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How to Fix Bad Samsung Galaxy S6 Battery Life

The Samsung Galaxy S6 users continue to deal with bad battery life, even after the arrival of Doze and Android Nougat. Today, we want to address those concerns and offer some tips to help you fix bad Samsung Galaxy S6 battery life if you’re running Android Marshmallow or Android Nougat.

The aging Galaxy S6 comes with a non-removable battery. While the presence of a non-removable battery may not matter to some Galaxy S6 users, there’s no question that it puts added importance on the stock battery found inside the device.

While we, and many others, have gotten adequate battery life out of the aging former flagship, some users are seeing major Galaxy S6 battery life problems.

Android Marshmallow’s Doze feature helps, so do the changes on board the Galaxy S6 Android Nougat update, but we’re still seeing some complaints about abnormal drain from Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow and Nougat users.

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How to Fix Bad Galaxy S6 Battery Life

With that in mind, we want to try and fix bad Samsung Galaxy S6 battery life for you. This guide delivers help to get better battery life on Samsung’s current flagship if you’re running Android Lollipop, Android Marshmallow or Samsung’s Android Nougat update.

Find Apps Eating Up Your Battery

The first recommendation we always make if your battery life turns south is a quick check on your third-party applications. If you want to fix your bad Galaxy S6 battery life, you’re going to want to keep an eye on applications for potential problems. They’re often the problem.

Applications, third party and stock, have a tendency to put a huge dent into the battery life on any smartphone, not just the Samsung Galaxy S6.

If you use an application a lot, it’s going to drain your battery. But there are also times where bugs or issues might cause an app to go rogue and start abnormally draining the device’s charge.

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To combat this, head into your Galaxy S6’s settings and start taking a look at the effect that some of your applications are having on your battery life.

The Galaxy S6’s battery section in settings will give you detailed analysis. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, it’s time to start taking a closer look at your applications.

If you think an app is draining more battery life than it should be, try reinstalling the app it to see if that corrects the issue.

If the problem persists, try uninstalling it (if you can) to see if that has a positive effect on your overall Galaxy S6 battery life.

If you can’t figure out which app might be causing trouble, you’ll want to boot the Galaxy S6 into Safe Mode in an effort to single out potential troublemakers.

Booting the device into Safe Mode disables third-party apps and allows you to isolate apps that could be causing the problems.

Here’s how to boot the Galaxy S6 into Safe Mode:

  1. Power down the device. Then, press & hold the power button and volume down key.
  2. Once it boots up, you can let go of the power button but keep the volume key held down.
  3. When you have successfully entered into Safe Mode, you will notice the text ‘Safe Mode’ at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Sleep Apps When You Aren’t Using Them

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Nougat update brings a feature that could help you conserve your precious battery life.

Android Nougat allows you to sleep applications so that they can’t suck up your Galaxy S6’s battery life in the background. This will help you get a handle on known resource hogs like Facebook.

To sleep an application on your Galaxy S6, you first must have Nougat on board. If you are running Android Nougat, press and hold on an app icon. You should see a few options popup.

From there, choose to sleep the selected application. Use this regularly and you could see a nice boost to your battery life.

Use the Power Saving Modes

The battery usage screen is a lot cleaner in Android Nougat. If you head into there, you’ll notice two battery saving functions.

One of these power saving modes is a a middle of the road option. The other is a Maximum power saving mode that can help you preserve your battery in dicey situations.

They are customizable in that you can adjust items like screen brightness and kill off background network usage.

If you want more control over your device’s battery, you probably want to upgrade to the Android Nougat update.

If you’re stuck on Marshmallow, your Galaxy S6 is also equipped with two power-saving software features.

If you head into the device’s Settings and slide on over to System and then Battery, at the top you’ll notice two features. One is called Power saving mode. The other is called Ultra power saving mode.

When you turn Power saving mode on, it will limit your maximum CPU performance, reduce screen brightness and overall frame rate, turn off the touch key lights, turn off vibration feedback, and reduce the time before the screen is turned off when you receive notifications. It’s a feature that you should be familiar with because it works.

If you’re really hurting, you can try Ultra power saving mode. Ultra power saving mode will apply a grayscale theme to your Galaxy S6 and it will limit your usable applications.

Use Device Maintenance

Android Nougat also comes with a new Device Maintenance mode in your device’s settings.

