1. scottwalton's Avatar
    The S7 is a good phone I think. I am trying my best to like it. But there are still what ever I do battery issues the second I use the Internet over wifi. The second I do the battery just drops like a stone. I enjoy using the Internet on a phone it's surely one of its main purposes. I don't want to keep getting a laptop out. It's ridiculous. It also sometimes gets crazy hot, then the battery falls down a cliff whilst in my pocket. All I am told is close all you apps turn off location turn off wifi....etc....why? Why should I have to turn everything off all the time. I never had to with my fruit branded phone to get decent battery life. Just so so frustrating the reviews were brilliant. And to be fair when everything works it really does do a good job. But using so much battery on Internet a fundamental part of a smartphone is truly annoying. And no I don't want to go back to the fruit branded phone.
    Any tips tricks that don't mean it turns into slim brick would be truly appreciated.
    09-27-2016 03:44 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    That doesn't sound like a good unit. Battery life on the S7 is not stellar, but it shouldn't be that bad, either. I used the S7 Edge for 6 months and battery life was enough to last me through a full day of moderate/heavy use.

    If you can stomach it, I'd try to do a factory reset (a lot easier to do when you can back up the entire phone using SmartSwitch) and see if it improves. If it doesn't, get it exchanged.

    Also, you can try booting in Safe Mode and seeing if the unusual battery drop while on WiFi still occurs. If it doesn't, then it's an app you've installed that's acting naughty.
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    09-27-2016 04:12 PM
  3. cpcxgsr's Avatar
    The S7 is a good phone I think. I am trying my best to like it. But there are still what ever I do battery issues the second I use the Internet over wifi. The second I do the battery just drops like a stone. I enjoy using the Internet on a phone it's surely one of its main purposes. I don't want to keep getting a laptop out. It's ridiculous. It also sometimes gets crazy hot, then the battery falls down a cliff whilst in my pocket. All I am told is close all you apps turn off location turn off wifi....etc....why? Why should I have to turn everything off all the time. I never had to with my fruit branded phone to get decent battery life. Just so so frustrating the reviews were brilliant. And to be fair when everything works it really does do a good job. But using so much battery on Internet a fundamental part of a smartphone is truly annoying. And no I don't want to go back to the fruit branded phone.
    Any tips tricks that don't mean it turns into slim brick would be truly appreciated.
    See if a factory reset resolves the battery issue. Maybe it's a random app that is draining the battery (that you're unaware of).

    Maybe it fixes the WiFi issue as well.
    09-27-2016 06:17 PM
  4. carlos12001's Avatar
    The S7 is a good phone I think. I am trying my best to like it. But there are still what ever I do battery issues the second I use the Internet over wifi. The second I do the battery just drops like a stone. I enjoy using the Internet on a phone it's surely one of its main purposes. I don't want to keep getting a laptop out. It's ridiculous. It also sometimes gets crazy hot, then the battery falls down a cliff whilst in my pocket. All I am told is close all you apps turn off location turn off wifi....etc....why? Why should I have to turn everything off all the time. I never had to with my fruit branded phone to get decent battery life. Just so so frustrating the reviews were brilliant. And to be fair when everything works it really does do a good job. But using so much battery on Internet a fundamental part of a smartphone is truly annoying. And no I don't want to go back to the fruit branded phone.
    Any tips tricks that don't mean it turns into slim brick would be truly appreciated.
    It's probably an app, I doubt its the unit itself. Or maybe bad signal strength, corrupt file, or a sync error.
    09-27-2016 09:33 PM
  5. scottwalton's Avatar
    Thanks for all the replies. I have done 2 factory resets already. As for rogue apps, I don't have many just a few from reputable brands. But as mentioned before it only seems to drop once I go searching through the Internet app. Maybe it's the stock Web app?
    09-28-2016 04:06 AM
  6. galaxyfive's Avatar
    Thanks for all the replies. I have done 2 factory resets already. As for rogue apps, I don't have many just a few from reputable brands. But as mentioned before it only seems to drop once I go searching through the Internet app. Maybe it's the stock Web app?
    Are you referring to Samsung's web browser?
    09-28-2016 08:28 AM
  7. scottwalton's Avatar
    Hi yes I am. Sorry I should have been a little clearer
    09-28-2016 09:11 AM
  8. Dan TheMan86's Avatar

    If you can stomach it, I'd try to do a factory reset (a lot easier to do when you can back up the entire phone using SmartSwitch) and see if it improves. If it doesn't, get it exchanged.
    How can you use smart switch in this case? I thought smart switch was only for going from one phone to a different phone
    09-28-2016 11:02 AM
  9. cpcxgsr's Avatar
    I'm sure this was already done... Is your GPS location set on HIGH? Where the phone is constantly pulling GPS data, hence draining your battery life? My friend was complaining about poor battery life... Until I told him to set his GPS location to Battery Saving mode... I'm sure you did that already?

    Also did you disable/uninstall any factory Bloatware? Where the apps are also pulling data and draining battery life?
    09-28-2016 11:11 AM
  10. SpookDroid's Avatar
    How can you use smart switch in this case? I thought smart switch was only for going from one phone to a different phone
    Nope, you can back up with Smart Switch to an SD card/external drive or if you install it in your computer, create a full phone back up that you can then restore to the replacement unit (or to transfer whatever you select to a different Samsung phone if needed).
    09-28-2016 12:09 PM
  11. mrcrusha829's Avatar
    I read somewhere that the type of router you connect to can also effect the phone itself. Does it only happen at home or is it also other wireless networks? Is it also only wifi or does it also drain fast on regular data usage. What I like to do is install GSAM battery and Wakelock Detector to see what is causing the battery to die. Make sure you install any updates that could be pending as well. This may have been fixed in an update that you havent installed yet.
    09-28-2016 01:32 PM
  12. scottwalton's Avatar
    Ok just checked GSAM and for 11m 9 sec. Bytes sent 10.54mb received 41.35mb The Samsung internet app has used 7.1% of my battery. Surely that is extremely excessive.
    09-28-2016 03:25 PM
  13. bkrell's Avatar
    I have an S7 Active with an even bigger battery and am in the same boat. This is the second time I've switched from an iPhone to a Galaxy and the thing that I hate most about these phones is the battery life. I never have to tinker with things on my iPhones to make the battery work better and the battery life never varies that much AND is usually longer than that of my Samsungs.
    09-28-2016 04:47 PM

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