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2014-05-28 12:03 AM
As most of you Xperia Z owners have experienced after the update to Android 4.4.2, I had the horrific battery drain caused by google play services.
After reading alot of forum posts, but none of them really came up with a solution, I simply removed the cache of the "google play services" app, and removed all Data. I then restarted the phone ( volume up + powerbutton)
The phone has been turned on for almost 7 hours, and I still have 90% battery left. Medium use with WIFI, 3g, GPS turned on. Stamina mode is also turned on.
As you can see, "Google Play services" isnt even on the list.
2014-05-28 10:48 AM - edited 2014-05-28 10:56 AM
Hello... What is this Sony.??? The 4.4 users had the problem of drainage of battery... Looking at that I do not want to update to 4.4 until its bugs are fixed... So again I started waiting like I waited for the release of kitkat... But Guess what... the problem is now on my phone I have jelly bean 4.3 it has the same bug of draining battery... The same issue of the Google services using 90% of battery... Today at 9 A.M my phone had 100% then I removed the charger and kept my phone unused upto 11 Am no calls no Texts and moreover mobile data and wifi was also not On... When I looked at the battery percentage it was 75%... I not used my phone then also 25% battery was used in just 2 hours... And when I looked at battery usage the I got to know that's it's Google services that used 90% of the battery... And I'm from India the 4.4 is still not available here... Pls Someone help me out...
2014-05-28 11:34 AM
Disably it by going into app manager on settings, and then go into 'All Apps'
Then find Google Play Services and press it, then press disable.
2014-05-28 11:57 AM
Literally went through all apps, and anything with google in ,went in and deleted all the caches. still working fine 2 days running btw..
2014-05-28 12:48 PM
My Xperia Z Battery backup was perfect before. but after 4.4.2 update its horible!! its getting drain quickly ; 100% to 93% in just 5 min.
90% 35% in 4 hr. ( in steimina mode and battery saver mode) .. no internet, wifi...
whats the sol?
2014-05-28 01:08 PM
After deletion of cache and Data of the Google Play Services app yesterday, My Phone is now at 26%. Been operational 20 hours. Been using the phone for calls alot the last 5 hours.
I'm very happy that my Xperia is finally working flawless again. :smileysmileythumbsup:
2014-05-28 04:53 PM
2014-05-28 05:07 PM
Before doing that i tried a factory reset, it work just for one day, the Google Services battery drain bug appeared again, then i installed an app called Battery Doctor and clean the cache of the Google apps, apparently that solved the problem, i have used the phone today regularly for about 5 hours and still gor 80% of battery, i will be monitoring for a few more days to see if this solved the battery problem, thanks for the help.
2014-05-28 06:11 PM