Gps killing my battery life

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  1. lhc2006

    lhc2006 New Member

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    I noticed that the gps on my Droid incredible is using 89% of my battery life. How can I reduce it?

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    UH, turn off the GPS??

    It is a pig and unless you need it turn it off

    Chris
     
  3. lhc2006

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    I realize I need to turn it off. The question is HOW to turn it off.
     
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    drtnsnw Member

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    gotcha,

    Menu, settings,location, uncheck VZW location services and standalone GPS services and it is off. When a program wants to use the GPS it will ask to turn it on, just remember to shut it off later
    BTW, I have the power control widget on my second home screen and it allows me to control my GPS, backlight data connection and bluetooth from there. VERY HELPFUL
    Chris
     
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    My GPS is on 24/7 never an issue with battery.

    Your issue is an app is not turning it off when done with it.
     
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