Only time will tell that whether LG G6 was right in deciding its landing time when Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus became a buzz word or not.
One thing is sure that LG G6 is one of the coolest smartphones we have seen in the recent time. Despite posing cool and having whopping 3300mAh battery it has battery life problems which need to be addressed.
With such a capacity, any battery would last for the entire day which is a given. But there are certain busy days when it can’t even see the half day at the office, and the battery status is just around 50%.
How to Fix LG G6 Battery Drain Issues
Solution #1: Check Which Apps Are Eating The Juice The Most
The first solution is the easiest way to find the culprit who is eating out your LG G6’s battery the most. You might have to address this issue for one or two days but only when you got some time in hand. What we are trying to suggest here is to check out for those days who are not in use and yet they are found in the background.
Just go to Settings and then to Battery & power saving and then tap on Battery usage option. Here you will see those apps which are taking the most of your battery life. Check this list carefully, and you might find some app which is not needed much during a day’s course but is in the top five places. Do the force stop action on such apps or just reboot your smartphone to get rid of this problem.
You can certainly keep checking this for next one or two days and in the meantime, if you find some solution to keep those apps at bay then fine else consider uninstalling such apps.
Solution #2: Disable or Uninstall Bloatware
Those apps which are pre-installed on your LG G6 or any smartphone for that matter, are called bloatware. These apps come in good numbers, and you will agree with us that most of those apps are just useless, to say the least. These apps too eat your battery life, may not be in a large amount but still, they keep hurting it for sure.
So, the best solution is to stop these bloatware apps by going to Settings and then to Apps and check out them one by one. The best idea is to uninstall those apps if there is an option available because there is no logic on keeping those apps which you don’t need at all. This action will not only save battery but will also make some space in your phone’s internal memory.
But it is not that easy as it looks because most of those bloatware apps don’t have to uninstall option. So the next best alternative is to Disable them. So if you don’t find Uninstall button for that particular app, then tap on Disable to get rid of bloatware. Mind you there may be certain bloatware who are part of some app which you are using so if you find some difficulty in running those apps after this action then
Unable that bloatware again.
Solution #3: Stop WiFi and Bluetooth If Not Required
We keep our WiFi and Bluetooth connections on just because we don’t miss any important notification even when we are busy. Both these features also keep on eating your battery slowly but surely. One can understand the importance of WiFi to remain ON always but why Bluetooth? I firmly believe that if you are not listening to music through your Bluetooth headphones or not transferring a file, then there is no need for it to keep going and eating your battery. So first turn off your Bluetooth.
Yes, WiFi should remain on to get text messages from WhatsApp or any other chat messengers and even to get notification from Facebook telling you about an important post your close friend has just posted. But logically we may not need them at all when we are busy in some other important works. Till the time we finish work if we give rest to WiFi as well then we can indeed save a good amount of battery life.
All you need to do is to set off to Settings then Location and then tap on overflow menu on the top right corner of your screen and then tap on Scanning. Uncheck WiFi scanning and Bluetooth scanning. This may affect your phone’s ability to search your location but will certainly save your battery. If you ask me, I would also advise you to disconnect the GPS or mobile internet connection as well to save few more percentage of your battery!
Solution #4: Turn On and Configure Battery Saver Mode
LG G6 comes with a unique battery saver mode, which enables you to keep 5% to 15% of your battery saved before you plug-in the charger. What helps this battery saver mode is that it keeps the brightness turned down and also keeps the vibrations to a bear minimum. The best part of this feature is that it doesn’t allow apps to run in the background. So all-in-all it saves plenty of your battery.
If we talk about the comfort level this feature provides is that if you choose the 15% option (which I believe you should), then be assured that after 85% of battery usage you can save remaining and the most critical part of your battery life while working on your LG G6. Once you put your phone to charge and the battery level surpasses the 15% (or 5% as per your choice) mark, then the battery saver mode will automatically get turned off.
Solution #5: Consider Changes in Display Settings
LG G6 got a bright display, which adds value to its stunning looks, but it is also a reason for the fair amount of battery drain. I think you must consider some changes in your smartphone’s display settings like Always-on Display, Brightness, and Screen timeout. Let us check all these three options and how you can change them to keep more battery in your LG G6 smartphone.
