[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.
Extend Battery Life on Samsung Galaxy S6 S6 Edge

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
Here are
some helpful tips that will help conserve battery power.
Battery Life on Galaxy S6/S6 Edge
these steps to keep track of your phone’s battery life or view the battery
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.
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
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
the Power Saving mode can also help reduce battery usage on your device. Here’s
a. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
b. Touch Settings.
c. Touch Battery.
d. Touch Power saving mode to turn the feature
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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