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CNET app uses 15% of my battery ?

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By Lucky_Slevin, Member on 23rd January 2014, 12:06 PM
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It says CPU total 1min 50 seconds but why is it saying the GPS is on for it for over 3 hours ? I force close it and it still says its eating up my battery. Android OS and everything else minus screen is below CNET in percentage. Other than turn GPS off what can I do ? I need GPS on for other apps

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23rd January 2014, 01:50 PM |#2  
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Don't use cnet. Some apps are poorly written and there isn't a think you can do. Sounds like this is one. Read the cnet reviews, you're not the only one with this problem.
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Don't use cnet. Some apps are poorly written and there isn't a think you can do. Sounds like this is one. Read the cnet reviews, you're not the only one with this problem.

Knowing CNET, it's not bad coding, it's intentional.
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Originally Posted by Lucky_Slevin

It says CPU total 1min 50 seconds but why is it saying the GPS is on for it for over 3 hours ? I force close it and it still says its eating up my battery. Android OS and everything else minus screen is below CNET in percentage. Other than turn GPS off what can I do ? I need GPS on for other apps

Can you switch to 'battery saving' location mapping? Most apps (besides navigation) don't really require GPS level accuracy.

(If you are rooted, you can always just prevent the cnet app from using GPS - AppOps or Xprivacy)
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