Google Play Services Is Draining My Phone's Battery


  • Battery drains quickly 



  1. Test battery usage using the How to Test Battery Life article
    • Your phone should not show more usage for Google Play services than it would for Android Systems 
  2. Check to be sure you're Google accounts are synced properly
  3. Update all apps installed on your phone
  4. Rule out 3rd party applications as contributing factors by testing in safe mode
    • If the issue is not present while in safe mode, the issue is probably related to an app that was installed. Attempt uninstalling apps beginning with the most recent installed to see if that helps resolve the issue

Additional Notes

Safe mode is not available for the Motorola Defy XT

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