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Latest Galaxy S10 update seems to have improved battery life

Despite featuring a 4,100 mAh battery, the Galaxy S10+ hasn’t been as efficient as we would have hoped. Everyone at SamMobile has an Exynos variant of the S10+, and while battery life has been dependable, we’ve found it to be more power hungry than the Note 9. But it looks like Galaxy S10 battery life has gotten a boost with the April security update.

As the only one on the SamMobile team to be using the Galaxy S10+ with two SIM cards, I’ve had poorer battery life than my colleagues. But I’m now getting five hours of screen time on a regular basis with at least 16 hours of total usage time, even with a few hours on LTE data outside the house. Until a week or so ago, getting five hours of screen time meant seeing no more than 15 hours of total usage time. I also never saw the phone reaching six hours of screen time, but it is now crossing the six-hour barrier regularly as long as I’m on a Wi-Fi connection the entire day.

Battery killing bug fixed?

Now, I’m guessing Samsung has fixed the issues with the proximity sensor and the Tap to wake feature, although the company doesn’t say anything about it in the changelog. It may also be Bixby learning my usage patterns over time, something Samsung highlights in the Galaxy S10’s list of features. In any case, I’m pretty sure it’s not a coincidence that my S10+ is lasting longer after the most recent software update, and I’m happy to see it is finally behaving like a flagship phone with a 4,100 mAh battery.

Have you noticed better battery life after installing the recent Galaxy S10 software update?

  • Model: SM-G970F
  • Dimensions: 69.9 x 142.2 x 7.9mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS F1.5/F2.4 (77°) & 16MP, CMOS F2.2 (123°)Ultra Wide
  • Model: SM-G973F
  • Dimensions: 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.1"(157.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide
  • Model: SM-G975F
  • Dimensions: 74.1 x 157.6 x 7.8mm
  • Display: 6.4"(162.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9820 Octa
  • Camera: 12 MP.CMOS F2.4 45° Telephoto & 12MP F1.5/F2.4 77° & 16MP F2.2 123° Ultra-wide

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Dutka
Dutka

Hello, here nothing has unfortunately changed, and I do not know what else to do.
I’ve done Hard Reset and everything that can be done in my understanding, but the performance is still horrible by the battery that is said to have the S10 +, very upset even with the brand.
Do you have a different way of passing a clean rom and that is satisfactory so that you can help me?

pmenzies
pmenzies

NOPE!!!! Justr this morning it had used 10% in one hour. Having used 4G and bluetooth for about 20 minutes in that period

keithsanantonio
keithsanantonio

Yes, I also noticed after the April Security Patch. I got almost 7 hours screen time compare before 5 hour +

Apps I mostly used are Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Mobile Legends on games and web browsing.

speedyranger
speedyranger

S10+ updated with April patch. UK.

uk786
uk786

I’ve just got the April update a few moments ago on my unlocked UK s10 and the battery life already seems very much better than before. Best pleased!

osoelpeligroso
osoelpeligroso

I get easily over 6h sot 17h uptime and still have over 30% left when I go to bed. Still on March update. Software for Spain was released on 19th and still hasn´t arrived to my device….strange.

locarno
locarno

Why on your screenshots I can’t see how many battery % left ?

locarno
locarno

“It may also be Bixby learning my usage patterns over time, something Samsung highlights in the Galaxy S10’s list of features.”

Where I can find this list ?

locarno
locarno

“I also never saw the phone reaching six hours of screen time”

A5 2016 or J5 2016 can reach more than six hours without problem.

dani8501
dani8501

i am still on march update
when i will get update
i am using g975f verson from south affrica

RobinNet
RobinNet

Me 2. UK on BTU.
S10 plus

Biransahin
Biransahin

My niece has the S10 plus. She is definitely what one would call a light user. She’s just had a baby so probably doesn’t have time for much usage. Lol She’s getting almost two and a half days. She came from an iPhone X, where she was getting just under a day with slightly heavier usage, which given battery size, it’s not so bad either. It will be interesting to see what the 4500mah on the 5g model will bring.

karelnovak
karelnovak

Hopefully next update will enable 25W charging same as for mid-range A-series.
Otherwise it’s shame for Samsung and slap in the face for S10 users who were wiling to spent premium price.

