Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/193982/why-is-google-services-draining-so-much-battery-on-android/
Google Services shows up on Android’s Battery statistics screen as one of the many things draining your battery. It can sometimes drain an excessive amount of battery power, but you can solve this problem.
Just some friendly feedback.
You should make your articles easier to share. You have great content but I've actually been told numerous times that people wanted to share one & couldn't figure out how. I assumed this was due to inexperience until I myself recently had a very difficult time sharing an article of yours on LinkedIn & twitter. I assume one of the primary reasons for spending the time on such valuable content is to expand your audience, sharing allows others to do the work for you...
Just a thought...
There is a Twitter button at the bottom of the article, at least on the desktop version of the site. We've tried to avoid adding a ton of social media widgets, because they tend to slow down the page.
Remember, you can always just copy the URL and paste it into Twitter or LinkedIn or anywhere else.
I just turn location off when I don't need the weather - turn it on for the five seconds I do, then back off. Works well.
I have found that setting to battery saving mode drains significantly more battery than the GPS mode on the LG G2, G3 and Nexus 5. In theory, battery saving mode makes more sense. But doesn't work at all as expected - at least on my devices.
Recently I had a big clean out of my Nexus 4. I deleted all the apps I never or no longer used. I switched off location services plus a few others (really I don't go out of the city that much and I always find that Google Maps only works when you are playing around with it. When you really need it it just doesn't work). I also switched off all the Google services I don't use that were running.
The net result is that I now have a phone that will go three or more days on a charge, rather than just one. Currently sitting at 2 Days 9 Hours with 42% charge left.
Google really needs to get their act together on this.
definitely need to check this out...my LG Optimus G drains battery in almost 12 hours!!
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