We all know the truth: Samsung had a serious issue on its hands with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: both these devices are amazing, but I cannot say the same thing about their batteries which struggle to last the day on a single charge. So, Samsung packed in a 3600mAh battery for its latest Galaxy S7 Edge and I had high hopes that it would be able to last longer.
However, I have to tell you that the regular issues with the Edge version of the Galaxy S7 are still there. One of the most annoying problem that you can have on this handset remains the battery drain and I don’t know about you, but after some pretty intensive use such as a trying out some different screen and color modes, using the camera, a little playing (just a little), along with the usual texting, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge still cannot last an entire day.
And while there is no guaranteed fix for these issues, let me assure you of the fact that there are some fixes to try in in order to improve battery life on your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge flagship. Here I am to guide you all the way, so keep in reading:
How to Solve Galaxy S7 Edge Battery Dying Too Fast Issue:
Update the system software
The initial firmware of the Galaxy S7 Edge had some underlying bugs that led to significant battery drain while in standby mode. But you know that Samsung has released various software updates to solve the issue. Despite of the fact that these updates are automatically downloaded and installed when your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi, there are also cases when you don’t manage to update your Galaxy S7 in time. Now, to check that everything is fine, enter into Settings -> About device -> Download updates manually. Your Galaxy S7 Edge should automatically download any software updates that might be available for your device.
Disable Always On Display
On paper, the Always On Display feature on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge might seem very attractive, but things are not the same in reality. I hate to say it, but the implementation from the Korean company has really ruined it. In this mode, the display only shows unread notifications from three system apps: Phone, Messages and Email, but disabling it will save some juice. And after all, you cannot get a peek at unread notifications from third-party apps like Gmail and Messenger, so many think that the feature ends up being simply useless.
Disable Or Manage Background Sync
When open apps are being used, they are draining the battery on your Galaxy S7 Edge – you already know that. Anyway, the story continues even when the apps are closed. The best way to help fix the fast draining battery on the Galaxy S7 is to close these apps when it’s not being used. This can be easily achieved by simply pulling down the quick settings and swiping down with two fingers and tap on Sync to disable it.
Another method is to go to Settings -> Accounts and disable sync for the apps you don’t need. You’ll notice when disabling Facebook background sync and the Galaxy S7 battery life will be much better.
The international variant of the Galaxy S7 Edge comes with relatively little bloatware, but the carrier variants are different. I find them as being filled to the brim with bloatware which always runs in the background and take up resources and drain battery life. Thankfully, there is a way to disable almost all the apps on the Galaxy S7 Edge and here you can find all about it.
Use Galaxy S7 Power-Saving Mode
The “Power saving mode” feature has some great options to help fix a dying Galaxy S7 battery. There are options to limit the quad-core processor performance, turn off vibration feedback, and reduce the time before the screen is turned off when you receive notifications, to restrict background data, to limit performance, such as turning off GPS and the backlit keys and lowering the screen frame rate.
When you enable Power saving mode, it will do all these and don’t leave aside that Samsung claims the phone will last hours and hours with a few percentage on this mode, so don’t hesitate to use it when it’s truly needed.
Be careful about the poor data network
If you are in an area with a poor data network, your Galaxy S7 Edge will run through its battery in just a few hours. In such cases, it is highly recommended that you connect your handset to a Wi-Fi network, which should greatly reduce the load on the modem of the phone. Or, don’t hesitate to switch to 3G network, if there is spotty 4G connectivity in your area.
Restart your Galaxy S7 Edge
Occasional device restarts can be helpful too when it comes to the system and memory, and give your device a clean slate for the day or work week. It’s also ideal to hard reset it if you are experiencing an unusual battery life drain and this detailed procedure will show you how to do it.
If any of the above tips helped in reducing the battery drain on your Galaxy S7 Edge, so drop in a comment and let me know about it.