Google Maps Eating Your Battery?

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    When I check my battery usage, it says Google Maps is eating up most of my battery despite that I haven't opened the app. I even checked running services - it doesn't show that Google Maps is running. Is anyone else having this issue?
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    If your running a Weather Widget like Beautiful or Weather Widgets Donate, if you have the geographical location set, I think it uses Google Maps to find your location to give you a semi-accurate forcast...I could be totally wrong but I have seen it on my phone and thats the only thing I could come up with.
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    Interesting. I'll turn off geolocation on my weather widget to see if that changes anything. Thank you.
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    Those apps poll the GPS to determine location. Other apps don't ask Google Maps for a location.
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    That makes sense. Google Maps only started eating more battery when I turned off GPS, possiblying implying that if the Weather Widget cannot poll the GPS, it will use Google Maps! I just turned on the GPS. I'll let you know if anything changes.
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    No, those apps do not poll google maps if the GPS is turned off.
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    Hmm...then what is the root of this problem then?
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    Could be the timing of when you check your battery screen. Difficult to say without details. Is Google Maps consistently at the top?
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