Google Now / Play Services Wakelocks

Brian Singleton

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Sep 11, 2013
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I suppose this is more a general Android question, but it seems to be happening more on my Turbo than my Nexus 7. Google Now seems too be awakening my phone extremely often. While the wakelocks in and of themselves aren't draining the battery much, it doesn't allow for much deep sleep processor time, which seems to be the key to optimal battery life. I'm not saying my battery time is bad, but it isn't great considering how little screen on time I have in the course of a normal day. Any suggestions on how to still actually use Google Now without having it wake my phone so much? Note that I'm not getting constant notifications or have any location based reminders going at the moment. Not sure if this screen show does it justice, but I've had an insane amount of wakelocks with the screen off. I think I have it narrowed down to Google Now.



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Jun 26, 2011
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Go to Google settings in your app drawer, select security and uncheck the top two boxes. Then go to Android settings, location, Google location reporting and turn both options off.