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  1. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert
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    Anyone having issues with the latest Google services/play store update sucking battery?

    Both my Nexus 5 and wife's Moto G are both showing its using 30% and an awake time of around an hour. Drained my N5 in 7 hours.

    Usual tricks haven't worked to fix it.

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  2. xdrc45

    xdrc45 Android Enthusiast

    No I can't say that I've been experiencing any noticeable batter drain caused by Google Play Services.
    Did you update to the most recent Play Services version 6.1.83 - that just came out just a couple days ago?
    If you have a custom recovery you could try and "Wipe Dalvic Cache" and "Cache" or just "Cache " if you have stock recovery.
    Also check "/Setting/Location/Mode/Location Mode/" and check to see what your settings are set to... "Night a Accuracy/Battery Saving or Device Only" as this can /will affect your battery life.

    Here's a pic of mine, with minimal use and it's set at "High Accuracy" with low battery setting.

    Hope this helps and good luck!

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  3. GuitarG20

    GuitarG20 Clueless Senior Member

    I've always had issues off and on with play services draining my battery... I haven't noticed any unusual battery drain (more than normal) with recent updates.
  4. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert
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    Yes it's 6.1.83. GPS was already on power saving.

    I've cleared cache in recovery again.

    Hopefully it's not going to do again today.
  5. Bartman2

    Bartman2 Lurker

    I think I had a problem with it last week. The factory battery app would show Screen using the most with Google play services right behind. It was draining about 10%/hr in standby but only when I was away from home. By the end of the day I was down to 20% or less where normally it would be in the 60-80% range.
    I was thinking the battery was taking a dump till it cleared up this week.
  6. kingdave

    kingdave Android Enthusiast

    I'm having exactly the same problem OP.

    Over the last couple of days my N5 has been draining lightning fast = today after unplugging at 8am it is now down to 33% only 2.5hrs later. Yesterday was similar, after plugging in around 5.30pm for a booster charge, I was down to 6% by 9.30/45pm
  7. chukka63

    chukka63 Android Enthusiast

    I also had problems yesterday.I just don't get the need to keep changing things around when nothing's broken grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  8. ljrichter

    ljrichter Lurker

    Same story here. Battery at 97% this morning after all night in sleep mode (unplugged). An hour later, after doing 'lite' stuff, it was down to 15%! Usually that would have only drained 5% of the battery! On checking battery status, it says Google Play Services is at 53% usage, yet the app is not even open. Nothing is downloading and a reboot does nothing. Coincidentally, Gmail had a major update and it started draining after I accessed my 'new and improved' Gmail. Hmmmm...

    So, Google had some major upgrades yesterday, and I think something's afoot.



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  9. GuitarG20

    GuitarG20 Clueless Senior Member

    Google play services comprises a wide variety of things on your phone, from location services and reporting to push notifications for gmail, hangouts, G+, etc. It's always open and always running.

    Having said that, I haven't seen any massive drains out of my device yet. I'll keep an eye on it today and see what happens.

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