1. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    I cannot for the life for me figure out why my battery life is so horrible. I try to turn off a lot of the battery draining settings on my phone. it seems like that no matter what i do i still have to charge at least 2 to 3 times a day. I want a phone that I can make it through most of the day with and not have to worry about my battery not lasting on my phone. I was checking my battery life in my settings and it said I was at 2% after 6 hours and I noticed that i only get about 2 hours of screen life is that normal battery life. I will attach some screenshots to see if anyone has a idea about my battery. can someone please help me fix my battery drain as i am tired of my battery not lasting me a whole day.why does my VZW s7 batteru drain so quickly?-screenshot_20180120-171344.jpgwhy does my VZW s7 batteru drain so quickly?-screenshot_20180120-195421.jpg
    01-20-2018 09:11 PM
  2. turbochgd's Avatar
    From your stats looks like your Chrome app is using a lot of battery. I'd recommend disabling it temporarily and trying another browser to see how it stacks up for battery usage.

    Also your Facebook is using a bunch as well. You would be surprised at how a alternative app like Facebook Lite or my favorite Swipe can save battery. Using either of those programs you'll also be able to get rid of FB Messenger as they both have that capability built in... yet even more battery savings.

    There are other things you can do, but they would be my first suggestions.
    01-21-2018 02:20 AM
  3. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    I like the Facebook and messenger app so I am not getting rid of them. What does android system and android os mean in regards to the high battery drain. Is there anything I can do to save battery life.
    01-21-2018 06:19 AM
  4. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Maybe you’ll end up liking the apps @turbochgd told you about, too!

    As for anything you can do to save battery life, they suggested what to stry first
    01-21-2018 08:04 AM
  5. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    Here is another screenshot of my battery life. I cannot believe that I am at 66% after 2 hours. I should not have drained that much battery in 2 hours. I wish I could do something to improve my battery life as it is horrible.
    Attached Thumbnails why does my VZW s7 batteru drain so quickly?-screenshot_20180121-104132.jpg  
    01-21-2018 10:46 AM
  6. I_didnt_do_it's Avatar
    That last screenshot isn t showing anything that looks like a big battery killer. The other ones showed Facebook and chrome eating a pretty good chunk of battery. There are Facebook alternatives that are lighter on your resources, and far less battery sapping. Many even support messaging in the app so you don't have to use a separate app for messaging.

    Perhaps try downloading GSam and see what it shows. Do you use battery saving? It looks to me like the battery is perhaps bum.
    01-21-2018 09:34 PM
  7. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    I installed GSam but i don't know if it will do much for me since my device is not rooted at all. I never use battery saving because I did not pay a lot of money for a phone to not be able to use all of the features of it. I don't remember what my battery life was like when I got my phone in may of 2016 but I still feel like it was not great then either. so do you think there is a problem with my phone? I am not doing a factory reset at all as I don't know if it will make anything better and besides i will have to spend time setting up my phone again which i would rather not do at all.
    01-21-2018 09:42 PM
  8. I_didnt_do_it's Avatar
    It's quite possible there might well be an issue with the battery. 5 hours on 3000 mAh just doesn't sound proportionate at all.
    01-21-2018 11:21 PM
  9. Mooncatt's Avatar
    You mentioned being at 2%, and your screenshots also show very low charge levels.

    Do you regularly let your battery go that low, especially below 20%? If so, my guess is your battery is shot. Being nearly two years old, it's getting up there in age as it is, but lithium batteries are not designed to handle deep discharges like that. Regularly going below 20% will kill them relatively quickly. As a side note, keeping them above 75% can hurt as well, just not as much (and this is referring to the charge level of the battery regardless of if it's plugged in). Another common symptom of a bad battery is immediate powering off before reaching 0%, without the shutdown process as if you pulled the battery, and sometimes erratic or long charging times needed.

    Given the age of the phone, I think it's due for a battery either way, but I'm thinking that's the root of your problem anyway.
    01-22-2018 12:34 AM
  10. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    I never let my phone get that low unless I am nowhere near a place to charge my phone. I don't think mine shuts down before 0%. I think my phone has always not had great battery life. But my battery life is better than my previous phones the s5 and s3 and they didn't have the best battery life either. At least my phone lasts past lunch
    01-22-2018 07:16 AM
  11. Mooncatt's Avatar
    It's still quite common for users to deep discharge their batteries, and the info in your first post indicated you may be doing the same. That's why I went with that line of thinking.

    I do still stick to my last statement, though, in that your battery is getting up there in age and probably have lost noticeable capacity even without abusing it. Personally, I'd replace it as general maintenance and go from there if the problem persists.
    01-22-2018 07:35 AM
  12. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    Here is another screenshot of my battery life. I cannot believe that I am already at 52% after unplugging my phone close to 6 am this morning. This does not seem right as I just did a little but of internet surfing and Facebook no games this morning. How can help my battery last longer.
    Attached Thumbnails why does my VZW s7 batteru drain so quickly?-screenshot_20180122-083243.jpg  
    01-22-2018 08:37 AM
  13. worldspy99's Avatar
    Here is another screenshot of my battery life. I cannot believe that I am already at 52% after unplugging my phone close to 6 am this morning. This does not seem right as I just did a little but of internet surfing and Facebook no games this morning. How can help my battery last longer.
    What software version are you running?
    Also BT is on, perhaps that is draining battery?
    01-22-2018 06:35 PM
  14. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    Some version of nougat. I need Bluetooth because I have a smart watch and headphones.
    01-22-2018 06:42 PM
  15. MKairys's Avatar
    I got significant improvement in my battery life from a hard reset. Verizon S7.
    01-23-2018 10:17 AM
  16. turbochgd's Avatar
    Some version of nougat. I need Bluetooth because I have a smart watch and headphones.
    I've had very good results using BK Disabler (disable bloatware and other stuff), and Greenify. Try that and see how you're doing. Also turn your location setting to battery saving, and lower your screen brightness.
    01-25-2018 04:58 PM
  17. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    Do those apps require you to be rooted at all.
    01-26-2018 08:45 AM
  18. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    What only 3 hours remaining and I have only been unplugged for a little over an hour. Something does not seem right here. My battery should not be draining this fast at all. There must be something I can do to help my battery last longer.
    Attached Thumbnails why does my VZW s7 batteru drain so quickly?-screenshot_20180126-084404.jpg  
    01-26-2018 08:50 AM
  19. chanchan05's Avatar
    GSAM and Greenify does not require root. All you need is a Windows desktop with ADB installed to give them deeper level permissions without root.

    Other than that, I think it's just battery age.

    Download Charge Cycle Counter and see how many charge cycles your phone has done. If it's around nearly or past a 1000, it's likely starting to deteriorate.
    01-26-2018 09:35 AM
  20. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    Here are my full gsam battery stats. Does this seem normal to you?
    Attached Thumbnails why does my VZW s7 batteru drain so quickly?-screenshot_20180126-103505.jpg  
    01-26-2018 10:39 AM
  21. chanchan05's Avatar
    Android system seems too high for some reason. Have you done a system cache wipe?
    01-26-2018 10:55 AM
  22. Seth Mishne's Avatar
    No I am not comfortable doing that as I am afraid I will accidently factory reset my device by mistake.
    01-26-2018 10:57 AM
  23. chanchan05's Avatar
    No I am not comfortable doing that as I am afraid I will accidently factory reset my device by mistake.
    Well that's the only known fix for the runaway Android system AFAIK.
    01-26-2018 12:44 PM
  24. turbochgd's Avatar
    Do those apps require you to be rooted at all.
    No
    01-26-2018 05:10 PM

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