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  1. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I'm using a galaxy s5 at home. I'm on a Comcast Xfinity Wi-Fi site. The device works perfectly. The battery consumption is normal. I can run the device at least 20 hours without charging. Here's my question. When I go on the road, I use Google Maps. I have been leaving Wi-Fi connected and activated data while on the road. The system works fine. Battery consumption however, is very poor. I can only use the device in that mode for about 4 hours before I need to charge the device. I leave my data connected so that if there are traffic, congestion notifications while traveling., etc, I will be notified online. Is my thought process correct? Is there another way to use the device more efficiently and effectively? Thanks.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    12-29-2015 11:21 AM
  2. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    turn off Wi-Fi if not needed as it will be constantly searching for networks. I also find GPS causes battery drain when navigating
    BlurryEyed likes this.
    12-29-2015 11:24 AM
  3. beagle82's Avatar
    You could change your location settings to 'device only' so that it only uses the GPS for positioning, rather than GPS, wifi and cell towers. Might reduce the battery consumption a bit. However, I'm guessing that your screen is on the entire time, so 4 hours of screen on time is pretty normal. You could dim the screen a bit which will also help with battery.
    12-29-2015 12:36 PM
  4. IMANUT46's Avatar
    turn off Wi-Fi if not needed as it will be constantly searching for networks. I also find GPS causes battery drain when navigating
    Thanks for the tip

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    12-30-2015 08:49 AM
  5. IMANUT46's Avatar
    You could change your location settings to 'device only' so that it only uses the GPS for positioning, rather than GPS, wifi and cell towers. Might reduce the battery consumption a bit. However, I'm guessing that your screen is on the entire time, so 4 hours of screen on time is pretty normal. You could dim the screen a bit which will also help with battery.
    Thanks for the tip

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    12-30-2015 08:50 AM
  6. pearly86's Avatar
    I have the Galaxy S4 and just leave it plugged into the car charger when using Maps.
    12-30-2015 09:14 AM
  7. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I have the Galaxy S4 and just leave it plugged into the car charger when using Maps.
    I realize that is an option. I just like to be untethered whenever possible. I'll recharge when I stop at night. Thanks.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    12-30-2015 09:53 AM
  8. Owen Gauthier's Avatar
    I had the same problem because the Map software is so good I use it instead of my GPS unit. Get a phone holder for the car and plug in the phone to the car power outlet.
    Drive as long as you want phone will always be at 100%

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-02-2016 08:07 AM
  9. IMANUT46's Avatar
    When traveling using Google Maps, does the system get live traffic, construction, congestion, etc, from a data connection or does it use GPS. I'm trying to save both power and data costs, but I don't want to lose up to data. Your thoughts please.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    01-04-2016 07:41 AM
  10. N4Newbie's Avatar
    GPS gets you location and elevation in the form of latitude, longitude, and meters above mean sea level. That's all, nothing else.

    If you want live traffic, etc., you'll need an active data connection.
    can3gxw and Feldon like this.
    01-04-2016 08:02 AM
  11. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I have Google Maps, and Google driving, on my system. I don't see any way difference in the two applications. Why do I need the driving application? Thanks.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    02-10-2016 12:05 PM
  12. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    02-10-2016 12:25 PM
  13. can3gxw's Avatar
    I don't even HAVE the "Driving" mode/shortcuts on mine. I forgot about this feature - must be limited to US only.
    02-10-2016 12:59 PM
  14. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Thanks, I must have missed those explanations.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    02-10-2016 01:01 PM
  15. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    I don't even HAVE the "Driving" mode/shortcuts on mine. I forgot about this feature - must be limited to US only.
    Did you look under widgets?
    02-10-2016 01:06 PM
  16. can3gxw's Avatar
    Did you look under widgets?
    Well, lo and behold. Thanks, Blur!
    BlurryEyed likes this.
    02-12-2016 07:40 AM
  17. IMANUT46's Avatar
    The microphone icon is no longer visible while in navigation mode. How do I use voice commands while in navigation mode? Thanks.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    02-12-2016 11:18 AM
  18. #scrapelink.com's Avatar
    Have you tried saying Ok Google to activate mic ?
    02-12-2016 11:58 AM
  19. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Have you tried saying Ok Google to activate mic ?
    What a dummy I am. I had OK GOOGLE activated, but not for every screen. That did it. Thanks again.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    02-12-2016 12:40 PM
  20. #scrapelink.com's Avatar
    I m glad I could help you
    02-16-2016 06:57 AM
  21. Feldon's Avatar
    There's a new Google Maps widget called "Google Maps Driving Mode". It cuts out a lot of the unnecessary prompts and gets you straight to finding and navigating to a destination. Long-press a blank space on your Home screen and go to Widgets and it's there under Google Maps. Drag it to your home screen and give it a try!

    I also like the Google Now set to allow "OK Google" everywhere.
    02-16-2016 07:53 AM
  22. IMANUT46's Avatar
    There's a new Google Maps widget called "Google Maps Driving Mode". It cuts out a lot of the unnecessary prompts and gets you straight to finding and navigating to a destination. Long-press a blank space on your Home screen and go to Widgets and it's there under Google Maps. Drag it to your home screen and give it a try!

    I also like the Google Now set to allow "OK Google" everywhere.
    Thanks.

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    02-16-2016 12:19 PM
  23. prashant raut's Avatar
    I want to show alternate route as like in google maps ,when we search for direction google map will give us alternative route in gray color...
    but I am unable to activate that attribute of direction api...if you found any reference please tell me....
    thanks
    02-26-2016 12:00 AM
  24. gaparoonie's Avatar
    I am totally frustrated by not having alternative routes or the ability to change. Right now i know that i have to use an alternate freeway because there is a race winding through streets around me. Even several freeways are being used. Many streets (and parts of the 2 freeways also) are closed, or only have traffic one way (the opposite way i need), or are crowded with racers, joggers, walkers, and all the watchers and sponsors of the event.
    Google maps doesn't recognize these street closures and one-way changes. And i can't find any way to choose the roads i need. So maddening and frustrating!!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-05-2016 11:40 AM
  25. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Is anyone else having a problem getting Google maps to load?

    Smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S5, Lollipop 5.0, Verizon network
    03-14-2016 03:39 PM
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