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  • Bhargav Hangal
    Bhargav Hangal 9 hours ago

    Buy a new one dude

  • Oliversfilmsdotcom Films

    I got an s5 and s6, I tried factory resetting them and both had the battery problem, even draining whilst shut down

  • SALIH Palencheri
    SALIH Palencheri 20 hours ago

    Man your phone is hacked.

  • Mitchell Roberts

    This is why removable backs is much more practical though you lose the glossy metal nostalgic expensive feeling that iPhones have. S6 Samsung goes the compete with apple route and replacing batteries becomes history. But they don't care, they want your battery to die so you go buy a new phone

  • vinceguy1
    vinceguy1 Day ago

    See if you can get rid of the hardware capability of wireless charging, if anything I'm sure it's that the battery wears and tears over time, Samsung phones are notorious for that. But I'm curious about how the wireless charging capabilities could impact the battery life, especially if over time something has created a complication with it. If you don't use it, it might be something worth trying if it's possible. You should also try backing up your S9 and restoring the backup to your test S9 so it's exactly the same, I doubt any data could've gotten corrupted or could be effecting the battery like that, but it's definitely another step to try.

  • Kyle Sebring
    Kyle Sebring Day ago

    What about the Note 7... JK

  • Mason Pierce
    Mason Pierce Day ago

    Dude, I've always been an HTC boi, right? I just got a Samsung and the battery life was noticeably worse. My HTC would get all day life with Spotify and all the other shit. I have to charge my Samsung 2 times a day and the screen brightness is almost all the way down

  • Duke Nukem SLO
    Duke Nukem SLO 2 days ago

    Have the same problem with my note 4, and its not a battery issue coz i bought a new one and nothing changed 🤔

  • Les King
    Les King 3 days ago

    AccuBattery will give you better estimates once it's been installed for a while and can estimate the battery health. You could also try running a wakelock detector, although you might need to root the phone to do that.
    Samsung also uses Qualcomm chips in US phones and Exynos chips elsewhere so it might be worth it to run CPU-Z just to make sure both of your devices have the same chip

  • TECH WORLD
    TECH WORLD 3 days ago

    It might be due to different chipsets used in the phone snapdragon and exynos
    Just saying

  • 1,000 subs no content

    Oh boy don’t get a mtfkn iPhone those bad boys don’t last 5 mins

  • Censored Productions & Gaming

    Dude proly getting hacked

  • MissT -
    MissT - 4 days ago +1

    You're not crazy. I have the same phone. Same issue. Been having it since my s7.
    Thought it was just me

  • Xkam555
    Xkam555 6 days ago

    Try calibrating You'r battery:
    1. Charge it up to 100%
    2. *#0228#, quick start,
    3. Check if it helps

  • Eric Levine
    Eric Levine 6 days ago

    Try the other Samsung S9+ as your daily driver to verify if the battery drain it is specific to your S9+ or a design flaw similar to Apple. (FYI, I am absolutely furious with Apple's irresponsible handling of batterygate).

  • Shahil Prasad
    Shahil Prasad 7 days ago

    Same with my phone
    Idk what to do
    Need help

  • Shahil Prasad
    Shahil Prasad 7 days ago

    Same with my phone

  • Michael Ho
    Michael Ho 7 days ago

    It is the Exynos 9810 processor that is draining the battery. Their battery optimization is bad apparently

  • Harjinder Sidhu
    Harjinder Sidhu 7 days ago

    This issue is very real. Just got a brand new s9 from koodo. The batterylife is the worst thing.

  • fresuel
    fresuel 7 days ago

    starting this with 100% and finished video with 85%. Never go out without my powerbank. Samsung sucks in this case.

  • WALKER STUDIO vevo
    WALKER STUDIO vevo 7 days ago +1

    Reset your phone .
    It must be virus

  • Michael Neil
    Michael Neil 7 days ago

    I've done plenty of rooting and phone ROMS. Not every app is shown in the battery usage. I have this problem on all my samsung phones. I just root and put on Titanium Backup to freeze apps.

  • Doc Xen
    Doc Xen 8 days ago

    Has he made sure his kids ain't getting hold of his phone and killing the battery?

  • Tommy Jernigan
    Tommy Jernigan 8 days ago

    Maybe the phones are upset by your sandals and are committing suicide.

