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Is your Samsung S6 battery rubbish.

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I'm getting really annoyed with my Samsung S6, I get just over half a day of use, and I am having to charge to full in the evening and top up as well during the day. I just use the phone for a bit … Read More
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11m, 2w agoPosted 11 months, 2 weeks ago
I'm getting really annoyed with my Samsung S6, I get just over half a day of use, and I am having to charge to full in the evening and top up as well during the day.

I just use the phone for a bit of browsing, some music and the odd youtube video.

Is this some sort of software or hardware issue? Is there a way to resolve this?

Are you also having this problem?

Am I able to make a balid claim under the warranty, since it is still under warranty?

Any help is appreciated.
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11m, 2w agoPosted 11 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Probably an app you have not allowing the phone to sleep. Short term solution would be a powerbank until you can either get it changed or solve the issue.
#2
do you have app power saving on or off? how bright do you have your screen? whats using the most in you battery usage? I easily get a day out of mine, quite heavily used too. have read a few others complaining about it too though so maybe there is an issue with some devices?..
#3
my Samsung galaxy note 4 has battery issues too. It will switch itself off at around 40% battery power and won't come back on. When you plug in the charger it will show 40% and will turn on. I have now purchased another battery to see if that changes anything.
#4
Apogee00
do you have app power saving on or off? how bright do you have your screen? whats using the most in you battery usage? I easily get a day out of mine, quite heavily used too. have read a few others complaining about it too though so maybe there is an issue with some devices?..


Power saving is off, but brightness is kept very low.

In order screen, device idle and cell standby are the top 3.
#5
thats common with s6. nothing unsurprising
#6
worth a try turning the app power saving on then, . there may be one or two you don't know about niggling away at it in the background (apps that haven't been used for more than 3 days are set to save power)
#7
s6 edge+ battery excellent.
#8
I use a great app called 360 battery plus from the App Store. It's clears up all the junk, stops all apps in the background and much more, it's not intrusive and a very neat app, just keep using it regular and will see a massive difference.

I also use the Ultra Power Saving Mode a lot, because if you only won't to use just some of the basics this makes a massive difference, and I get a couple of days. Hope this helps
#9
I had issues with the battery draining heavily whilst in certain buildings (I travel for work). It turned out that the default clock/weather widget on the home screen was constantly trying to connect to 3G/4G. I replaced it with the clock-only widget and have seen massive increase in battery life.
#10
I think this has been an issue with Samsung phones for years, get a Nexus 6P :)

I put it on battery saver mode overnight and it goes down by only 1% :)
#11
mines mixed ,some days I can get a full day others I'm on a 30 percent by dinner time. no change in usage .screens on auto.whats annoying is coming from a xperia z series which have very little drain in standby to this ....if muted and on power saver I still lose between 7-14 percent overnight.
#12
Probably an app you have installed clocking up CPU cycles or stopping phone going into deep sleep when screen off.

Try a hard reset/wipe, do not auto restore apps when prompted and run for a few days with minimal apps installed. Then install your favourite apps back one day/one app at a time and see which one causes poor battery life

Edited By: Uridium on Aug 11, 2016 08:21
#13
Samsung phones are notorious for this google it theyre awful phones. If its android u want pick another brand of phone htc lg etc
#14
123batman321
Samsung phones are notorious for this google it theyre awful phones. If its android u want pick another brand of phone htc lg etc


My s7 is great, on holiday and took 400 photos, used only mobile data all day and had 20% left when I went bed, there are things to do to auto shut down apps to stop battery drain
#15
123batman321
Samsung phones are notorious for this google it theyre awful phones. If its android u want pick another brand of phone htc lg etc

Utter rubbish.....
Battery life will vary from brand to brand and handset to handset based on type of usage, screen on time and apps used as well as plenty of other factors. Your likely to see more posts about Samsung phones because they sell far more than any other Android handset manufacturer.
#16
Im talking from experience ive had samsung phones before they were rubbish. Battery was crap cheap feeling. The only 3 people i know stupid enough to but an s7 have got rid of them already. You obiously like them but each to their own id rather go for a cheap chinese phone than be lumbered with a shamsung
#17
123batman321
Im talking from experience ive had samsung phones before they were rubbish. Battery was crap cheap feeling. The only 3 people i know stupid enough to but an s7 have got rid of them already. You obiously like them but each to their own id rather go for a cheap chinese phone than be lumbered with a shamsung

I have a Note 4...battery lasts me 2 days with no issues and it;s pushing two years old now. I also have a HTC One M9 as a work phone...battery lasts now where near as long as my Note4..

and that's because it's used differently (lots of screen on time and personal Hotspot use) and it also has a smaller battery...

so as I said battery life varies from model to model because of many factors like battery size and usage..
stating ALL Samsung phones have rubbish batteries is just a pointless throwaway comment, some Samsung phones might not have good battery life, other might. depends on the model.
I know several people with S6 and S7 that get a good 24hrs+ out of there phone battery, I've also seen plenty of s6/S7 with poor battery life caused by crappy apps clocking CPU cycles and stopping the phone sleeping (crucial in Marshmallow)...usually a hard reset and keeping an eye on apps you've installed stop the issue recurring though.

My son bought a cheap chinese phone last year, an elephone P8000, massive battery and lasted for 3 days at a time.....for about 6 months, then it started dropping from 100% to 40% and then switching off in just a matter of minutes, then it died altogether...cost to send it back fro repair was almost what the phone was worth..so it's sitting in a drawer broken now.

My Note 4 cost a lot more but the OE battery is still as good as the day I bought it.

I'd buy another samsung tomorrow but as of now the note 4 is still plenty powerful enough and nothing else has really improved on it enough to warrant replacing it.






Edited By: Uridium on Aug 12, 2016 00:04: typo

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