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Oct 22, 2013 ... Why GPS eats so much battery power, explained by a Google engineer. Calling out to space for up to 12 minutes? Yeah, that's pretty rough on ...


Aug 6, 2013 ... Why does GPS use so much more battery than any other antenna or sensor in a smartphone? ... Robert Love, Software Engineer at Google.


Why does GPS use so much more battery than any other antenna or sensor in a ... Robert Love, Software Engineer at Google ... Optimisations in applications have allowed a lot of battery saving but still yet in 2015, processing power is needed ...


Apr 21, 2012 ... If GPS is enabled at an app level it doesn't use more battery unless an app uses GPS. And even if an app uses GPS it can do so in a way that ...


Oct 4, 2010 ... So the GPS power consumption usually comes from the real time nature ... Comparatively, the CPU, as good as it is, also drains the battery real ... use battery energy so much faster than a single purpose GPS unit. ... meaning it could power the chip for 100 hours, if that were the only ... Sign up using Google.


Apr 21, 2012 ... I understand that GPS drains battery because it requires a different component to be charged up. ... The GPS icon in the status bar means that an application is currently using the GPS so it is draining the battery. GPS does not however drain any battery just because you have it ... Sign up using Google.


So you cannot really compare it if you don't use any data. ... see that by Google's testing utilising WiFi will use more battery than using GPS. ... On the LG Nexus4 power consumption is very high when using 3G+ internet connections. ... CPU does not seem to matter much here (my own findings after a few ...


Apr 9, 2017 ... I've had big-time battery drain issues on my last three iPhones. ... to apps, take too many photos, or just use my phone too much? ... To check out which apps are eating up valuable power in the background go to Settings > Battery and ... them on you're actually saving more power, so just leave them be.


Jul 22, 2015 ... We peer under the hood and explain why some struggle to last a day. ... But enjoying it too much can turn your phone into an expensive paperweight ... telling you how to save your power very few ever bother to explain why. ... We spoke to some engineers from the big phone firms to find out the answers ...