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Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Experience Severe Battery Drain Caused by Google Play Store

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Many Android operating system fans and those who love their battery lasting a long time are owners of Pixel 2 and Pixel XL smartphones. In November, these two devices received a Google Pay update which affected the phones’ famous battery endurance.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners take their complaints online

According to Pixel 2/XL owner, Google Play Services is the main suspect in their severe battery drain and other phones might be affected as well.

Users reported that the amount of battery drain depends on the device, some reported 30% drainage due to Google Play, while others around 90% in just a couple of hours.

The November Google Play update might be the culprit

Rumor has it that the November security path and the Wi-Fi used, the battery might drain faster than usual. A user proposes a temporary solution: clear Google play Services and disable the Wi-Fi. A reboot seems to help, but it is not a permanent solution.

Most Pixel 2 and Pixel XL owners hope that Google will fix this inconvenience past and release a new update for Play Services.

Google Play Store

This app is the official store for buying apps for Android OS users. It is also a digital media store with music, magazines, books, television and programs. Some apps are free of charge, while others have a price. In 2016, Play Store had over 82 billion apps. This success comes with security issues as well; plenty of hackers have tried using malicious software and release it in Play Store.

Google Play Services offer Google Play Books, Google Play Music, Google Play Games, Google Play Newsstand and Google Play Movies & TV.

The tech giant will for sure act fast and fix the issue.