1. bertsirkin's Avatar
    All of a sudden, Google Services seems to be using up my battery at a very fast rate.

    I've made a few phone calls today, but other than that, haven't used my phone for anything - the screen has been blank - even during the phone calls. Yet, Google Services has used 53% of my battery, and I'm down to 68% after about 3 hours.Under "normal" conditions, I should be at least at 85%.

    Verizon Note 3: Google Services/Battery Life-scrnshot.jpg

    This wan't an issue until yesterday, and nothing has changed (at least I haven't changed anything) recently.

    Anyone else seeing a change like this?
    02-17-2014 09:46 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    All of a sudden, Google Services seems to be using up my battery at a very fast rate.

    I've made a few phone calls today, but other than that, haven't used my phone for anything - the screen has been blank - even during the phone calls. Yet, Google Services has used 53% of my battery, and I'm down to 68% after about 3 hours.Under "normal" conditions, I should be at least at 85%.

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    This wan't an issue until yesterday, and nothing has changed (at least I haven't changed anything) recently.

    Anyone else seeing a change like this?
    I have seen this before, but can't remember the solution. I would suggest rebooting the phone and plugging it back in to a full charge. See if that fixes it.
    02-17-2014 10:03 AM
  3. hdhuntr's Avatar
    Search on media services or maybe on some of my past posts. I was having a similar problem and participated in a thread that had some help for me. Something about corrupted media files trying to resolve or something...but I got it stopped...
    02-17-2014 10:16 AM
  4. anon154738's Avatar
    It's possible Google services was running something in the background (updating something) . Also a new version has been pushed out recently and you may have received it . Just a guess . If I'm right doing what the previous commenter's said to do will fix it.

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    02-17-2014 10:18 AM
  5. bertsirkin's Avatar
    I tried rebooting, with no luck - it's been running about 2 hours now with NO use (by me) and it's down to 80% now. But now, the heaviest battery user is "Google Play Services" (67%).

    In early January, there was an update for Google Play Services that fixed battery drain in KitKat (I'm not running KitKat).There was another update this week (Google Play Services v4.2). I see lots of posts about this service causing battery drain - some old, some new - but nobody seems to have a solution. I'm wondering why this problem isn't universal - and why only seleccted devices?
    02-17-2014 01:07 PM
  6. John Yin's Avatar
    I am having the exactly same problem with my Galaxy S3. Google Services is draining the battery like crazy, started from yesterday. Please post any fix that you may find. Thanks!
    02-17-2014 04:14 PM
  7. sforsyth01's Avatar
    I had the same issue constantly with my S3. Was never able to fix. On my Note 3 it happened just once and a force close followed by a reboot fixed the problem.

    -Shawn
    Noting the world one S-Pen at a time
    02-17-2014 04:17 PM
  8. bertsirkin's Avatar
    I am having the exactly same problem with my Galaxy S3. Google Services is draining the battery like crazy, started from yesterday. Please post any fix that you may find. Thanks!
    One thing that did help was to shut off the GPS. I think we need to wait for another update of Google Play Services.
    02-17-2014 04:23 PM
  9. hdhuntr's Avatar
    One thing that did help was to shut off the GPS. I think we need to wait for another update of Google Play Services.
    Try clearing data and cache of Google Play Services in addition to finding the thread I mentioned before. I don't think an update would help if it is something like a file on the phone and a file on the server trying to resolve a conflict. You could even go a step further and uninstall updates then turn it off after clearing data and cache and then reboot and turn it all back on.
    02-18-2014 08:21 AM
  10. bertsirkin's Avatar
    Try clearing data and cache of Google Play Services in addition to finding the thread I mentioned before. I don't think an update would help if it is something like a file on the phone and a file on the server trying to resolve a conflict. You could even go a step further and uninstall updates then turn it off after clearing data and cache and then reboot and turn it all back on.
    I already tried clearing the cache and data for Google Play Services, but no luck. I haven't tried uninstalling the Google Play Services updates yet - although I may try that now.

    Today, after taking the phone off of the charger (at 100%), I've had the phone sitting in front of me with no use and after about 80 minutes, I'm down to 90% battery. Google Play Services have used 69% of that.
    02-18-2014 09:20 AM
  11. hdhuntr's Avatar
    Here's that thread. There was other stuff about the SD card (I didn't have one installed at the time) and some other links. Good luck!

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...ml#post3411351
    02-19-2014 08:24 AM
  12. bertsirkin's Avatar
    Well, oddly, the problem has gone away on it's own. Last night Google Play Services was using 68% of my battery, but today, it doesn't even show up in the list - and Google Services is at 6%. After an hour, there's 99% battery left (it would have been about 90% yesterday).

    There were no updates to any Google software - I'm not sure what caused it, but it seems to have fixed itself.
    02-19-2014 09:03 AM
  13. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Well, oddly, the problem has gone away on it's own. Last night Google Play Services was using 68% of my battery, but today, it doesn't even show up in the list - and Google Services is at 6%. After an hour, there's 99% battery left (it would have been about 90% yesterday).

    There were no updates to any Google software - I'm not sure what caused it, but it seems to have fixed itself.
    Glad to hear it. It may have been an issue with syncing or something like that.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    02-19-2014 10:44 AM
  14. phathands's Avatar
    I'm now having severe battery drain from Google play services (4.3.2) over the last several days. I've tried restarting it and turning the phone off for several minutes. No recent app changes or additions. I guess with the recent Google play services update you can't downgrade it or uninstall updates anymore . .

    Any insight / advice?

    please back away from the screen
    03-30-2014 03:12 AM
  15. bertsirkin's Avatar
    As I reported in this thread, I had this same problem, but it just went away on its own - I never knew why it happened. I had the problem for about 4 days or so, but it just resolved itself.
    03-30-2014 08:09 AM
  16. z06mike's Avatar
    Have you recently turned on Google now? Check location settings and make sure sync is not stuck.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    03-30-2014 05:45 PM
  17. phathands's Avatar
    Have you recently turned on Google now? Check location settings and make sure sync is not stuck.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    I've looked and sync seems to be working ok. Nothing seems hung up. I've had Google now on ever since I received the phone.

    It's frustrating that you can't uninstall play services updates now to try and reset it.

    please back away from the screen
    03-30-2014 06:05 PM
  18. z06mike's Avatar
    I agree. Google services is a battery drain for me too, and this build was supposed to HELP battery life.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    03-30-2014 06:30 PM
  19. Spencerdl's Avatar
    Verizon Note 3: Google Services/Battery Life-uploadfromtaptalk1396223116261.jpg
    My Verizon Note3 has been off the charger since 7AM....NO Google services. This works for me.
    Sent from MY BLACK G'NOTE3
    03-30-2014 06:46 PM
  20. z06mike's Avatar
    What do you mean by NO Google services?

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    03-30-2014 08:51 PM
  21. phathands's Avatar
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    My Verizon Note3 has been off the charger since 7AM....NO Google services. This works for me.
    Sent from MY BLACK G'NOTE3
    Before posting I had tried disabling Google services framework and Google account manager, together and individually. I kept getting alerts for various Google services ending unexpectedly, which limits the usability too much for me.

    please back away from the screen
    03-31-2014 05:13 AM
  22. Spencerdl's Avatar
    What do you mean by NO Google services?

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    The only Google service that I use is the search, music and movie. The rest I have not activated
    03-31-2014 07:10 AM

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