If we look around, we will find that almost everyone now holds an Android smartphone. Android provides users with far more features and customization options than any other mobile operating system. However, Android is not one of the most secure operating systems, and the number of bugs on the platform is relatively high.
If you have been using Android smartphones for a while, you might know that Android devices slow down over time. Well, it’s quite normal for an operating system to slow down if you have hundreds of running apps in the background. These running apps also affect battery health.
Many Android users have recently complained about an unusual battery drainage issue. Android users have reported that the Android smartphone’s battery drains much quicker than usual. So, if you have recently noticed sudden and high battery drain issues in your Android, know that you are not alone.
Recent reports from famous publishers claim that the latest version of Google Play Services (version 18.3.82) is causing high battery drainage issues on Android devices. In case if you don’t know, Google Play Services is a background service that helps Android apps to communicate with each other. For example, Google Play Services connects Android apps to other Google Services like Sign-ins, Google Maps, etc.
Here we go again with the secret battery assassin Google Play services that updates in the background and stabs your phone right in the heart. pic.twitter.com/Zu8jRchzYq
— Artem Russakovskii 🇺🇦 (@ArtemR) August 9, 2019
This happens due to a bug, but it’s unclear if it affects everyone or only specific devices. Check out the battery usage charts to find out if your device is also affected by the battery bug. If Google Play Services tops the battery usage charts, the bug affects your phone.
Fortunately, users have some options regarding workarounds for this bug. Users need to follow the methods given below.
Download Google Play Services Beta Version
- Visit this link to download the beta version of Google Play Services.
- On the page, click on ‘Become a tester’
- Now, wait for a few seconds until the update arrives on your phone.
Download the Older version of Google Play Services
- Head to the Apk Mirror and download the previous version of Google Play Services.
- Once done, enable the ‘Unknown Sources’ from the Security settings and install the app.
- Now head to Apps > Google Play Services > Data Usage.
- Turn off the ‘Background Data’ option.
That’s it! This is how you can fix the Android bug draining your battery. If you want to share anything related, let us know in the comment box below.