Running on the Exynos 7420 monster chipset and packing a bigger 5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED display, the new S6 Edge Plus (Edge+) outs very respectable battery life scores as its predecessors – Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The battery of Galaxy S6 Edge+ (Edge Plus) is 15% bigger at Li-Po 3000mAh battery, and its battery life is supposed to perform better. However, some Galaxy S6 Edge+ users come across some battery power issues, such as the fast battery drain problems, reduced Edge+ battery usage length, and other power-related issues on the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Just like any other smartphones, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will never be free from the battery problems either caused by the firmware or hardware. Here we round up some of the most commonly reported Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus battery problems and work out some potential solutions to help users solve them.
If you meet the S6 Edge+ battery drain issues, you can learn from the following fixes to solve the battery problems. The contents you can find here may be useful for you in the future, bookmarking the page is highly recommended. It will be easier to find in case you’ll encounter the same battery problems on Edge Plus or want to make the most out of it.
Samsung S6 Edge Plus battery problems: poor battery life, quickly dying battery or fast battery drain
Some Galaxy S6 Edge+ users reported that they met the quickly dying battery issue or fast battery drain problem on their devices.
Potential solutions to Galaxy S6 Edge+ fast battery drain issues.
Troubleshooting 1: Find the running apps that drain most of your S6 Edge+ battery.
Most S6 Edge+ fast battery drain problems are caused by the types of apps that are being used or Android software bugs that need to be fixed. To find the reasons why your S6 Edge Plus battery drains so fast, you can test it in the safe mode which prevents the third party apps from running. If you find your S6 Galaxy Edge+ battery power in safe mode lasts longer than usual, it means that the apps are the culprits.
To access the safe mode, you can
Step 1: Turn off your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
Step 2: Turn the Edge+ on again and press and hold the Volume Down Button
Step 3: Release the button until a “Safe Mode” shows up on the S6 Edge+ screen
Step 4: Tap the button to boot your Samsung Edge Plus in safe mode
Tips: Remember that holding down Power and selecting Restart can help you get out of safe mode. You can uninstall or disable the related apps that put more pressure on your Samsung S6 Edge Plus battery.
To uninstall the apps that consume much Edge+ battery power or least used apps, you can
Step 1: Navigate to Settings
Step 2: Find Application Manager
Step 3: Tap the problematic apps or the apps you don’t want to run on your S6 Edge+
Step 4: Disable or uninstall them
Troubleshooting 2: Put your Samsung S6 Edge+ into power saving mode to extend battery life.
If you don’t mind a reduced brightness, vibration and performance for your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, you can put your Edge+ into a power saving mode in order to extend your battery life. Go to Settings -> Select battery -> Tap Power saving mode. You can see how much longer the Edge+ power life last under the mode setting.
Troubleshooting 3: Disable Location (GPS), Bluetooth, and LET to save your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus battery power.
You need to be aware that Location (GPS), Bluetooth and LET are the most common silent battery killer, because they are using the Internet when available. To save your S6 Edge+ battery power, you can use these functions when you need their services, and turn them off during times when you don’t need them. You also have another option – putting your S6 Edge+ into power saving mode and the functions will only wake up when necessary – like for Navigation. This method is more helpful for those who don’t want to disable GPS.
Troubleshooting 4: Disable WiFi that drains your Galaxy S6 Edge Plus battery fast when it’s not in use.
Usually, the WiFi would sacrifice your Samsung S6 Edge+ battery fast if it’s turned on all day, so you can turn Wi-Fi off when it’s not in use. Also, the function that WiFi is automatically connected to available WiFi network is unnecessary if the S6 Edge+ battery life is top priority for you. In hence, you can turn off Wi-Fi scanning function on your Edge+ by going to Settings -> WiFi -> More -> Advanced -> Turn off Always allow scanning.
Troubleshooting 5: Turn off unwanted S6 Edge plus features can save battery power.
To fix the S6 Edge+ battery draining fast problem, you can turn off some features you are not using, like the tethering feature. Although the tethering feature is great for connecting other devices to the Internet, but this features drains the battery of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus fast. Therefore, you can turn it off to have the fast dying battery problem fixed on your Edge+. Also, you can put the Samsung S6 Edge+ screen brightness as low as possible without making reading trouble to fix the poor battery problem.
Troubleshooting 6: To save S6 Edge plus battery life, you can turn off notifications.
To fix Galaxy S6 Edge+ poor battery life problem, you can turn off power-guzzling apps’ notification.
Go to Settings -> Tap Battery -> Check out Battery Usage -> Turn off notifications on those power-guzzling apps or replace them to extend the Samsung Edge plus battery life.
Troubleshooting 7: Disable or manage S6 Edge+ background sync to fix poor battery life issue.
Although apps don’t show up on the screen, they are still draining your S6 Edge Plus power through the background syncing function if you don’t turn them off entirely. Therefore, if you can make a habit of closing those apps that they are not being used, you will find your Edge+ battery power can last longer. To shut down the background syncing function on your Edge S6 Plus, you can
1) Navigate to Settings -> Accounts -> Disable anything you don’t need to sync in the background, especially for those apps you often use, like shopping, social networking, and game categories that drain much battery power than any other categories.
2) Another option to quick disable Background Sync is pulling down the quick settings -> swiping down with two fingers -> tap on Sync to disable it.
If you face the Edge+ wifi problem, you can check How to Fix Galaxy S6 Edge Plus or Edge+ WiFi Connection Problems.
Have you faced any galaxy S6 Edge Plus or Edge+ poor battery problems regarding fast battery drain, charging, and other power-related issues? If so, please let us know in the following comments.