1. Lambolvr11's Avatar
    My Google play service is taking up alot of space, (up to 2+ GB) and when I clear all data it drops down to around 55ish Mb's then starts filing its way back up to 1-2gbs again. I don't know what's causing this or if it was something I downloaded but its starting to get annoying.
    08-03-2016 11:00 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Check your Google Play Music or Movies to see if they're storing a lot of data locally.
    08-03-2016 11:42 AM
  3. Lambolvr11's Avatar
    Google play music is only 27 mb and I don't have music on my phone or movies
    08-03-2016 11:48 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    How about photos? Do you have a ton of photos in your Google Photos in the cloud?
    08-03-2016 01:19 PM
  5. Lambolvr11's Avatar
    Nope don't use Google photos
    08-03-2016 01:46 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    This can be tough to figure out, because any app might be using Google Play Services, and there's no easy way to break it down.
    08-03-2016 02:21 PM
  7. Lambolvr11's Avatar
    I've tried looking in the file manager for Google play services to see what the 2gb is but I can't find it.
    08-03-2016 06:41 PM
  8. Tzegian's Avatar
    Maybe some books or something? Or even a maps perhaps? 2+ GB is very much, this is weird.
    08-04-2016 04:36 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What do you see when you go to Settings>Apps, select Google Play Services, tap Storage, then tap Manage Space? It should break it down into search results, Android Wear (if you use it), and other data. Manage Data Stored by Play Services in This Buried Setting
    08-04-2016 07:10 PM
  10. Lambolvr11's Avatar
    That's were I go to clear it to make it go back down to 55mb but search data is at 2mb wearable storage is at 0.00b and it's the data part that goes up to 2gb but actually today it went up to 3.2 because I forgot to clear it...
    08-06-2016 01:03 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try booting into Safe Mode, and then use the phone for a while to see if the Play Services data builds up like that again. If it doesn't, that would suggest that some 3rd party app is indeed the culprit, using Play Services excessively. But the challenge is to figure out which app.
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    08-06-2016 02:14 AM
  12. nahoku's Avatar
    Safe mode will probably still load all Google apps because they're pre-installed. If the problem is a google app, then it might be a good idea to force stop and turn off all google apps, (except google play services), clear the play services cache/data, and then see if it continues to increase data storage. If data storage doesn't increase with all of them off, turn each one back on, one at a time, and monitor play services reaction. Note that not all google apps have the word "google" in them. Apps like Drive, Hangouts, and Maps should also be turned off during troubleshooting.

    As B. Diddy mentions, Safe mode troubleshooting is a good idea if its due to a 3rd party app.
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    08-06-2016 06:16 AM
  13. Lambolvr11's Avatar
    I am trying safe mode right now to see if it fills back up will update if it does or doesnt in a day or so
    nahoku likes this.
    08-06-2016 11:47 PM
  14. Lambolvr11's Avatar
    Been almost 24 hours and it seems to have stopped on 135mb but im gonna keep it another day to see if it changes
    nahoku likes this.
    08-07-2016 04:05 PM
  15. Lambolvr11's Avatar
    After keeping it in safe mode for about 3 days it seemed to stop filling up and last night when i turned it off i woke up this morning to it being 900mb so im gonna delete one app at a tine to see if that works
    nahoku likes this.
    08-09-2016 09:46 AM
  16. Lambolvr11's Avatar
    As i was going through my apps choosing what to uninstall i said ill try snapchat because its 467mb and after i uninstalled it i.went to the play store to see how much first instal is, it is 55ish mb so im hoping that was what was causing it gonna let my phone sit and see what happens.
    08-09-2016 03:44 PM

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