Maps sucking up 50%

2defmouze

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No but mine was doing that too. Weird because I used maps plenty and never saw it do that after being shut down. Then a few days ago I noticed it using a large percentage of battery when closed, which it never did before. I think it was around when they might have updated it too tho I'm not positive. Curious if anyone else has had this happening and figured out the cause... its actually not killing my battery, just shows up as using a high percentage of it when it shouldn't be.

As a temp fix that works for me... Under Location & Security settings make sure you uncheck Standalone GPS Services.. this is the setting that gives maps its privileges I believe. With it unchecked, it no longer uses any batt life for me when not in use. Only nuisance is that now I have to go back into that menu before using maps to navigate or anything because otherwise it won't work, it will only be able to try to find your location using cell tower data.
 

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Maps sucking up 50% of battery.

Anyone know why??
Maps is closed and GPS off.

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I have a few questions:

How long has was your phone off the charger when you saw that stat?
How long were you running maps?

If you took your phone off the charger 45 minutes ago, but had Maps running for 15 of those minutes, this stat may make sense. However, if you had your phone off the charger for 6 hours, ran maps for 15 of those minutes and you still had this stat, something would be wrong.

Long story short, this may be normal, or it may not. We need more information
 

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this happened to me the other day. i'm pretty sure it's a glitch with the battery information meter. it said my maps usage was 55%, but i hadnt even opened it. i even force stopped it to make sure it wasnt running, but it still said it was 55%. i wound up just charging it and then restarting the phone.
 

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2defmouze, you can use apps like Power Control Plus, Extended Controls or Widgetsoid2.x and put a widget on your home screen that will toggle the GPS on and off so you don't have to go through the menus.
 

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this happened to me the other day. i'm pretty sure it's a glitch with the battery information meter. it said my maps usage was 55%, but i hadnt even opened it. i even force stopped it to make sure it wasnt running, but it still said it was 55%. i wound up just charging it and then restarting the phone.

The percentage shown is a running total since the last charge, not a snapshot of that exact moment. Therefore it makes sense that after force stopping it, it still showed 55%. Your phone would need to run for awhile to see the percentage go down.
 

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The percentage shown is a running total since the last charge, not a snapshot of that exact moment. Therefore it makes sense that after force stopping it, it still showed 55%. Your phone would need to run for awhile to see the percentage go down.

it said it was at 55% consistently until the battery died.
 

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I never opened maps. I tried force closing but out still listed as running. It drained my battery down to nothing.

Recharged today and problem was gone

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Maps sucked the life out of my extended battery and I had to force close them to get them to stop the first time, but I've used the Navigation a couple times over the weekend and the battery drained FAST, but, at least when I left the App, they closed and stopped using the battery.
 

2defmouze

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How do you turn off the maps? I went into manage apps and stop it, but it just starts back up again..

Try just rebooting. Meant to update in here that since I had the problem last week or whenever, it completely went away after a reboot. And since then I've used Maps, navigation, closed it, etc multiple times and am no longer seeing it staying open using battery when it shouldn't be. I think all I did that might have caused the fix was reboot, lol.
 

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Try just rebooting. Meant to update in here that since I had the problem last week or whenever, it completely went away after a reboot. And since then I've used Maps, navigation, closed it, etc multiple times and am no longer seeing it staying open using battery when it shouldn't be. I think all I did that might have caused the fix was reboot, lol.

Hmmm, I did the reboot and still no luck. Its wants to runt even when I go back in to shut it off. Just starts back up again.
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Is this VZ Maps that everyone is talking about or Google Maps? I've never had Maps show up in my battery meter but then again, I am rooted and I disabled VZ's maps and just use Google's maps.
 

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I had the same thing and had not enabled maps. It is Google maps that seems to have the issue. If you follow the suggestion in Post #2, it no longes shows up as using 55% of the battery.
 

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