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  1. ballstitch's Avatar
    Google Play Services is using a lot of battery juice... even more than the screen. I googled this, and I have set down my sync settings... i have 2 gmail accounts, syncing mail and contacts only. It did not help.

    Right now, for example, in 2 hours since the phone was fully charged, it is down to 80%. Google Play Services have used 7% while the screen has used 4%.

    Any other suggestions? it's exempt from optimization settings, so I can't do much about it.
    09-27-2017 08:48 AM
  2. j_hansen's Avatar
    Have you tried restarting the phone ?
    09-27-2017 08:57 AM
  3. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    That is way too much. Could you use Safe Mode the next time you reboot? Maybe some other app is forcing GP to or maybe just clear GP's cache.
    09-27-2017 09:00 AM
  4. jordandj24's Avatar
    I've noticed the same problem over the past two days and I'm not sure what's causing it. I haven't tried the safe mode start yet.
    Attached Thumbnails Google Play Services hammering the battery-screenshot_20170927-163342.jpg   Google Play Services hammering the battery-screenshot_20170927-164531.jpg  
    09-27-2017 03:46 PM
  5. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    Google Play Services is using a lot of battery juice... even more than the screen. I googled this, and I have set down my sync settings... i have 2 gmail accounts, syncing mail and contacts only. It did not help.

    Right now, for example, in 2 hours since the phone was fully charged, it is down to 80%. Google Play Services have used 7% while the screen has used 4%.

    Any other suggestions? it's exempt from optimization settings, so I can't do much about it.
    Factory reset is annoying but will probably fix it.
    09-27-2017 07:22 PM
  6. srvctec's Avatar
    Factory reset is annoying but will probably fix it.
    Before that nuclear option, I'd clear the cache in recovery.

    Wipe cache partition:

    1.Back up data on the internal memory. ...

    2.Turn off the device.

    3. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.

    4. Use the volume key to navigate to wipe cache partition.

    5. Press the power button to select and then again to the prompt.
    09-27-2017 07:52 PM

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