The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have many advantages, it's true, but they also suffer from two major flaws: their internal memory is not expandable and their battery life leaves much to be desired. Yes, and if we can't do much for the first point, there are still some tips to reduce the energy consumption of these terminals.
So of course, most of these tips can be applied to any Android device. I'm thinking in particular of everything related to the brightness of the screen or to the various services of the platform.
Nothing prevents you from applying them on your terminal, in short. And if you know other tips, you should obviously not hesitate to share them.
1. Reduce screen consumption
It's not really a revelation but the screen of a phone consumes a lot of energy and this also applies to that of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.
The first thing to do, therefore, will be to adjust its brightness to an acceptable level, and therefore below the 60% bar. To do so, simply unfold the notification center and play with the slider placed under the settings.
If you feel like it, you can also let the platform manage the thing by checking the box on the right.
In the same vein, it may be interesting to finely adjust the automatic standby to lose a minimum of energy. The associated options can be found in the "View" menu, located in the settings.
This is also where you can activate Smart Stay, and therefore this famous setting which leaves the screen activated as long as your face is in front.
But the screen of the S6 and S6 Edge has another particularity: it gives pride of place to AMOLED technology. If you set up a wallpaper or a dark theme, then the screen will consume less power.
This point was also addressed in this article .
2. Activate only what you need, when you need it
WiFi, Bluetooth or even location services also consume a lot of energy on a daily basis. Leaving them on all the time is not a solution.
The good side of the thing is that it is not necessary to systematically go to the settings of the device to take control of these options.
They are all grouped together in the notification center, under the clock, so it is possible to activate or deactivate them on the fly in a few seconds.
If you're on the go, for example, then you might want to turn off WiFi. Location services won't do you any good if you spend all day on your couch, chaining series. As for Bluetooth, it is not useful if your terminal is not connected to another device.
And then, of course, there's the push. By default, all the applications installed on your terminal will be able to generate alerts, but this is no reason not to get your hands dirty.
If you open the terminal settings and go to the "Sound and Notifications" menu, you will only have to tap on the "Application notifications" button to finally manage the rights of each tool.
And if you don't have a lot of time in front of you, then nothing prevents you from activating the "Do Not Disturb" mode to silence them in an instant.
Ah and it is also in this menu that you can deactivate the notification LED, or rather the "Indicator light".
3. Every setting counts
The first two tips on the list will save you a few hours of battery life, but you can go even further by focusing on other settings.
Take, for example, by going to the “Mobile Networks” menu, you can deactivate 4G and thus switch to 3G or 2G to save a little more time.
To deactivate the vibrator, go to the “Sounds and notifications” menu, then to “Vibrations”. I also strongly encourage you to deactivate the vibration feedback which does not add much and which also consumes a lot of energy. The same goes for the vibration of the keyboard.
Still in the same vein, it will also be necessary to pay attention to the sound volume of the terminal. If you push it a little too much, it will inevitably have an impact on the terminal's battery and, incidentally, on your ears.
4. Use energy savers
Samsung has done things well and the manufacturer has thought of integrating two energy savers to its platform to help us improve the autonomy of our terminal.
The "Energy saving mode" will intervene on several elements to reduce its electricity consumption. On several elements, and more precisely on the frequency of the processor, on the refresh rate of the screen, on its brightness and even on vibrations.
It doesn't sound like much but this mode will save you between one and three hours, depending on your configuration and the state of your battery.
If you want to go further, you can activate the "Ultra power saving mode". The theme will then change to fifty shades of gray (sorry) and it will limit the number of available applications while disabling as many services as possible.
Thanks to it, you will be able to double the autonomy of your phone and thus last for two or three days with a single charge.
Since we're talking about it, know that your Galaxy S6 may also display the list of applications making "abnormal" use of the battery in the menu dedicated to the battery. It doesn't seem like much but we can have surprises sometimes.
Afterwards, you can also go through applications like Savee but I will probably come back to this point in another article.