Specs lists published by mobile manufacturers often tell just a part of the truth regarding the device’s performance, whereas a practical use of it verifies theory and the reality sometimes turns out to be a bit disappoint. For example the Samsung Galaxy S6 is considered one of the best Android phones released in 2015, on the other hand many users are letdown by its poor batter life. However, there’s a simple tweak that may put an end the problem not only on the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge but also on other Android smartphones.
How to fix battery issue on Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and other Android devices
Many Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners complaint that their phones consume energy incredibly fast even with a relatively moderate usage. If you also suffer from poor battery life on your brand new Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, don’t worry there’s an easy way enabling you to enhance the battery performance. All you need to do is to turn off Google Now. Naturally, this move will also considerably improve battery life on other phones running Android.
Why battery life in the Galaxy S6 runs down so quickly? The answer is pretty obvious. Constantly working in the background Google Now uses GPS to collect your location data which makes the phone processing the updates streamed by Google Now service. This is simply why the battery drains so fast.
However, remember that when switching Google Now off, you won’t be able to use the Google’s virtual assistant, which is the only downside of this solution. If this feature is too important to you to resign from it you can always try to activate Power Saving mode or purchase external battery backs if you note that your Galaxy S6’s battery gets too low.
Additionally, some sources suggest that there’s also something else wrong with Google Now installed on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Many Galaxy S6 users claim that the app stopped working properly on their phones in the mid-April. As for Google, they says they’re aware of the problem and promise to put all they efforts to solve this.
Perhaps this may have something in common with the type of chipset since Google Now runs without any issues on many phones during the last eighteen months, but it should be emphasized that all of those phones are equipped with Qualcomm processor which support this particular feature at the chip level. The things are different with the Samsung flagships since they use Samsung’s own Exynos processor. Coincidence? What do you think?
How to disable Google Now on your Android device
1. Open the Google App and go to Settings.
2. Locate Search & Now > Now cards.
3. Turn “Show cards” off.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup.