Originally Posted by jmt9779
I started having the same issue yesterday. I woke up and my Google Services used 59% of the battery life after 8 hours. (I also noticed that Backup Assistant had synced overnight, which is odd because I thought I'd disable that bloatware.) My Google Play Store version is 4.3.11. And I just uninstalled all updates to Google Maps to see if that helps anything.
RE: Backdoc77's response below. As far as updating apps, I generally don't update any apps/bloatware that I don't use, but I may do it if if this doesn't straighten itself out.
EDIT: Just for the hell of it, I looked up the apps Backdoc77 mentioned below and I updated Samsung Push Service and Samsung Link. (In the description of Samsung Link, the dev mentioned something about the battery drain issue being fixed.)
Gonna throw the phone back on the charger and keep my fingers crossed for the rest of the day.
UPDATE: Issue seems to be fixed. I went into "settings" -> "accounts" -> "google" -> and tapped on my gmail account at the top, and unchecked the following:
- google photos
- google play books
- google play magazines
- google play movies & tv
- google play music
In the last 5 hours and 11 minutes of being on battery, only 5% was used by google services. Seems to be all good now