1. jblank's Avatar
    Guys I am really having a time with my battery life on my GS3. Frequently, I will leave my phone in the car while at work (my office is in the lowest level of a building and cell service is non-existent due to the building design) to keep from needlessly draining the battery. Often though, at the end of the workday, I will get in the car to go home and notice my battery is around 40% left. Now, keep in mind, the phone has been screen off and it's just been sitting still the entire day, so navigation isn't being used, however if I look at battery usage, "MAPS" is often the #1 offender as far as usage goes, sometimes 2-3 times as much drain from it than the OS. I have "report from this device" disabled in Maps-location Settings, thinking that might help, but nope, no help. I'm really at my wits end, can anyone help me out or give me some tips? I am still pretty new to the Android ecosystem, but I'm doing everything I can think of and find, to remedy the battery life, but nothing seems to be helping. This is on an AT&T GS3 with Jelly Bean.
    12-27-2012 01:20 PM
  2. tohio's Avatar
    12-27-2012 09:22 PM
  3. pcdebb's Avatar
    this is a problem for me too. I ended up disabling the app, but I really hated having to do that. I would use it every now and then,but I havent used the app in more than a week. will see if the tips at that link will help.
    12-28-2012 12:35 AM
  4. D16RR's Avatar
    Funny stuff. People geotagging themselves and broadcasting it. I'm not complaining. I'm in the security business. People advertising their unoccupied home is probably the profit margin.


    12-28-2012 08:41 PM
  5. jblank's Avatar
    But how is it geotagging if nobody else can see it? Seems like the only person that can see this is me. I appreciate the tips, I'm going to see if these make any difference, but I'm a bit skeptical.
    12-31-2012 10:34 AM
  6. D16RR's Avatar
    But how is it geotagging if nobody else can see it? Seems like the only person that can see this is me. I appreciate the tips, I'm going to see if these make any difference, but I'm a bit skeptical.
    Not you, just a general observation about social media with reference to the link provided by Tohio. I use GPS for a lot of things. I also habitually hold down the home button and tap the trash can to close all the open apps. Nothing ever closes otherwise.
    01-02-2013 11:04 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Maps not used but using battery, sensors, keep awake
    By slayer#WN in forum Verizon Galaxy S III
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 01-23-2015, 11:24 PM
  2. How much battery are you losing an hour when NOT using your Prime
    By SpikeJones in forum ASUS EeePad Transformer Prime
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 01-22-2012, 08:15 PM
  3. Battery drain when navigation is being used
    By Krazyhaze in forum AT&T Samsung Infuse
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-29-2011, 03:52 PM
  4. Battery dieing while not using phone....
    By Brad48 in forum HTC myTouch 4G
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-18-2011, 03:04 PM
  5. Major Phone app bug when not using Sense
    By Blubble#AC in forum HTC EVO 4G
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-14-2010, 11:35 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD