1. vg7702's Avatar
    The update to Google Maps 6.0 and then 6.0.1 has caused google maps to represent 30-40% of my battery use. I can only go about 5 hours with no use before my battery needs to be charged. I have uninstalled all apps and even did a factory reset but still have this excessive battery drain. Any tips on how prevent this.
    12-12-2011 11:26 AM
  2. Habious's Avatar
    I'm having this problem too. Saw a crazy amount of battery drain (and my phone was warm in my hand)yesterday...and this is with a 3900 mAh battery!

    I checked my battery stats and it said that "Maps" had used like 27% of my battery since last charge (took the phone off the charger that morning)...but I hadn't launched maps that day at all.

    Just looked now...I'm 2:30 off charger...and "Maps" is showing 35% of my battery use...and I haven't launched it today.
    12-13-2011 09:10 AM
  3. rem_kujawa's Avatar
    Same here, I uninstalled it.
    12-13-2011 11:22 AM
  4. Habious's Avatar
    Can you revert to an earlier version? Or do you have just uninstall and live without the app?

    I use the **** out of Google Maps (the "traffic" feature is invaluable here in the DC metro area). It would be missed.
    12-13-2011 11:25 AM
  5. digitalslacker's Avatar
    If you guys are using Latitude you might want to sign out of that. I know that can kill a battery
    I'm running an ICS build so it's not an apples to apples but I don't see any issues with maps.
    12-13-2011 11:33 AM
  6. clindner's Avatar
    YES! I am having this problem as well. I was thinking I had something screwed up on my phone, but it is good to know I'm not alone. Well, not good for the rest of you, but good that hopefully the Goog will fix it in short order.

    I've been rebooting once or twice a day to clear it. It doesn't do it from the beginning but seems to hang at some point. And you can tell when it is sucking the battery, because the phone becomes nearly unresponsive. It is really pegging the CPU!
    12-14-2011 07:55 AM
  7. clindner's Avatar
    I see that there's an update in the market now. Hopefully that will fix the problem.
    12-14-2011 07:56 AM
  8. vg7702's Avatar
    Tried the update to 6.0.2 and still have the same issue. I did uninstall this version and went back to factory version which is 5.4 and the problem seems to go away. I do wish Google would fix this issue so people can use the latest versions of there apps. Maybe ICS will solve this problem.
    12-14-2011 08:24 AM
  9. clindner's Avatar
    I had the app hang up again tonight, so I uninstalled. It is strange, since I haven't used Maps at all. When it happens, I know because the GPS icon stays stuck on the notification area. It doesn't blink like when it is searching for location, just solid.
    12-14-2011 10:39 PM
  10. Quatrix's Avatar
    For me it's been a problem ever since version 5.4. Maps keeps accessing the the GPS in the background, even with Latitude disabled. What's interesting is that when I check the Maps battery usage, the GPS time is always in increments of exactly 2 minutes (2, 4, or 6). If I uninstall updates and go back to the stock version, Maps stops sucking battery power in the background.
    12-21-2011 12:29 PM