  • super pinappple
    super pinappple 8 days ago

    I have a glaxy s8 it has been with me since the first week of launch and I gets me through almost 1day and 12 hours of me siting on it but I had the same problem with my galxy s6 edge

  • Zombie Cream
    Zombie Cream 8 days ago

    Sometimes Google play services will activate randomly and drain like 20% of your battery and also make your phone hot. I found this out looking through the developer options. Idk why it does this but sometimes it does. Google play services will run for like 3 minutes and some how drain more battery than the screen being on all day. Hope this was useful info and also I'm rocking the note 8. 👍

  • Jaime Loza
    Jaime Loza 8 days ago

    Sounds like you're a victim of some malware or something....

  • skinoku
    skinoku 8 days ago

    Android system is ALWAYS eating up battery in the stats. I cannot figure out why

  • Steven Paul
    Steven Paul 9 days ago

    This is actually a common issue I & many other people have faced being a Samsung user for many years, not only with their phones but with their smart watches too.
    The user experience varies wildly between users & all I can put it down to is Quality Control.
    I've been on both ends of the spectrum, from a Note 3 that would easily last a day & change while others were reporting crap battery.
    An S4 Active that barely lasted 12 hours out of the box. My S7 was amazing! It would last 1.5 - 2 days with relative ease so when I got my Note 9 with a bigger battery than the S7, I was hyped I might finally have a phone that could last longer but alas, it wasn't to be. While other people rave about the Note 9 battery life, I'm once again, lucky to get over 12 - 16 hours so... it is inconsistent to say the least.
    Then I had a 10 - 12 hour battery on the Gear S2 with no AOD use while other people were getting a day. my Gear S3 was AMAZING when it came out, able to last 3 - 4 days until Tizen 3 update rolled out & cut that in half.
    Now, everywhere I see, people are slamming the Galaxy Watch as rubbish, when I can get 6 days out of it.
    So, I'd be interested to know if it's the same story across even laptops & tablets or even anything Samsung makes with a battery, because they are clearly having issues.
    I don't know what the law is in Canada but here in Australia, with each of my negative experiences I just kept at Samsung until I got the device the majority of other users were raving about & in that sense, Samsung has been great.
    I'd recommend it.
    Good Luck.

  • FarmYard Gaming
    FarmYard Gaming 9 days ago +1

    5:30 WHAT have you been doing?!

  • Youtube Videowatcher

    1. factory reset your s9+ and test again.
    2. install your apps to another s9+ and use that for 1-2 week. If you still get the problem send the phone to samsung for a test

  • AJAY BHATIA
    AJAY BHATIA 10 days ago

    Hey man I have just bought s9 a few days ago and I am getting same problem as mine one died in 3 hours, Can you believe?

  • MetaPanda
    MetaPanda 10 days ago

    Apple niggas stand up

  • Andreas Specht
    Andreas Specht 10 days ago

    Any news from Samsung?

  • Andrew Woolley
    Andrew Woolley 10 days ago

    My S9 (not a plus) charged to 100% has been off the charger for 13 hours. WiFi and PIA constantly connected. Around 3 hours TheXvid video and many emails is currently still sat at 67%

  • Márk Németh
    Márk Németh 11 days ago

    Hi Linus! Disable the built in virus scanner! It is powered by McAffee and we all know that it sucks.. It helped on my Note9 and on my girlfriend's S9. You can check it under Settings>Device Maintenance>Device Security. If you already enabled it then you can disable it under Settings>Apps>Show system apps>Device Security>Storage>Clear Data. Hope this helps!

  • ridred309
    ridred309 11 days ago

    I had a Samsung s5 neo from when it came out and the battery life is fantastic I get 1 full day of medium usage on it

  • Petar Kanev
    Petar Kanev 11 days ago

    did you find out the reason? How are doing with other phones? Huawei mate series have great battery life

  • Edoc
    Edoc 11 days ago

    And you never thought of using betterbatterystats through adb? You don't really need root..

  • Martin Whyte
    Martin Whyte 11 days ago

    factory issue on that device. Simply replace it!

  • Gotham Jason
    Gotham Jason 11 days ago

    I have recently bought a new OnePlus 6 and i don't know if it's just me , but my phone tends to drain quite a bit on idle making me charge it more than once a day. Can anyone help me out with this issue?

  • pkrisnin
    pkrisnin 12 days ago

    Sounds like a malware issue, someone is spying on u .