Once you open it up you’ll come to a screen with a few options including Battery, Storage, RAM and Device Security. Each of these comes with a subset of choices from power saving modes to performance enhancements.

Dig into each one of these categories and find a combination of settings that works for you and your Galaxy S6’s battery.

Restart the Samsung Galaxy S6

If you start noticing weird battery drain, you should try performing a simple restart to see if that returns things to normal.

Most of you know how to restart the Galaxy S6 but we’ll remind you anyway. Hold down the power button, confirm that you want to turn it off, and then hold the power button down to turn it back on.

Disable Unnecessary Services

If apps aren’t the problem and a simple restart doesn’t work, it’s time to start fiddling with some settings and working on some of your habits.

In our experience, disabling features when they aren’t in use tends to have a positive impact on overall battery life.

We recommend shutting off Bluetooth connectivity when you don’t need it, NFC when you don’t need it, GPS when you don’t need it, and cellular data when you don’t need it.

You should also try shutting off VoLTE and/or Wi-Fi calling to see if that helps improve your device’s battery life.

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You can turn all of those off from inside the Samsung Galaxy S6’s settings and you can easily monitor them with a quick swipe down from the top of the device’s screen.

One thing that we’ve noticed is that poor cellular coverage is often to blame for bad Android battery life. When your phone needs to search hard for a signal, it runs the battery down faster.

Keep that in mind when you’re in spotty areas. You may need to turn on Airplane mode when there isn’t a strong 4G or LTE signal in the area.

Try Using a Black Wallpaper

Switching to a black Samsung Galaxy S6 wallpaper could help deliver better Galaxy S6 battery life thanks to the way Samsung’s AMOLED displays consume power.

The device does not come with a default black wallpaper but you can search online for one. There are tons of them out there.

After you’ve downloaded one, go to Settings -> Personal -> Wallpaper -> From Gallery -> and then set your black Galaxy S6 wallpaper.

Replace Your Launcher

While Samsung’s made a number of improvements to its UI and its launcher, you can try replacing it with another launcher to see if that improves your Galaxy S6 battery life.

There are tons of different launchers to choose from though the Nova Launcher is one of Android’s most popular choices. We’ve gotten great results with it so it’s certainly worth a shot.

Factory Reset the Galaxy S6

If you can’t find any solutions that work, you should consider a factory reset. This will wipe all of your files so you’ll need to make a backup of your important files before starting the process. Factory resetting a device can have a positive impact on battery life though it should only be used as a last resort.

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To factory reset the Samsung Galaxy S6, go into Settings -> Personal -> Backup and reset. From there, select Factory Data Reset. From there, select Reset Device.

Buy a Battery Pack

If you’ve tried everything, including a factory reset, maybe it’s simply a case of feeling underwhelmed by your battery. In years past, Galaxy S users were able to easily swap out the battery with an extended battery. Not this year.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 battery is non-removable and it’s clear that DIY projects are going to be tough to pull off. What this means is that most of you are are going to need to either keep a close eye on your habits or buy a battery pack.

If you’re willing to shell out a few dollars to improve battery life, Mophie’s got a Juice pack available for the Galaxy S6.

Mophie makes our favorite battery cases and the Galaxy S6 case will help you squeeze some more battery life out of your new phone.

Buy a Battery Bank

If you don’t want to put your Galaxy S6 in a bulky battery case you might try using a battery bank.

Battery banks are small, portable battery packs that can charge your Samsung Galaxy S6 up to seven times.

There are plenty of options out there but here are a couple of our favorites:

Contact Samsung And/Or Your Carrier

If you don’t want to spend money, get in contact with Samsung or your carrier to see if they can provide some help.

If you’re under warranty, and they determine there is a serious problem with your battery, you should be able to get a replacement free of charge. Mileage will vary.

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Install Nougat If You Value Your Security

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Install Nougat If You Value Your Security

If you store sensitive information on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge you'll want to consider installing the Nougat update soon after it arrives for your device. 

Google and Samsung release monthly security patches that deliver named, and unnamed, patches for potential exploits.

The Galaxy S6 Nougat update that's rolling out right now delivers Samsung's most recent security patch. You can read more about their contents on Samsung's website. It includes patches from Google and Samsung itself. 

