Much like Windows 10, Android has its share of issues that continue to hamper the experience no matter what version of Android you’re using. One of the major issues is battery drain caused by Google Play Services. As we all know, Google Play Services is a collection of many Google services, which are used for far too many things. This includes authenticating a Google account, managing notifications, synchronizing background processes, communicating between apps, and more. So, if you are facing the Google Play services battery drain issue, here are the best solutions you can try.

Fix Google Play Services battery drain issue on MIUI, One UI, Android 11 and above (2021)

Here I have mentioned seven methods in detail to help you fix the Google Play services battery drain issue on your Android smartphone. You can expand the table below and jump to the appropriate section with a single click.

1. Update Google Play Services

First, I recommend that you update Google Play Services to the latest version. You might have gotten a bad patch that can wreak havoc on your smartphone’s battery life.

1. To update Google Play Services, go to Settings and search for “reading services” and open it.

2. You can also manually go to Settings -> Apps & notifications -> See all apps. Here, search for “Google Play Services” and open the app info page.

3. Then press ” Advanced» To expand the menu and select « Application Details ».

4. It will take you directly to the Play Store page of Google Play Services. If there is a pending update, press the ” Update» To get the latest features and patch your device.

5. If you use other Android skins or an old version of Android, you may not see the “App Details” menu on your device. In such cases, you can install the Play Services Info app (To free). It allows you to easily access the Google Play Services page on the Play Store.

6. Other than that, I strongly recommend that you update google play store as well as. The Play Store is closely related to Google Play Services, and an outdated package can be one of the reasons behind the battery drain issue on your Android device. To do this, open Play Store and tap on the hamburger menu, and Go to settings.

7. Next, scroll down and tap on “Play Store version”. If an update is available, the app will notify you that “A new version of Google Play Store will be downloaded and installed” on your Android device. After about an hour, turn off your device and turn it back on. From now on, you won’t face the battery drain issue caused by Google Play Services.

2. Quit Google Play Services Beta

Sometimes users don’t even know that they are enrolled in the Google Play Services beta program. As we all know, beta versions usually have bugs and experimental features this can cause battery drain issues. So if you don’t feel like trying out new features, getting out of the Google Play Services beta might be the way to go. Here’s how.

1. Open Google Play Store and go to “My apps & games”. After that, proceed to “Beta” tab.

2. If you are enrolled in the Google Play Services beta program, you will find it listed here. Open the App Details page and tap “Exit”. This will uninstall the beta package.

3. Keep in mind that uninstalling the beta app does not immediately install the stable version. So you need to open the Play Services page on Google Play Store by following the instructions of the above method and update it manually.

4. Also note that after making these changes, Google Play Services takes a while to sync everything. So, in the next few hours, you might encounter the battery drain issue again. Post that, it should stabilize and you shouldn’t have the battery drain issue anymore.

3. Restart the device

It may seem rudimentary, but restarting the device sometimes fixes the battery drain issue caused by Google Play Services. Several users have reported that by turn off the smartphone and turn it back on, the battery life sees an improvement. So I suggest you try the same trick and check if the issue still occurs.

4. Clear Cache

If none of the above methods solved the problem, you should clear the cache. Don’t worry, it won’t delete any of your files or delete your Google account. It’s just fine delete all temporary / obsolete files that Play Services has accumulated for its use. Once you clear the cache, it will make a fresh copy of the data, which should fix the battery drain issue caused by Google Play Services.

1. Open Settings and search for ” Gambling Services“. Now open the app info page “Google Play Services”.

2. You can also access “Settings -> Apps and notifications -> See all apps”, and search for “Reading Services”. Open the app info page.

3. Now open “ Storage and cachingand tap on “Clear cache”. Give it some time and the battery drain issue should go away.

5. Disable Unnecessary Sync

Users who add multiple Google accounts on their Android smartphone are usually the ones who face this battery drain issue. This is because too many synchronization processes are running in the background, using system resources and draining the battery in the process. The Google Play Service manages these processes, which takes a toll on battery life. So I suggest you to delete Google account completely if you don’t use them or turn off sync for the accounts you hardly use. Here’s how you can do it.

1. Open Settings and go to Accounts. Right here, open google account that you don’t use often.

2. Next, press the ” Delete account ” button. That’s it.

3. If you use other Google accounts, make sure to disable unnecessary synchronization processes. For example, if you use a work account only for Gmail and Calendar, disable other sync operations. Correct open “Account synchronization” and disable the toggle for unnecessary sync profiles. This nifty little tip will help minimize battery drain caused by Google Play Services.

6. Remove location permission

Location permission on Android smartphones is one of the main reasons for battery drain. You should only grant location permission to apps that really need it, like maps, food delivery apps, etc.

1. Open Settings and go to “Apps & notifications”. Then you need to open the “ App permissions» Settings page. You can also search for “permissions” in settings to go directly to the App Permissions page.

2. Here, tap on “ SiteAnd deny this permission to apps that don’t need it. You can also change the permission to “Ask every time” or “Allow only when using the app” depending on your usage. This small change will ensure that few apps request a location in the background, thus avoiding the battery drain problem.

7. Erase all data

If none of the above methods work for you, you may need to hit the red button (not literally) as a last resort. It won’t delete any of your files or do anything like that, but will delete your Google account, and you will need to sign in again with your Google account. Other than that, you will need to set up Play Store, Google Pay, and other Google apps on your Android device. Initially, notifications may also arrive late, so keep that in mind before proceeding with this fix.

1. Open Settings and search for ” Gambling Services»And open it.

2. Next, open “Storage & Cache”. Here, press ” Clear Storageinstead of “Clear cache” as we did in one of the methods above.

3. After that, tap on the 3-dot menu at the top right corner and tap on “ Uninstall updates» To reset Google Play Services.

4. Then follow the first method in this article and open the Google Play Services Play Store page. Now go ahead and update Google Play Services. This will download new version of google play services and see yourself starting over, fixing the battery drain problem in the process.

Battery drained due to Google Play Services? Find the solution here

So, here are the seven best ways to fix the battery drain issue caused by Google Play services. You should now see a substantial 5-6% drop in Play Services usage. Other than that, I suggest you to be patient after trying all the methods. Play Services takes a few hours to setup and stabilize. Anyway, it all comes from us. If you are facing another Android 11 problem, say verification failed error then click on the linked guide to fix it instantly. And if you have any questions, let us know in the comments section below.