  • Martin Mendiola
    Martin Mendiola 12 days ago

    I noticed the Facebook app was killing my battery and it overheated my phone so I just uninstalled and disabled it and since then my phones been great again

  • Anshul Sharma
    Anshul Sharma 12 days ago

    Calibration issue?

  • Anonymous User
    Anonymous User 12 days ago

    Ya I faced a similar issue. But I use a low end Samsung J7 prime. I have been using it for nearly 2 years and I have noted the charge draining issue. But it got fixed up automatically after I upgraded to andriod nogut (a year ago). Now its doing good my phone can run more than 3 days in idol conditions provided no wifi and is in airplane mode. I dont actually fully charge my phone, I charge just up to 65%-70% but I do drop it to nearly 20%. Hope that you find your answers..

  • Austin Eikermann
    Austin Eikermann 12 days ago

    I only got 1.5 hours of screen on time today on my S9+ and I'm frustrated the hell out. My mom's Note 4 that she has been using for 4 years now gets better battery life than my phone I got 9 months ago.

  • kamal khan
    kamal khan 12 days ago +1

    Linux phone haked... it runs a hidden software. ..😂😂😂😂

  • Aleksandar be together not the same

    My smartphone last 3 days on single charge when iPhone. Beat this never 😂

  • motleymess
    motleymess 13 days ago

    S5 same issue. Phone got warm and sucked down battery when idle. It seemed random. It’s Google. Google play store and chrome. Restarting the phone, stopping these apps was the solution. The the battery life was great.

  • Christian Winter
    Christian Winter 13 days ago

    The way you charge your phone can degrade battery quality your home wiring could also be destroying your battery speaking from personal experience

  • Fatilda IV
    Fatilda IV 13 days ago

    9:59 - mission failed, no more advertisements

  • Reflexez
    Reflexez 13 days ago

    I bought an s6 off eBay in perfect condition that would drop from 100% to like 70% battery in 1 hour after a full night charge. And them, sometimes when it was at like 10% battery and I plugged it into the charger, it would drop to like3% instantaneously. This is why I opted for the Google pixel 2 vs s9 this time around.

  • conan1030
    conan1030 14 days ago

    i commented on your previous video too, but it is the new Google MAP app with the active pinging to google. turn off "visted place history" feature on google map.

  • Based af
    Based af 14 days ago

    i had a problem before with cell service at my house
    apparently when your phone is barely connected to a network itll use a ton of power trying to connect to the network, which i believe because me and my gf had the same phone on different networks but her phone would be barely connected while at home when i had 2 ish bars. (both phones iphone 6s)
    check how good your cell service is wherever you are the most, i dont know if you know about this, i imagine you do but you never know.

  • sabinj
    sabinj 14 days ago +9

    Huawei Mate 20 pro has an agressive app closing software. It's the main reason it's a 2-3 day phone.

    MY Htc m8 had a 3 hour battery life with the screen turned off and kept being hot in my pocket. Then i realised Asphalt 8 was in the background. When I started closing all the apps and then turned off the screen, I got a full day's use.

    • sabinj
      sabinj 2 days ago +1

      +Mandragoras My charging port broke. I went to repair it. It's still not charging properly (I have to bend the cable) though they changed the charging port. It's no longer financially viable so I've bought the Pocofone F1 and waiting for it to arrive.
      Otherwise I'd have kept the phone for a long time. I've put an Sdcard in it to expand the memory, and with a 2,5 Gzh proecessor it still runs as good as budget phones that are 200USD. Asphalt 8 still works fine on low to medium resolutions.
      Also the speakers are really good

    • Mandragoras
      Mandragoras 3 days ago

      HTC One M8! What an out of this world amazing phone (without taking into account its camera). I'm still rocking it. I have an either fake or degraded "new" battery in it right now because the original battery had too many charge cycles and had to be replaced. Even with this, slightly worse than a new original battery, I get 6h 30min SOT purely on TheXvid. And it is just a 2600mah battery. I suspect it will have to completely die on me before making me replace it.

  • José Luiz Cabral
    José Luiz Cabral 15 days ago

    Linus... use the app
    GSam Battery Monitor with ADB Permissions

  • my pop socket fell off

    Doesn't sub-par mean it's better?

