1. tommyboy65's Avatar
    Since Friday my phone (Samsung S7) has been draining battery at a fast rate - just this morning it has gone from 100% to 86% in 23 minutes. Looking at the culprits, it seems Google Play Services is by far the highest battery sucker. I also get messages stating that com.google.android.gms.persistent (a Google Play Services process I think) is taking too much CPU time and should be stopped.

    I have checked SW versions (phone and Google Play), restarted the phone multiple times, but its still the same. It only started late last Friday night, and does not coincide with any new app install.

    Any ideas/fixes?
    Ciaran Fanning likes this.
    08-09-2020 04:27 AM
  2. Ciaran Fanning's Avatar
    Getting the same problem on my S7 since yesterday. I just wiped the cache partition so will see if that sorts it out
    belodion likes this.
    08-09-2020 05:12 AM
  3. tommyboy65's Avatar
    Tried that too ... no good
    08-09-2020 08:39 AM
  4. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    It happens every now and then on my LG V30.
    Seems like a Google server it wants to talk to isn't playing nice based on the network traffic.
    When I notice it, I just turn on the "airplane" mode for a minute to stop all radio communication, which stops the problem.
    I have no idea about the why or how to actually fix it.
    08-09-2020 05:04 PM
  5. Ciaran Fanning's Avatar
    wiping the cache partition worked for me. Google play services was at 95% of total battery app usage yesterday, now 2% . hope you get sorted tomboy65
    08-09-2020 05:35 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's also worth booting into Safe Mode to see if the problem goes away there: https://www.t-mobile.com/support/dev...galaxy-s7-edge
    08-09-2020 08:36 PM
  7. tommyboy65's Avatar
    Seems fine this morning. It may be related to the COVID Tracker app in Ireland - just heard on the news that it caused battery drain issues over the weekend. It didnt show up as an app that was hogging the CPU, but maybe there was an update for it that drove Play Services mental
    08-10-2020 01:05 AM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Seems fine this morning. It may be related to the COVID Tracker app in Ireland - just heard on the news that it caused battery drain issues over the weekend. It didnt show up as an app that was hogging the CPU, but maybe there was an update for it that drove Play Services mental
    One thing to do when you see something high on the list in battery stats is force close that app can fix glitches if it was having any or hang up for some reason by restarting that app.
    08-10-2020 01:18 AM
  9. tommyboy65's Avatar
    One thing to do when you see something high on the list in battery stats is force close that app can fix glitches if it was having any or hang up for some reason by restarting that app.
    Yeah, but the COVID tracker wasn't showing as high, Google Play Services was, and forcing that to shutdown didn't seem to work
    08-10-2020 01:34 AM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yeah, but the COVID tracker wasn't showing as high, Google Play Services was, and forcing that to shutdown didn't seem to work
    Usually you won't know until next battery stat starts from 100 to 20 percent range again
    08-10-2020 01:36 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Part of the problem may be that various apps can utilize parts of Play Services, and when you see the battery usage, it won't necessarily specify which app is responsible for that usage.
    08-10-2020 11:05 AM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Seems fine this morning. It may be related to the COVID Tracker app in Ireland - just heard on the news that it caused battery drain issues over the weekend. It didnt show up as an app that was hogging the CPU, but maybe there was an update for it that drove Play Services mental
    I saw the story on this: https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/0...-fix-due-soon/
    08-11-2020 12:16 AM
  13. tommyboy65's Avatar
    That's the one. My phone was not much more than a short lived pocket warmer for the weekend, but, notwithstanding the HSE claim that a "fix is imminent", the issue went away Monday morning
    B. Diddy likes this.
    08-11-2020 01:37 AM

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