1. Abbers727's Avatar
    I've googled ways to save battery for the S7 Edge.

    I really like having AOD but I know it eats up battery . :/ And so does the LED light indicator.

    I've had to turn off AOD tonight. Just because I know it does eat up a percentage of battery. I wish I didn't have to. I've turned off LED light indicator a long time ago.

    I've disabled / or blocked pretty much most notifications .

    Any tips or anything to conserve battery?
    04-15-2017 08:58 PM
  2. bmhillegass87's Avatar
    Hi Abbers!

    Have you ever looked at your battery stats to see what your top consumers might be?

    To review your battery consumption on the S7 edge you need to do the following:

    From Home screen,

    App drawer > settings

    Tap*Battery

    Tap*BATTERY USAGE.

    Could you maybe post a screenshot of that section? There are additional apps out there that monitor things like rogue apps (apps that are running in the background). However, let's review your battery stats first before we go that route.

    Thanks!
    04-15-2017 09:12 PM
  3. Abbers727's Avatar
    Hi Abbers!

    Have you ever looked at your battery stats to see what your top consumers might be?

    To review your battery consumption on the S7 edge you need to do the following:

    From Home screen,

    App drawer > settings

    Tap*Battery

    Tap*BATTERY USAGE.

    Could you maybe post a screenshot of that section? There are additional apps out there that monitor things like rogue apps (apps that are running in the background). However, let's review your battery stats first before we go that route.

    Thanks!
    Most stuff that cause battery drainage is usually the phone system itself. I can.
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    04-15-2017 09:18 PM
  4. bmhillegass87's Avatar
    Yeah if you get a chance to screen shot that consumption page let's see if anything looks out of the ordinary.
    04-15-2017 09:20 PM
  5. Abbers727's Avatar
    Yeah if you get a chance to screen shot that consumption page let's see if anything looks out of the ordinary.
    Right now it looks like snapchat and messenger.

    Besides the android system at the top. And even with a dim screen, it shows screen towards the top.

    04-15-2017 09:31 PM
  6. bmhillegass87's Avatar
    What's your typically day like? Are you able to make it through a whole day or are you charging multiple times a day?

    Screen towards the top on your battery stats just means it's usage time (it's normal to be on the higher side). Yes, brightness does affect battery, but this is showing us how active the screen is on.

    What I'd like to recommend is installing gsam battery app and letting it run for 24 hours. Then, post a screenshot of the gsam app open. There is a vacuum icon on the bottom of the app that is called "app sucker." I'll need a picture of that. But, the app needs to run for a while to do a diagnosis.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.gsamlabs.bbm

    Your stats don't initially look too alarming which is good!

    While I'm sure you've seen a lot of this already, here's a great post from our very own folks at Android Central 😀. While the article is tailored specifically for the S7, if does apply to the Edge as well.

    http://amp.androidcentral.com/fix-ba...life-galaxy-s7
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    04-15-2017 09:49 PM
  7. Abbers727's Avatar
    What's your typically day like? Are you able to make it through a whole day or are you charging multiple times a day?

    Screen towards the top on your battery stats just means it's usage time (it's normal to be on the higher side). Yes, brightness does affect battery, but this is showing us how active the screen is on.

    What I'd like to recommend is installing gsam battery app and letting it run for 24 hours. Then, post a screenshot of the gsam app open. There is a vacuum icon on the bottom of the app that is called "app sucker." I'll need a picture of that. But, the app needs to run for a while to do a diagnosis.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...m.gsamlabs.bbm

    Your stats don't initially look too alarming which is good!

    While I'm sure you've seen a lot of this already, here's a great post from our very own folks at Android Central ������. While the article is tailored specifically for the S7, if does apply to the Edge as well.

    How to fix Galaxy S7 battery life problems | Android Central
    I think most of the time, I charge my phone about once a day. Unless I'm going somewhere and I'd like my phone to be charged up a little more. Sometimes, I can go a day without charging it.

    Do you want the screenshot of vaccum icon / app sucker page now or when the 24 hours is up?! And can I close the app and it'll still run in the background or do I need to do anything while it's running?


    Well, that's good.

    Thanks!
    04-15-2017 09:59 PM
  8. bmhillegass87's Avatar
    After 24 hours, please 👍

    I'd say you are doing pretty well though!
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    04-15-2017 10:01 PM
  9. Abbers727's Avatar
    I like AOD. But I know it eats up battery to have it on.
    04-15-2017 10:25 PM
  10. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    AOD should only use approximately 1% of battery per hour.

    I'm in the opinion of not throttling the phone by turning off potentially useful features.

    I usually get 2 days of usage from my s7 edge.

