05-22-2013 12:31 PM
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  1. crxssi's Avatar
    there is nothing clickable at all. (Note, I removed my name from the screenshot)
    Wait, I can click on "Share location with family or friends", which takes me to a new screen that says "Background location reporting" (see attachment). There I can click on "Cancel", since I do not want to use Latitude nor Background location reporting. But it then kicks me back to the map. When I go into settings -> location settings again, I just takes me right back to the "Latitude" menu again.

    If I AGREE to continue, *THEN* I can get into the menu that you are all talking about, and turn it all off again. Very confusing.

    I am going to guess that what I said originally is accurate- if you enabled Google [Spy] Now (which I did not) then it will automatically also enable Latitude and turn on background reporting. If you never enabled "Now", then you would see the screens I did.
    Attached Thumbnails "Maps" Using 20% Battery? No matter what!?!-2012-12-28_11-01-33.png  
    12-28-2012 10:04 AM
  2. everlast316's Avatar
    I have EVERYTHING unchecked in maps and Google now turned off and I'm still getting 25 percent use. I really wish we could solve this one... Nothing worse than wasting battery.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    01-04-2013 12:08 PM
  3. Ciege's Avatar
    It's *NOT* using 25% of your battery! The 25% means, of the battery amount that has been used so far, 25% of that is attributed to Maps and it's services.
    So, in other words... If you have used 10% of your battery, and Maps is using 25% of that 10%, then Maps can be attributed to using approximately 2.5% of your battery.
    01-04-2013 02:14 PM
  4. everlast316's Avatar
    Sorry, I understand that and should have been more clear. So to clarify, maps is ALWAYS using the largest percentage of my battery, despite having everything unchecked. So right now my battery is at 40. It says maps has used 25 percent of the 60 percent that has been used. Why is it using so much when I'm not using it??

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    01-04-2013 02:39 PM
  5. crxssi's Avatar
    Sorry, I understand that and should have been more clear. So to clarify, maps is ALWAYS using the largest percentage of my battery, despite having everything unchecked. So right now my battery is at 40. It says maps has used 25 percent of the 60 percent that has been used. Why is it using so much when I'm not using it??
    We can't answer that. If you have location history turned off, then you are a candidate for other steps, like removing 3rd party apps that use location, and then as a last resort, a factory reset.
    01-04-2013 05:51 PM
  6. tivoboy's Avatar
    I just noticed the same thing recently . I upgraded recently to JB, and now boom the GMaps is using 45% of battery time. I've got pretty much everything off, including NOW and location history.
    04-19-2013 04:23 PM
  7. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    Uninstall the updates to maps in the Google play store. It fixed the battery consumption from maps on my phone.

    Sent from my Verizon Droid DNA
    04-19-2013 04:24 PM
  8. tivoboy's Avatar
    Unistall and then re-install, or just uninstall?
    04-19-2013 06:02 PM
  9. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    Unistall and then re-install, or just uninstall?
    Uninstall and do not reninstall updates. Maps is a factory app that cannot be uninstalled. You can disable it and uninstall updates. The problem for me is that it was waking my phone up throughout the day, and eventually kept my phone awake 24/7. You can see if this is your problem by going to settings>battery> history. The graph should show you a bar graph portraying your WiFi useage, mobile data useage, screen on useage, and awake useage on your phone.

    Sent from my Verizon Droid DNA
    04-19-2013 06:53 PM
  10. everlast316's Avatar
    I uninstalled (didn't reinstall) and it's no longer showing in my battery usage stats and it seems like my battery is decreasing slower. Thanks for this tip!

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    04-19-2013 07:29 PM
  11. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    I uninstalled (didn't reinstall) and it's no longer showing in my battery usage stats and it seems like my battery is decreasing slower. Thanks for this tip!

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    No problem, its an obnoxious problem to have, glad I could help!