  • Wyvern Apalis
    Wyvern Apalis 15 days ago

    0% vs 80% oof

  • Wyvern Apalis
    Wyvern Apalis 15 days ago

    9:59 lol just dodged that TheXvid advertising marker

  • Saar Shomer
    Saar Shomer 15 days ago

    Hey i had the same problem with my lg g6 , i was going crazy about way this is happening and after a lot of digging i found the answer.
    So lots of works in the backround although u dont see them doing it , i really dont know why this occur just over time and not immediately but its do,these apps are the reason the battery is drained ,especially these who uses internet(facebook ,instegram ....) . So to cancel this u need to go to settings > apps > and the to enter every app and dont allow them to operate in the backround. I know its sound far fitch , but u have to try this Linus. Hop u read it(:

  • RT Gor
    RT Gor 16 days ago

    Linus it is your magnetic personality it sucks power right out of the phone!!!! HAHA! Happy New Years keep up the great work.

  • Ricky Johnson
    Ricky Johnson 16 days ago

    Format phone bro

  • Hasuke
    Hasuke 16 days ago

    I used to have an Ulefone Metal and it had really really bad battery life.

  • Shadman Sudipto
    Shadman Sudipto 16 days ago

    Linus' s9 plus + pixel 2 xl = the new s9 plus :D

  • Every Info
    Every Info 16 days ago

    simple buy a new one

  • H2NB Productions
    H2NB Productions 17 days ago +8

    I configured the CPU frequency 2.2 to 1.5Ghz and it almost doubled my battery life on my s6 edge

    • H2NB Productions
      H2NB Productions 12 days ago

      +Boristien405 well you need to "root" your phone in order to do that :( which it voids warranty

    • Boristien405
      Boristien405 12 days ago +1

      How do you do that? Is it easy? Im interested

    • Wyvern Apalis
      Wyvern Apalis 15 days ago

      H2NB Productions dude that’s basically the same throttling Apple is doing

  • Anon ymous
    Anon ymous 17 days ago

    Your personal data must have some weird virus,my note9's battery works flawlessly

  • PotatoDroid
    PotatoDroid 17 days ago

    Have you tried turning it off and then back on?
    jokes apart, did you try wiping all the data on your daily driver and then running the test?

  • EU Citizen
    EU Citizen 17 days ago

    I would advise all software developers that Linus does not believe in freedom of exchange of code and apps that you create yourself. So his forum is not for developers but geeks not nerds. It basically is for people who can build a computer but not write any programs for that computer. My free app and code for that app were taken down for 'advertisement'. I believe that they have no developers on staff so the moderators seem to be foreign or unable to understand even a hello world program written in any language.
    So to all software devs and computer scientists: Stay away from his forum and stick to Stack overflow or anything else.

  • Iron gaming 480
    Iron gaming 480 17 days ago

    Yeah my mother’s galaxy tab 2 has the same problem

  • Lewis Goddard
    Lewis Goddard 17 days ago

    My S9+ gets better battery life than my brother note 9. We both compared and we use the phones under similar use. It's extremely strange!!

  • Jacob Esdaile
    Jacob Esdaile 17 days ago

    I have the same problem when my s8+ when it is on standby.

  • Jeff Loper
    Jeff Loper 17 days ago

    Linus, I've had same heat and battery issues with my galaxy se, 4 & 6 edge. My vote 8 does not have those symptoms (current) What is your GPS settings?

  • Chris Peoples
    Chris Peoples 17 days ago

    I've had great battery life on my Galaxy so 🤷🏾‍♂️ it's you

  • Al Roi Benavidez
    Al Roi Benavidez 17 days ago

    Mr. Linus How about hardware? Are using the snapdragon or exynos? Are the ones you compared both uses the same chipset?? And have you tried recalibrating the battery??

  • CloutBoii
    CloutBoii 17 days ago

    I feel u Linus my s9 heats up loses up to 2 percent every minute not even depending on what heavy apps I use. Id say that in 2 hours my battery life would die.

  • Kaysar
    Kaysar 18 days ago

    I have the exact same problem but with my iPhone SE.

    • Kaysar
      Kaysar 18 days ago

      The battery drains like crazy.

  • Viper
    Viper 18 days ago

    I have the same problem with Samsung galaxy s6

  • Manny
    Manny 18 days ago

    Why not use the new one for a week and see if it also starts draining. And then give the one you are using now to whoever was using the new one to see if it recovers.

