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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by bbbl67, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. bbbl67

    bbbl67 Lurker
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    I'm using a Samsung Galaxy A8, running Android 9. Now recently, for some unknown reason, the Google app has started misbehaving. It's eating the majority of the CPU cycles and the battery life. Over the course of last week, it's used 1h 18m in active use, but it's used up 3d 18h in background use! It's been the biggest power hog among all of the apps. I've got it set to be put to sleep when not in use, but it's still using up all of these CPU cycles. I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I think the problems started after a recent Android security update, the May 1st, 2020 security patch level. Even though the security patch says "May 1st", it actually just came to my system last week. Is there any known issues with this security patch, or any known issues about the Google app right now?

    The version of the Google app is: com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox (301091351)
    Installation date: Mar 15 2019.

    Has there been an updated version of this app released?

  2. tommo47

    tommo47 On Yer Bike, In Yer Chair
    VIP Member

    I've got the same version number on my Pixel 3a, but it was updated 7 days ago.

    I don't have any problems with the app.
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  3. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Do you use the Google app?

    If not (and I don't), then you can uninstall all updates and then open the app and reset all your settings in it.

    Leave it be at this point.

    If you do use the Google app, you can clear the cache and see if that helps (no resetting of the settings needed).

    If you are still having the issue, then try clearing the data of the app.

    You will then need to reset all your settings in the app.

    You might at that point open the Google Play Store and see if there is an update for the Google app.

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