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Talking fix that worked for me

I read it on one of the posts in XDA but can't seem to find it now. The solution I am listing here was recommended by someone else. It did work for me but not sure if it work on all users. So, please try at your own risk.

Warning - Although these changes did not brick or affect OS performance for me but I can't guaranty its impact on other users esp. as it would depend on the steps you took. You will loose GMail, Play Store and Google Search by following steps below. However, all of these services would be back when you re-install new versions.

I ran my phone without Google Play Services, Search and Framework for a week just to see the effect on battery. The battery gain was over 30%. After re-installing the Google apps and services, the battery drain by them stayed under 5% with location turned off. Previously, Google Play Service would take between 20-40% battery even when the location was turned off. Only solution was to "Forcefully Stop" them each time.

I think this is still worth giving a try esp. if your battery drain by Google services is too big-
1. Launch Settings -> Apps -> All
-------------You will loose GMail app, Play Store app etc.-------------
2. Google Play Services -> Force Stop, Clear Cache and then disable the app. When you try and disable it, the OS will ask if you want to revert back to original app by uninstalling current version. Say yes to it and then try disabling again.
3. Google Search -> Force Stop, Clear Cache and then disable the app. When you try and disable it, the OS will ask if you want to revert back to original app by uninstalling current version. Say yes to it and then try disabling again.
4. Google Services Framework -> Force Stop, Clear Cache and then disable the app. When you try and disable it, the OS will ask if you want to revert back to original app by uninstalling current version. Say yes to it and then try disabling again.
5. Google+ -> Force Stop, Clear Cache and then disable the app. When you try and disable it, the OS will ask if you want to revert back to original app by uninstalling current version. Say yes to it and then try disabling again.
6. Google Backup Transport -> Force Stop, Clear Cache and then disable the app. When you try and disable it, the OS will ask if you want to revert back to original app by uninstalling current version. Say yes to it and then try disabling again.
7. Restart the phone.
8. You will get continuous notifications indicating some OS services need to access Google Play Services etc. You can safely ignore these notifications.
9. Wait for phone to boot up completely first.
10. Re-enabling the above services will bring GMail and Google Play Store. You will need to create a new shortcut.
11. Launch Google Play Store and look for updates on your apps. It will automatically give you Play store, Gmail etc updates
12. Download and install them.
13. Reboot the phone.

The Google Play Services should not take more than 5% of your battery in a day now i.e. with Location Services turned off.

Hope this helps!
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I read it on one of the posts in XDA but can't seem to find it now. The solution I am listing here was recommended by someone else. It did work for me but not sure if it work on all users. So, please try at your own risk.

etc

Hope this helps!
okay, but with location services turned off it anyways does not suck battery without doing any of the above steps .
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New version of Google Play Services released yesterday, v5.0.88: http://d-h.st/qKw

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Guys, I went back yesterday to 10.4.1.B.0.101 Android 4.3 and all my pain has gone, my phone is the same as it was before this 2 months of no sense.
-No drain of battery even with Google Play Services v5 (and no heating without reason)
-Much faster, no lags
-No missing features from 4.4 except sony keyboard and camera apps. ¿Could someone upload?

I will definitelly skip 10.5.A.0.230 even with a fix for the drain, 101 is so much faster...
 
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The only working solution (1 month+ now already for me) was after rooting , disable the services from google play services with "disable service" from playstore, i.e. Disabling every service with location, wearables, and some more in gps. (screenshots i posted in this thread) overnight, that is on standby, no more then 1% overall Batteryuse (100% around 00.00 and when i disconnect phone from charger, and look next morning, next morning the battery was still 99%) Gps was never to be seen again in my batteryconsumption.. This already works for me for over a month now already with all versions of gps. I dont use wearables and dont use locationsservices in apps also, so for me a perfect Solution. This is permanent fix for me..

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For me it drained battery in both modes and after above steps, they behave better. Again, your mileage might be different.

BTW, for me nothing helped, not even greenify or screen wake monitors.

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For me it drained battery in both modes and after above steps, they behave better. Again, your mileage might be different.

BTW, for me nothing helped, not even greenify or screen wake monitors.

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No, monitoring or greenify only doesnt help. One need to disable the services within gps... Cheers



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No, monitoring or greenify only doesnt help. One need to disable the services within gps... Cheers



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See my earlier solution. cheers!


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This with just clearing play services cache and data while on charge.
Location on all the time.
Has been this stable for over four weeks. Maybe I'm lucky.

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