Samsung current flagship smartphone devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, were launch earlier this year and have been smash hit among users. Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge are without doubt the best Android powered devices you can purchase. However, like any other smartphone on the planet Earth, this Galaxy S7 Duo are not without issues. Battery drain issue on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have been reported by a large segment of users, which is not surprising as this is the main issue that no smartphone manufacturer has been able to get around so far. But luckily there are some ways to fix battery drain on Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge devices.
Fast battery drain issues has been reported by several users of Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge. Mostly battery drains fairly quickly when you run an incompatible or badly programmed app on your device, run too many apps at the same time, if the device is running unnecessary services in the background, and various other reasons which we are going to discuss in this article.
Samsung Galaxy S7 has a 3,000mAh battery and the Galaxy S7 Edge has a 3,500mAh battery. To give you an indication of how big S7 / S7 Edge batteries are, consider iPhone 6S Plus is powered by a 2,750mAh battery, and the Galaxy S6 houses a 2,550mAh battery. This makes Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge’s batteries most powerful than any previous Samsung Galaxy phone and iPhone for that matter. If, despite these massive batteries on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, your device hardly lasts a full day on a heavy use, then see the Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge battery tips below to extend battery life of your device.
How To Fix Galaxy S7 Edge Battery
See tips and tricks below to fix Samsung Galaxy S7 battery, the methods below also work on Galaxy S7 Edge devices. Most of the tips below work on most of the Android powered smartphones by any manufacturer. Extract more life out of the battery of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with the tips below.
Close Unused Active Apps
Apps puts biggest burden on device’s battery. Always close unnecessary apps running in the background. Graphics intensive apps such as 3D games, communication apps that use push notification service, maps apps based on gps location services, and similar other apps are the single biggest reason for fast battery drain. Facebook takes extra battery on Android devices. You can check what apps are using the consuming biggest chunk of device battery from Settings > Battery section. Close, force stop or uninstall apps that are eating out most of the battery. Keep apps updated as developers push new updates with bug fixes behind battery drain. Uninstall and reinstall important apps to see if they run as normal without putting much strain on device’s battery.
Disable Location Services
Location services, when ON, constant use device’s radar function to keep track of your current location which quickly drains battery juice. To keep location services disabled not only increases battery life, it also preserve your privacy when you don’t want your location to be known. Main use of location services is in maps or GPS location apps, keep location services OFF for other apps if its not essential for their working. If you don’t need maps or GPS location services, its best you keep the location service disabled all together.
Samsung has launch its new app called Briefing in both Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, which you get in both Galaxy S7 duo devices out of the box. When you swipe left on the screen, Briefing app sift through all apps on your device to gather relevant information in one place. Linking desired apps with Briefing app lets you see information from all other apps in one app. It may seem a useful feature, but it also takes up battery. If you want to lengthen device battery, its better to keep Briefing app disabled on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. You can use Flipboard or similar other Android apps that give better service, features, and function to go with low pressure on battery. To disable Briefing app, see the steps below:
- Long-press on an empty space on the homescreen.
- Swipe over to the left to open the Briefing app and turn it OFF.
Keeping app notifications ON for every app installed on your device requires large data, battery and processor and memory. Its important to properly manage notifications on your device by disabling notifications for apps that you don’t need them for.
Use Radio Communication When Needed
One big mistake many smartphone users are guilty of is they keep communication services ON at all times even when its not required. Keeping WiFi, Bluetooth, mobile data, and other radio services ON when not needed can have an adverse impact on the device battery. Always keep WiFi, GPS, location services, NFC, Bluetooth, mobile data and other similar types of services OFF when not in use. Reason why these services quickly consume battery juice is because they constantly update location data or push notification for various apps. If you want to see a marked improvement in device’s battery performance its best that you keep these services disabled when they’re not required.
Background App Sync
Some apps are so hungry for battery that they quickly finish battery juice if they are kept running in the background. Social networking apps, maps, Google photos are among the main apps that cause fastest battery drain. Photo storage and sharing apps can empty the battery rather quickly if they’re not closed after use. If you have large number of photos to backup on cloud storage or on your device, best time to do so is when you have are charging your device at night. Similarly, disabling background app syncing can improve battery life and can easily give you a few more hours of battery life. However, since the app syncing is important to backup the apps data, therefore, instead of completely forgo this option, use it when the device is connected to a power supply or when not in use.
You can disable background app syncing feature from Settings > Accounts and disable automatic syncing for app you don’t need. Facebook, maps, social networking apps, photo syncing and backup, and third-party apps should be closed to stop them from running idle in the background as soon as you’re finished using them.
Keep Tethering To A Minimum
With Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge you can share your WiFi, mobile network data with nearby devices. Although this may be a useful feature in some respects, but tethering can be a battery killer too. It’s recommended that you keep tethering use to a minimum or even when your need to use it, immediately close the service once your’re done. And never keep tethering ON for hours on end, especially when travelling or when you need device battery for some other important task.
Use A Black Wallpaper
Having colorful wallpapers set as background image may seem pretty but it can also cause severe battery drain. In order to prevent such a scenario from developing, head to Settings > Personal > Wallpaper and choose a black or plain wallpapers when you need device’s battery to last longer. If black wallpaper is not in the default wallpaper section, find one on the internet and set is device background image.
Manage Battery Charge Cycle
Battery charge cycle has been a recommended way of keeping mobile device battery in good condition and to increase its life. Fully charge your smartphone to 100% and let it drain completely once a month to complete a battery charge cycle. This way you not only get accurate battery data and condition stats but also enhances the life span of your device’s battery.
Restart You Device
If after following all the above method method battery drain remains unchanged, try restarting the device to fix battery or overheating issues. Restarting phone automatically shuts down all processes and services that are behind fast battery drain issues. Hold down the Power button on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge and tap restart button on the screen. This tips should fix battery or overheating problems on your device. If the problems remains, here’s how to force restart frozen/unresponsive Galaxy S7/S7 Edge.
Factory Reset Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge
Well, even restart or force restart did work to bring the battery back to normal. It time to go for the ultimate solution, but it should be left to the last since it requires resetting entire device back to factory settings like the one your purchased out of the box and deletes all existing data and apps on your device. Backing up device data before factory reset is recommended so that you can restore back up once the device is back to factory condition. Here’s how to factory reset Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge, the easy way.
If your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or above, you can use a new Power Saving Mode and an Ultra Power Saving Mode in Galaxy S7 default battery settings option that helps increase the battery life of your device. You can access above mentioned options by going to Settings > System > Battery. Power Saving Mode helps battery last longer as it reduces the processor power by setting the limit on the maximum level it can reach, reduces brightness, turns off vibrations, and other features that are quickly eat up battery charge. You can still use any app you like, this feature simply cuts down avoidable features.
Power saving comes in to your rescue when you need to extract some extra battery hours on Galaxy S7. When the Power Saving mode is ON, your device’s display turns black and white with a grey-scale theme enabled automatically. It may not look fancy but it does stretches the battery life by easily squeezing out couple of extra hours on a single charge. In this mode, you can use call, text and browsing features, some games and apps may not work in Power Saving mode.
That’s all you need to do if you want to see an improvement in the battery life on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge device. Airplane mode can save battery when you’re not using the device, but you won’t get some essential services needed such as location, notifications and others. With the tips above, you can continue to use all important features while enjoying better battery life. Occasional device restart also helps fix bugs and errors that may be running in the background without your notice, so do restart your device from time to time.
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