Biransahin
Biransahin

There won’t be a software update to bring 25w charging my friend. That requires different hardware. Software won’t do it. On the plus side your battery will have a far longer life than the 25w 5g model.

karelnovak
karelnovak

I’m aware of required HW compatibility for 25W charging, but still can’t believe that Samsung is so ignorant as they released 25W charging support within one month (!) to mid-range A-series. About the battery life I don’t see any improvements since S6 Edge+ as S8, S9+, S10+ seems to be for me still very similar with one day real battery life and only what’s diference now, that charging takes ages with 4100mAh battery as still the same 3y old Fast Charge. Every other Chinese OEMs are nowadays ahead with Charging technology as they have 40-50W charging and some are going… Read more »

Biransahin
Biransahin

When you can charge your phone overnight and easily get a day of battery life anyway it’s not really an issue. Plus your battery will be grateful and live longer with less intense charging cycles. See how healthy a battery getting 40-50W charges will be after one year.

karelnovak
karelnovak

Thanks for your advice when is the best to charge my battery, but that’s not what I’m looking for. Simply from battery management I expect great battery life, super fast charging with possibility to disable it as it is now in Samsung’s sw settings, reliable battery. So simple it is and that’s what I expect from Samsung’s flag ship and that’s what I paid for and willing to pay in the future as well.

skezza64
skezza64

Which update is it, there hasn’t been an update for any variant in the UK since 3 April

Biransahin
Biransahin

If you’re using a carrier version, you’ll probably get it a bit later. The carriers slow things down unfortunately. For faster updates buy the unlocked version.

RobinNet
RobinNet

I have an unlocked version from Amazon. Nothing until now.

TurkishStyle
TurkishStyle

I got good battery lifes when ever im connected to wifi. If im using mobile data, the battery life is not so good. Exspecially when im moving. I know that its normal that mobile data ist sucking on battery but i think in my case its just too much. My good old s8 plus was way better performing in mobile data. And it had only 100mA more battery capacity.(3500mA) I though the s10 would get more batterylife even if it has 100mA less capacity since it has a new Processor etc. but it is even worst. Lets see what the… Read more »

Biransahin
Biransahin

Would it be that you’re in a bad signal area? My niece, living in İstanbul has fantastic battery life, using mobile data only. She just moved to a new apt and doesn’t have any Wi-Fi installed yet. It could be that if you’ve already had the battery update a factory reset should fix it. If not, I’d wait for the update.

miodrag.cutura
miodrag.cutura

What? 6? Well, I am on a medium battery saver (without restricting the background data), but I’m getting 10hrs SOT. Between 9 and 10 to be precise. Using LTE, wifi, a bit of streaming, gaming etc…

nadimshahzad
nadimshahzad

my s10+ exynos battery was far better then April. on march patches i used to get 1d 6h to 1d 17h with the on screen time 7hrs, 43mins to 8hrs, 38mins but after april patches its little bit disturbed. it seems like ram management has some bugs.

WP00
WP00

Proximity bug has been fixed since March update. Been getting 7+ h SOT since then, even with dual SIMs. Exynos Plus model.

tdc
tdc

I have the april update, with the AoD on, the “prevent accidental touch” option on, and when i touch the screen with the proximity sensor covered, the screen shows the AoD info. The same if a use the double tap to wake, so for me it is not fixed.

karelnovak
karelnovak

You are right, it’s not fixed as hen I have phone in my pocket and listening via BT it’s constantly during any movement switching songs to next and previous. It’s really annoying, disturbing and draining battery.

tdc
tdc

The proximity sensor issue haven’t been fixed yet, the option to avoid accidental touch doesn’t work with the april update.

Adem124
Adem124

Yes! Please contact samsung Twitter support and other sources. I have already…

pjm1
pjm1

I have the S10+ Dual SIM Exynos, and have always got 2 days or more on 1 charge, and I still don’t have the April security update.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Is it actually any better? After around 6 months I’ve found battery life doesn’t even last a full day. I wouldn’t say I was a heavy user, I’m not an insta model or meme expert, but I do play Pokemon GO!
The S6 edge+, Galaxy S8+ and now my S9+ have always needed topping up during the day after a few months of use.

uk786
uk786

That’s never been the case for me. I had an S9+ before and it would last the whole day and I also play Pokémon Go 😀

skezza64
skezza64

I agree, after 3-4 months I used to have to charge my S6 Edge after about 5 hours, but I was told this was my own fault as I use Bluetooth, mobile and wifi, it would easily last a full day in aircraft mode though. My S9+ would need charging about 4pm to last me till I got home from work, bot with about 3 hours SOT, my S10+ does last a full 12 hour shift since I started using only one sim card in it, when I was using 2 sims, it would last about 9-10 hours

uk786
uk786

UK Unlocked S10 here still on March firmware, aaah.