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How To Check Battery Drain Caused Due To Hidden Services

How To Check Battery Drain Caused Due To Hidden Services

There are many factors that can cause battery drain. Google Play Services is one of the less obvious ones. The most annoying part is that this is not an app you can uninstall. Google Play Services incorporates multiple functions on your phone necessary for the device to work properly. It works in the background by systematizing authentication, privacy settings, and the syncing of contacts so that all the different apps on your phone do what they are supposed to do.

Hidden Services Causing Battery Drain

A lot of times, when you have a lot of different apps and accounts on your phone, Google Play Services does not run as efficiently. Another reason that these services drain your battery is because when you are in Battery Optimization mode, these services are not affected. They are too crucial for the phone’s operations to play around with. However, on some phones, battery saving mode can help.

What To Do?

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Still, there are some steps you can take to keep hidden services from draining your battery too much. One thing you can do is determine if there are any sync errors. Usually, sync problems result from having multiple accounts.  If any apps has a sync error, Google Play Services will keep trying to sync until it succeeds, which will drain your battery. If there are syncing issues, go to ‘Accounts’ in your settings. Find the account that is encountering the problem and turn it off and back on again. You can also turn off automatic syncing. This will be under ‘Accounts’ then ‘Accounts & Sync’ then ‘Data Synchronization’ or ‘Users & Accounts’, depending on what phone you have. In any case, you will find what you need in setings. You can turn off syncing for a specific account or you can turn off syncing for all accounts. If nothing seems to fix the syncing issue, you can try removing the app and reinstalling it.

Google Play Updates

Another thing you can do to combat battery drain is to update Google Play Services. Go to the menu of your ‘Google Play Store’. Tap on ‘My apps & games’. You will see an option for ‘update’ if an update is available. If a new update is what is causing the problem, then you have the option of uninstalling the update, which you can also do in the ‘My apps & games’ section of the menu. Then, reinstall the update. Sometimes, this can help with conserving the battery.

Other Apps

Sometimes, third party apps can cause Google Play Services to work less efficiently. One way you can tell if a third party app is causing the problem is to turn safe mode on. If the battery is not draining as much, a third party app is probably causing the problem, not Google Play. Unfortunately, if this is the issue, the only thing you can really do to fix it is to delete the third party apps individually and then reinstall them until you find which third party app is the culprit.

Ultimately, the easiest way to get Google Play Services to use less battery is to switch to battery saving mode and to adjust the auto sync data for your account.