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Reset Samsung S6 (+ variants) + battery tips

It is simple to reset the Samsung S6. Sometimes this is necessary to improve battery life
and performance or just remove clutter from your phone.

First us Samsung’s excellent Smart Switch software (d/l from Samsung for Windows or OSX) and
backup your phone. The software backs up all your data including sms, email settings, etc.
It is very quick also.

Then do a hard reset by holding volume up key, home key, and power key with the phone
powered off. release the home key as soon as you see the Samsung logo and you should boot
into the recovery mode.

Then select from Recovery Mode menu “wipe data / factory reset” using Volume buttons to
navigate and Power button to confirm. After restarting your phone, connect backup to
your desktop and restore your phone with Smart Switch.

You find a few apps with setup requirements but it’s mostly painless.

After months of ownership and many experiments, I have found the best setup for battery life
on my S6-active was to change wifi-settings to enable wifi only while awake (#1 battery eater if
you enable wifi while sleeping) or if you don’t need/care about data usage, leave wifi off.
Also use android email app and only sync during most important part of day (settings has ability
to sync during specified hours) for your email. You can manually sync at other times.

If you take this approach, your S6 (or at least my S6-Active) shows 50+ hours standby after a full charge.

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