Maps draining battery when navigation not used

jblank

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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.
 

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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.
 

jblank

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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.
 

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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.
 

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