If you missed an older Samsung security update (the one from January, February, etc), you'll get those patches as well. 

These important security patches are just a part of the Android Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge+. 

Your Galaxy S6 Android 7.0 Nougat update should also bring Samsung Pass, a service that serves as a master key to all of your various logins. 

Instead of relying on a password and ID to protect your identity, Samsung Pass uses the Galaxy S6's fingerprint scanner to keep your information safe. 

It's extremely easy to setup and it should be useful to anyone that values security. 

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56 Comments

  1. loubielou

    04/16/2015 at 2:30 am

    The One Reason i Chose the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 over the Galaxy S6,once you have been so used to Samsungs Best Selling Options over the iPhones,the Removable Battery and Micro Sd Card Slot,you want your next phone to Follow the TRend,and as soon as Samsung had removed these Options on the Galaxy S6 because they just had the iPhone 6 in there Minds,as saw the Galaxy Note 4 was the Best Phone to Chose from

    Reply

  2. Larry

    04/16/2015 at 9:56 am

    Gee looks like Samsung copied apple no sd card internal memory 32,64,128 gb models?? And a non removable battery gee maybe Samsung deserves them new issues apple will win in court if the sue great job samecrap

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    • Kemberie

      04/21/2015 at 6:23 am

      If the sue? Huh? If you’re going to talk trash use the correct word at least. lol Dimwit, you need to learn how to use punctuations too, that run on rant is crap. Apple does not have a 32 gb model, half of that though.

      Reply

      • Danny

        01/02/2016 at 8:58 pm

        You need to learn about conjunctions…

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      • Jim Underwood

        03/16/2016 at 3:34 am

        If you can’t read typo, you are too stupid to own a phone. Find something important to bitch about.

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    • Ricki

      03/07/2016 at 1:49 am

      Ah another Apple fanboy. Apple users such as Larry were the primary reason why I steered away from Apple. This is not to say that Apple products are bad. Another reason being that Job’s cultivated a egotistical culture at Apple and this culture carries over to a significant number of the companies customers as can be witness here.

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  3. Rick Edwards

    04/18/2015 at 5:36 pm

    Stick with the Samsung S-5. It has a replaceable battery and space for an external SD card, both of which are major improvements over the S-6. Samsung, you’re going backwards. Are you listening to your customers?

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    • Theodore Carpeneter

      04/21/2015 at 10:49 am

      Yes they are, the masses have spoken, No one really cares about spare Battery’s, and small battery packs that fit 20k Mah are in abundance. its Easy and fast to charge and actually after the recent update Pretty good life I just played a graphically intence online game for 2 hours and only lost about 20%, Thats more than 8hrs of SOT Considering the wifi and graphic card sucking up juice too thats fairly impressive, noting 1440p and a 300 Mah less battery. I blame early battery life problems on some bugs which seem to have been fixed now to get Google Now working properly again.

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  4. Giovanni Lemm

    04/26/2015 at 7:41 am

    So let me see if I understand this correctly…. I spent 700.00 on a phone and now it’s my responsibility to do all kinds of stupid tricks to make my phone last more than three hours on a 100% charged battery.

    hmmmmm.

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    • Bob

      07/03/2015 at 1:56 pm

      Completely agree!!! I’ll add Samsung needs to do more R & D regarding power consumption and management or mismanagement as many blogs suggest!!!!! Was considering the S 6 Edge and am coming from a Droid MAXX where battery life simply was never an issue and still isn’t. In disclosure…I purchased the Droid the second day post release and I’m just tired of it…like a car…after three years I want a change. The blogs strongly suggest high tech phone with low tech power supply and too much bloatware. I’ve also read several related to problems with MS Exchange which is a must service for me.

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  5. xgman

    05/07/2015 at 1:19 pm

    If you have to start using black wallpaper to get the battery to last through the day, well then the battery simply isn’t big enough. How many compromises are we to make to use a device?

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  6. cash

    05/17/2015 at 6:58 pm

    Yes, sadly out of the box the phone isn’t configured for the best battery life. This is also the same for almost any other device, pc etc, so quit your whining. If you don’t know how to setup a phone properly, don’t buy it. Also I’m surprised they didn’t add the “turn off wifi when not plugged in” option as it made my battery life go from crap to all day.

