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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ battery tips: boost your phone's standby time

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Maintaining good battery performance on any device is a tricky business, and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is no exception. Here are some of our top tips for improving battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ to help you in the fight against ever-dwindling power, 

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Here are our best Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ battery tips. / © ANDROIDPIT

Dim that display

A smartphone's display is its biggest battery killer, so it’s important to manage the brightness manually. This is particularly necessary on a device with such a big, bright and high-resolution display as the Galaxy S6 Edge+. 

Adjust the brightness to match your environment by going to Settings > Display and moving the slider. The lower the setting, the better. Never set brightness to automatic because it's just not as efficient. In addition, you can set the screen timeout time to a shorter interval to make it more energy-efficient.

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Manage your smartphone display brightness manually rather than automatically. / © ANDROIDPIT

Veto those vibrations

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ provides vibrating feedback when you tap on its capacitive buttons, type, receive a notification and many other things. These tiny vibrations are often barely noticeable, but they all rely on the device's motor, which of course uses battery power. If these vibrations occur frequently, they can eat away at the battery.

Go to Settings > Sound and Notifications > Vibrations and disable both 'vibration feedback' and 'keyboard vibration'. If you don't wish to turn vibrations off entirely, consider reducing the vibration intensity instead.

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Whenever a phone vibrates it uses additional power. / © ANDROIDPIT

Jilt the GPS

Location data can be helpful for many apps but not essential. If you don’t actually need to use it in combination with the GPS (for navigation, for example), then you might want to change it to its 'battery saving' setting of Wi-Fi and mobile networks only. To do this, go to Privacy and safety > Location > Locating method > and select 'Wi-Fi and mobile networks'. 

Don't worry about leaving GPS switched off for a while: you will be prompted enable it again if you use an app or setting that needs GPS. 

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Select the Wi-Fi and mobile networks setting as your locating method. / © ANDROIDPIT

Don’t nix the Night clock

This is a key area where the Galaxy S6 Edge+ can make some battery gains over competing devices. As discussed above, it’s the display that requires most juice from your phone. So how about using it less? Thanks to the S6 Edge+ Night Clock setting, you can view information like the date, time and weather on the side of the device without you having to activate the whole display area.

If you want to check this information throughout the day, or during the night, just rub or tickle the edge of the display to view it, instead of unlocking/waking the entire device.  

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Find the full Edge display options in Settings > Edge screen. / © ANDROIDPIT

Appoint the power-modes

The power-saving mode on the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will significantly improve battery life, by reducing non-essential functionality. Some people have this setting permanently enabled, which is fine, but it does take away some of the more enjoyable parts of the phone. Sadly, fun is sometimes a casualty of better battery performance. Sorry, folks. 

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For a one-click fix, head to the S6 Edge+ battery section. / © ANDROIDPIT

Do you have any battery tips for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+? Let us know in the comments below. 

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Scott Adam Gordon

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Originally from the UK, Scott graduated in Popular Music Studies at Newcastle University and attributes much of his success there to his beloved Samsung Galaxy S2. His current aim is to write cool things about Android. And he loves it.

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    Kemausar Meryamun Oct 22, 2015 Link to comment

    Disable that bloatware and use Smart Manager to manage those apps running in the background.

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    Luka Oct 20, 2015 Link to comment

    This guide is as useful for S6 edge+ as it is for S6/edge and Note5... There should really be some more S6 articles. Damn, there are articles every day about a year old S5, but not S6.