Strange behavior draining my battery

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sagedil, May 24, 2010.

  1. sagedil

    sagedil Well-Known Member
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    So took my phone off charger a few hours ago, already down to 60%, and this is with WiFi turned off (don't normally turn it off)

    So poking around, look at what has been using battery, and see Maps listed as using 85% of the battery. But I have no mapping software running, and checked Advance Task Killer, and there were no mapping programs that decided to start themselves.

    So how would Maps be draining my battery. And more important, how do I stop it from continuing to happen?
     

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  2. Wiskid

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    "Maps" would be the Google Maps app. It's possible you have the option set that finds your location for Google searching. Maybe that is constantly trying to find your position via GPS. If it cannot find a position, it'll keep trying...? I'm not 100% sure, but its just a thought.
     
  3. scottmbolt

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    Well, from what I understand, if the GPS symbol isn't flashing than your phone is not using the GPS. Did you try a reboot?
     
  4. Wiskid

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    This is true. But he never mentioned that the symbol wasn't active.
     
  5. sagedil

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    I *think* I know what was causing it. I installed the Weatherbug widget yesterday afternoon, Have deleted it, and nothing is using the maps now.

    Just a guess, will keep watching it.

    And just got my TWO spare batteries and charger for $11 from Hong Kong. so really don't care that much about battery usage suddenly anymore LOL
     
  6. scottmbolt

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    for your sake, I hope those spares are OEM! ;)
     
  7. RollBravesRoll

    RollBravesRoll Active Member
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    Mine's been doing the same thing. Even with the maps app not running, my battery drains quickly & then says the Map App ate the majority of it. I do have the weather widget on my phone as well. I'll delete it & see what happens.
     
  8. sagedil

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    These were from a thread a few weeks ago, a bunch of folks had gotten them and were all happy. Everything checks out fine in the phone. They are labeled as a replacement for the HTC Touch Pro2, but same battery as the Hero (and the Evo I have learned)
     
  9. paynomind

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    What did you use that told you what was using your battery? I dont know how to have the phone tell me what is causing the drain.

    Thanks!
     
  10. scottmbolt

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    You can either download Spare Parts from the market and check partial wake usage, or you can go to Settings>About Phone>Battery>Battery Use.
     
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