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  1. pfp_az

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    Mine is a a neglected phone. I spend very little time playing with it and as a result it's almost always just sitting waiting for a call. What I've noticed is that the maps app is one of my top battery hogs and I'm wondering why.

    This screen shot below shows a good example. I finished charging the phone to 100%, locked the screen and did absolutely nothing with it till capturing this image. The maps app was not even running, so what is it doing that it accounts for 13% of the battery usage?

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    Would you happen to have AT&T? Ever since the OTA update, my map has been doing the same thing! What I found was I've had to force stop it in the apps manager and that would usually correct it.
     
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    Yes, I have been getting this too (ATT). Even with GPS turned off.
     
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    Yes I have ATT.
     
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    Is your GPS always on? Mine is and maps is at 18%.
     
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    There are a LARGE number of apps that request the ability to use "Location Services". For instance Google Chrome. These apps could be waking to find location to be prepared to offer you the local information you require.

    I would look at which other applications you have (look for wakelocks). I suspect you have an application on statrup that puts itself in the background and queries your location on some pre-determined interval.
     
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    Just a note:

    If all you are using is 5% after 2.5 hours that is not too bad.
     
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    Also if you have Latitude on in maps it will ping every so often for your location.
     
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    Either force close maps or disable GPS while your not using it. While at work I disable GPS and mobile data because the signal is rubbish and after a 12 hour shift I still have 90% battery remaining.
     
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    Any location based things get lumped into maps. Its not actually maps causing the issues
     
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    5% drain after 2 and a half hours of no use is not that bad in my opinion. It might be showing 18% but that's probably because the battery loss is so low that anything can have a high number. It is probably a setting like others have said. But nothing to go crazy over.
     

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