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  7. Ram

    06/01/2015 at 10:39 am

    Following are the stuff I did to extend battery power (some of them mentioned in the above article as well)

    1. Set battery to “Power saving mode”. All my apps still work ok
    2. Removed/Disable all the in-built apps related to Samsung like S-*, Amazon*, Google unwanted services, etc
    3. Changed the wallpaper to black themed one
    4. Installed battery doctor app and identified other draining apps and removed
    5. Installed nova launcher instead of touchwiz
    6. Set battery doctor to auto-kill unused apps after certain threshold

    Now my battery lasts longer and I am able to use all the stuff.

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    • Deborah olson

      06/26/2015 at 10:18 am

      Thank you:-)

      Reply

  8. Saajid

    06/17/2015 at 4:06 am

    I never had this problem with my htc one m8, brightness was on full auto mode, I could watch videos make calls, use social media apps all day and would still last me to bed time. stressing over battery life is making me regret my choice, whats the point having such a great screen with such a high pixel density if you have to keep it on half brightness and install a black wallpaper?

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  9. Al

    07/04/2015 at 6:56 am

    Samsung really messed up by making the S6 more like the iPhone that they mocked less than a year ago. I gave up on iToys. No matter what you turned off on the phone, battery life sucked after about 6 months. I work. Have a long commute and need to meet clients after work. The removable battery is a must for me.I don’t have the luxury of pluggingy phone in all day long, nor do I want to. I also don’t want to carry a charger everywhere I go. Bad move samsung.

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  10. Karla cooper

    07/21/2015 at 8:22 am

    When i leave home from my wi fi i can’t seem to get any 4g coverage. I can’t pick up emails. Can you tell how to fix this

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  11. jmhauser

    07/23/2015 at 5:04 am

    When I first got the S6 the battery was GREAT. It lasted all night without dying. 4 months later it can’t do that anymore. So here I am on this board trying to figure what the hell to do.

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  12. Susana

    07/31/2015 at 2:12 pm

    after updating Galaxy s6 won’t charge at all. Help

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  13. maciator777

    08/03/2015 at 10:36 am

    Battery issues only with wifi and data on. But this is needed more!!! SD Card Slot not an issue!!!

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  14. Nellie

    08/21/2015 at 7:13 am

    I have been using Samsung phones for the few years and I am very disappointed with the S6. I bought the S6 edge and it is completely unusable. Shame on Samsung for putting out such a crappy phone.

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  15. Cliff

    09/16/2015 at 10:49 am

    Change system from global to LTE. For some reason with the software update phone was set to global. Check it. Disconnect location if not using. This fixed my battery drain it seems but will continue to monitor.

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  16. Betty

    09/21/2015 at 10:43 am

    These posts have been very helpful. I am sorry I bought the S6. The battery life is horrible. If I do not plug the phone in as soon as I arrive to work at 8:00 am, by noon, I am down to 30% and by the end of the day, I am at ZERO!!! What the heck. I don’t even use the phone while at work.

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  17. Cliff

    09/21/2015 at 10:56 am

    Betty, if your phone is searching for service in an area your provider is lacking good service it will deplete your battery. If you continue to plug your phone in when it has good battery life it will confuse the battery timing. Hope this makes sense

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  18. Garylking

    01/01/2016 at 7:46 am

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  19. Ron Tatus

    01/01/2016 at 9:08 am

    I bought a PowerBear which is a combination battery pack and case. It’s a little heavy, but I really like the fact that I don’t need to charge it separately from my S6. It gets me fully through a full day of use, and I plug it in at bedtime and both the S6 and PowerBear are fully charged when morning comes.

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  20. rhodie1109

    01/22/2016 at 12:34 pm

    Get a windows phone… problem solved at a much cheaper price

    Reply

  21. zainabubu

    01/22/2016 at 1:42 pm

    I am really disappointed with this s6 battery. It drains even when one is not using the phone. I was so happy I got the phone at first but now I am not so sure. Samsung should reevaluate before they release the GSM.

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  22. howehowse

    01/25/2016 at 3:47 pm

    Really enjoyed the previous Galaxy phones back to the 3, but the 6 is just not what I was expecting from Samsung, especially on the battery issues. The SD card issue was easy enough to solve with an external adapter, but the battery – Seems if you keep apps to a minimum – and say No to games and maps like Waze, its a little better. Still a disappointment. Counting the days to upgrade, sadly enough.

