Google Services on Samsung Galaxy S4 Draining Battery Fast [Fix]

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There were a lot of Galaxy S4 owners complaining about having their batteries draining faster than they normally do and when they check their battery usage, Google Services is on top being a power hog. The Google Services process covers almost everything that Android uses to operate normally; it covers apps like Google Play Store, Gmail, Search, etc…



When problems like this happen, more often it is caused by one service or process utilizing larger amount of memory and CPU and that's where we start troubleshooting.


Reboot The Phone 

This is the first troubleshooting step you should take before going any farther. A simple reboot will bring the phone back to its default settings. There is a possibility that while you are using your phone, one Google service was called into action and wasn't stopped by the system. Rebooting your phone will stop the service, apparently, while loading just the necessary services for the phone to function properly.

After the reboot, check the battery usage stats to see if Google Services is still on top of the list. If not, then the problem was solved. Otherwise, continue with the following procedures. 

Clear Google Play Services Cache & Data 

1.       From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
2.       Tap Settings and touch More.
3.       Tap Application Manager and swipe to left to select All tab.
4.       Scroll to and tap Google Play Service.
5.       Tap both Clear Cache and Clear Data buttons. (You may lose some of your settings by doing this.)
6.       Reboot your phone.
7.       Now check if Google Service battery usage dropped. 

Uninstall Google Play Store Updates 

If the problem occurred after you updated the Google Play Store app in your Galaxy S4, you may need to uninstall the updates just to see if they're the ones causing the problems.

1.       From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
2.       Tap Settings and touch More.
3.       Tap Application Manager and swipe to left to select All tab.
4.       Scroll to and tap Google Play Store.
5.       Tap Uninstall Updates.
6.       Check if battery usage has improved. 

Firmware Update 

Check if there is a firmware update available for your phone. We are positive that an update would solve many battery-related issues because that's one of the things which Samsung set its focus on to. Factory reset would be your last resort to solve this problem.

Did this work for you? Comment below or send us email at sebertech@gmail.com.

1 comments:

Thanks for the help. This dropped my Google Services battery drain from 64% to 8% instantly. Now my battery drain is normal.

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