I’ve noticed my battery drains very quickly lately.
Looking into my battery usage, I saw Google Maps uses my GPS even when Location is turned off (see screenshots), and even though I haven’t used Google Maps in the last 24 hours.
Even when I force-stop Google Maps, after some time it seems to automatically restart itself.
I’ve now revoked the ‘Location permission’ Google Maps has, but off course, in some cases I do need Google Maps to use my Location. And even without Location permission (see last screenshot) the timer of time GPS used adds up.
How can I prevent Google Maps from using my GPS when I haven’t manually turned on my GPS?
You can’t. G%§$e needs your data after all…
I cannot reproduce the problem. When I turn off location, Google Maps doesn’t show my location (blue dot) on the map.
Thanks for taking the time to try to reproduce the problem. Really appreciate that!
I cannot see the blue dot on the map either, but I can see GPS is used by Maps in:
- The battery usage overview (shows Maps uses a lot of battery, even after ‘Force stop’)
- The use details of maps (first screenshot in previous post), which shows that Maps uses GPS
And because my phone gets warm even when I don’t use it…
Does the battery monitor (pull down top bar twice, tap on battery, tap on graph) show permanent GPS usage?
Didn’t cross my mind to look at that, but… yes, it does…
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