1. dcastillo's Avatar
    something I stumbled upon while trying to troubleshoot my wifes Nexus which seemed to awake way to often...
    she would lose almost 50% overnight which isnt right....

    I found in google maps under location settings, the "automatic check in" box was checked, even though she had no clue what that even did...
    Seemed like it was constantly waking her phone up....

    Just an FYI
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    03-19-2012 11:37 AM
  2. turdbogls's Avatar
    i have the latest maps version and i dont see those options anywhere....the settings only have cache settings and Labs, along with help,whats new, terms, feedback, and about. don't see that option anywhere.
    03-19-2012 01:07 PM
  3. Undertoad's Avatar
    trying to figure out what dude meant, I googled "automatic check in" "location settings"

    and this thread was #1

    03-19-2012 01:17 PM
  4. dcastillo's Avatar
    i have it under

    go into maps
    location settings
    scroll down and I see it
    03-19-2012 01:20 PM
  5. Undertoad's Avatar
    Ah, I've figured it out. Actually it's Google Latitude, not strictly Google Maps. Latitude adds the Location feature and settings to the Maps interface.

    Latitude lets you automatically report your physical location to family and friends, if you like or need to share that level of information.

    A good idea for parents to put on their kid's phone, although the "where's my droid" app might be a better choice if battery life is a concern.

    Thanks for the tip d-cas.
    03-19-2012 01:25 PM
  6. Danv1369's Avatar
    i have it under

    go into maps
    location settings
    scroll down and I see it
    I dont see Location Settings in the map settings. What version of Google Maps is she using?
    03-19-2012 05:18 PM
  7. Jasper's Avatar
    Its only visable if you have google latitude enabled. If you dont then its not affecting your battery.
    03-19-2012 05:48 PM
  8. beetlefreak's Avatar
    Like Undertoad said above, the auto-check-in setting is related to Latitude. If you don't see the "Location Settings" under the general settings, you have to enable Latitude:

    Click the "Layers" button
    Select "Latitude" - It should sign you in to Latitude

    Then go to Settings - Location Settings - Automatic check-ins (under Check-Ins)

    If you're signed out of Latitude, you probably don't have to worry about auto check-in anyway.

    Thanks for the tip dcastillo!
    03-19-2012 05:51 PM