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    Default Anybody have insight to Maps battery usage?

    Still not doing to well on this battery, going to head to the store this week to see if i can clear it up but does anyone else notice Maps using a good portion of their battery? This was my normal use day today, not heavy.
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    Plus this
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    Default Re: Anybody have insight to Maps battery usage?

    I have personally seen this happening to me too. I have started to forcefully closed Maps from that same usage menu, just in case.

    HOWEVER, I am also a bit confused on why there is no "Screen" usage as in other Android systems. If you actually tap on Maps to see the details of usage you can see that the time in minutes and data is actually not that high, If you notice the more drastic declines are when your screen is ON (see the pattern between the steep declines and the screen ON segments), it could be that Maps is actually using resources when the screen is on but I do believe there is a confusion/bug on how Maps usage is being reported and the fact that there is no separate "Screen" usage.
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    I don't get maps to show up on my battery usage chart unless I've used the application. In trying to get it to show up, I've used G+, Facebook, Twitter and my browser. Still no maps on the battery usage screen.

    I've opened maps and I'll check whether it still appears when I get to work later. What other apps do you use?

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    Default Re: Anybody have insight to Maps battery usage?

    Something you might consider when viewing battery Stats, The % shown is what the app(s) have used in relative terms to how much the battery has been drawn on.
    When you see 46% of app using the battery that would mean the following: Say my battery registered 80% charge, That would mean the 46% app actually used 9% of the battery.
    While I'm not going to post a screen shot, my battery is showing 90% charge, yet I have over 70% app usage if you add it up.. Try it on your own.
    It's odd but does make sense in a consumption view, it doesn't mean that app pulled 46% of my TOTAL battery capacity.
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    Default Re: Anybody have insight to Maps battery usage?

    It could be Google Now which uses the Maps Location Services
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    I saw this also and I think it's a result of having gps turned on all the time. After only turning on gps when I need it, the maps portion of the battery history disappeared and I'm also seeing better battery life. It seems like when you have gps on all the time, the phone opts to use it for things like updating the location data in the HTC weather widgets.

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    I had the maps issue as well. I had it set up to advise me of my commute to work and home after work. I noticed that it triggered about 6 to 8 times a day and I have a 7 to 10 minute commute anyway. After I turned off the commute option for home to work and work to home for Google Now it disappeared.
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    Default Re: Anybody have insight to Maps battery usage?

    I launched as this morning and did a search. Don't seem to have a huge draw due to maps.

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    Default Re: Anybody have insight to Maps battery usage?

    Check your location settings in Map settings. Under the Latitude sharing and location history, leave them off, always helps. That's been a Jellybean issue on a number of devices.
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    Default Re: Anybody have insight to Maps battery usage?

    I am also getting a huge draw from Maps. 57% of my battery consumption this morning, and I barely used the app fit a couple min. GPS is turned off!

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    Default Re: Anybody have insight to Maps battery usage?

    Quote Originally Posted by zepfloyd View Post
    Check your location settings in Map settings. Under the Latitude sharing and location history, leave them off, always helps. That's been a Jellybean issue on a number of devices.
    Thanks, going to try this. I've noticed it too, but very intermittently and not sure what the cause is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atakin77 View Post
    Thanks, going to try this. I've noticed it too, but very intermittently and not sure what the cause is.
    Turning on and then off location services worked for me. Night and day difference. Now it is doing it again so I turned it on and of again. Hopefully it was a fluke and doesn't keep having this issue. It makes a huge difference for me.
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    Default Re: Anybody have insight to Maps battery usage?

    Did you actually launch Maps, or did it randomly eat your battery? Something similar happened on my N7 a couple days ago--I had my GPS off, and I hadn't launched Maps in probably weeks, but it randomly started eating my battery. I didn't notice until it was at 30%, but it had somehow kept my device awake the entire time. Either I accidentally launched the app (buried in a folder in a drawer), or it was--like someone else suggested--Google Now. Though, my device is wifi-only. Since forcing Maps to stop, I haven't had a problem since.
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    Default Re: Anybody have insight to Maps battery usage?

    Okay so I've gotten past the Maps issue but now I'm having a similar issue with the internet. It is currently using 54%. I've looked through all my apps and can not figure out what would be using it. Any thoughts from the crowd?
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    Default Re: Anybody have insight to Maps battery usage?

    Quote Originally Posted by aallison1882 View Post
    Okay so I've gotten past the Maps issue but now I'm having a similar issue with the internet. It is currently using 54%. I've looked through all my apps and can not figure out what would be using it. Any thoughts from the crowd?
    Isn't Internet the name of the default browser? Is that your browser of choice? If so, it could just be from actual use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bespinct View Post
    Isn't Internet the name of the default browser? Is that your browser of choice? If so, it could just be from actual use.
    Internet is the name of the default browser. It's definitely not from use of the app though. Internet has showed at 50+% for the last 3 or 4 days but I use Chrome. I haven't done much web browsing over the last few days... mainly scramble/words with friends, bunch of texting and phone calls, navigation and other general use. The apps I use the most show at 6% or 7% and Chrome shows at 3%.
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    Default Re: Anybody have insight to Maps battery usage?

    This has happened to me, but I figured out the problem. I had left a webpage open that was auto-updating itself. I don't remember if it was a sports or weather site, but it was auto-updating often. Once I closed that page, all was normal again. Remember, Android has true multi-tasking in some cases, so leaving something open in the browser could have an impact.

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