Samsung Push Service update may improve battery life on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

While our tests showed that the Galaxy S6 edge offers excellent battery life, and the battery of the regular Galaxy S6 isn't too bad, either, some users are actually complaining about battery life on both handsets. If you're among them, you should be happy to find out that a recent app update from Samsung may improve things in this regard.

The app that we're talking about is Samsung Push Service. Available on most Galaxy smartphones, the application manages notifications from various Samsung services, including Samsung Apps, Samsung Wallet, Samsung Pay, Samsung Link, and others.

According to Samsung, the app's latest update, which is available starting today, applied patches to "reduce data usage and power consumption", this possibly leading to battery life improvements on both the S6 and S6 edge (and maybe on other Galaxy devices as well).

Of course, it's too early to say if the update does indeed make battery life better on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. However, if you have any of the two smartphones, it's probably worth updating Samsung Push Service anyway.

source: Samsung Push Update (Google Play) via Android Central

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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)
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)

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25 Comments

1. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Can't you just disable the damn thing?

18. TyrionLannister unregistered

I did that on the first day along with a lot of Samsung bloat. And I'm getting about 7 hours on screen time on every charge.

22. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I did the same on note 4 and it did help in increasing battery performance

23. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

you have S6? so anything as consumer you have noticed? would you suggest note 4 or s6 or s6 edge?

25. TyrionLannister unregistered

The device is really good. I went for it over the note 4 mainly due to size. Also there's the better screen, camera, processor, UI and faster updates which add to the experience. If you use your phone normally and don't want the screen size or s pen of note 4, go for the s6 no doubt. Between s6 and edge, I'd go for the regular s6 due to a few reasons like better feel in hand and no irritating reflections. But if you like the design and feel that 100$ is worth it, go for the edge. Hope this helped.

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

On a side note, has anyone read some of the 5-star reviews? Trololol

3. maximumpayne

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Amazon like quality comments.

10. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

surprisingly my S6 is performing better than my S5, with a full charge, my S5 used to last from 7:00 AM until 2:00 AM and end up with 28-32%, my S6 with the same usage at 2:00 AM I still end up with 40%+, this is only my first week with the handset, but things look bright and I am no longer upset regarding the replaceable battery missing option. And I got a free charging pad from my carrier, i felt it gimmicky, but i am going to place it in my office next week and I might end up with 60-70% of battery at 2:00 AM

16. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I'm really happy with the battery life on my 128gb S6. First day of use was 4hrs 42min SOT, and since then its been just above or below 5hrs SOT down to about 10% remaining. In comparison my old Z3 was around the 5hrs 30min down to about 10%. For the way I use my S6 (and paired with a moto360) its pretty good for battery IMO for a QHD screen device :)

12. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Where? Are there funny ones?

14. FluffyBled unregistered

In google play, they are hella funny xD!

4. Blazers

Posts: 751; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Oh sweet Jesus, please let it improve my Note 3.....this phone has the worst battery life of any phone I've ever owned.

7. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

My note4 is still running like a champ

9. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I guess you got the one dud.

15. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

It's not just that. Things like charging habits, chargers, impact, temperature, etc can all impact battery performance

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

My S4 has pretty crappy battery life.. good thing i have 2 batteries so i can go from 0 to full charge in roughly 10 seconds......

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

At least the note 4 had good battery life. Sammy needs to get the game going.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The name is well under way with the Note 4 (the best phablet in the world) and the S6 (the best non phablet in the world).

11. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

*game*

13. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

From the site's own review of the S6 battery life : Galaxy S6 Edge : 8 hours 11 minutes (excellent) Galaxy S6: 7 hours 14 minutes (good) IPhone 6+: 6 hours 32 minutes (average) IPhone 6: 5 hours 22 minutes (poor) So despite having a 12-15% smaller battery and 78% more pixels to push (remember everyone claiming that all those pixels will kill battery life?), the S6 regular outlasted the iPhone 6+ by 44 minutes. The edge outlasted it by am hour and 40 minutes. Well just skip the embarrassing margins by which both Samsung devices crushed the plain iPhone 6 minus. Someone's game needs to get going, but it isn't Samsung's.

17. cheetah2k

Posts: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Agreed... I am completely happy with the S6. Great phone and so quick for loading apps and everything. The camera is instant on and takes pics with minimal lag/focus time which is a major bonus. I just can't fault it

21. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Really? I may have had a bad one as it was worse than my nexus 5.

19. lakshesh

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Mine battery performance is poor. within 10-15min my battery goes down to 100% > 92%-89% nd i use whatsapp,hike and a little bit of snapchat

20. geusan

Posts: 137; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

so they need this push Service update because of the bad battery life

24. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nope.

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