[dropcap]R[/dropcap]ecently, lots of Android users have complained about an unusual battery drainage issue. Android users have reported that the Android smartphone’s battery is draining much quicker than usual. So, if you have recently noticed any sudden and high battery drain issue in your Android, know that you are not alone.
Here’s How To Fix The Android Bug That’s Draining Your Battery
Well, if we look around, we will find that almost everyone now holds an Android smartphone. Compared to every other mobile operating system, Android provides users far more features and customization options. However, Android is not one of the most secure operating systems, and the number of bugs on the platform is quite high.
If you have been using Android smartphone for a while, then 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.
Recently, lots of Android users have complained about an unusual battery drainage issue. Android users have reported that the Android smartphone’s battery is draining much quicker than usual. So, if you have recently noticed any sudden and high battery drain issue in your Android, know that you are not alone.
Recent reports from popular publishers claim that the latest version of Google Play Services (version 18.3.82) is causing high battery drainage issue 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 is happening due to a bug, but it’s unclear if the bug affects everyone or only specific devices. To find out if your device is also affected by the battery bug, check out the battery usage charts. If the Google Play Services tops the battery usage charts, then your phone is affected by the bug.
Fortunately, users have some options when it comes to 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 the Apps > Google Play Services > Data Usage.
- Turn off the ‘Background Data’ option.
That’s it, you are done! This is how you can fix the Android bug that’s draining your battery. If you want to share anything else related to this, let us know in the comment box below.