Most of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have spent a lot on their loved gadget. Many of them have complained about a fast draining battery. After the recent updates, this problem has gathered momentum and more and more Samsung S7 and S7 Edge users have started complaining about it.
Someone told me that when he keeps his Always ON feature OFF and keeping the Wi-Fi ON and goes to sleep and when he wakes up he notices that not less than 20% of battery has been drained overnight. Now this is really irritating for sure for someone who has spent a lot on these gadgets. I have also noticed that this problem is common with the Snapdragon version of these two smartphones.
But now you need not to worry about it as I am going to offer you the perfect solutions for this problem. I am almost sure that you will be getting more battery if one of the problems mentioned below is hurting your valuable gadget. So don’t wait just go through the solutions.
How to Fix the Battery Draining Problem of Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Know the Perpetrators
First, you need to know that which apps or services are taking the larger chunk away from your battery. You can check that in the settings where there is an option to see which app or service is draining your battery fast. You can also download the GSam Battery Monitor app from HERE which will let you know in percentages the amount of battery eaten out by the apps, system, kernel and more. Turn off those apps which are eating more battery even when they are not at work.
Turn off Briefing
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge as a unique feature called Briefing. It lets you do everything at one place by curating all the info from multiple sources. This may sound user-friendly but actually, it is a pain using it and also it affects your battery life a lot. So better we turn off this feature and increase the battery life. This is how you can turn-off Briefing.
Step #1. Long press on the blank spot on the home screen.
Step #2. Swipe over to left which will get you to Briefing.
Step #3. Tap on Turn it off
Turn off Anonymous Reports from Google
This is a hidden feature of Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge which you would not have found it ever if you have not read this article. Follow the following steps to turn off the anonymous reports from Google because it eats up your battery.
Step #1. Go to Settings and tap on “Language and Input”.
Step #2. Under the Speech tab, you will see “Text to Speech Options” tap on it.
Step #3. Here you will get the “Google Text to Speech Options”, tap on it and turn off the anonymous reports option.
Turn off all the radio communications
We have a habit and a bad one too, that we keep everything ON. It is not necessary to keep features on even when you are not in need of it. Things like Mobile net, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, Location Services etc. If you are not in need of any of these services at a particular time then just turn it off. This will only increase your battery life.
Use the battery saving features provided by Samsung
Despite knowing that providing so many features it will only harm the battery life of its gadget Samsung keeps on adding them. But at the same time, it has also given us two ways to save the battery and these ways might help to drain the battery at least in Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. When you tap on Battery tab you will see two modes. One is the “Power Saving Mode” and the other is “Ultra Power Saving Mode” choose one which best suits you and that will help you to save some battery life.
Sharing your mobile connection from your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with your friends via the new Wi-Fi sharing feature sound pretty cool but believe me, it drains your battery to the fullest. So it is advisable to share your Wi-Fi sharing feature only when your friend or someone else is really in need of some data use, else just don’t do it for charity. More you reduce tethering more the battery will survive.
Disable Background Data always
More the advanced phone like Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge is more it takes up the background data and that is a universal truth. Yes, the background data definitely help your phone to boost the performance and your user experience but it drains plenty from your battery life. If that is the case then why not disabling your background data when you think your phone will remain idle for a while? Just follow this path and disable your background data and feel happy.
Go to Settings → Data Usage → Background Data. Now turn off the option and you will get less battery consumption on your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Manage Battery charge cycle every month
Just like any other Android phone Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge too needs a completely full charge cycle every month. This means to charge your battery to the full, i.e. 100% and then using it completely or in other words to 0% and then charging it again to 100%. This will make sure that you get accurate battery usage and it will maintain your battery well too.
Use black wallpaper and disable notifications
You may not find the black wallpaper in the default wallpapers provided by Samsung but it is always good to have a black wallpaper and that will save a bit of your battery life as well. Better to make your own black wallpaper and save it to your gallery and then use it. You can also disable some of the notifications of certain apps. Continuously ringing and flashing notifications will also eat out the battery. So just stop those unwanted notifications at once.
Before using this option as a last resort just switch off and switch on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge once as sometimes the restarting of the gadget can also solve the problem. But even that is not enough or neither of the above solutions is working then Factory Reset is the final option. DO NOT FORGET TO TAKE BACKUP before you resort to the Factory Reset option or you may also follow this path to do the factory reset along with backing up the data.
Go to Settings → Personal → Backup and Reset
So, these were the best possible solutions for your fast draining battery on your Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.