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General maps/battery life question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by katydid99, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. katydid99

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    This morning while in one of my people contacts I accidently clicked on their address and it used the gps to locate it (which I was not trying to do). Now when looking at my batter use it says maps is at 85% even though it was on for 8 seconds. I went to the maps application and the force close is shaded. How do I turn the function off so it isn't sucking so much battery life? Or is it already off? Really confused. Thanks for any help.
     

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    No help here but I have the same thing. I usually end up having to reboot. It doesn't happen all the time for me though. Only once in awhile.
     
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    That screen is inaccurate. In my experience, if you run Maps or Camera, that window will show exorbitant usage even after they're closed. They're not really draining your battery.

    Hopefully a maintenance release will fix that window so the readings are accurate.

    The application "Spare Parts" has an accurate battery usage meter area.
     
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    Sounds like Google Latitude. You can disable this through google maps.
     
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    Well, it happened in the morning...right?

    This is just a guess, but if your battery is still almost 100% full, and you used GPS for a few seconds, then GPS using 85% of what has drained from yor batterty so far really isn't much.

    Because as I understand, that is telling you how much that program has used your battery since you unplugged your phone.
     
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    I think I'm getting this as well on my Wildfire. It doesn't seem to last shorter in time, even though it lists 90%+ battery use for Maps
     
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    You should Root you phone!

    Root fixes Everything, even things that are't broken.

    Rooting will also make your battery life "Double" so things like battery use won't matter anymore
     
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    Well i dont know about double... but I'm with you on the rooting ;)
     

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