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Support Latest Google search/now update made battery drain worse?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sandroidfan, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Android Expert
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    I got this update last night and noticed that my RHD battery is draining a little faster on stand by. Still not bad, but did anyone notice this?
     

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    Maybe google now was turned on? Mine's about the same.
     
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    The update turned my location history back on, which is a big battery drain.

    Go into Google Maps > location settings, and turn off location history.
     
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    I had all location report/sharing/history settings in google map/now turned off before and this didn't change with update.

    But I noticed that update brought some new options under google search setting, "web history" and "personal searches". Both is enabled by default. I also noticed that my gmail account got sync error shortly after update. I just disabled the "personal searches" in google search and now gmail sync error went away, battery drain is back to normal. Not sure what caused it really.
     
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    Thanks for the tip....I disabled web history and personal searches after seeing your post.
     

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