1. ThatsAwesome's Avatar
    Hello All,

    Of late I am seeing a huge drop in battery on my new Galaxy Nexus & I have observed that the culprit here is Google Services.

    The google services includes various google services like:

    Google services Framework
    Google Play Services
    Google Account Manager
    Google Contacts Sync
    Google Bookmarks Sync
    Network Location

    These are basic essential services and are using 73% of total battery consumption.
    I have already disabled Google Now, stopped Location access features but I see no drop in battery drain.

    Has anyone else faced this issue before?
    12-30-2012 03:44 AM
  2. piizzadude's Avatar
    make the time that everything syncs greater. Instead of syncing every hour, bump it to 2 or whatever.

    If what you are saying is right though, something is off. Screen time should be the top drainer.
    12-30-2012 03:58 AM
  3. ThatsAwesome's Avatar
    Hello piizzadude,

    Thanks for the reply.

    Actually I have disabled Google Sync as well. I am running Android version 4.2.1.

    Please help..
    12-30-2012 04:06 AM
  4. piizzadude's Avatar
    I wish that I had some good news for you but apparently that is a know issue for 4.2.1 (play services killing battery). I would go back to whatever you were on before that update...

    i am sure someone else will jump in with some other help if you can wait it out.
    12-30-2012 04:24 AM
  5. patruns's Avatar
    Define "huge drop". If the phone is just sitting in your pocket, the biggest drain will be Google services. If you are playing games, reading email and such the biggest drain will be the screen time. The % you see is just a reference since the last full charge. If you are not actively using the phone the highest % will be background services. Now, if you are saying you left the phone alone after a full charge and a few hours later you only had 27% of a charge left there is a problem.
    sadiqsamm likes this.
    12-30-2012 10:30 AM
  6. still1's Avatar
    go to maps-->settings-->location access-->uncheck report from this device.

    reboot. all should be back to normal. disabling Google now wont have much impact.

    reboot is important.
    cellomj and rizzman like this.
    12-31-2012 09:02 AM
  7. msavic6's Avatar
    I get the same issue from time to time.

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    12-31-2012 01:00 PM
  8. patruns's Avatar
    I don't even have Google Services listed.
    01-01-2013 12:16 PM
  9. dademars's Avatar
    I have the same problem on my EVO LTE after the JB update. I have disabled everything and it is still draining everything. Is it the play store that is draining everything and I can't find a way to turn that off?
    01-15-2013 01:18 PM
  10. Daniel Sousa's Avatar
    hi i fixed that bug by "going to synchronizations and turning on those emails syncs"
    2nd thing i did was dloading an app called DS battery saver which allowed the android system to go to sleep mode....and i think that was the problem...even with the screen off it consumed even more battery then on.
    02-26-2013 08:32 AM
  11. pontiac005's Avatar
    Sounds like the phones syncing too often causing battery drain. Try a program such as Green Power to delay the syncing.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    02-26-2013 10:36 AM
  12. jastonas's Avatar
    I've had this problem for many months.

    I have noticed that the two google services that drain my batter are a) maps which wakes the phone and also enables gps. This is kind of strange since I have disable all sorts of location sharing from maps.
    b) contacts. This is totally weird. As if there is a bug in one or more of my contacts and phone keeps erroneously syncing stuff..
    06-05-2013 01:50 AM

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