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Google Play Services Battery Drain Fix (Not Tested on other phones)

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jawadpe

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Apr 30, 2013
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Hey guys, I was playing around and trying to get the google play services battery drain to stop some way. I found a small way to get it to drain a lot less. Its nothing big just thought i'd share if it helps. I haven't tried on other phones yet, but it probably would work.

Under settings go to Data usage , scroll down and find Google Services.
Click on it and below you can see Restrict App Background Data and switch it on.
That's all.

I am not sure if it will work for all you guys or if it is an actual fix but it did make it a lot better for me.
Anyways lemme know if it does and if so spread the word.
Peace :) ;)
 

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Tel864

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Its actually a good idea to take a look at all your apps like that. The first thing I do is turn off background data on a lot of my apps. A lot of them do that by default and its usually not needed. Its going to save more on your data than your battery though.

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jawadpe

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Apr 30, 2013
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yeah that's just what I did. I was searching for Google services and ended up restricting almost all the background apps data. helped a little with battery. Not a huge boost though. maybe like 15 min of extra screen time.
 

Flipz77

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Don't you defeat the purpose of a smartphone by disabling this? Google services are (unfortunately) responsible for the functioning of most IM apps.
 

theankitkulkarni

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Hey guys, I was playing around and trying to get the google play services battery drain to stop some way. I found a small way to get it to drain a lot less. Its nothing big just thought i'd share if it helps. I haven't tried on other phones yet, but it probably would work.

Under settings go to Data usage , scroll down and find Google Services.
Click on it and below you can see Restrict App Background Data and switch it on.
That's all.

I am not sure if it will work for all you guys or if it is an actual fix but it did make it a lot better for me.
Anyways lemme know if it does and if so spread the word.
Peace :) ;)
Well.. It is working now.. Lets see...

---------- Post added at 08:33 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:07 PM ----------

Hey guys, I was playing around and trying to get the google play services battery drain to stop some way. I found a small way to get it to drain a lot less. Its nothing big just thought i'd share if it helps. I haven't tried on other phones yet, but it probably would work.

Under settings go to Data usage , scroll down and find Google Services.
Click on it and below you can see Restrict App Background Data and switch it on.
That's all.

I am not sure if it will work for all you guys or if it is an actual fix but it did make it a lot better for me.
Anyways lemme know if it does and if so spread the word.
Peace :) ;)
Well.. I will see if it works.. right now I have done what you suggsted.. Lets see what happens..
 

Tel864

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I'm sure it will save a little data, but I doubt it will save as much battery. You could look at your battery stats and see how much the service is using. I haven't touched mine, but it's not showing any battery usage in my stats.

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    Hey guys, I was playing around and trying to get the google play services battery drain to stop some way. I found a small way to get it to drain a lot less. Its nothing big just thought i'd share if it helps. I haven't tried on other phones yet, but it probably would work.

    Under settings go to Data usage , scroll down and find Google Services.
    Click on it and below you can see Restrict App Background Data and switch it on.
    That's all.

    I am not sure if it will work for all you guys or if it is an actual fix but it did make it a lot better for me.
    Anyways lemme know if it does and if so spread the word.
    Peace :) ;)