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  23. jonny rocket

    01/29/2016 at 10:52 am

    i cant decide if i want an s5 or an s6 now.

    Reply

  24. Dean Fergie

    02/04/2016 at 6:36 pm

  25. Ahmed Thabet

    02/16/2016 at 3:13 am

    I bought the Galaxy S6 two months ago, I use to charge over night, and move to work when it is 100%. After two or three house o loose 50% of the charge without touching the phone or even turn the screen on, because another I-Phone with different number. Is it normal to loose half of the battery without using the mobile ?

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  26. Blake East

    02/17/2016 at 9:37 am

    Are you serious right now? Why don’t you just cut the middle man?

    How to improve your phone battery life in one easy step:

    1. Turn your phone off and don’t use it.

    There you go! Now your battery will last a full 12 hours!

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  27. John Piazza

    02/17/2016 at 11:58 am

    I’m used to a two day battery with my Droid Turbo so this disturbs me

    Reply

  28. Jennifer Alicia

    03/13/2016 at 9:43 am

    This is why I miss my note…..I could go like 2 days easily and I might switch back when I get my upgrade. I started to notice a weird battery drain on the s6 until I turned off the “sync” option in my settings drag down menu. I also noticed my phone ran a lot cooler. Hope this helps someone.

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  29. J. Martin

    03/15/2016 at 7:19 am

    If you need to do all this stuff to get your battery to last – what’s the point of having it? I really wish I’d kept my S5 – that thing rocked. I could leave EVERYTHING on, talk for HOURS and the battery STILL lasted 2 days!!!!! Very frustrated and regretful that I got the S6.

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  30. amir

    03/17/2016 at 2:20 pm

    Let me Tell You some thing Galaxy s6 edge is awesome in camera and things but battrey is rubbish i have bought galaxy s6 edge it hasnt last a year it is nearly 8 month and i got battrey problem ?!!!! i tell every one who want to buy galaxy s6 Dont Buy It ! Go Buy an cheaper and good battrey phone and safe some money for your self , Phone With Out a good battrey is Nothing , just reminding i tried every thing from factrory reset to power saving mode every thing it still drain fast I have charged %100 i dont used after 2 hours no using %89 !!!

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  31. Paul yonjan

    03/28/2016 at 2:14 pm

    I am also facing battery problem and while listening music that time too much heat mobile I don’the know, what type of this Samsung glaxy s6 ? Before I was very happy but now I hate this mobile because I lose my money.

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    • michaelb

      04/18/2016 at 8:48 am

      Depending on whether you’re using ear buds or actual headphones can make a difference. Bigger headphones require more power than ear buds. If streaming the music, rather than playing music stored on the device can use up a lot of battery as well.

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      • Ahmed Thabet

        04/18/2016 at 11:16 pm

        Now after suffering battery panic, started to face automatic reboot actions and always declines to start some applications for no reasons. Important to know that I am not using that Galaxy S6 regularly, as I have another iPhone mobile, and I bought that Galaxy only to use another mobile number, and also I am forwarding to my iPhone.
        What a shame mobile doesn’t worth even half of its price :(

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  32. Moments Of Inspiration

    04/23/2016 at 1:32 am

    Black wallpaper:
    Take a low resolution, Black and White photo, while covering the lens with your finger.
    Then edit it in photo editor, where you can crop the file to a mere 4kB (like between 20 to 96 square pixels),
    Save the file, and use it as background.

