1. Raj Rishi's Avatar
    Hello all..
    From a few days I have noticed that Google play services is totally draining my nexus 6 battery even though I have closed all apps like play music and play newsstand..I have now closed my location services and the Google now cards and after that its slightly better but then what's the point of having a nexus 6 if I can't use these features.. Previously I thought it was because of the 5.1 update but then I realized it has been a recent issue for the past week..
    Please help anyone I have become really frustrated and don't know what to do now...

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    05-04-2015 01:44 PM
  2. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Welcome.
    Try this first:
    Go into Settings, then Apps. Go into the All option, find Google Play Services and hit Clear Cache.
    You can do the same on the Google Play Store if you want.
    Reboot and see how it does.
    Let us know if that does not help.

    Mav.
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    05-04-2015 02:20 PM
  3. sictheangel's Avatar
    How do you know for sure that Google Play Services is the cause of the battery drain?

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    05-04-2015 04:02 PM
  4. doggy2965's Avatar
    Uninstall updates and reinstall will be fine

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    05-04-2015 08:23 PM
  5. robert7107's Avatar
    Ya I agree with vw maverick... Try clearing cache...
    05-04-2015 11:22 PM
  6. anon(5506951)'s Avatar
    If you look for a user named Skipjacks on XDA, he mentions Google Play Services as being the culprit of the excessive battery drain, and some tweaks you can make to basically any Android phone to help remedy the issue.

    I say this because I was looking at reviews for the Nexus on Amazon and he had one where he mentioned tweaking his coworker's Nexus 6 to where the battery life is supposedly much better. I asked him what he'd done and he directed me to his post on XDA. The one caveat though is you have to be rooted.

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    05-05-2015 03:07 AM
  7. doggy2965's Avatar
    I had the same problem I uninstalled updates then reupdated app. This got rid of the problem

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    05-05-2015 06:26 AM
  8. bkircher's Avatar
    If you look for a user named Skipjacks on XDA, he mentions Google Play Services as being the culprit of the excessive battery drain, and some tweaks you can make to basically any Android phone to help remedy the issue.

    I say this because I was looking at reviews for the Nexus on Amazon and he had one where he mentioned tweaking his coworker's Nexus 6 to where the battery life is supposedly much better. I asked him what he'd done and he directed me to his post on XDA. The one caveat though is you have to be rooted.

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    Can u post the link to the topic that is talking about the battery drain from Google Play Services?
    Did u uninstall the play store app and then let it reinstall its updates or what? I looked under the apps section of google play services and it doesn't give me an option to uninstall updates.

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    05-06-2015 01:38 AM
  9. doggy2965's Avatar
    Can u post the link to the topic that is talking about the battery drain from Google Play Services?
    Did u uninstall the play store app and then let it reinstall its updates or what? I looked under the apps section of google play services and it doesn't give me an option to uninstall updates.

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    Go to setting scroll down click on security scroll down click on device administrators unclick android device manager. Then go back into apps and click on play services and uninstall updates will now be avaliable to click. Uninstall then go to play store and reinstall. Go back to security and reclick on Android device manager. I then did a reboot and got rid of battery drain on my phone.

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    05-06-2015 06:02 AM
  10. bkircher's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply and help with uninstalling and reinstalling google derives, got it done, hopefully that will help with my battery drain.

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    05-06-2015 12:28 PM
  11. Raj Rishi's Avatar
    Welcome.
    Try this first:
    Go into Settings, then Apps. Go into the All option, find Google Play Services and hit Clear Cache.
    You can do the same on the Google Play Store if you want.
    Reboot and see how it does.
    Let us know if that does not help.

    Mav.
    I followed the above mentioned flow and it really was wonderful. If none of the play services app are opened it really helps with the battery.. although the battery life is still a little sucky for nexus 6 but that's the problem of the phone..the play services is definitely not screwing the battery anymore..the drain is more based on the usage now..
    Thanks a lot for the help...

    P.S I gave it a couple of days before I replied to make sure everything's working fine so the method definitely works and factory reset is definitely not the option

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    05-07-2015 12:49 PM
  12. Tramblay's Avatar
    This fix worked perfectly on my LG G3 - thanks a lot.
    05-25-2015 12:40 PM
  13. Karl Turbo's Avatar
    This fix combined with disabling nfl mobile has my battery life back to normal
    09-02-2015 09:24 PM
  14. weamish's Avatar
    GPS is showing at 96% of battery use. Cleared cache and reinstalled updates, no change.
    12-16-2015 03:37 PM

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