Android Google services... what are they doing exactly?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by dhinged, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. dhinged

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    What exactly are the Google/Maps services doing on my phone? My phone runs slow during the week and fast on the weekends and no matter what I do this doesn't change. See screenshot.

    Are Google Play services just constantly pinging the internet or scanning things? I have automatic updates turned off.

    Are Maps constantly checking my location and sending it somewhere? I'm not sure I need Maps services running most of the time, though I do have GPS and all location services on, but I just hope they're not being inefficient or checking location when I haven't opted it to.

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