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    Default Google Play Services draining battery after KitKat Update

    Any suggestions on how to fix this or is anyone else noticing this issue?

    Thanks for any and all advice!
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    Default Re: Google Play Services draining battery after KitKat Update

    How long has it been doing that? I noticed that Play Services does that at random but it tends to fix itself eventually.
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    Default Re: Google Play Services draining battery after KitKat Update

    It just started today.
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    Default Re: Google Play Services draining battery after KitKat Update

    Quote Originally Posted by skuni View Post
    It just started today.
    It has happened on my phone before (don't know what caused it) but it eventually fixed itself. Let me see if others can chime in on this and maybe give more insight.
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    Default Re: Google Play Services draining battery after KitKat Update

    Have you tried restarting the device or clearing cache for Play services?

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    Default Re: Google Play Services draining battery after KitKat Update

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Have you tried restarting the device or clearing cache for Play services?

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    Yeah clear cache and data on the app first.

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    I've noticed this too. Since KitKat, my battery isn't lasting as long as it use to during normal use. When I look at whats using the battery, the Google play services are sucking quite a bit of battery. I've cleared cache and seriously contemplating a factory reset to see if that helps. FR is the last thing I want to do.
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    I've done a factory reset and it has not helped. Running services include Google services, Android services, Motorola services and I can't disable any of them. They are taking up most of my RAM and now I can't stream music using the Bluetooth sync in the car. Battery dying faster and battery stats show screen on time as the biggest user but a swear my screen is not on nearly as much as it says. Is it possible for my screen to be drawing power even though it's not lit up? KitKat has ruined what use to be my favorite phone to date. Feeks like they are forcing my to upgrade to something with more RAM to handle more services. Problem is if I upgrade I loose my unlimited data plan. Think it's all a scam.

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    Drastic battery drain started as soon as I updated to KitKat. Never mind... I will be dumping this phone and not purchasing another Motorola. I don't know if it is the google relationship but it has way too much mandatory crap. Do I really need NFL... excuse me, but F no.
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    Default Re: Google Play Services draining battery after KitKat Update

    Infitz, it's not the phone fault, nor that it's a Motorola. This phone is one of the most solid phones I've ever had. Its the developers of the software that screw these things up. The more crap they invent and feel like we 'need' to have and push on us, the more problems they introduce as well. They want to force you into purchasing a newer phone. That's the game.

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    Default Re: Google Play Services draining battery after KitKat Update

    Well, I don't have this issue on my phone... my battery is being drained due to Fast Dormancy Service constantly keeping the phone awake. I think it is because my carrier probably doesn't support this protocol (at least in my city).
    When I turn my 3g off completely and turn it on only when I need it, the phone can be idling up to 10 days again (I am currently on 9th day, still have 14%)
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    I agree with Infitz... the Razr Maxx HD is a very solid phone. I am not having any issues since the KitKat update.

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    Mine the same since kitkat update, gone from battery lasting two days, to three charges a day. Mine is a Sony xperia. I found on another forum to uninstall updates on google play. This worked, battery usage went back to normal, but then as i used various apps they wouldnt work properly.
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    Default Re: Google Play Services draining battery after KitKat Update

    Same for my sony xperia. Though intermittent... it'll be ok for a few days, then drain horribly.
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    Default Re: Google Play Services draining battery after KitKat Update

    Quote Originally Posted by elayates View Post
    Mine the same since kitkat update, gone from battery lasting two days, to three charges a day. Mine is a Sony xperia. I found on another forum to uninstall updates on google play. This worked, battery usage went back to normal, but then as i used various apps they wouldnt work properly.
    Lucky you, my battery is awful now. With moderate usage, say looking at Facebook for 15 mins, and maybe reading a Kindle book for 20 mins. By 5:00 I will have under 10% left. Once under 15% it drains at an alarming rate.
    I also get the dreaded battery hogs of Google play services and two different android services. I barely ever use my phone, get 1 or 2 emails per day, and maybe 10-15 texts per day.
    I also can't stand that now you can save individual pictures in a slideshow text, you can't delete multiple text messages at the same time. Why would you remove these features? Seems like they have taken away features that were nice to have. Makes no sense.
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    Default Re: Google Play Services draining battery after KitKat Update

    Several suggestions of this question have helped me a lot. I want to add something:

    I do a lot of research on google using my laptop while my gmail account is logged in. Every single search I do on google is synced to my phone. So, Can we imagine an hour of researching in our computer synced to the phone? . As I looked for; let´s say "Mapping customer service", my google search on my phone knew about this search, and after 3 hours, I had a call from my friend Mr. "Recharge your Battery".

    I decided to log out of my gmail account in my laptop while I do my research ( which it means I am closing Youtube, Gmail, and any trace of what I am researching on google) . After 9 hours, I have 70% of my battery. COOOOL!

    Google has great tools! but sometimes, we should be able to disconnect from google and have a life.

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