Maintaining good battery performance on any device is a tricky business and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is no exception. To help you in the fight against ever dwindling power, here are some of our top tips for improving battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+.
A smartphone's display is its biggest battery killer, so it’s important to manage brightness manually. This is particularly necessary on a device with such a big, bright, high-resolution display as the Galaxy S6 Edge+.
Adjust the brightness to match your environment by entering settings > display and moving the slider. The lower the setting, the better. Never set brightness to automatic because it's just not as efficient. In addition, set the screen timeout time to a shorter interval for better results.
Veto those vibrations
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ provides vibrating feedback when you tap on its capacitive buttons, type, receive a notification and many more things. Sometimes these are only tiny vibrations which are barely recognizable but they all rely on the device's motor. This can be pretty harmful to battery life, particularly if these vibrations occur frequently.
Go to settings > sound and notifications > vibrations and disable "vibration feedback" and "keyboard vibration". If you don't wish to take this step, perhaps consider reducing the vibration intensity instead.
Jilt the GPS
Location data can be helpful for many apps but if you don’t need to use it in combination with the GPS (like for navigation), then you might want to change it to its “battery saving” setting. Go to privacy and safety > location > location method > and set it to "Wi-Fi and mobile networks".
Don't worry about leaving this off for a while: you will be prompted enable it again when you begin to use a setting or app which would benefit from the GPS.
Don’t nix the Night clock
This is a key area where the Galaxy S6 Edge+ can make some battery gains over competing devices. As discussed above, it’s the display which requires most juice from your phone. So how about using it less? Thanks to the S6 Edge+ "Night clock" setting, you can view information like the date, time and weather without having to activate the whole display area.
If you find yourself wanting to check this information throughout the day, or during the night, be sure to just rub or “tickle” the edge of the display instead of unlocking/waking the entire device.
Appoint the power-modes
The power-saving mode on the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a sure way to significantly improve battery life, but it reduces non-essential functionality of the device. Some people have this setting permanently enabled, which is fine, but it does take away some of the more enjoyable parts of the phone. Sadly, fun is sometimes a casualty of better battery performance. Sorry, folks.
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