1. cohoman's Avatar
    Normally, I turn off the "Location" setting to turn off the GPS to save battery power, but I've noticed that when you do that Android Device Manager can't find the location of your smartphone. Since I'd like to have this feature in case lose my phone and need to find it, I now leave Location turned on. Does anyone else leave their GPS turned on all the time? If so, any battery drain issues?
    04-12-2015 11:18 AM
  2. warpdrive's Avatar
    I'm testing my phone with everything turned on. All radios and syncing is enabled. I think that I'm doing fine with my AT&T S6.





    Beemed to you with the GS6
    04-12-2015 11:24 AM
  3. cwise222's Avatar
    Location services is on 24/7 for me and I'm still getting what I think is decent battery life. I got 3h 15m SoT with almost 17 hours before the phone died. The GPS should only pop on when an app directs it to so the battery drain shouldn't be to massive, all really depends on the app and settings. Google services like to call on the GPS most, usually Google Search/Now. Having the setting on to GeoTag photos will do it too.
    04-12-2015 11:27 AM
  4. cohoman's Avatar
    Thanks for the feedback. I've for location set for using WiFi and mobile cell sites, but I may use GPS also (since Google Maps needs it) and see how it affects the battery drain.
    04-12-2015 11:40 AM
  5. Sander1101's Avatar
    Might wanna turn off wifi so you don't get the cells and by drain glitch going on! Battery will be 20% better...
    4h soy here still at 55%

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    04-12-2015 12:21 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    The GPS receiver uses VERY little current on standby. It's only when something calls on it for a location that it uses power. Leaving it on will probably reduce your battery charge time by 10 minutes or so - out of the 8-24 hours (depending on the phone and ROM) you're getting.
    Crashdamage likes this.
    04-12-2015 02:26 PM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    Would it not be an issue leaving it on all,the time if you are traveling say on a roadtrips and constantly roaming?
    04-12-2015 02:55 PM
  8. warpdrive's Avatar
    Might wanna turn off wifi so you don't get the cells and by drain glitch going on! Battery will be 20% better...
    4h soy here still at 55%

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    Starting tonight I'll be turning off wifi when not needing it. Bare in mind that I'm not using a T-Mobile device and don't think that my battery is draining as bad with all my junk turned on. I'm riding at almost 6 hours SoT with the works turned on and syncing everything. (also consider that I also have done some gaming with the above screen shots and my SoT looks even better)

    I'll post some screen shots when I'm done testing with wifi off and location also off later tonight or tomorrow.

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    04-12-2015 03:23 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    I leave it on.
    04-12-2015 04:56 PM
  10. quietkvj's Avatar
    I leave mine on at all times. I have T-mobile and I just ran a test with WiFi off. Although when I had WiFi on my drain wasn't that bad. I just wanted to compare the two options. But anyway, with WiFi off and location on other got a little over 24 hours with a little over 4 hours SoT.

    I'm very satisfied with the battery life

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    Attached Thumbnails Leaving "Location" Turned On All The Time?-1602.jpg   Leaving "Location" Turned On All The Time?-1603.jpg   Leaving "Location" Turned On All The Time?-1604.jpg   Leaving "Location" Turned On All The Time?-1605.jpg  
    04-12-2015 05:26 PM
  11. jcp007's Avatar
    I leave mine on at all times. I have T-mobile and I just ran a test with WiFi off. Although when I had WiFi on my drain wasn't that bad. I just wanted to compare the two options. But anyway, with WiFi off and location on other got a little over 24 hours with a little over 4 hours SoT.

    I'm very satisfied with the battery life

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    Excellent battery numbers. So much for worries about swappable batteries and the GS6 not being able to make it through the day.
    04-12-2015 05:29 PM
  12. markymark's Avatar
    Excellent battery numbers. So much for worries about swappable batteries and the GS6 not being able to make it through the day.
    Kind of defeats the purpose if you have to turn off wifi to get those numbers. I'm on wifi pretty much all day at home and office. And many of us have data caps so don't want to constantly be using mobile data.
    kcguy76 likes this.
    04-12-2015 08:02 PM
  13. Sander1101's Avatar
    Kind of defeats the purpose if you have to turn off wifi to get those numbers. I'm on wifi pretty much all day at home and office. And many of us have data caps so don't want to constantly be using mobile data.
    They should fix it soon right?

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    04-12-2015 10:05 PM
  14. warpdrive's Avatar
    They should fix it soon right?

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    Why should they when members here like jcp007 feel that you don't need to use wifi?

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    04-12-2015 10:33 PM

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