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  1. umtwademel's Avatar
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    So I found that my battery lasts a lot longer one day when I blocked Nokia Drive from running in the background. Go to:

    Settings -> Swipe over to applications ->background tasks -> tap on Nokia Drive and block it.

    If you don't do this, then when you "exit" out of the app, it'll still sit in the background grinding away at your battery.
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    If you stop navigation, there is nothing for it to do. What makes you think Drive is causing an issue?
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    Many threads about this.

    http://forums.wpcentral.com/lumia-920/201672.htm is the most popular.



    Quote Originally Posted by GoodThings2Life View Post
    If you stop navigation, there is nothing for it to do. What makes you think Drive is causing an issue?
    Nokia drive is the problem. And you don't need it running in the background to use it.
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    I just used Drive for a 7 hour trip. I stopped nav and backed out. No problems here.

    I'm not disputing the drain, only the supposed cause. There's something more to the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodThings2Life View Post
    I just used Drive for a 7 hour trip. I stopped nav and backed out. No problems here.

    I'm not disputing the drain, only the supposed cause. There's something more to the issue.
    Well you are one person against the dozens of us on Reddit, Verge, WPCentral who noticed significant battery rates with it being blocked from background access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodThings2Life View Post
    I stopped nav and backed out. No problems here.
    I ordered a Yellow, so I do not have mine yet. However, I was wondering if people are not stopping navigation. I had been wondering this, because some people were still getting navigation instructions.
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    Ok, a few updates for those who are confused about this.

    1.) If you were to stop navigation, that doesn't stop Nokia Drive from tracking you in real time. I know this for a fact because I did stop the navigation, closed the program and kept driving, and it kept sending alarms to me that I was speeding.
    2.) Blocking the program from working in the background basically means that it's not allowed to track or provide navigation for you. Since GPS tracking in of itself is highly taxing since it is constantly searching for several solid satellite links, so stopping this from happening = massive battery savings.

    I had Nokia Drive run in the background for 2 hours one day and say that by half way through the day i was already at 30% battery left. After blocking this program from running in the background, it is now the end of the day, and only now does it read 30% battery left.
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    Thanks for the tip. Gonna go ahead and proactively block this from the background.
    Luke
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    I also want to point out that location services draining battery, is not a new exclusive issue.

    The iPhone 5 also had the same problem with Maps leaving location services on permanently. I helped a co worker turn it off and it helped his battery dramatically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantWade View Post
    I also want to point out that location services draining battery, is not a new exclusive issue.

    The iPhone 5 also had the same problem with Maps leaving location services on permanently. I helped a co worker turn it off and it helped his battery dramatically.
    yup I've always been weary of background location services on all of my previous iPhones. I quickly learned which icon meant an app was using my location on this 920. Now just need to learn more about which ones are using it, and how to disable that.

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