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    Default Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    Any ideas on how I can not have google maps chewing thru battery even if I didnt open it that day . It used 17 percent of my battery so far today and this is without the gps being on . Any ideas to limit this thru a setting that I am missing or something

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    Default Re: Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    Turn off your GPS on the quick settings in your notification bar. I found that doing that really helped my battery life. That way it isn't Co stantly updating my location, thus, eating battery.
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    Default Re: Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    Actually this battery usage is with the gps setting off .

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    Default Re: Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    In settings,do you have any of the report, share or history settings turned on?
    If you do, those are going to run in the background and use some power.
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    Default Re: Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    I also think it is because you have location reporting turned on in Google maps settings. I had these disabled and when i upgraded to Jelly Bean these were turned back on by default and were eating my battery.
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    Default Re: Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    Thanks for the ideas I did check and had location reporting selected afyer the jb update. Good call

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    Default Re: Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    I believe Google maps is running because Google Now, which is now installed on our phones after JB, uses Maps for most of it's data and drive times.
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    Default Re: Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    maps is a pile of junk... uninstalled long ago.
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    Default Re: Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    Quote Originally Posted by awyeahh1 View Post
    maps is a pile of junk... uninstalled long ago.
    What do you use instead of Maps? I use it all the time and need something as good or better...If there is a 'better', I better take a look!
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    Default Re: Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    Quote Originally Posted by tundradave24 View Post
    Thanks for the ideas I did check and had location reporting selected afyer the jb update. Good call
    I've not tried it myself, but another option might be the app "Backitude" in the Play Store. From what I understand, you set Maps to manually set location and then Backitude actually takes over for the updating. Backitude can do more battery-smart location updating, like "stealing" location information (e.g., when you check in via LinkedIn or actually choose to open Maps, it will cache the resulting locations and update your "manual" location automatically).
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    Default Re: Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    Maps has consistently been running the highest battery consumption for me at 31%, even after fresh restart. Location reporting/history under Maps is checked off but I keep Google Location Services and GPS on. I would really like to find a solution to rectify this instead of having to turn those functions off.
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    Default Re: Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    Do you share your location with Latitude? You may need to turn it off within Maps. It will continue to run without using Maps to update your location.
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    Default Re: Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    Quote Originally Posted by awyeahh1 View Post
    maps is a pile of junk... uninstalled long ago.
    Works good for me.

    --Tapatalk on SGS3.
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    Default Re: Google maps eats battery even if I never opened it ???

    Quote Originally Posted by AxlMyk View Post
    Works good for me.
    Me too. I notice the person complaining about it didn't bother to tell us what he things is better. Probably uses an iPhone.

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