Battery life with GPS navigation using Maps app

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by bamf, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Feb 14, 2008
    #1
    I've noticed that using the Maps app for navigation seems to eat the battery much faster than in iOS6. I had 2 trips of 15 minutes today in the car, and each of those used b/t 12% and 15% of my battery.

    I was the passenger in the car during both, so on the 2nd trip I tried having the Maps app in the foreground and background, and it did not seem to change the way the battery drained. When the app was in the background, I had Tweetbot up - so I'm fairly certain it wasn't that draining the battery.

    Anyone else noticing issues with the Maps app specifically?

    Edit: This is on an iPhone 5 where I did an OTA upgrade.

    Edit 2: During the rest of the day, the battery dropped 20% total from 9 AM to 5PM.
     
  2. macrumors regular

    doasis23

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    Aug 23, 2012
    #2
    The same thing happened to me today using the Waze app. Dropped 60% in an hr
     

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