Google Play Services Sucking Battery Dry

Yesterday my battery on my phone went all empty. That’s unheard of and rather odd. Turns out that Google Play Services, which usually uses only a small amount of power, used an enormous amount of power. The projected time for the full battery to last was 4h. The phone was slightly warm too. Odd. A reboot did not help.

This post has a working fix: clear Play Services Data. Adding a reboot for good measure, since then battery drain is back to normal.

Update: Happened again. Turned off Backup. Since then the battery sucking problem is gone. Of course now I have no backup…