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[Q] Maps using up battery, even when Location Access is off. Solution?

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By The MBG, Member on 15th April 2014, 09:30 PM
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Today for the first time since I got my G2 a few of weeks back I used Maps to double check my location in an area I'm not overly familiar with. So I toggled Location Access on, found where I was via GPS, then turned it off. All good so far.

However, later in the day, noticing that the battery was dropping quicker than you'd expect, I looked in the battery stats and saw that Maps was consuming a extremely large percentage (nearly 50%!). I tried a force stop but that didn't seem to have any real effect. I re-checked Location Access, all off, didn't seem to be any other option.

So what's the deal, is it a G2 thing (I'm currently on rooted stock 4.2.2), a general Android problem or Maps misbehaving? More importantly what, bar a reboot or not using Maps, is the solution? Do I need to buy the enhanced versions of Titanium Backup and Greenify to effectively put Maps into stasis or is there a more elegant way of doing it?
15th April 2014, 10:38 PM |#2  
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A quick, inconvenience way to solve this issue is rebooting the phone.
16th April 2014, 01:43 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by votinh

A quick, inconvenience way to solve this issue is rebooting the phone.

Ok. Is it Maps bug or something specific to the G2?
16th April 2014, 04:40 PM |#4  
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Honestly, I have no clue.
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I turn off location reporting to save battery. If you are on an AT&T Rom Carrier IQ could be the problem.
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28th April 2014, 10:12 AM |#7  
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I have the same problem! Even greenified it, but it says still draining battery. The only way is to reboot!

Any help?

I'm using Cloudy stock 2.0
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