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  33. Tim Greer

    04/27/2016 at 11:28 pm

    Some of these replies sound like BS to me. Acting like people have no business getting a phone if they can’t remedy a battery issue. I have good signal, and disabled or removed every app, don’t use Bluetooth and only use wifi rarely anf carefully, disabled updates and syncs unless I’m prompted, and I don’t play games or listen to music, and I can’t be any more conservative with the settings, and my S6 battery life is nearly about 2 to 4 hours of idle before the battery goes to nothing. I only charge at the right times, and rarely use it for text or calls. I’ve reset to test and generally know what I’m doing on how to configure options and apps. I’ve not installed any apps at all, and disabled tbe crap that comes on it, so there is very clearly a design flaw or bad battery. I actually wasn’t aware of the built in battery when I ordered the phone and have an Apple 6S as a backup, but I regret getting this now. It’s a fine phone otherwise, if you don’t mind the dumb changes their updates do. I have 128gb model and have always treated the phone carefully like I’m paranoid about the battery, and it doesn’t help no matter that I don’t have any apps installed extra or have it configured with battery conservation in mind. I got the S6 after my friend showed me his S5. I despise they thought it wise to sacrifice important and useful features like battery life, battery swapping/user access, extra storage in sd card form (though I have 128 gb, it’s nice to swap or have an sd card be separate and portable), not mention they made the prior model water resistant, yet a new model you can’t even open for sd card or battery swap is not. That’s seriously screwy and downright dumb. Not too much makes them differ from the iPhone anymore, and I got the Galaxy S6 because I’m not a fan of the iPhone, but even the iPhone allows you to swap the battery if it goes bad (provided you have the micro screwdrivers handy), but you have to send your Galaxy away if the battery goes bad? Really, really freaking dumb, and many of us are now paying the price and regretting taking the chance on the S6. If you’re not sure and you just got a Galaxy, I highly recommend returning it while you still can and filing a reason about these problems and maybe they’ll care if enough people send the message. It’s total BS that people claim to play high cpu usage apps or games for 2 hours or more and only lose 20% battery life. They are lying or unusually lucky, or have their phone on a charger while playing… or their battery life is off and they have much less available than they think. I wish I had a better option to suggest as an alternative, but I’m no fan of Apple either. I despise how these companies are claiming to give people what they want, when people are mostly dumb and really wouldn’t care either way. A thinner phone with less options if something goes wrong is not what anyone wants. In the end, if I can plug it into a charger in an emergency and have it work, I don’t care, but it sucks to feel like I need to take a whole other backup iPhone with me if there’s an emergency and my Galaxy’s battery dies… not that I won’t take a charger as well for the car if I’m traveling, but it would be nice to just swap a charged battery instead of two weeks at my expense to mail a phone off and wait for them to put in a new battery, likely also at my expense. That’s BS no matter how you try and justify it. That’s like forcing people to send their car back to the plant that made it if it runs out of gas, or has a dirty fuel filter. Wtf?!

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  34. Christy S.

    05/03/2016 at 10:13 am

    I have to agree with Tim Greer. What is the point in having a nicer, more powerful phone if I have to charge it every 4 hours because the battery is insufficient or the software is too much for the battery to handle? I can browse for HOURS on my work iPhone battery using the exact same apps that kill my Samsung phone in less than 2 hours. It’s just absurd. And to suggest that I can still enjoy the phone when I have to be constantly paranoid, to the point of turning every single feature OFF (bluetooth, WiFi (really??!!, a primary function??”!!), etc.), just to get 30 more minutes of battery life? Furthermore, I was told that using the brightness turned up can run the phone down faster. While I see that being the case when I’m actually using the phone, I don’t understand why this would still have an affect when the phone is in idle mode and the screen is off.

    It is truly a beautiful phone (I chose the gold colored one) but I wish I had known about the battery life before purchasing this model because I’ve really been ripped off as a result. Now I’m stuck paying full price for a phone I can barely ever use. I really wish Samsung would have addressed this and fixed the problem rather than suggesting that I only use part of my phone part of the time. Completely ridiculous to even suggest it at the price I paid to purchase this phone. I should at least get a full 10 hours of use out of it before needing to recharge, PERIOD! Suggesting less is completely absurd.

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  35. Antony

    05/12/2016 at 2:56 pm

    It seems that all having the same battery issues. I’m not an exception. Battery is being drained unbelievably fast. The first 2 months, the battery kept all day. After 3 months of a moderate usage, the battery doesn’t last long. Even in the standby mode, it keeps draining. While the device is on – browsing or being offline, it consumes 1% per 2-3 minutes. Calculate it, it will barely reach 5 hours by a very moderate usage. The most annoying thing is that when it reaches 15%, it is down in few moments – 10% you switch it off, after a while trying to turnt it on, it won’t – discharged. I barely use my phone through the day – only few calls and occasional browsing, it not even reaches the afternoon at the moment??? Actually, it is my first and the last device from Samsung. It’s not worth the money you pay for.

