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Google Now doesn't cause battery life problems on iOS, says Google

0. phoneArena posted on 03 May 2013, 06:35

Many of us were delighted when Google released the Google Now feature as an update for its Search applications on iOS, but soon after that, many of us started experiencing some strange battery life issues...

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posted on 03 May 2013, 06:44 4

1. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

but ios does ;)

posted on 03 May 2013, 07:39

2. edgabimbam (unregistered)

i get only HUGE battery drain while using 3G cellular data connection, without it i can pretty decent battery... :/

posted on 03 May 2013, 07:50 1

3. Commbubba19 (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

I installed it the day it came out and immediately noticed it kept location services active. Unfortunately I work below ground level so my phone doesn't get a GPS lock and very little cellular signal so with google new active, my phone keeps trying to obtain a gps link and using a good amount of juice in the process. After I uninstalled the app, I found my battery life back to normal. Even when I had an android phone, I never found much use from Google Now anyway.

posted on 05 May 2013, 09:52

6. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

Google now uses gps very rarely (if at all), read the article... Every android smartphone and tablet with jelly bean has gnow always active and I can assure you it does not turn on the gps and does not drain your battery even if you are in a cellar.... Location services may get a coarse location from the gsm network without additional battery drain, and this may be enough for most gnow uses, if wifi is available it gets it from wifi. I've never seen it activatre my gps. Of course, things in ios might be slightly different.

posted on 03 May 2013, 09:16

4. drnggaj33 (Posts: 127; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)

also ppl who dont know how to close apps on the iphone too...one by one by one ;)

posted on 03 May 2013, 12:11

5. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)

iPhones have a tiny 1440mAh battery. Battery life is a joke with something that small!

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