Google Maps turns itself on standby

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Liam191, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Liam191 macrumors newbie

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    Why does google maps always put itself on standby after about 60 seconds? when im in the car it is most annoying because i have to keep clickin on it to keep the screen on....anyway round this so it stays on when tracking???
     
  2. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    If there is, I'd like to know also, I don't believe there is, it's something that all the Apps do, it's supposed to act as an energy conservation method but it happens at the most inoppurtune times..
     
  3. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    You mean when the phone goes back to locked? It's because you have autolock set to 1 minute.
     
  4. kleo macrumors regular

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    Just turn "Auto-Lock" to never in the settings...
     
  5. bstpierre macrumors 6502

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    Not a great solution but you can change Settings -> General -> Auto-Lock to never before you start tracking in google maps.
     
  6. poolish macrumors regular

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    go to iphone settings>general>auto-lock>never
     
  7. kleo macrumors regular

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    with GPS on and 3G to load the maps fast enough while you drive AND auto lock to never have fun getting 30 min of battery life to boot :apple:
     
  8. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

    FSUSem1noles

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    Right, but there's no way to do it just for the Google map app, correct?

    I know of Auto-Lock, but Auto-Lock affects how ALL apps behave, correct?

    So setting Auto-Lock to never for example, would mean the phone never Auto-Locks, bye bye battery life..
     
  9. ogdogg macrumors 6502

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    You battery bashers are insane... I leave push/3G/GPS on all day long and listen to music, play with apps, email, talk & use the map to track me while I'm driving around and have never had the battery die on me during the day. I typically end the day with over 5 hours of use, 17 hours of standby and about 20% battery life remaining... Slightly more impressive then my G1 iPhone. I don't surf the net with 3G constantly though, perhaps that's why I see better battery life with this one...
     
  10. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Agreed. There should definitely be a setting which allows google maps to never lock up. At least when it is plugged in. otherwise it can never be used as gps....

    we'll just have to wait for 3rd party apps...
     

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