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    Default small tip that might help your battery life

    something I stumbled upon while trying to troubleshoot my wifes Nexus which seemed to awake way to often...
    she would lose almost 50% overnight which isnt right....

    I found in google maps under location settings, the "automatic check in" box was checked, even though she had no clue what that even did...
    Seemed like it was constantly waking her phone up....

    Just an FYI
    Danny
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    Default Re: small tip that might help your battery life

    i have the latest maps version and i dont see those options anywhere....the settings only have cache settings and Labs, along with help,whats new, terms, feedback, and about. don't see that option anywhere.
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    Default Re: small tip that might help your battery life

    trying to figure out what dude meant, I googled "automatic check in" "location settings"

    and this thread was #1

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    Default Re: small tip that might help your battery life

    i have it under

    go into maps
    settings
    location settings
    scroll down and I see it
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    Ah, I've figured it out. Actually it's Google Latitude, not strictly Google Maps. Latitude adds the Location feature and settings to the Maps interface.

    Latitude lets you automatically report your physical location to family and friends, if you like or need to share that level of information.

    A good idea for parents to put on their kid's phone, although the "where's my droid" app might be a better choice if battery life is a concern.

    Thanks for the tip d-cas.
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    Default Re: small tip that might help your battery life

    Quote Originally Posted by dcastillo View Post
    i have it under

    go into maps
    settings
    location settings
    scroll down and I see it
    I dont see Location Settings in the map settings. What version of Google Maps is she using?
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    Its only visable if you have google latitude enabled. If you dont then its not affecting your battery.
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    Default Re: small tip that might help your battery life

    Like Undertoad said above, the auto-check-in setting is related to Latitude. If you don't see the "Location Settings" under the general settings, you have to enable Latitude:

    Click the "Layers" button
    Select "Latitude" - It should sign you in to Latitude

    Then go to Settings - Location Settings - Automatic check-ins (under Check-Ins)

    If you're signed out of Latitude, you probably don't have to worry about auto check-in anyway.

    Thanks for the tip dcastillo!

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