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Battery being depleted by GTALK_CONN, but only at work
almeisam
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After having turned of everything I could find that does synching, notifying and such, when I'm at work, the battery quickly drains.  Wakelock shows the main culprit to be GTALK_CONN, part of Google Services.  Battery will go from 80% when I get to work to 15% when it's time to go home 9 hours later.  Oddly, if I am at home, that same amount of time takes only 4% of the battery.  Both places have WiFi.  Problem seems to have started within the last few weeks.

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Re: Battery being depleted by GTALK_CONN, but only at work
Ann154
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Have you updated your gtalk app to Hangouts?

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Re: Battery being depleted by GTALK_CONN, but only at work
almeisam
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Yes.  And I am not signed onto hangouts.

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Re: Battery being depleted by GTALK_CONN, but only at work
Ann154
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If you aren't intended to use it, have you considered disabling it instead?

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Re: Battery being depleted by GTALK_CONN, but only at work
Ann154
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It might be wanting you to sign into it to finish some setup.

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Re: Battery being depleted by GTALK_CONN, but only at work
almeisam
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How do I disable it?  I have been into it, set all the settings off and then signed off.

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Re: Battery being depleted by GTALK_CONN, but only at work
Ann154
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Go to your phone's main settings app. Scroll down to Apps > scroll over to all > scroll down to Hangouts > select it > uninstall any updates > disable button.

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Re: Battery being depleted by GTALK_CONN, but only at work
almeisam
Member

Uninstalled it... it is now completely gone.  Now to see if that slows down the battery drain.  Thanks.

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Re: Battery being depleted by GTALK_CONN, but only at work
almeisam
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Uninstalling Hangouts was a major fix to the battery drain.  Thanks.

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Re: Battery being depleted by GTALK_CONN, but only at work
Ann154
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Glad hear it helped. Please remember to mark the post that helped the most as the correct answer or a helpful answer so that other may benefit from your question.

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