10-21-2013 07:16 PM
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  1. LordAndroid's Avatar
    I've noticed the past few days google services is taking a chunk out of the battery life. I have BetterbatteryStats and Wakelock Defender and i cant identify the specific app causing it. If i do a battery pull the usage goes down but it eventually comes back up even on a voice call the percentage drops but then raises again to a really high percentage im at a loss here need some guidance. I have taken some screen shots
    07-17-2013 03:06 PM
  2. LordAndroid's Avatar
    Sorry here they are.

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    07-17-2013 03:09 PM
  3. Berserk's Avatar
    Uninstall your Google Play Service updates and then re install them. Mine was doing the same thing and that totally stopped it.

    Posted via Android Central App
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    07-18-2013 05:18 PM
  4. Berserk's Avatar
    So click settings, then more, then application manager and you'll find it under All.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-18-2013 05:21 PM
  5. LordAndroid's Avatar
    So click settings, then more, then application manager and you'll find it under All.

    Posted via Android Central App
    How do i reinstall it after i uninstall it?

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    07-18-2013 06:14 PM
  6. markbc's Avatar
    Agree: Google does use battery power seemingly without regard to the phone! However, I am amazed at how great battery life is on the i337. [And] looking at your battery stats, I'd say that your phone is doing pretty well power-wise. . .Of course, every person's battery story will be different; and there is no one perfect way to optimize battery life.

    Now, I never saw the need to mess with Google Play -at least for battery purposes, but I did quite a bit of power management for my old S2. Taking some of the following steps (plus using some good roms and relatively new batteries) just about doubled my daily battery life.

    Here is what I did -it sounds like you've done most if not all of these measures already:
    1st Used BBS to analyze what apps were causing problems
    2d I uninstalled Google Now (a major battery user) and
    3d Switched from Google maps (uninstalled) to Mapquest. (used less battery and less tracking of where I was/am all the time!)
    4th I used Greenify to hibernate apps that I rarely used, but which were power-eaters (even when not being used) Greenify is different from TIBU since you can still access the app when you need it without doing anything special!)
    5th I used Battery Stats Pro and DS Battery saver to continue my ongoing monitoring and management (balanced) of apps for best balance between quick ready use and saving power.

    I have not needed any of those measures on the S4 (but I still don't use G-Now and have really taken to only using Mapquest -even though it is not as pretty as G-Maps. . .) So far I have been at about 60-70 percent after an entire day (0730-2300) of my normal-to-a-bit-active use. That is really really good (for me). Don't know how long that can last, but it is really quite nice for now!

    So if you feel you can't get the hours you want out of your S4, I would use Greenify to "chill out" apps that are burning power in the background (but that you will need on occassion) also I would ditch G-Now (unless you really have it working for you in your daily routine). and finally -while BBS can point out much I would recommend using an easier to use battery monitoring app PLUS a "power app" like Juice Defender (that some don't seem to like, but which really can do quite a bit for you especially in the manual mode) or (my preferred) DS Battery Saver.

    EDIT: Oh if you delete the updates to play when you go to app management, you will soon have the play store detecting that your version is out of date and you will be prompted to update again -or if you turned off update prompts, then you can simply go to settings and re-enable recommend updates until your play gets updated again. That might be the simplest way to deal with PLAY if you want to work to see if it is running optimally. (might also clear cache -which will cause a bit of phone effort to rebuild/update next boot, but might do something good if Play is draining power in an unusually aggressive manner.


    Good Luck!
    iFortWorth and LordAndroid like this.
    07-20-2013 05:13 AM
  7. LordAndroid's Avatar
    This is insane...! Under location services > Use wireless Networks. I had it enabled for 4 hrs. I didnt have this issue before the 357mb OTA. I unchecked wireless networks and it helps but if your using beautiful widgets weather it will not update. This is ridiculous!!

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    07-22-2013 10:53 PM
  8. markbc's Avatar
    Perhaps you can enable beautiful widgets to use data!

    I used to use BW, and believe it updated while I was traveling around -usually only 3G, so it should have that option...
    (I think.... :-)


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    07-23-2013 01:13 AM
  9. markbc's Avatar
    I just looked at your battery usage stats... they still have heavy Google, perhaps maps and Google Now....

    Still 80% at 4+ hours is not bad... I'll try to upload my usage..next post.

