Samsung Galaxy S6 is indeed a great phone, but its battery did not attract confidence. As expected, users started to report that the battery is getting drained at a pretty frantic pace. A large number of S6 users were unable to enjoy the main features of their phone because they were afraid of running out of battery halfway through the day. This issue has been spreading like wildfire, but luckily there are some workarounds and fixes for it, which we have shared below.
Turn Off Unnecessary Features
When not using any of the features on your phone, it’s better to just turn them off. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other major features of the phone eat up battery pretty fast. If you just switch them off when they aren’t in use, you can get the battery to last significantly longer.
Turn Off Wi-Fi Calling or VoLTE
Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE are counted amongst the major functions of mobile phones. This means that they will take up more battery. Switching both of these features when not in use can add a good number of hours to your battery time.
Connect to Router on 2.4GHz
The battery drainage issue was resolved for some people when they connected to Wi-Fi router on 2.4GHz instead of 5GHz. It might do the trick for you as well.
Disable/Uninstall Heavy Apps
Disabling or uninstalling apps that drink up too much battery juice can increase your battery time by a huge amount. To do that, go to Settings > Find Battery, and look for the apps that are taking up most of the battery.
Turn Off Scanning
Wi-Fi scanning is normally switched on by default. This can also put an unnecessary amount of burden on your battery. It’s best to switch it off and instead manually scan for networks. To switch off automatic network scanning, go to Settings > Wi-Fi > More > Advanced and turn Always Allow Scanning off.
Note: Updating to the latest version of Android can also improve the efficiency of battery.