maps using high amount of battery after jb

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    like many others, my battery life has suffered since JB. i have noticed over last couple of weeks thats maps using high 20% to 30% and is usually in lead even over screen! i have turned off all google now stuff thinking that was triggering it, but nope. my settings have never changed and prior to jb maps would be very very low unless using navagtion of course. any ideas ???????
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    how did you acquire JB?
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    opps sorry noticed didnt change profile. have S3 now. ota version by the way
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    happens, not to S3 savvy, is GPS trying to hard to find you?
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    no. doesnt appear so. was very pleased (especially after coming from razr) with battery life etc prior to jb update. maps just seem to be taking over
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    have you installed Gsam and/or android system? Gsam will tell you your battery hogs and android system you can see if your sensors are working overtime
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    no, but just checked it out. may try and see if gives more details
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    run Gsam for a bit and check their readings post your screen shot and our friendly members can offer insight, android system is good for stuck sensors that just keep running and running sucking bat ray
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    yep will do. just down loaded. just have to figure outbhow to post them here ;)
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    power and home button at the same time,try it. then on the forums hit attachments select pic and post
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    yea know how to screen shot (use swipe method) just didnt know how to post it on here
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    on the phone with the app?
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    Screenshot_2013-01-04-02-39-02.png here is initial screen shot (maybe)
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    Screenshot_2013-01-04-02-51-34.png although above shot showing maps using lower my battery manager still showing 14% as seen in this shot
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    is that how the GPS symbol is supposed to look on a s3 or is it trying to find you? what is the icon to the right of it? 6 seconds is a short time to figure it out but looks like GPS is going nuts
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    is that how the GPS symbol is supposed to look on a s3 or is it trying to find you? what is the icon to the right of it? 6 seconds is a short time to figure it out but looks like GPS is going nuts.
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    Go into Maps>Settings>Location Settings Turn off location reporting and location sharing.... It is a common issue with the JB update those are turned on by default to work better with Google Now.
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    The battery drain is a known issue with the recent update and it's not just unsatisfying drain that these suggestions might help. You also need to run GSAM for at least a day, going from a full charge to 15-20%.

    After that, please refer to this thread...

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ga.../232795-horrible-battery-drain-jb-update.html

    Read through there and see if any of the solutions work. And please contribute any details you can, including screenshots, to that thread.
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    With my original DROID and now with my GS3 maps & navigation sucks up my battery. I found the easiest thing to do is keep my phone plugged into my car charger while using navigation. I'm in sales, travel my entire state and use navigation on my phone almost daily.
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