1. mvasquez009's Avatar
    The number one thing killing my battery in the settings menu is Google services.. How is this possible. The screen isn't even number one.. Has anyone experienced this being the main cause of battery drain? Is their any way to fix this?

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    05-24-2013 01:14 AM
  2. thegrants82's Avatar
    05-24-2013 01:44 PM
  3. Calidoc's Avatar
    Seriously. I have most everything Google turned off (like Google now).
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    05-24-2013 03:25 PM
  4. dimsdale's Avatar
    That's odd. After 13h uptime of various activities, I have used 55% on Android System, and Google Services doesn't even show up on the list. I didn't disable anything Google either.
    Screen for me was 28%. Also used to seeing screen at the top on other phones.
    05-24-2013 11:54 PM
  5. allyn274's Avatar
    I just noticed this today on my own device. Has there been any additional update on what's causing it or how to resolve it?

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    07-11-2013 02:23 PM
  6. msavic6's Avatar
    If you have updated too the new Google Maps Version 7.0 then this should help you.
    This new maps update turns on Location reporting automatically which in turn leads to your device waking up like crazy.

    Turn off Location reporting and you should not experience the Google services drain anymore.

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    07-11-2013 04:10 PM
  7. allyn274's Avatar
    @msavic6 I appreciate the response, but I'm not sure I understand. I don't have 7.0 yet. So is it the update to 7.0 fixes the issue? OR is it that even with 7.0, I need to turn off the location settings?

    Thanks so much!
    07-11-2013 04:55 PM
  8. msavic6's Avatar
    Google Map 7.0 causes the issue.

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    07-11-2013 05:10 PM
  9. allyn274's Avatar
    That's frustrating because I don't even have Map 7.0 installed yet and I'm seeing this...
    07-11-2013 05:23 PM
  10. angieeb's Avatar
    Just got my S4 yesterday and Google Services is killing battery life. What is the solution?
    07-19-2013 07:11 PM
  11. Terp79's Avatar
    Try this... Go to Settings, Accounts, Backup and reset. Check and see if back up my data is checked. If so, uncheck it and see if that helps. It helped my battery life tremendously.
    07-19-2013 10:37 PM
  12. JanNegron's Avatar
    If you turn off that cause tha data of any application doesn't upload to the Google Servers and if you need to do a factory reset later you don't have ALL the data of any app. That is a big problem trust me, so I recommend you turn on again cause you don't even know.

    Check if you have Google Now, Location On, and any other app from Samsung on. I turned off all of that things and my battery is real good without need a battery saver. Hope I help you a little.

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using AC Forums mobile app
    07-19-2013 11:52 PM
  13. iFortWorth's Avatar
    For those of you seemingly having issues with Google Services, what percentage does it generally run? For me it's currently 26%. And my battery blows. 8-10 hours a day, max. Probably closer to 6-8. That's with moderate usage. Twitter, FB, texting.

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    07-20-2013 01:57 AM

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