  • Dahab Ahmed
    Dahab Ahmed 18 days ago

    Previously Note 2, 4, now 9 user
    Download shutapp 2.75 from apkmirror

  • TheHed94
    TheHed94 18 days ago

    I have similar issue with my old Lenovo Vibe S1. After 3 years of perfect usage it started to drain power while doing nothing. I made experiment 2 weeks ago... 17.12. i fully charged that phone and left him home with wifi and data connection turned off, while i went celebrate christmas. Now i see that the phone died after 7 days of doing nothing and here is what is interesting...
    Somewhere between 19-21.12. the battery lost 25% of its capacity at 1 single moment. And whats more interesting 2 days later 10% of the capacity just showed up... like... what the hell ? Noone was there, noone charged him, he was just laying on my table. I got screen of battery usage if anyone interested...

  • Kerry Kalls
    Kerry Kalls 18 days ago

    I got rid of my S9 plus because of this exact same issue. On top of that, it also had a faulty camera that had much lower image quality than my S7 edge

    • Kerry Kalls
      Kerry Kalls 18 days ago

      Furthermore, the battery percentage was lying; 20% meant more like 5% and 15 minutes until dead

  • Jacob Benden
    Jacob Benden 18 days ago

    I had this same issue when i used samsung phones. My battery life was always atrocious. I also thought it was an android thing until i went to the pixel and then i could go for more than a day without charging depending on usage. My samsung i had to plug in anytime i was by a charger if i wanted to make it through the day.

  • Toyota AE86
    Toyota AE86 18 days ago

    My s7 has a deadly problem, every minute every battery goes down 1% ever since I got the phone I've had this phone for 1 year now I have to constantly put my phone in power saving mode to at least have a 2 hours battery life

  • Akash Raj
    Akash Raj 18 days ago

    May be you should flash a custom rom and it will help to your battery issue

  • richen joshi
    richen joshi 18 days ago

    calibrate your battery

  • EGEMEN GNL
    EGEMEN GNL 18 days ago

    Hahahahhaha. Samsung phones dont like Linus

  • ahmed alostad
    ahmed alostad 18 days ago

    Get huawei mate20xcand ur set .
    It's also the best productivity phone ever made .

  • Anniruddh Mann
    Anniruddh Mann 18 days ago

    I have This issue on my Note9

  • Roentgen⁶⁴
    Roentgen⁶⁴ 18 days ago

    Never had a good battery life on any android. My phones always seemed to drain. More than happy iOS user now.

  • Phillip Goh Tse Soon
    Phillip Goh Tse Soon 18 days ago

    There's a big difference when you're using WiFi and data whole day

  • chris bostock
    chris bostock 18 days ago

    I had the same problem with a couple of my phone's it was a media problem something like a random mp3 or video was eating my battery by over using my cpu to solve it I ran a cpu monitor to find the problem and then I wiped my memory clean after backing everything up it solved the problem

  • techie tyfoon
    techie tyfoon 18 days ago

    Well i tried 3000mah battery to the phone who is capable of 1500mah battery
    Igyess what happen the phone doesn't have any change
    It still battery performance is same likee 1500 mah
    May be its something the ic or its hardware is like that

  • the magic burrito
    the magic burrito 18 days ago

    My dad's a business owner in the building game and he's always had Samsung's and he absolutely hate it he claims the same thing that the battery drains way to quickly and he has to charge it all day.

  • Luke
    Luke 18 days ago

    Flash stock software with Odin and let somebody else daily it and see what their battery life is

  • Tawshiq Hassan
    Tawshiq Hassan 18 days ago

    Try calibrating your battery. It just might work.

  • Ky Duong
    Ky Duong 19 days ago

    My s7e could run gps all day and lose like 30% but god forbid i idle for 4 hours that i sleep and lose 60%

  • Joey N.
    Joey N. 19 days ago

    If you want good battery life, you simply can't have the AOD. Samsung needs to figure that out for sure

  • Roland Hazoto
    Roland Hazoto 19 days ago

    As a few other commentors have mentioned, I'd suspect it has something to do with location services. I know I personally can lose up to a day of battery life on my LG X Power if I've been using location services or left my location enabled. (BTW the LG X Power is an amazing sleeper. They aren't lying when they say 3 day battery life without sacrificing power)

  • Reaver
    Reaver 19 days ago

    Why can't they fix this?