How to fix Android Marshmallow Wifi Battery Drain

This Tutorial addresses:
  • Battery
  • Android
  • WiFi
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More and more Android phones are being shipped or updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and with that, new issues are being found weekly. One of the new major issues is the battery draining quickly when connect to Wi-Fi. This is affecting all device but if it is affecting yours and you are at your wits end, great news, we have found a fix! If you follow the steps outlined below, you will be able to fix the issue too.


Step 1- Open the App Drawer, then find and select Settings



Step 2- Select Wi-Fi



Step 3- Touch the 3 stacked dots in the top right



Step 4- Choose Advanced



Step 5- Tap Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep



Step 6- Choose Never



Step 7- Go back to your home screen, then enter the app drawer and select Settings again



Step 8- Find and select Location



Step 9- Tap Mode



Step 10- Select Device only



Step 11- Press the Back button and touch the 3 stacked dots in the top right



Step 12- Choose Scanning



Step 13- Disable Wi-Fi scanning



You have now reduced the power consumption Wi-Fi has on your battery. If you ever want better GPS Just go back into your location settings and change it back to High accuracy. If Android ever pushes out an update that corrects the battery drain when on Wi-Fi then you can just undo everything you did and be back to normal with great battery life again

I should mention the results will vary, but there is no harm in doing any of these steps.


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