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danrose13

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May 15, 2013
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Ok so my phone would die after around 5-6 hours of doing nothing, I found by going to device administrators and disabling "android device manager" and then going to settings > apps > all > Google play services. You are now able to force stop the app. After doing this I have now have no battery drain and this don't seem to cause any other issues :)

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Ok so my phone would die after around 5-6 hours of doing nothing, I found by going to device administrators and disabling "android device manager" and then going to settings > apps > all > Google play services. You are now able to force stop the app. After doing this I have now have no battery drain and this don't seem to cause any other issues :)

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Wow , there was no need of a thread for this as its been discussed in every thread here .. :)

Anyways , turning off location worked for me after restarting the phone and charging 100% .. its working fine .. :)
 

DJFliX

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Wow , there was no need of a thread for this as its been discussed in every thread here .. :)

Anyways , turning off location worked for me after restarting the phone and charging 100% .. its working fine .. :)

I believe that you did not fully understand what the OP has stated in his first post. I think he might be on to something. I'm going to test it on my phone and (if I don't forget) I will report back. Turning off location for ADM would actually be a better solution for me than turning off location as a whole.
 
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khaled.h

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ok, and what I do at all is Setting > Locations > Google Location Reporting > TURN OFF Location reporting , TURN OFF Location history .

and the problem just fixed ..
 

zivsteevs

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For me disabling google services helped

On xperia z disabling network and wifi location, location history, some other stuff and some google services increased the battery life significantly. See pics.
 

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fernando823

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What for those of us that make a intensive use of the GPS????

I WANT AT LEAST THE SAME FUNCTIONALITIES AS IN 4.3
GOOGLE AND SONY FIX THIS -MOD EDIT-
 
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r35471853

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Ok so my phone would die after around 5-6 hours of doing nothing, I found by going to device administrators and disabling "android device manager" and then going to settings > apps > all > Google play services. You are now able to force stop the app. After doing this I have now have no battery drain and this don't seem to cause any other issues :)

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i turn off the all in google settings, now my battery is better then before.
 
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samxool

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what for those of us that make a intensive use of the gps????

I want at least the same functionalities as in 4.3
google and sony fix this

this!!! Sony broke our phones with latest update.
It didn't occur before, it must be sony, not google. Otherwise every phone in the world would have this problem.
 
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kevev

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this!!! Sony broke our phones with latest update.
It didn't occur before, it must be sony, not google. Otherwise every phone in the world would have this problem.

I am beginning to think the same thing. I have a friend who has a Nexus 5 and never had this issue with any of the KitKat versions.

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kingvortex

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this!!! Sony broke our phones with latest update.
It didn't occur before, it must be sony, not google. Otherwise every phone in the world would have this problem.
Don't you remember the last time you said this and people linked you to various examples of other devices suffering battery drain because of Google Play Services? Or do you just like finding reasons to complain about Sony?

I suggest that you'll be better off posting complaints (valid or not) or suggestions in the Sony support forum for the Xperia Z in future, where someone from Sony will actually see it.

I am beginning to think the same thing. I have a friend who has a Nexus 5 and never had this issue with any of the KitKat versions.

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=53971617&postcount=21
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=53889023&postcount=4526&nocache=1&z=9839549507014454
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2788806
https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!msg/nexus/YsGy-wh8cCg/rVYEL5z4_zsJ

There are many, many more examples if you just do a quick Google search. It isn't the best situation, but it is not Sony's fault.

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ianrobbie

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For me the problem would always creep back after a few days of use.
The way I fixed it was to disable location reporting, ads and automatic backup. I then rebooted into recovery and wiped Dalvik and Cache.
Now it's been over a week and Google Play Services doesn't even appear in the top list of battery usage anymore.
Hope this helps.

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alientango

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I just noticed the manage space button under play services where you can force stop it. Is this a kitkat feature? I never had access to it before. It actually crashed on me after I,cleared the cache the first time.. Weird
 

dovydasm

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I have a few questions (sorry if they're unrelated):

1. If I disable location reporting, will google's android device manager be able to locate my phone?
2. If GPS is disabled in the action bar, are apps still able to use location reporting? If so, do they use wifi triangulation or do they turn on gps temporarily?
 
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robcen

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Don't you remember the last time you said this and people linked you to various examples of other devices suffering battery drain because of Google Play Services? Or do you just like finding reasons to complain about Sony?

I suggest that you'll be better off posting complaints (valid or not) or suggestions in the Sony support forum for the Xperia Z in future, where someone from Sony will actually see it.



http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=53971617&postcount=21
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=53889023&postcount=4526&nocache=1&z=9839549507014454
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2788806
https://productforums.google.com/forum/m/#!msg/nexus/YsGy-wh8cCg/rVYEL5z4_zsJ

There are many, many more examples if you just do a quick Google search. It isn't the best situation, but it is not Sony's fault.

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You are wrong, as it happens on other phones sometimes (very rare issue) when it is in all Sony phones updated to 4.4.2
 

gerickjohn

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You are wrong, as it happens on other phones sometimes (very rare issue) when it is in all Sony phones updated to 4.4.2

It's not necessarily on EVERYONE's phones. I didn't have this before and when GPlay Services updated I did. So no, it's not Sony's fault. Some people just don't understand that Sony does not have control over Google Play Services and what it does.

I also have access to both a Z1 and a Z2, both of which are running 4.4.2 and just disproves your claim even more.
 
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