Note 7 Battery??

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  1. Brett1203 macrumors 6502a

    Brett1203

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    How are you all doing on battery life? I'm down to 30% after light usage after taking it off the charger around 7:45am and it's only 8:30pm now, battery seems to go down much earlier than my iPhone 6 which is almost 2 years old. Any ideas on how to help battery life? I thought this was a much better lasting phone? The huge drop after 4, I never even touched the thing.
     

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  2. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    Turn off Google Location, that helps.

    You can find it under GPS>more settings.
     
  3. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    Also, go through your Google account sync settings. Turn off what you don't need synced.
     
  4. Brett1203 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Will that effect any needed apps?
    --- Post Merged, Aug 22, 2016 ---
    At the risk of sounding stupid, I'm new to Android, I don't know which app exactly to check?
     
  5. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    Google Locations basically checks your location constantly and stores it. It uses information like Cell IDs and Wi-Fi routers to locate and place your device.

    https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/3467281?hl=en

    Cloud and Accounts>Account>Google

    Go through your sync settings and disable the ones you don't need.
     
  6. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    It's not great, I haven't been particularly impressed with it.
     
  7. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    I actually achieved 6hrs of sot over the weekend. That beats my s7e.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I did read a few articles where the battery life on the Note 7 was not particularly very good in general. Sounds like it may be a one of the downfalls to this Phone besides what other forum members have suggested above.

    Good luck with your new Phone.
     
  9. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Today i got almost 6 hours SOT on my N7...that is right inline with my S7 edge.
     
  10. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Well my battery life with my S7 edge on average I got about 3 hours, 30 mins to 4 hours screen time and about 15-18 hours total. There weren't many times where I got over 24 hours for example.

    I expect to get similar times on my note 7. Certainly not end of the world as long as it lasts you all day that's a the main thing but least with my 6s plus I know I didn't always need to charge it everyday
     
  11. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I've been regularly getting 5-6 hours screen on time and 18-19 hours usage in total on my S7 edge. If the note 7 can achieve similar results I'll be extremly happy.
     
  12. GrumpyMom macrumors 601

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    I don't have a SIM card in my 6S Plus so I can't compare them. But my N7 seems to at least be keeping pace with my SE. It does eat up battery at a faster pace on Pokemom Go, but that's not surprising since I've made no attempt at power management at all, running it at stock settings and auto brightness just to torture test it at "lazy user luxury setting". By contrast, I power manage the heck out of my iOS devices and shut down every location service setting I can.

    With the N7 I've been letting it Big Brother me to death. Google and At&T and Samsung probably even know when I'm in the bathroom at this point. :confused:

    I did however deny all but the bare minimum of permissions on Pokemon Go. That stupid game dared to ask for access to my contacts. I guess Pikachu wants to text my mom to let him out of the Pokeball. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Brett1203 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is the only downfall that may see me returning it before the 14 days is up, To not even make it a full day on a charge with light use is not good, Hopefully I can find a way to make it last, I made one 2 minute call this morning after taking it off the charger and it was down to 97%
     
  14. TechnicallyTee macrumors 65816

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    See I dont want to always have to turn GPS off and go other tweaks in order to get decent battery life. I wish Google would handle GPS like iOS. That is one huge pet peeve of mine. I might try turning GPS to Wifi and Mobile networks to see if I see a difference. I hate having it on and then using an app that requires GPS and then I have to go and turn it on and then use the app, frustrating.
     
  15. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    That's the thing, I do NOT want to rely on having to tweak stuff to get battery life, I just don't have the time in my life and don't feel that a $900 phone should have to be tweaked. I do like the power saving modes though. Last night it said I had about 17 hours left with 80% charge, but if I went to the 3rd power saving option it would be 46 hours!! I'll definitely be experimenting with this, maybe for my commute as I like to have Waze on for 2-3 hours per day. It's pretty fast to apply the power saving modes and doesn't need a reboot. Anyone come across a widget that gives you one button application of power saving mode?

    Edit: never mind I see the power saving button in quick settings. The change is slower than I thought, especially when going back to normal it seems to take forever for widgets to load. I suspect its hanging on the dark theme. I think the phone needs a custom power saver mode where you can choose your options.
     
  16. Brett1203 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Today oddly is much better even though I used it a little more, I'm around 50% at 10pm where last night I was around 25% at this time.
     
  17. TechnicallyTee macrumors 65816

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    I think this battery life is about to be a little suspect. I took my device off the charger leaving for work this morning and it dropped a percentage in 15 mins of it just being in my pocket....Not sure whats draining it but I will try to change my GPS to Wifi and mobile networks today from the full GPS and see if that makes a difference. Once I feel like I am turning a bunch of features off to compensate for the lack battery life, im ditching it.
     
  18. smohr33 macrumors newbie

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    Same - off the charger at 7:30, down to 96% at 8:30, phone was in my pocket the entire hour. My 6 plus would have been at 99 or 100%.
     
  19. TechnicallyTee macrumors 65816

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    Yeah im going to really have to watch this closely because if its going to continue this, I am honestly going to be done with Samsung forever because I keep giving them a try and its ALWAYS the same results and I go right back to the iPhone.
     
  20. HiDEF macrumors 68000

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    I had great battery life over the weekend but now with the work week well on its way, I'm getting around 3hrs of SOT. However, I work in a building where the cell signal is weak so I'm sure that factors in.
     
  21. Brett1203 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, in my building at my office I get 1 bar if that, but I stay connected to wifi. I took mine off the charger at 8:00 this morning and at 8:42 im at 97%
     
  22. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Same here...at work where the cell reception is weak my battery just sucks. But when it doesn't have to work so hard to get a signal my battery life is the same as my S7 edge was. Right around 5 to 6 SOT.
     
  23. Brett1203 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What does SOT stand for, I see everyone using the term when talking about battery life.
     
  24. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Screen On Time.
     

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