Maps running at 53% CPU

carzaddict

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for as long as ive had the phone, google maps has been running at 50-53% CPU usage......even when im not using it. Ive disabled all the GPS, ive disabled Latitude, ive forced closed it a million times (it doesnt actually close)

i think its one of the reasons my battery is dying so fast.

anyone have any solutions?
 

tazcordo

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Did you try restarting your phone. I had the same problem. I just powered it down, then restarted it. Haven't had the issue since.
 

jetguat

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Using the Bionic.
Same deal. Maps is usually at about 50%. I used to be that "cell standby" was the highest CPU at about 40%. I've noticed that Maps has had a number of updates in the past two weeks. Maybe something is wrong with it.

I have also tried turning off the GPS. I dont use latitude. and I have powered off/on the phone.

I'm considering uninstalling Maps and then turning it back on.
I will admit. One day I tried using the Maps "live wallpaper". My phone was dead by
morning after being fully charged at about 1am. So the live wallpaper chewed through the battery.
I am not using a live/motion wallpaper anymore.
 

xxtdxx

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Go into the task manager and select Maps for auto-end. It will automatically close the program 2 minutes after your screen turns off.
 

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Using the Bionic.
Same deal. Maps is usually at about 50%. I used to be that "cell standby" was the highest CPU at about 40%. I've noticed that Maps has had a number of updates in the past two weeks. Maybe something is wrong with it.

I have also tried turning off the GPS. I dont use latitude. and I have powered off/on the phone.

I'm considering uninstalling Maps and then turning it back on.
I will admit. One day I tried using the Maps "live wallpaper". My phone was dead by
morning after being fully charged at about 1am. So the live wallpaper chewed through the battery.
I am not using a live/motion wallpaper anymore.

if you just uninstall the updates to maps, you should be good to go. and be sure to go to the market and unselect auto update.
 

SonicJoe

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Go into the task manager and select Maps for auto-end. It will automatically close the program 2 minutes after your screen turns off.

I actually would recommend against this. I recently came upon this issue and the only change I made was to auto-end maps. I removed it from the auto-end list and it immediately began to improve. If you set it to auto-end or manually kill it, I think it keeps restarting, which causes more battery drain that leaving it alone.