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  1. ironass's Avatar
    I have a new Samsung battery installed. Battery life, under normal circumstances, is good. Under normal use, it lasts at least one full day or more. The problem is when navigating, using data, the battery, after being at 100 %, needs to be charged after about 4 hours of use. No other apps are running. What's my problem and how do I fix it. Thanks.

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop 5.0 Verizon network
    Having read your post, Cache cleaning, I think I know why your battery is draining when using maps. Lose the snake oil cache cleaners, battery doctors and RAM optimisers.

    See, also, GPS fix S5 - Dummies Guide
    can3gxw likes this.
    09-12-2015 12:08 PM
  2. can3gxw's Avatar
    Maps and GPS on for 4 hours will drain your battery like a vampire sucking blood. You'll notice that it also gets hot. This is normal. Nothing to be concerned about.
    09-12-2015 04:03 PM
  3. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed a problem with the new feature of Google Maps. The new feature lists gas stations and other places of business along your route. My system is not 100%. It's full of bugs. I realize the program is has just been released and there are probably bugs to work out. Has anyone noticed the problem? Thanks

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    10-23-2015 09:48 AM
  4. can3gxw's Avatar
    What kind of bugs are you talking about? Missing gas stations? Not routing properly? Can you give some examples of the bugs that you are seeing? Also - you can (and should) use the feedback in the app to report this issues to Google.
    10-23-2015 11:38 AM
  5. IMANUT46's Avatar
    What kind of bugs are you talking about? Missing gas stations? Not routing properly? Can you give some examples of the bugs that you are seeing? Also - you can (and should) use the feedback in the app to report this issues to Google.
    I have never seen a comment or notice from Google Maps, after I posted feedback. I've posted many items in feedback.
    The app stated that you could get gas prices. It lists stations, but I can't find prices. It also states that you can navigate to the gas station. That doesn't work either. Take some time to explore this new feature yourself. Thanks.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    10-23-2015 12:00 PM
  6. Kaedibyrd's Avatar
    Not sure what problems you're seeing, but when I used it, it had my departure and destination points reversed. Hence, it was giving me all the gas stations and restaurants I had already passed.

    KD_Droids
    10-23-2015 12:01 PM
  7. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Just missed my previous post.

    I haven't seen your problem yet, but I'll look for it.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    10-23-2015 12:06 PM
  8. brackenmakay's Avatar
    All apps have bugs in them somewhere it is just a shame that they are obvious.
    10-23-2015 02:42 PM
  9. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I may have jumped the gun on this one. I've been trying this feature while stationary in my home. I'll wait till I'm traveling to test it again. Thanks for being patient.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    10-24-2015 09:49 AM
  10. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I finally dug into the new feature of Google Maps regarding the location of gas stations and gas prices at these stations. The location works, as do NAVIGATION. However, I've not been able to get the prices of the gas. Am I doing something wrong. I'd like to hear from you if you have had experience with this problem. Thanks.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    11-02-2015 07:28 PM
  11. Mal Lignant Tumor's Avatar
    Get the GASBUDDY App. Prices, locations, maps.
    11-02-2015 08:53 PM
  12. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Get the GASBUDDY App. Prices, locations, maps.
    I have gas buddy. My question is about the new feature of Google Maps. I want to hear from Google Maps users. Thanks.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    11-03-2015 06:30 AM
  13. ironass's Avatar
    11-03-2015 06:45 AM
  14. can3gxw's Avatar
    I don't use maps all that often, but when I do it's just so that I can track travel time, etc. not for routing per se.

    As for the gas prices, I can only wager that you're not seeing gas prices because nobody has reported them. Maps gets a LOT of its information from WAZE, including gas prices, accidents, traffic, etc... Try an experiment and report back....

    - Map a route that you normally take
    - Stop on that route and report the gas prices through the WAZE app (sign in with your Google account) as often as you can
    - Run Maps again the next day and I bet you that the prices will show up...

    Gas Buddy has the same "problem" - if prices aren't reported by others, it just won't work.
    11-03-2015 07:47 AM
  15. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I don't use maps all that often, but when I do it's just so that I can track travel time, etc. not for routing per se.