    One thing I always turn off is the battery % sign and just enjoy using the phone without watching if the % figure will drop.
    04-16-2017 04:07 AM
  11. sparksd's Avatar
    I turned off "OK Google" after I saw the AudioIn service with a large number of wakelocks and significant CPU utilization (I don't use the feature. It also required a restart to stop the service). I also keep Location off except when needed (I also turn it on occasionally to update satellite info for faster initial lock).
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    04-16-2017 09:54 AM
  12. Abbers727's Avatar
    04-16-2017 10:07 PM
  13. Abbers727's Avatar
    I turned off "OK Google" after I saw the AudioIn service with a large number of wakelocks and significant CPU utilization (I don't use the feature. It also required a restart to stop the service). I also keep Location off except when needed (I also turn it on occasionally to update satellite info for faster initial lock).
    @sparksd

    How do you turn off 'Ok Google" I don't really use it either.

    I never leave location, bluetooth or WiFi on unless I'm using it.
    04-16-2017 10:13 PM
  14. sparksd's Avatar
    @sparksd

    How do you turn off 'Ok Google" I don't really use it either.

    I never leave location, bluetooth or WiFi on unless I'm using it.
    Open the Google app
    In the top left corner of the page, touch the Menu icon
    Tap Settings > Voice > "OK Google“ Detection
    Now you can turn it off by setting "Say OK Google any time" to off.
    04-16-2017 11:19 PM
  15. Abbers727's Avatar
    Open the Google app
    In the top left corner of the page, touch the Menu icon
    Tap Settings > Voice > "OK Google“ Detection
    Now you can turn it off by setting "Say OK Google any time" to off.
    Okay. Thanks. It was already off when I checked it.
    04-16-2017 11:25 PM
  16. bmhillegass87's Avatar
    AOD should only use approximately 1% of battery per hour.

    I'm in the opinion of not throttling the phone by turning off potentially useful features.

    I usually get 2 days of usage from my s7 edge.

    One thing I always turn off is the battery % sign and just enjoy using the phone without watching if the % figure will drop.

    I actually really like this! Too often I worry about the same stuff and put an emphasis on stripping features instead of just enjoying the device.

    Abbers- after reviewing your gsam usage I think you're in a good spot. On that charge alone, you'll look to average a little over 4 hours screen on time which is fairly standard for an Android device. Yes, you'll have people come over and under this number, but if I were in the same spot i'd be satisfied for sure. My benchmark for Android is 3 hours SOT. Anything under that is unacceptable. It looks like you're taking the right steps to ensure good battery life. Plus, you are making it through a day as you mentioned, or sometimes into a second day. For Android, this is a big thumbs up!
    04-17-2017 07:30 AM
  17. LeoRex's Avatar
    I am going to make a bit of a comment here... looking at those stats...

    Your GSAM screenshot shows that it estimates over 6 hours of screen usage over 30 hours or so. If those estimates hold true, those are excellent numbers. Granted, you haven't gone through a few full cycles yet, so that's just a guess. But if you can get over 6 hours and need to charge once a day... don't take this the wrong way, but the phone's working fine, it's just your expectations that are off. 6+/30+... few phones can touch that sort of number.
    04-17-2017 08:32 AM
  18. sparksd's Avatar
    I actually really like this! Too often I worry about the same stuff and put an emphasis on stripping features instead of just enjoying the device.

    I also agree - what I have turned off is functionality I don't use - OK Google - and I toggle functionality I only occasionally use - Location.
    04-17-2017 08:52 AM
  19. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Use it normally for a few days and keep us updated.

    If that GSAM estimate holds up, you're getting superb battery life.
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    04-17-2017 10:36 AM
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    04-17-2017 03:17 PM
  21. rfan8312's Avatar
    Don't forget when you go to see Device Manager to refresh your battery, storage and memory, something I do constantly because I can set it on my edge panel two thumb swipes and I've done it, you can set which apps will always stay asleep until you actually call them up.

    This will save you some battery.

    Go to Device Manager > battery > scroll down > select apps to always be asleep > pick which apps you have no need to be running in the background draining battery.
    09-22-2017 05:48 AM
  22. Abbers727's Avatar
    Don't forget when you go to see Device Manager to refresh your battery, storage and memory, something I do constantly because I can set it on my edge panel two thumb swipes and I've done it, you can set which apps will always stay asleep until you actually call them up.

    This will save you some battery.

    Go to Device Manager > battery > scroll down > select apps to always be asleep > pick which apps you have no need to be running in the background draining battery.
    Now that device maintenance / manager has updated and now has that feature again, I put all the apps that I can, in always be asleep.
    rfan8312 likes this.
    09-27-2017 10:43 PM

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