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Support Google maps using a lot of my battery juice?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dtm8119, May 3, 2010.

  1. dtm8119

    dtm8119 Member
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    In my Battery use "what has been using the battery" deal...it says the following:

    Android System 67%
    Maps 31%
    Cell standby 2%

    Should the Maps be that high??
     

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  2. soulfetcher13

    soulfetcher13 Well-Known Member
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    Yes, because its not just the maps, it is also utilizing the gps as well. Those two combined will eat your battery quickly.
     
  3. dtm8119

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    Is there a quick way to turn off the GPS function then? I've looked in the settings but can't find how to turn it off.
     
  4. i VTAK

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    Settings<location. There should be 3 boxes there, if you uncheck the bottom 2 your GPS will be off. But you really shouldn't need them off. The phone only uses GPS when an app needs it, such as when you're using Google maps. I keep all boxes checked and still get good battery life. If you're using Google maps though, your battery will die fast.
     
  5. soulfetcher13

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    Long press on an open area of one of your seven screens, select widget, and either select the power widget or one of the HTC goggles. I prefer the power widget as you can control brightness, WiFi, gps, Bluetooth, and network control all from the one widget.
     
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  6. aleis

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    what he said :D
     
  7. dtm8119

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    Thanks everyone!
     
  8. soulfetcher13

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    Haven't seen you in a while, did you make the jump from the Eris?
     
  9. aleis

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    Sure did
    And good ridden! :)
     
  10. soulfetcher13

    soulfetcher13 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah really. It's nice to see you, kinda surprised IT'D and Caddyman haven't made the jump as well. Anyway, welcome. I love this thing. :D
     
  11. jakerock

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    the maps app eats battery in this manner (30%) with GPS / network locate turned off.

    Samsung moment OS 2.1
     
  12. nightfishing

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    Maps shouldn't be using GPS (or battery) unless you are actively using it.

    I have seen Maps occasionally not "behave" when sent to the back. I usually check before bed to make sure it is not churning away.

    Turning GPS on/off is a workaround (and not a good one).
     

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