Android studio using > 100% CPU at all times - no background processes appear to be running

Thanks to Buzzrick (answered on this page, probably above my answer), he mentioned about VCS. Turning off all of the background operations of VCS seemed to have a HUGE impact toward the high cpu usage - it was 150% and now it's 20%, more or less.

I'm on OS X

Go to: Preferences > Version Control > Background. Now listed under 'Background Operations' are 6 options. I disabled the first three options which are:

Perform update on VCS in background, Perform commit to VCS in background, Perform checkout to VCS in background.

You can try the following options in the File Menu:

  1. File Menu -> Invalidate Caches / Restart... -> Invalidate and Restart
  2. Enable Power Save Mode by clicking on File -> Power Save Mode

Power Save mode only disable code insights and background tasks.

You might consider going to File > Invalidate Caches / Restart Your cache might be kicking off something funky in the background

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