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    Default Google now battery tips?

    I want to keep using Google now and it's features, but I want to save as much battery as possible.
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    Default Re: Google now battery tips?

    I think if you go into location in settings and uncheck GPS, that will help save battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I think if you go into location in settings and uncheck GPS, that will help save battery.
    What about location reporting and history?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lecrae116 View Post
    What about location reporting and history?
    You can, but it almost defeats the purpose of Now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    You can, but it almost defeats the purpose of Now.
    Which one can be disabled without losing much of the functionality of Google now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lecrae116 View Post
    Which one can be disabled without losing much of the functionality of Google now?
    I only turn off the GPS and have no problems with battery life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I only turn off the GPS and have no problems with battery life.
    So your saying you have location reporting and history on? I also have a app called auto 3g that turns mobile data off when screen turns off I would highly recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lecrae116 View Post
    So your saying you have location reporting and history on? I also have a app called auto 3g that turns mobile data off when screen turns off I would highly recommend it.
    Location reporting and history on. That is what tells Now to tell you what is nearby and helps make judgement calls on places you might frequently visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Location reporting and history on. That is what tells Now to tell you what is nearby and helps make judgement calls on places you might frequently visit.
    Are you on 4.4 because even with both options off it doesn't tell me to enable any options like location reporting and history
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lecrae116 View Post
    Are you on 4.4 because even with both options off it doesn't tell me to enable any options like location reporting and history
    Sorry, daily driver is Moto X stuck on 4.2. Hang on.

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    Ok, so under Settings>Location>I have the Mode as Battery Saving. Even with my weaker signal on my Nexus, I can still make it all day easily.

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