Android smartphone users may experience a sharp increase in the power consumption of their mobile device after updating Google Play services. According to Android Police, we are talking about the version of the Google Play Services application 18.3.82.
After the update, Google Play services running in the background can become the main consumer of battery power – they can consume from 15 to 30 percent of the charge. Created 108 megapixel camera for smartphones. She will appear in the new Xiaomi device. Users of a wide variety of smartphones, from budget to flagship, complain about a sharp decrease in battery life.
Android Police notes that rolling back to an older version of Google Play Services, clearing the cache and local memory can help in this case. If this does not help, then you can only wait until the developers from Google release a new version of the proprietary application. Those who have not had time to update the application are advised to disable background data exchange for it.
In addition, users of the Chinese smartphones Honor and Huawei faced serious problems after updating Google Play Services. When they tried to launch some popular applications, they received the message “Google Play Services are updating”. Among these applications were Google Maps, the Play Market app store and Uber. After starting, they show a message about updating Google Play Services, but it does not disappear, so it is impossible to use applications. The error affected smartphone models such as Huawei Mate 7, Mate 8, Mate 9, P20, P10, Honor View 10, Honor 9.