Google Play Services using too much battery on your Android device? Well, you’re not alone. Almost all Android users experience this. But thanks to the optimizations made by Google in the latest version of the app 8.1.13 you should now see much less battery usage now.
The Google Play services app is responsible for all the Google stuff and more on your Android device. It manages Sync, Security, Play Games, Google Fit, Data management, Location and many more services on your device, and hence the high battery usage.
Starting today, the version 8.1.13 is gradually rolling out to all supported devices. If you’d like to get the update right this instance, head over to this link to download the Google Play Services 8.1.13 APK for your device. Note that, you need to carefully choose the APK build suitable for your device, check this xda thread for help choosing the correct build.