1. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I have friends that leave all their radios (WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc) on all the time and claim it doesn't impact their battery life at all. I'm mostly interested in GPS. I turn high accuracy on whenever I need to navigate. Back when I had an iPhone it was so convenient being able to open the maps app and skip that step.

    Can anyone provide their experiences?

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    06-15-2016 06:26 PM
  2. chanchan05's Avatar
    I've never noticed any difference with GPS on or off. Unless you have a lot of apps constantly polling for location when the phone is idle, there should be very minimal to no impact.
    06-15-2016 06:56 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    I keep high accuracy on all the time.
    TJA3500 and ironass like this.
    06-15-2016 07:48 PM
  4. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. I was worried about an app in the background polling GPS. Do you guys close out all your apps after you're done?

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    06-16-2016 05:58 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. I was worried about an app in the background polling GPS. Do you guys close out all your apps after you're done?

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    You will see if it is (the GPS icon). I usually clear my recent apps except for Textra and Hangouts -- Just so I don't have a million to scroll through. Google Now is set to ping whenever it wants and I haven't noticed any massive drains. I am sure if I shut it off it would help some since GPS does hurt battery some but not enough for me to care since I have chargers everywhere and with QC it can get a good amount of juice really quick.
    06-16-2016 10:09 AM
  6. trd 4rnr's Avatar
    I set "Locating Method" to GPS Only and get noticeably better battery life.
    I only switch it to High Accuracy when I travel or need access to Navigation.
    06-16-2016 05:10 PM
  7. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Anyone else?

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    06-17-2016 04:06 PM
  8. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Anyone else?

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    I keep GPS only on my HTC 10
    06-17-2016 04:35 PM
  9. cohoman's Avatar
    I've recently discovered that keeping location turned on with GPS gives me better battery life than keeping the GPS off.
    06-17-2016 08:31 PM
  10. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I've recently discovered that keeping location turned on with GPS gives me better battery life than keeping the GPS off.
    Well that's interesting

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    06-17-2016 09:15 PM
  11. Alanhd's Avatar
    I keep everything on all the time. Gets me through a whole day even with my android wear watch connected, and using my phone as a tether for my iPad. I'm using an S7e.
    06-18-2016 04:13 AM
  12. chanchan05's Avatar
    Kept it on, and gave me 0.8% and hour. It's the data that's killing my battery life. With wifi or mobile data on, I'm getting 4% an hour. Playing games reaches up to between 8-12% an hour depending on what game I play. Looks like I need to look into the Game Tuner power saving features. Lol. Some of my games (Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, etc) don't need full CPU power or 60fps anyway.
    06-18-2016 05:08 AM
  13. systemofadown1's Avatar
    The biggest reason I keep mine on at all times (GPS) is Android Device Manager.
    If I lose my phone or get locked out again I stand a good chance of recovering it.
    Learned that one the hard way & it doesn't seem to harm my battery as badly as on my S5. I'll see an app or google check my location every once in awhile..
    06-18-2016 03:23 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    I leave it on high all the time. I don't notice much difference in normal usage
    06-18-2016 11:35 PM
  15. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    Thanks everyone

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    06-19-2016 05:30 PM
  16. johnnyshinta's Avatar
    I think I'm going to give it a shot and see how my battery does

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    06-19-2016 08:16 PM

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