Battery life with GPS navigation using Maps app

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

  1. bamf macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
    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. doasis23 macrumors regular


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

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