    Sent from my Verizon Droid DNA
    04-19-2013 08:00 PM
  12. tivoboy's Avatar
    yes, I uninstalled the "updates" and left the main app there. Now, battery back to draining in like 2 DAYS from prior to the JB update. So, something about JB and the Maps update is whacked. Bummer, as I am pretty sure they put those updates out there for a reasons. why wouldn't they update it to fix this?
    04-21-2013 02:59 PM
  13. crxssi's Avatar
    yes, I uninstalled the "updates" and left the main app there. Now, battery back to draining in like 2 DAYS from prior to the JB update. So, something about JB and the Maps update is whacked. Bummer, as I am pretty sure they put those updates out there for a reasons. why wouldn't they update it to fix this?
    You make it sound like it affects everyone- it doesn't. Could be one of your settings, or an interaction with something else perhaps. You might end up having to wipe/reset to get it "fixed".
    04-21-2013 07:03 PM
  14. everlast316's Avatar
    You make it sound like it affects everyone- it doesn't. Could be one of your settings, or an interaction with something else perhaps. You might end up having to wipe/reset to get it "fixed".
    Why does everyone toss around the wipe/reset option like it's nothing. It's a royal pain in the *** to do (I have things going on in my life other than playing with my phone settings), so absent Google personally fixing this issue for me, I'm hoping that one of the other people on here with the same issue may stumble upon a fix that doesn't involve wasting hours of my time.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    04-21-2013 07:55 PM
  15. tivoboy's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm not about to do a whole wipe/reset to find out what conflict THIS update for google maps, is apparently having either directly or in combination with something else. I run a pretty lean shop, but wiping and re-installing everything would take way too long.

    Just an fyi, JUST removing the gmaps installed update - fixed any reduction in battery time issue I (underscore I) was having. I'm now back to a good two days before needing to charge.
    04-22-2013 05:08 PM
  16. crxssi's Avatar
    Why does everyone toss around the wipe/reset option like it's nothing. It's a royal pain in the *** to do (I have things going on in my life other than playing with my phone settings), so absent Google personally fixing this issue for me, I'm hoping that one of the other people on here with the same issue may stumble upon a fix that doesn't involve wasting hours of my time.
    I don't toss it around like it is nothing. But you have a choice- you can spend countless hours uninstalling crap one by one and changing settings and fiddling and messing an still not really know. Or you can wipe and start fresh and test while adding things back. Usually the latter is faster, cleaner, and more conclusive.

    Of course, there is nothing wrong with asking and trying some different things first. But once you have done that, then you are faced with a tough decision.
    04-22-2013 05:35 PM
  17. G7946's Avatar
    The unistalling MAPS updated worked for me. Thanks a mil. Started just when I updated My Galaxy Note to JB. Battery was dying within hours and never had a problem before. What a pain that was!
    05-06-2013 11:23 AM
  18. everlast316's Avatar
    Well bad news.. This worked until u tried to actually use Maps. When I opened it I got a popup that said "updated to latest version" and was back to the battery drain. So looks like this fix works as long as you never want to use maps again.
    Sigh.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    05-06-2013 12:02 PM
  19. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    Well bad news.. This worked until u tried to actually use Maps. When I opened it I got a popup that said "updated to latest version" and was back to the battery drain. So looks like this fix works as long as you never want to use maps again.
    Sigh.

    Sent from my EVO using Android Central Forums
    Do you have the app set to automatically update? Check your play store settings, auto sync settings, and in app settings. I think the option is in app, though...I uninstalled updates and have since used maps with no problem. It didn't update again, for me.

