[Battery Saving Tips] How to Monitor/Save/Extend Battery Life on my Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge

One of the first common issues that is plaguing owners of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is on poor battery life or battery drains fast. And for this reason, we've come up with this post containing some tips that will help save or extend battery on the new S6 devices.

There are several factors that would affect battery power consumption on your device. Among these are network configuration, signal strength, enabled features, operating temperature, backlight settings, vibrate mode, frequency of calls and voice, data, browser use, wireless service provider and other apps' usage patterns. And proper management of these factors can help maximize battery life.

Here are some helpful tips that will help conserve battery power.

Monitor Battery Life on Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

Follow these steps to keep track of your phone's battery life or view the battery status:

1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch Battery.

Note: You may need to touch the System tab and then touch Battery to proceed.

4. You will be prompted with Battery status showing relevant details such as the percentage of battery power remaining and the approximate time for the power to last. The processes that have been utilizing the battery power on your device since it was last charged and the percentage used by each may also be shown.

Please note that the settings and screens available may differ by software version and wireless service provider.

5. To see which processes were running since the last time your device was fully charged, touch Battery Usage (if available).

6. To view its Use details or Adjust power use, touch the name of an application or process.

After viewing your phone's battery status, you will determine whether or not it is necessary to save power or reduce battery consumption.

How to Reduce Battery Consumption on your S6 or S6 Edge?

There are several options in your device that will help you conserve or save battery power. You can customize these options or turn off (disable) some features in the background so you can use the device longer between charges. Here are the things you can do to lower your phone's battery power usage.

1. Avoid or discontinue using Live wallpapers.
2. Disable/turn off Bluetooth feature when not in use or needed.
3. Disable/turn off Wi-Fi when not in use.
4. Disable/turn off GPS service when not in use.
5. Disable/turn off mobile data connection when not in use.
6. Disable/turn off auto-syncing of accounts if not necessary.
7. Disable/turn off Smart features if not needed.
8. Adjust/lower the backlight time in the timeout settings.
9. Adjust/lower the screen brightness or use Automatic brightness instead.
10. Disable/turn off haptic feedback.

Aside from turning off unnecessary phone features, proper charging of the battery can also help preserve battery life and the battery itself. Consider the following guidelines on how to properly and safely charge your battery:

1. Make sure you are using the Samsung USB/charging cable and wall charger. Do not use third-party accessories.

2. Make sure the USB/charging cable is securely connected. Remove anything that may possibly block the connection like a cover or case.

3. When the USB/charging cable is plugged in, verify if the battery or charging indicator shows on the device's display.

4. For best results, use a wall outlet when charging, instead of a computer.

5. Disconnect the phone from the USB/charging cable when the battery is fully charged.

More Tips to Save and Extend Battery Life on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge

1. Turn ON Power Saving Mode

Enabling the Power Saving mode can also help reduce battery usage on your device. Here's how:

a. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
b. Touch Settings.
c. Touch Battery.
d. Touch Power saving mode to turn the feature ON.
e. Touch the Off slider to enable Power saving mode.
f. Touch power saving and select any from the given options.

With Power saving mode enabled, the maximum CPU performance will be limited, screen brightness and frame rate will be reduced, touch key light and Vibration feedback will be turned off, and the time before the screen is turned off when notifications are received will also be reduced, thus, saving battery power.

2. Turn ON Ultra Power Saving Mode

Aside from Power Saving Mode, your phone also features an Ultra Power Saving Mode which you can turn on to save battery power for your phone. With this mode, you can switch your phone's screen to a grayscale and turn off unnecessary apps for you to get the maximum battery life. Once enabled, you will be able to receive calls and text for up to 24 hours even if you're down to a 10% charge.

Here's how to enable Ultra Power Saving mode on the S6 / S6 Edge:

a. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
b. Touch Settings.
c. Touch Battery.
d. Touch Ultra Power saving mode.
e. Touch the OFF slider to turn the feature on.
f. If prompted, agree to the Ultra Power saving mode Terms and conditions and touch Agree to proceed.

Important Notes:

Among the apps that are automatically available in Ultra Power Saving mode include the Phone, Messages, and Internet applications. You can make up to three or more apps available by touching the plus (+) icon.

You can also adjust network connections, display and sound settings in Ultra power saving mode by touching More and then go to Settings.

If you wish to turn off Ultra Power Saving Mode, just touch More from the Home screen and then touch the option to Turn Off Ultra Power Saving Mode.

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