How to Disable Google Play Services on Android to Save Battery

How to Disable Google Play Services on Android to Save Battery

Every operating system is programmed so that the user can use several features at a time without lag or getting it struck. The operating system structure is very complex. It has to provide all the features available in very limited memory and at a very short time. The most efficient operating system is the one, which can schedule the processes in such a way that CPU usage is not wasted and maximum work is done in limited time with limited resources. Kudos to the developers who made such complex algorithms. In this guide, we will talk about how to disable google play services to enhance the performance of your Android phone and you free some working memory for your phone to perform at a better speed.

So, if we will decrease the number of processes CPU has to deal with. It will increase the memory (RAM) available for executing other processes. Less number of programs OS has to execute, less will be the energy consumed and the battery of your smartphone will drain relatively slow.

In this guide, we will disable Google Play services that are of not much use. They just keep on consuming RAM and battery, while running in the background. Some of these services are of no use to the system. They can be disabled without hindering the functionality of the system, and enhancing the performance of the system while decreasing RAM and battery consumption.

Note: This guide to disable some specific Google play services that are no use to you. DO NOT. I repeat do not remove the Google Play Services as a whole from your phone.

Disable Google Play Services on Android:

Now, let us move on to which services are not necessary and it is better to turn them off. We will recommend you to disable google play services which drain the battery and they are not of much use. Some of them are like Wake up, Keep Awake, Voice command services, Ads services, Wearable services, and Auto Start Services. You can also disable the Wake-up calls of Google now, which keep on detecting the sound signals, thus consuming battery. Once you know how to disable google play services, you can disable the ones you think are not necessary for you to use. Like ads services, report service, and wearables service.

If you rely on your location services for tracking, then it won’t be appropriate to turn off the location services. Like if you turn off Okay Google, then you won’t get any traffic updates. You have to think before you are going to disable a service. Like you shouldn’t disable a service Game Sync if you play games online.

  • The app you can use to disable google play services is 3C Toolbox. It allows you to perform several actions to tune up your Android phone. If you want to look at what services are not much use and they just sit in the background and consume processing power. See this XDA Thread.

Disabling the services might not be that much useful in high-end devices, but if you are using an old Android smartphone with very limited RAM like Samsung Galaxy S2 or S3 or LG G2, then this feature can prove out to be very helpful. If you disable google play services that are of not much use, you can bring your almost dead phone back to life.

How to Kill Google Play Services using 3C Toolbox App:

Following are the steps to disable Google Play Services using 3C toolbox on your Android phone.

  1. First of all, download the app and install it on your Android phone.
  2. Now open the app and click on Task Manager.
  3. Now Locate Google Play Services.
  4. Tap on it to open it.
  5. Now Tap on Services tab.  You will see all the services listed down there.
  6. Right next to each service, there is a checkbox. Uncheck it to disable the service.
  7. If you have any problem click on the help buttons on the top right corner in the app.

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Make sure you don’t disable any important service that is needed for the proper functioning of your phone. Only disable the ones which are of no use to you.

The only advantage you will get after you disable google play services on high-end devices like Nexus 6P or S6/S7 is that it will increase the battery timing of your device.

Also Read: How to Change Country of Google Play Store

If you have any query regarding the guide to Disable Google Play Services on Android to Save Battery. Write to us in comments, we will help you out. Also, give us feedback on how was your experience on your phone after disabling Google Play Services.

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Allan Kirk
5 years ago

Freinds, I have an S3 with a browser which is apparently unsupported. When I try to use the links you provide to disable Google Play I hit a deadend. I hate the way Google Play eats my data allowance. How can I rid myself of it. THANKS and Merry Xmas.

Cindy troll
5 years ago

I want to disable Google play services, so my battery life can be preserved. I do not play games so how do I remove it? I have a moto e. Thank you cindy

Cheryl Stuchell
4 years ago

Clear cache on Google play services

4 years ago

I want disable google play services because it cnsumes too much data phone is moto Xplay.SYSTEM-MARSHMELLOW 6.0.1.

4 years ago

I tried to disable some google services with “Disable service” and “My Android tools” apps.
They allow me to disable the services i want, but when i close the apps some services are still running and re-enabled.
Pls gimme some hints, i have samsung galaxy s2 with root permits

4 years ago

This is a joke. How can the user possibly know what services are needed for the phone to work properly. At least without spending hours experimenting.

4 years ago


4 years ago

Thats very true…. TR

Tai ChPlay
3 years ago

thanks a lot

3 years ago

Do yourself a favor, root your phone and install a custom OS without Google apps completely. Plenty of alternatives now, you’ll manage.

I have two phones from 2011. which work perfectly without Google. However, set up an account in Google Play and within an hour they are unusable.

1 year ago

how do i get rid of the google play store without root