Always-on display: This is a very useful feature to get valuable information, but it is one of the leading causes of battery drain, so consider ‘Daily timeout’ option rather than Always-on display. What this change will do is that it will start the Always-on display in the morning and turns it off during the evening and hence you can save the considerably good amount of battery juice.
Brightness: No matter it is LG G6 or any other Android smartphone, keeping brightness to a high level is always making your battery drain faster. I would advise adjusting your smartphone’s brightness manually always as per your requirement because it will then only serve the purpose we are talking about, else you can keep it to auto-brightness allowing a small amount of battery drain.
Screen timeout: You must be using this feature in your previous smartphones as well so I may not have to add much in this. But it is always advisable to keep the screen timeout to 30 seconds if not less because then only it will be able to save the battery from going down slowly if not quickly.
Solution #6: Keep Your Phone and Apps Updated
If your LG G6 is running on old firmware and also with an older version of apps then too, it can cause battery draining issue. So the good advice here is to keep your phone as well as all the apps updated so that they can run smoothly and ultimately contribute more towards saving battery. All you need to do is to go to Settings and then tap on ‘About phone’ and then tap on Update Center.
Over here you will see an option saying ‘App Updates’ with another option to update LG’s apps, but more importantly, we need to do is the ‘Software Update’ which will upgrade the entire operating system of your smartphone. Apart from this you also need to install the updates from Google Play Store apps so just go to the Play Store app and in ‘My apps & games’ option hit ‘Update all’ option.
Solution #6: Automatic Updates from Google Play Store Should Turn Off
This may sound weird as on one side I am advising to keep your apps updated and on the other, I am asking you to turn off the automatic updates from Google Play Store. But the issue here is to save battery life and for that very issue we need to keep the auto updates of your apps on Google Play Store to remain off. To keep auto updates off, there are two ways.
The first way is to go to Settings then to General and tap on Auto-update apps option. When you tap on that option, you will get a popup on which you need to select “Do not auto-update apps” option. The second way is to visit your Google Play Store app and tap on ‘Auto-update apps’ option and then select ‘Auto-update apps over WiFi only’ option. This will allow Google Play Store app to auto update apps only when you are on WiFi only and thus will save your battery.
Solution #7: Set ‘Battery Optimization’ Settings
Optimizing battery for saving it from draining are two different actions but this is what the name of the setting is, and we can’t do much about it. Anyways to be very honest with you this is not a legitimate option to save the battery, but it is more of creating a balance between battery life and apps’ performance. So just go to Settings and then tap on Battery & power saving and tap on ‘Ignore optimizations.’
Over here you can select which app you won’t mind slow down when they are not used actively and which apps you need to keep awake all the time. Those apps you want to keep active you can put it on the whitelist. With more inactive apps getting a slowdown in the background will certainly save your battery life considerably and thus this feature work as a blessing in disguise.
Imagine you are on vacation or traveling then your travel app or messaging app should remain active always and at that point of time you can put those apps on the white list, and when you are back home, you can allow them to work slowly just in case they are active in the background.
Solution #8: If you can’t Save Battery Life then Add Some Life
If none of the above solution working for you means that you are overusing your LG G6, nothing wrong in that either. But when you are overusing your smartphone and facing severe battery drain issue then the natural way to keep the juice up is to use a Quick Charge 3.0 which can at least add life to your battery and that too quickly. So if you can’t save your battery life you can add some.
Quick Charge 3.0 chargers are smart gadgets which initially add 1% of battery per minute passed by and after 30 minutes it slows down so the phone’s battery lasts long after the full charge. Though Quick Charge 2.0 or 1.0 will also work but I would advise you to use Quick Charge 3.0 so that it can add a tremendous amount of battery within first 15 minutes of charging.
This is it! We have exhausted all the options for you so that you can fix the LG G6 battery life problems with ease. We are sure that if you follow all the solutions provided above religiously, then you will find a considerable in your battery life in next couple of days only.
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