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    GPS suck up phone battery fast

    If unplug my phone at 7 morning and then 9 drive up to other city for around 3 hours with low brightness and GPS on the whole time.Reached the city at 10:50. Phone is only at 43%.


    Actually I've owned my SGS3 for a while. For the first several months, its battery life was not bad…but now my phone battery died much faster than before. Each time I went out morning by car/bike and want to use GPS at dusk but the battery was completely dead and the phone was off. Usually my GPS on the most time cuz I need to find routes from street, town, city or landmark to my destination.

    I notice not much apps might take up high usage, so I think it is because of my regularly usage on GPS…Since carrying an extra battery or swapping to a bulky battery is acceptable for me so recently I began using extended battery to increase battery life and now I rely to a MPJ extra battery and a battery pack.


    Wandering if I am the only one pick up extended battery/battery pack due to heavy use of GPS, or not?


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    Well considering this is your first post I'm concerned you may start selling us some phone aps or equipment.
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    You might be using your data connection at the same time. That's really gonna suck up the battery. Just use an offline GPS navigator app like Sygic, MapFactor or Maverick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gundam168 View Post
    You might be using your data connection at the same time. That's really gonna suck up the battery. Just use an offline GPS navigator app like Sygic, MapFactor or Maverick.
    That's exactly what I almost said.
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