    Sent from my Verizon Droid DNA
    05-07-2013 09:31 AM
  20. everlast316's Avatar
    Great idea. I looked in the store and it's not set to auto update. I checked in app and couldn't find an auto update button so I assume that's not it. I checked my sync options and couldn't find an auto update option, however I did notice that I had my location and Google now settings turned off in app, but in the sync settings menu they were still turned on! Pretty sneaky Google! So I turned them off there and we'll see if that does the trick.
    05-07-2013 10:13 AM
  21. Jennifer Stough's Avatar
    Great idea. I looked in the store and it's not set to auto update. I checked in app and couldn't find an auto update button so I assume that's not it. I checked my sync options and couldn't find an auto update option, however I did notice that I had my location and Google now settings turned off in app, but in the sync settings menu they were still turned on! Pretty sneaky Google! So I turned them off there and we'll see if that does the trick.
    Hopefully! I haven't had any issues out of maps since, even when using it. JB and maps aren't playing well for some reason. I hope they iron it out pretty quickly.

    Sent from my Verizon Droid DNA
    05-07-2013 10:19 AM
  22. tpavlic's Avatar
    Hopefully! I haven't had any issues out of maps since, even when using it. JB and maps aren't playing well for some reason. I hope they iron it out pretty quickly.
    Could it be the Google Now integration? Enabling Google Now means that inside your Maps->Location settings, location reporting is automatically turned on. Some people report turning off all automatic location reporting (including location history) largely mitigates the problem (but Maps still shows up more than usual).

    Also, some have suggested going into ROM Toolbox's Auto-start manager and disabling four of the services (1, 3, 4, and 7, I believe) that relate to automatic location reporting.

    Finally, I haven't tried it myself, but I think that the app "Backitude" will still work with the latest version of Maps and JB/Google Now. Backitude is available in the Play Store. From what I understand, you set location services to "manual" and then Backitude does the updating for you. Backitude can report your location in a more battery efficient way -- e.g., by "stealing" recent locations from LinkedIn check-ins or times you've actually opened maps yourself.
    05-14-2013 01:50 PM
  23. crxssi's Avatar
    I don't know what happened, but today for the first time, I got home from work and my battery was half gone due to maps. Considering I didn't do ANYTHING with the phone the 9 hours it was off the charger this is pretty annoying. Fluke? The maps update today? Not sure. I did kill the app and report it.

    Put it on the charger for an hour, took it off for 10 minutes and then looked at usage. Maps had consumed 16% of my battery again. OMG. I killed and reported it again. I then cleared map's cache and settings. Launched maps and made sure it looked normal. Turned off screen and placed on charger for a while to reset the battery usage. Then left it off charger for a while and confirmed it is no longer using any battery. Solved? Perhaps...
    05-14-2013 06:15 PM
  24. crxssi's Avatar
    I don't know what happened, but today for the first time, I got home from work and my battery was half gone due to maps. Considering I didn't do ANYTHING with the phone the 9 hours it was off the charger this is pretty annoying. Fluke? The maps update today? Not sure. I did kill the app and report it.

    Put it on the charger for an hour, took it off for 10 minutes and then looked at usage. Maps had consumed 16% of my battery again. OMG. I killed and reported it again. I then cleared map's cache and settings. Launched maps and made sure it looked normal. Turned off screen and placed on charger for a while to reset the battery usage. Then left it off charger for a while and confirmed it is no longer using any battery. Solved? Perhaps...
    So much for that theory. Today it did the same thing. Battery draining with no use and maps was 40+% of it. So I uninstalled all the updates to maps, which reverted back to the old factory-included ROM version and THAT seems to have stopped the problem. It seems curious this thread is not flooded with new postings on this. Maybe it is a combination issue.
    05-15-2013 04:30 PM
  25. crxssi's Avatar
    I have reported this to HTC.
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    Sprint EVO LTE

    Google pushed out an update to Maps in the last few days and I and a few others have a big problem with it draining the battery, even when the phone and Maps is not being used at all. I have GPS always off. I have Google Now turned off. Rebooting, clearing Maps cache, and clearing and settings has no effect. The only way I could stop it from draining the battery was to "uninstall" all the updates to Maps, reverting it back to the stock, pre-installed ROM version.

    This might be Google's fault, but I am reporting it to you also just as an FYI. Hopefully you can make some noise on our behalf since this is a huge problem for some of us. Thanks
    05-15-2013 04:46 PM
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