55 am phone was at 93% I didn't plug it in again until 3:55 pm at appx 10% battery left. I have auto sync on, Facebook, work and home email, all sorts of stuff. That's not a bad battery run time for me.
    For me its something like 95-100% at 10am, then 50-60% by 5pm (if i'm lucky).. this is with maybe 35 minutes of screen time typically.
    I'm on Nova and do a ton of stuff, doesnt seem to matter nova or not. I also leave sync on, bluetooth is off unless plugged in, wifi on.

    I uninstalled 3C battery monitor pro and tried gsam again.. still getting a 504 error code when it tries to finish the install
    10-25-2016 03:51 PM
  22. markm75's Avatar
    More testing.. i found that if i turn to airplane mode, turn wifi on, turn power saving mode on.. i get around 1.2% per hour drop.. so its either notifications or the phone mobile network having issues.. leaning towards thinking phone network. Held awake times dropped to 6min out of 45, whereas before it would be much much higher in the same 45 minute span.

    update: confirmed, this time wifi + airplane and NO power save mode.. still holding at 1.5% per hour off over 1hr 21 min and 11 minutes held awake.. seems pretty standard.. will compare one last time with with everything on, but i'm sure its bad signal (despite wifi) or bad sim card (have had metropcs issues randomly as is).. perhaps leading to the typical all active rate of anywhere from 3.5 to more likely 8% per hour.

    For that 1hr 21.. android system still lead the pack with 34.9 (4min21sec) and kernel at 21.2% (2m38) with goggle services at 4.1% (30 seconds)
    10-26-2016 02:27 PM
  23. John B11's Avatar
    What happened at the end did you manage to solve the battery drain?

    My s7 drains when sitting idle on the table drains about 5% per hour and about 10 % per hour if browsing and 17 % if on youtube.

    Factory reset (with no new apps installed - except gsam), still shows 5 % drain per hour when phone is just sitting idle. GSAM doesn't show anything strange except the fact the per hour drain when screen is off is still quite high.
    when i first got it (less than a month ago) over night was only about 4-6 percent drainage now it is up to around 30 % per night!

    My wifes s4 mini drains around 1 % per hour when phone is just idle sitting on table while s7 edge drains about 5% per hour and easily outlasts my s7 edge it is a disgrace ! for 700$+ phone

    Has anyone solved this problem successfully ?

    Surely there must be someone who as solved it or got it fixed or returned ?
    The orange gsam photo is for s4 mini the others for s7 edge (pls notice the screen on time in both)
    S7 edge battery issues, drain, gsam stats? MetroPCS/Tmobile varient-screenshot_20170127-193830.pngS7 edge battery issues, drain, gsam stats? MetroPCS/Tmobile varient-screenshot_20170127-210300.pngS7 edge battery issues, drain, gsam stats? MetroPCS/Tmobile varient-20170129_092239.jpgS7 edge battery issues, drain, gsam stats? MetroPCS/Tmobile varient-screenshot_20170129-092455.jpgS7 edge battery issues, drain, gsam stats? MetroPCS/Tmobile varient-screenshot_20170129-092115.jpgClick image for larger version. 

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    01-30-2017 02:14 PM
  24. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I replied to you in another thread to see if your wi-fi scanning is turned on in Settings>Privacy>Location>Improve Accuracy. If so, then turn it off.
    01-30-2017 05:10 PM
  25. chanchan05's Avatar
    What happened at the end did you manage to solve the battery drain?

    My s7 drains when sitting idle on the table drains about 5% per hour and about 10 % per hour if browsing and 17 % if on youtube.

    Factory reset (with no new apps installed - except gsam), still shows 5 % drain per hour when phone is just sitting idle. GSAM doesn't show anything strange except the fact the per hour drain when screen is off is still quite high.
    when i first got it (less than a month ago) over night was only about 4-6 percent drainage now it is up to around 30 % per night!

    My wifes s4 mini drains around 1 % per hour when phone is just idle sitting on table while s7 edge drains about 5% per hour and easily outlasts my s7 edge it is a disgrace ! for 700$+ phone

    Has anyone solved this problem successfully ?

    Surely there must be someone who as solved it or got it fixed or returned ?
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    Test this:
    Switch to airplane mode and see how much drain in 1hr.
    01-30-2017 05:38 PM
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