The recently-released Samsung Galaxy S6 is a fundamentally impressive phone, boasting of QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, an eight-core Exynos processor mated to 3 GB RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization, and other high-end specs. It also comes with a non-removable 2,550 mAh battery. Even with Samsung wisely cutting down on the bloatware and unessential features, the Galaxy S6’s much-improved specs means that users may have some trouble with battery life. But what can you do about it, as a device owner?
To set the right mood for this report, we have to consider how the Galaxy S6’s battery life is faring so far. Most reviewers haven’t had any issue with battery longevity, but the fact that the device’s battery is non-removable will definitely be a problem at one point or another. There’s also a chance that these problems will crop up when Google rolls out Android 5.1 Lollipop, or any future version of its mobile platform. So with that said, here are some things you can do to conserve battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S6.
One of the more practical things you can do is to weed out apps that take a toll on the Galaxy S6’s battery. Like it or not, there are some mobile applications that can really do a number on battery life, due to their intense graphics or system requirements. If you can’t do without those apps on your phone, you can simply minimize their use.
Alternately, there also may be a chance the app is suffering from some bugs, so you can check if there’s a software update to squash those bugs and minimize battery drain caused by that app. And if you aren’t able to manually isolate the app that’s giving you problems, the best thing to do would be to boot the Galaxy S6 into safe mode – this disables all third-party apps on your device.
Other times, you may notice your battery running out quickly and your phone heating up at the same time. If this is the case, you can do a restart on your Galaxy S6 by holding down the power button, turning it off, and turning your device on again. Other things you can do include switching to plain black wallpaper or disabling any features or services, e.g. Wi-Fi, NFC, etc., if you’re not using them.