    On the meantime here are links to some information that might help you. The first link --mentioning adjusting browser sync adjustments seems to be pretty good. (Not sure how applicable it is to our phone set up though...)
    Anyway here is more that you ever wanted to know about Framework Services ;-)
    =============================================================

    #1. This thread provides a solution by adjusting sync settings for browsers and other discussion -(read this one!)
    problems with google services framework

    #2. This thread discusses tweaks to reduce Framework Services battery draw:
    [UPDATED: SOLVED?] Google Services causing | Galaxy Nexus > XDA

    #3. This thread warns not to clear Framework Services!:
    Clearing Google Services Framework data is never a good idea. - xda-developers

    #4. This thread says it is not a big deal to clear FS:
    Main: What happens if i cleared the data in google services framework?

    #5. Some discussion about Framework Services usage:
    [Q] what Google Services Framework does? - xda-developers

    All in all, however, I still think that Maps, Now (And maybe Google+) are hurting your battery life. . . But I am no expert --just a user who like Android :-)

    Good Luck!


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    07-23-2013 01:16 AM
  10. markbc's Avatar
    OK I am going to post my battery stats here. Today was a light use day nothing fancy (no navigation and no tethering).
    Other than that, music, emails, web, some personal apps, and some photos. . .

    Of course every person will have unique battery usage --and it is usage dependent and probably rom/kernel dependent as well. (I am using Shostock2.1 with Jeboo kernel and it is like stock, except without the hassle of OTA/lose root issues and some fixes/debloats that Shoman94 did to the rom. . .)

    I still think that your Google Framework services is way too high because of some G-app usage (and probably not play!). Of course, you might delete your data/cache in Play (it would not harm anything, and might clear out an offending app's data). Play will repopulate what you need automatically. . . Still Maps and Now, + and talk (or hangout) are big users. . .

    Conversely, I use Google Voice for voice mail and have zero noticeable usage (and better voice mail ;-) .

    Good Luck!
    07-23-2013 01:44 AM
  11. LordAndroid's Avatar
    This the battery performance im used to out of a charge cycle.

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    07-24-2013 06:59 PM
  12. LordAndroid's Avatar
    So far today.

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    07-28-2013 07:54 PM
  13. Kyle Dylandy's Avatar
    Uninstall your Google Play Service updates and then re install them. Mine was doing the same thing and that totally stopped it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    This solved my problem as well, now I don't even see google services anymore.
    08-08-2013 07:16 PM
  14. krycek051's Avatar
    I have been going through the same problem, tried a million "solutions". Not being ungrateful but to have to go through any of this nonsense to use my "state of the art" smartphone is ridiculous.
    Finally found a solution, went back to my HTC and use the S4 for a paperweight.
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    08-15-2013 10:28 AM
  15. urbrainwashd's Avatar
    Nothing like having a $200 paperweight.

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    08-16-2013 07:22 AM
  16. aandrew610's Avatar
    So far today.

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    Amazing battery life.

    sent from my galaxy s4
    08-16-2013 07:29 AM
  17. LordAndroid's Avatar
    I couldn't be happier to get my battery life back.

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    08-16-2013 07:37 AM
  18. aandrew610's Avatar
    I'm trying to fix mine but I'm running cm 10.1

    sent from my galaxy s4
    08-16-2013 07:42 AM
  19. LordAndroid's Avatar
    Have you tried what i recommended here in the thread?

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    08-16-2013 07:58 AM
  20. aandrew610's Avatar
    I did this morning I'm going to test it today

    sent from my galaxy s4
    08-16-2013 08:54 AM
  21. LordAndroid's Avatar
    Ok cool let me know

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    08-16-2013 09:01 AM
  22. j c m's Avatar
    Uninstall your Google Play Service updates and then re install them. Mine was doing the same thing and that totally stopped it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Thank you very much, this solved my battery drain issue! The "Google Services" task was consuming most of my battery utilization and uninstalling and re-installing the Google Play Service updates immediately fixed the problem. Now, "Google Services" is using about 2% whereas before it was consuming over 50%. Thanks again for the tip!
    08-16-2013 05:35 PM
  23. aandrew610's Avatar
    My battery stats for today. Could I make it better?

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    08-16-2013 10:10 PM
  24. Nevets68's Avatar
    How do you go about removing/deleting - google play services? Options for "Force Stop" and "Uninstall Updates" are greyed out.
    08-17-2013 12:08 PM
  25. LordAndroid's Avatar
    How do you go about removing/deleting - google play services? Options for "Force Stop" and "Uninstall Updates" are greyed out.
    I'd like to know this also.

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    08-17-2013 12:26 PM
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