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  36. Ashman

    05/25/2016 at 10:18 am

  37. Philippe

    06/14/2016 at 9:31 pm

    I have a different take on why not to get a phone you cannot removed the battery. How do you stop someone from pinging your phone if you cannot remove the battery to shut down the GPS. Instead of rebooting to stop a rogue aps remove the battery and it usually takes care of the problem. That’s what I did with my SII after rebooting a few times and resetted the rogue aps properly. Are they going this way to please the authorities that want to ping your phone ?

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  38. Carolyn

    07/11/2016 at 5:32 pm

    fking piece of shit phone!!! I’m so pissed my battery died at 14 months! now I still owe $250 bucks AND need a new phone!!! SAMSUNG YOU SUCK!!!

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  39. camry21205

    07/28/2016 at 6:36 pm

    The Only reason I have a Galaxy S6 is because I couldn’t Afford an iPhone

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  40. Nadia Miranda

    07/29/2016 at 6:11 pm

    I was really in love with the galaxy s3 and thought to give the galaxy s6 active a chance but this battery BS is just too much to handle. I see how fast and effective the battery on the iphone 6 is. Fully charged in under one hour, fully powered with nothing turned off and it last for hours, again without anything turned off and compromised. I connect my galaxy to the charger and get turned off 3% in 2 hours that last 30 minutes to use. Im sorry but this battery is just the killer and Im seriously considering apple over this.

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  41. Costana

    08/24/2016 at 1:17 pm

    I am disappointed with the galaxy S6 poor battery time; the quality, phone reception and web browsing are otherwise good but probably not worth the $700. Anybody knows if the S7 has improved battery life? Unless there are changes, I am probably going back to a HTC!

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  42. Emin Yatar

    09/26/2016 at 4:15 pm

    I just bhougt my sg 32 gb today. while i was configure first time it was down 30%. then i recharged and just looking at screen with auto adjust like 5min i lost 2% i closed down gps only wifi is on but i dont think its used since i have nothing like facebook on.

    I never seen any smart phone with no external memory support so i didnt look if s6 had it or not, but when i saw that i had big time regret buying s6 :( And second big big regret since i cant figure out why my phone is draining battery like water running through a hole.

    After 5 hours use and i didnt talk with the phone in that 5 hours only tried some pokemon go like 10min. and looked at settings at battery and stuff and position was also of during that time after full charge i was down to 40% battery time in that 5 hours.
    I dont have any apps like facebook or anything using internet running in the background except the once samsung has pre-installed so i really dont know if this is normal or i have a broken battery in my phone.
    And yes i did installed latest system to 6.0.1.

    Is this normal use for all you guys who has a s6`?

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  43. Emin Yatar

    09/26/2016 at 4:25 pm

    oh by the way. my brother bhought a cheap huwai p9 lite “maybe spelled wrong” how ever hes phone has everything on like facebook , skype and messenger. And he has with all on and he keep talks on the phone like a lady. Still he has like 2-3 days of battery life. I had sone experia z1 first year it lasted like 4-5 days with everything on and talking time. But lately battery got lazy and lasted like 32hours with everything on and talking time so i decided to get new phone. But s6 is not better than my old z1 even in its lazy state.

    So if i wake up tomorrow and phone has used like 50% without even touching it then i will go to the store and say it defect and try to give it back to get my money back. This is like going back to when cell phones was just invented and battery life was maximum 8 hours. LOL my s6 cant even compare with them

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  44. jasongreb

    10/08/2016 at 8:13 am

    This is the stupidest article. It doesn’t show how to “fix” anything, just work around the problem. And seriously, restart your phone? If someone has had a phone for a year and getting poor battery life, I think they know they can restart their phone now. What a waste.

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  45. Randy

    10/15/2016 at 7:22 am

    So to fix this we need the disable all the features and options? Then why I bought this phone? So we paid a lot of money for this phone and we need to limit the CPU speed and turn on airplane mode to save battery? This article like many others are so pointless and useless. My phone was great until I did the Marmellow update so is not a hardware issue is a software issue.

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  46. Lucid

    11/18/2016 at 1:06 am

    I like how this article is just like ‘go try another launcher, it MIGHT help’.

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  47. Charles R.

    01/11/2017 at 7:40 am

    I just need more battery time on a full charge than 3 hours, Samsung really need to fix this problem. Once again, 700.00 for this phone and still, not satisfied.
    Someone please respond with any suggestions on fixing the problem.

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