1. Rick_Moli0212's Avatar
    Does anyone know what this feature is on my Galaxy S7?

    What is "Optimize battery usage"?-screenshot_20160311-073643.jpg
    03-11-2016 07:39 AM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Doze, part of Marshmallow. Unless you changed those Samsung seems to have done their best to confuse things, it looks like Doze is effectively disabled by default. On my Nexus 6P all but a few are "optimized" (those switches would be in the ON position) and I'd need to act to change that. So, with all your apps not optimized, Doze will never activate.
    03-11-2016 07:53 AM
  3. Rick_Moli0212's Avatar
    Okay, thank you! I've been searching for Doze settings for a while without success. It's strange that they wouldn't label this option "Doze".

    And btw, every app was on by default, but since I didn't know what this feature did, I disabled them all temporarily.
    03-11-2016 08:05 AM
  4. hallux's Avatar
    Yeah, Doze isn't labeled Doze. It's probably been discussed someplace in these forums before, maybe in the MM section.
    03-11-2016 08:20 AM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    You can disable the ones not optimizable if you don't need them.
    03-11-2016 08:46 AM
  6. mnphoneguy1's Avatar
    So is best practice to turn this on for most things?
    03-11-2016 10:16 AM
  7. daddyd302's Avatar
    I enabled mine on my S6 Edge. It seems to help improve the battery life. I will do the same when my S7 Edge gets here.
    03-11-2016 12:20 PM
  8. dmevis's Avatar
    I would really appreciate someone providing a better explanation of what Doze does and how it works. In particular, what kinds of applications should or should not use Doze? If my "Alarm" application uses Doze, will it not wake me up in the morning?
    03-11-2016 06:03 PM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    03-11-2016 06:26 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    The alarm would work if it is the stock alarm app, or a third party app correctly coded.
    03-11-2016 06:26 PM
  11. dmevis's Avatar
    Thank you, but I already read that particular article. Still don't quite understand which apps should be included in Doze and which should be excluded from Doze. In particular, I am not using the stock alarm clock, and I have no idea if my 3rd party app is correctly coded.
    03-11-2016 07:32 PM
  12. henryfool3's Avatar
    Based on what I've read, and having had the Note 5 on T-mobile until this morning, the battery optimization feature you're looking at is a Samsung feature. It was on the Note 5 since the day I got it. And based on the article link posted it would seem that doze is just built in and does its thing. Not something you can tweak.

    If I'm wrong someone please correct me and elaborate because clearly that would mean I'm a bit confused.

    Thanks!
    03-11-2016 09:11 PM
  13. hallux's Avatar
    Based on what I've read, and having had the Note 5 on T-mobile until this morning, the battery optimization feature you're looking at is a Samsung feature. It was on the Note 5 since the day I got it. And based on the article link posted it would seem that doze is just built in and does its thing. Not something you can tweak.

    If I'm wrong someone please correct me and elaborate because clearly that would mean I'm a bit confused.

    Thanks!
    This appears to be the Samsung customized version of the doze interface. Here are some caps from my 6P, I hope. Ok, 1...

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    03-11-2016 11:19 PM
  14. allensize04's Avatar
    Every time I go into the optimized, it says they are not optimized. I turn it all for all apps. Close out when I go back into the menu they are all off again.
    03-12-2016 12:02 AM
  15. pjniez's Avatar
    Based on what I've read, and having had the Note 5 on T-mobile until this morning, the battery optimization feature you're looking at is a Samsung feature. It was on the Note 5 since the day I got it. And based on the article link posted it would seem that doze is just built in and does its thing. Not something you can tweak.

    If I'm wrong someone please correct me and elaborate because clearly that would mean I'm a bit confused.

    Thanks!
    I agree. We have a Samsung Galaxy View tablet with Android 5.1.1 and it has this Optimization feature too. So it is definitely not Doze which is a Android Marshmallow (6.x) feature. It's a Samsung feature.
    03-12-2016 12:08 AM
  16. CLARiiON's Avatar
    Doze, part of Marshmallow. Unless you changed those Samsung seems to have done their best to confuse things, it looks like Doze is effectively disabled by default. On my Nexus 6P all but a few are "optimized" (those switches would be in the ON position) and I'd need to act to change that. So, with all your apps not optimized, Doze will never activate.
    That's not Doze. This feature came in 5.1.1 in Samsung towards end of last year.
    03-12-2016 01:51 AM

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