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Apr 29, 2013, 05:43 PM
 
I just updated Google Search to try out Google Now, which I've used a little bit on my Nexus 7. It works fine, but unless I shut it off in the app, the GPS is not shutting off, which of course is a huge battery drain. Anybody else seeing this?

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Apr 30, 2013, 03:31 PM
 
Seeing the exact same thing. Disabled its location services to kill it. Annoying.
     
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May 1, 2013, 11:36 AM
 
Isn't knowing where you are a vital piece of info for it?

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May 1, 2013, 01:26 PM
 
Yes, but I thought it would only do an occasional ping, not keep the GPS on constantly.

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May 1, 2013, 01:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by ibook_steve View Post
Yes, but I thought it would only do an occasional ping, not keep the GPS on constantly.

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Originally Posted by ibook_steve View Post
Yes, but I thought it would only do an occasional ping, not keep the GPS on constantly.

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May 4, 2013, 01:15 AM
 
Originally Posted by Demonhood View Post
Seeing the exact same thing. Disabled its location services to kill it. Annoying.
I can't find location services Google. is it notifications ? Google's not there either ---dummy me
     
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May 4, 2013, 09:58 AM
 
If you mean the location services in the iPad settings, they're under Privacy.
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May 4, 2013, 11:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by ibook_steve View Post
I just updated Google Search to try out Google Now, which I've used a little bit on my Nexus 7. It works fine, but unless I shut it off in the app, the GPS is not shutting off, which of course is a huge battery drain. Anybody else seeing this?

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For the Nexus 7 there's a buit-in widget you can put on your home screen called Power Control, which allows you to toggle the GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, and screen brightness. I mostly just use it for WiFi, but the GPS button is useful if I ever need to use Google Now for navigation. I'd imagine there's probably some sort of GPS widget for the iPhone.
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iPhones don't have "widgets".
     
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