1. richv77's Avatar
    I activated Bixby Voice this morning as I had not joined the Beta program.

    Does having it turned On have any significant impact on Battery life?

    Thanks for your comments.

    -Rich
    07-19-2017 03:53 PM
  2. amyf27's Avatar
    I've had Bixby for little while now, through Beta and now updated. Doesn't seem to hurt my battery
    gknicks likes this.
    07-19-2017 03:55 PM
  3. gknicks's Avatar
    I have used it in beta and have not seen any issue. I know I started to get extra points using it today. It's slower than Google but I like the settings options with bixby
    amyf27 likes this.
    07-19-2017 04:33 PM
  4. alwilliam's Avatar
    No not at all. OK Google is on all the time too (at least on my phone), so it's the same thing. Unless you're interacting with it and using your screen/phone then of course it will consume battery.
    07-19-2017 05:48 PM
  5. arunma's Avatar
    I have noticed my battery drains faster in the last few weeks since around when I got Bixby Beta. Then again, a few weeks ago the weather also started getting warm, and I started working in the courtyard outside my office at work, and therefore not keeping my phone on the charging pad for most of the day. So, it's hard to tell if it's Bixby's fault.

    Hope my muddled data point helps. :/
    07-19-2017 08:19 PM
  6. justnivek's Avatar
    using a Galaxy S8

    I haven't seen any noticable difference, I have it on always listening (even when the screen if off) which I thought would drain the battery heavily but I don't notice anything

    Side note, I am so happy I sold my S6 and got the S8 cause this phone is freaking awesome
    07-19-2017 08:58 PM
  7. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Using both Google Now and Bixby always listening mode and haven't seen any big hit on my battery... S8 unlocked.
    07-20-2017 07:36 AM
  8. amyf27's Avatar
    using a Galaxy S8

    I haven't seen any noticable difference, I have it on always listening (even when the screen if off) which I thought would drain the battery heavily but I don't notice anything

    Side note, I am so happy I sold my S6 and got the S8 cause this phone is freaking awesome
    A nice upgrade from the S6☺
    07-20-2017 07:41 AM
  9. flyingkytez's Avatar
    I activated Bixby Voice this morning as I had not joined the Beta program.

    Does having it turned On have any significant impact on Battery life?

    Thanks for your comments.

    -Rich
    Yes if you have Bixby wake feature. Basically it will detect your voice when you call it, that will definitely kill the battery. However, from my experience, it doesn't affect battery.
    07-21-2017 12:18 PM
  10. Android4Lifer's Avatar
    those 2 points contradict! which one is it?
    bandofbrothers2112 likes this.
    09-18-2017 06:39 PM
  11. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I was thinking the same that those opinions contradict each other

    I think it's common sense to expect that if the Bixby Voice Commands Activation is On then it will have the potential to use more juice.

    It's a trade off between having perhaps more battery time to a particular feature you'd find useful.
    badcat likes this.
    09-19-2017 12:44 AM

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