1. skuni's Avatar
    Any suggestions on how to fix this or is anyone else noticing this issue?

    Thanks for any and all advice!
    05-20-2014 09:21 AM
  2. VDub2174's Avatar
    How long has it been doing that? I noticed that Play Services does that at random but it tends to fix itself eventually.
    05-20-2014 09:30 AM
  3. skuni's Avatar
    It just started today.
    05-20-2014 09:35 AM
  4. VDub2174's Avatar
    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.
    05-20-2014 09:44 AM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Have you tried restarting the device or clearing cache for Play services?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
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    05-20-2014 09:46 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Have you tried restarting the device or clearing cache for Play services?

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    Yeah clear cache and data on the app first.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    05-20-2014 10:14 AM
  7. swharshbar's Avatar
    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.
    05-27-2014 02:10 PM
  8. rbess1965's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using AC Forums mobile app
    05-27-2014 10:24 PM
  9. lnfitz's Avatar
    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.
    06-13-2014 11:48 AM
  10. rbess1965's Avatar
    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.

    Sent using the Motorola RAZR MaxxHD.
    06-16-2014 08:41 AM
  11. Tommy Kledecki's Avatar
    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%)
    06-16-2014 02:26 PM
  12. kmf1's Avatar
    I agree with Infitz... the Razr Maxx HD is a very solid phone. I am not having any issues since the KitKat update.

    Sent from my Droid Razr Maxx HD using Tapatalk.
    06-16-2014 08:12 PM
  13. elayates's Avatar
    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.
    06-17-2014 01:21 PM
  14. Jenny Zimmerman's Avatar
    Same for my sony xperia. Though intermittent... it'll be ok for a few days, then drain horribly.
    07-24-2014 05:18 AM
  15. ejcrossl's Avatar
    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.
    07-29-2014 10:41 AM
  16. jmvelasquezh's Avatar
    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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    08-01-2014 04:59 PM
  17. James Thehand's Avatar
    This problem is not the fault of any phone manufacturer, its the fault of google. This has started happening on my xperia Z and its draining battery twice as fast as the screen, and that is practically unimaginable.

    Any official solution or fix would be welcome, because this is a major fault, that could cause people to switch to iphone.
    08-03-2014 05:09 AM
  18. swharshbar's Avatar
    My phone did this after the KK update, but after about a week, it went back to normal. Not sure why, but I get a full days worth of battery without fail every day and thats good enough for me.
    08-04-2014 07:48 AM
  19. kmf1's Avatar
    My battery usage for Google Play Services is around 7%. Screen on is generally my biggest drain.
    08-04-2014 10:02 AM
  20. DevilInPgh's Avatar
    Yeah, I've noticed that battery drain from the screen being on has been much worse in KitKat than in Jelly Bean.
    08-22-2014 11:16 PM
  21. cadence06's Avatar
    I too was having severe battery drain on the razr maxx hd after last update. However, after recently loading the Google Now Launcher on my phone, my battery is back to lasting all day again.
    09-02-2014 07:34 PM

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