Originally Posted by Calkulin
This guide is a little excessive, the biggest battery killer for that app, especially if you use Google Now, is the wake ups permission, so denying just that will fix most of the battery drain. If you want to go the extra mile, denying the keep awake permission also which fix the other minor part and none of these fixes require root
EDIT: Just noticed you said AOSP, which doesn't have the wake up or keep awake permissions to deny IIRC, so what I said only applies to the CM ROMs
While this may seem excessive, the fact is it works. My personal experience was that after changing the things mentioned that don't require root I still had Google Play Services draining my battery. As with anything though, mileage may vary. I'll add a note that the root section may or may not be required.
Forgive me for using a term (AOSP) that most XDA users associate with anything that's CM based. While it may not technically
be 100% correct, it seemed to be in keeping with the vernacular used by your average XDA member.
Thanks for your input, I appreciate it.
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