    As for the gas prices, I can only wager that you're not seeing gas prices because nobody has reported them. Maps gets a LOT of its information from WAZE, including gas prices, accidents, traffic, etc... Try an experiment and report back....

    - Map a route that you normally take
    - Stop on that route and report the gas prices through the WAZE app (sign in with your Google account) as often as you can
    - Run Maps again the next day and I bet you that the prices will show up...

    Gas Buddy has the same "problem" - if prices aren't reported by others, it just won't work.
    Thanks for your advice. Somehow I feel that there's something missing in the Google Maps, gas stations, program. I don't use Waze but I do use gasbuddy. Gasbuddy shows me prices. Google Maps shows me where the gas stations are, and the ability to navigate to the gas station. And when I get to the gas station, the message is "you have arrived" . However there are no gas prices. I'm looking to communicate with someone who uses Google Maps on a daily basis, and has used this gas station feature. Something is missing or I'm not using it correctly. I still need your advice and help. Thanks.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    11-03-2015 09:16 AM
  16. IMANUT46's Avatar
    A complex post on this subject was posted earlier by me. I have isolated the Google Maps gas prices problem to only the gas prices themselves. The gas stations show, the "navigate to" shows, and the gas station appears on the map. However, there is no gas prices. I have GasBuddy and all of the gas prices show on that program. I don't want to have two programs open while navigating. Does anyone know why the gas prices for gas stations do not show on Google Maps. Thanks.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    11-04-2015 09:49 AM
  17. cpaight's Avatar
    Make sure you have the most current version, 9.16.2.

    Also, it seems it doesn't list prices for ALL gas stations, so you might just be in an area where none of them include that:

    "Not all stations have prices listed, but it's definitely a good start. This is probably the beginning of another integration with Waze, which already offers similar price tracking."
    [Update: Also Added Gas Prices] Google Maps v9.16 Adds Search For Places Along Your Current Route For Quick Stops To Get Gas And Food [APK Download]
    11-04-2015 10:50 AM
  18. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Make sure you have the most current version, 9.16.2.

    Also, it seems it doesn't list prices for ALL gas stations, so you might just be in an area where none of them include that:

    "Not all stations have prices listed, but it's definitely a good start. This is probably the beginning of another integration with Waze, which already offers similar price tracking."
    [Update: Also Added Gas Prices] Google Maps v9.16 Adds Search For Places Along Your Current Route For Quick Stops To Get Gas And Food [APK Download]
    I hear you, but GasBuddy has all the local prices. Google maps shows gas stations, but doesn't show.prices. Google maps needs to find another source. GasBuddy has them for the same stations. Thanks.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    11-04-2015 02:04 PM
  19. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Is there anyone out there that uses Google Maps, version 9.162, that shows gas prices with the gas station name? Thanks

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    11-05-2015 09:47 AM
  20. Mal Lignant Tumor's Avatar
    11-05-2015 11:15 AM
  21. IMANUT46's Avatar
    That link doesn't open, but if my memory hasn't failed me, the article explains how the gas station feature is supposed to work. I'm looking for a user that uses the feature regularly. I want to see if they get gas prices.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    11-05-2015 11:36 AM
  22. Mal Lignant Tumor's Avatar
    I use it. I see gas prices. I just used it on a trip of 1900 miles. I confess, I find GasBuddy to be more reliable, with many more stations reported and up to date. We use it on two Samsung phones, the S5 and S6 Active.
    11-05-2015 04:22 PM
  23. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I use it. I see gas prices. I just used it on a trip of 1900 miles. I confess, I find GasBuddy to be more reliable, with many more stations reported and up to date. We use it on two Samsung phones, the S5 and S6 Active.
    Thanks. That was what I was looking for. I use GasBuddy also, but I didn't get prices with the gas stations in Google Maps. I guess it's a local problem. Your post tells me that the new feature works. Thanks again.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    11-05-2015 05:26 PM
  24. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    FYI Gas Buddy has been known recently to have an issue with location and use a lot of battery.
    11-05-2015 05:27 PM
  25. IMANUT46's Avatar
    FYI Gas Buddy has been known recently to have an issue with location and use a lot of battery.
    Thanks for the heads up.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    11-05-2015 07:31 PM
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