13 tips and tricks to improve battery life on the Galaxy S6/S6 edge

13 tips and tricks to improve battery life on the Galaxy S6/S6 edge
While Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 edge both offer pretty good battery life, it's unlikely that you'd say no to some further improvements if you own either of the two. Fortunately for you, there are quite a few things you can do to coax better performance from your shiny new flagship's embedded battery.

Find below our comprehensive selection of tips and tricks that all combine to get you better mileage. Suggestions vary from obvious, through optional, to downright extreme, so it's up to you to decide just how far to go, and what makes or doesn't make sense for your needs.

Without any further ado, here's what we've got this time around:

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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22 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

If you can only manage to tame the wakelocks on android, your standby will at least double. Unfortunately, google play services is a pig.

7. waddup121 unregistered

Good stuff.

8. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

S6 Edge looks awesome but it really has a pathetic battery life(atleat better than an iPhone). All these tricks really doesn't help much to improve battery life because of that 1440p screen. The only thing which will be helpful in improving battery life is that they need to give the user some resolution scaling feature like Windows.

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The 1440p screen is just as efficient as the 1080p panel on the S5, if not even more so please scratch that off the complaint list thank you.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The battery life is bad though. They simply made the phone too thin, with too small a battery for it's features.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S5 has way more features and a smaller battery. Still last longer than the iPhone 6 Plus and it has no features at all. For me the Note was awesome simply because the battery is huge. If the S6 had the Note' battery it would be awesome. I had my device rooted, seemed like it used far more barrety vs when I didnt. I've removed the root, the factory reset it tehn I Odin the original firmware and then update to VZW's recent update and it has been much better. But again, my phone doesn't blow up with calls 200 times a day. I get mostly texts and maybe 1 or 2 calls on it per day. It's not my work phone. Right now its 4PM and I still have 60% charge when I had been at 40% by now.

13. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

2. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Seriously considering ditching the s6 for the next note. Its a beautiful, fast phone with one of the best cameras I've ever seen. But my s5 had better battery life

4. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I do upgrade to every Samsung flagships every 6 months, so join me lol. As for battery on the s6, I discovered that the 'scan only while WiFi is on' does helped in improving battery. Also, switching the 'wallpaper motion effect' helps too. Try switching them both off and try.

5. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I mean switching the wallpaper motions to off*

3. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Google play services is the culprit for poor battery on most Android phones.

6. mike2959

Posts: 692; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

The real flagship is the S6 active. The battery is phenomenal. Screen on time 7.5 hour's, 28 hour's. You get only 32GB with no EXPANDABLE

9. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I picked up a s6 to go with my note 4 and nexus 6 and love the phone other than the battery. . It simply doesn't work for me. Dropping 20 percent in half an hour of Web browsing is pathetic and confirmed my fear with buying this phone.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've done most of these, and it's still subpar. It'll be splitting duties with my iPhone as always.

14. Jason2k13

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I dunno what you guys do with your phones but my galaxy s6 edge can last the whole day easily with normal usage.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Not mine, your normal may not be the next persons though.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

In thumbnail #1, how do I get S-Finder and quick connect in the pull-down shade?

18. ikenvape

Posts: 306; Member since: May 28, 2014

The battery life isn't really that bad. Its 1:45 a.m. I had my phone off the charger for 23.5 hours with 3 hours screen time along with normal usage (YouTube, Pandora, chrome) and have 34%.

19. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

There are also some hidden settings a bit everywhere, like S-Planner weather synch to lower to 24h instead of 3h i think. But once you searched for them all, you end up satisfied with a normal battery time. And i didn't need to dowgrade my display like the emphasis in this article (i use auto+full brightness on normal display mode)

20. JohnK

Posts: 117; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

Or even disabling location service when not used, or at least lower its settings to networks only (it has to be done each time it's disabled/enabled)

21. ppoojavermaa

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Useful stuff

22. SundovChildress

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

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