Social Location App Draining Battery

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  1. Yanks33Jets
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    For the first week or so of my Droid 3 the battery life was great. Over the last few days the battery has been draining very quickly, when I check what has been using the battery it says the social location app is using 98% every time I check. Has anyone else noticed this or knows how to prevent it? Thanks
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    I can confirm this problem. It has happened to me on numerous occasions.

    I advise you simply not to open it. However, if you do, then go to your Task Manager, find it (you'll see that it's using about 98% of the CPU), then end the task.

    That'll clear it up and your battery life will improve.
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    Does this app open automatically when starting up the phone or does the user have to open it? I assume the user needs to open it from the response to the question. If it requires action by the user then I don't care, as there is no way that I want to broadcast my location to everyone. If it is always open then that makes the D3 a no-go for me.
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    No worries - it doesn't broadcast unless you want it to...
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    Send the app to auto-end.
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    How do you do this?

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    Open the app drawer, scroll over to Task Manager and open the app, once open scroll down and find Social Location, longer press on it and click add to auto-end list.

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    The app is draining battery even if I don't open it. Will setting it to auto-end just end up using more battery than it would to allow it to run in the background?
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    Nope, helping me hell of a lot. If it did that, I just wouldn't bother putting it in that.

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    Ok cool thanks....wasn't sure if you were just suggesting it or actually tried it
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    Haha ya, it really works. :) But, credit goes to someone else for showing me that, his username escapes me, though.

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    I too was having the same issue on my Bionic. Are there any other apps that need to be added to auto-end?
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    I actually added the whole list except my email programs. Getting easy 12-14 hrs on battery with good use.



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    does anyone have a link to a social location.apk file?
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    I was able to Uninstall the "Social Location 2.0" app finally by using Titanium Backup Pro.
    1. open Titanium backup pro
    2. go to Backup/Restore tab at the top
    3. do a Filter search for "Social"
    4. then long pressed the app you really despise
    5. Selected "Convert to user app"
    6. then i was able to go into my uninstaller app and uninstall Social Location just like any other app.
    its not running anymore or showing up on my battery usage at all.
    kinda sucks this app was so poorly designed because after using it for a second it seemed kinda cool.

    -edit-
    after fooling around with 'Titanium Backup Pro' i think you can just press the app and select uninstall. should work more easy lol

    -edit again lol-
    after uninstalling the app my battery usage % shows an app named "com.aloqa.me.client_modules" which is the process the Social Location app was using when installed. I don't think its still running tho.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2011
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    What's the battery usage of this process? Do you remember if it was high, like Social Location itself?
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    yea, it was super high 90% or something just like social location.
    I uninstalled it also.
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    richmelchr, this was the best piece of information so far to detect the problem. Thank you!
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