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high power consuption while and AFTER using GPS [answered]

asked 2019-05-23 17:48:55 +0300

triessner gravatar image

I noticed, that the power consuption is quite high, when I'm using GPS in pure maps. I think, that is quite normal. But the high power consumption keeps on going even after I close pure maps. Also deactivating the GPS sensor through the top menu (where you can switch on and off flight mode, wlan, mobile data, ...) doesn't help. So far the only solution I foud was to reboot the phone, to get power consumption to a normal rate again.

I checked it with the the app "battery log". The current in normal state is between 100 and 200 mA. During and after using pure maps it is between 300 and 500 mA.

Is there any other solution (other than reboot) to fix the problem? Maybe a commandline tool, that is able to switch off GPS?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by Vieno
close date 2019-05-27 15:50:55.225043


In a previous version, I noticed PureMaps hung on closing. While the app seems gone, the process was still active and consuming a significant amount of CPU. Perhaps that's the case in your situation as well. You can check with apps as Crest.

Fuzzillogic ( 2019-05-23 19:25:38 +0300 )edit

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answered 2019-05-24 08:56:29 +0300

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updated 2019-05-24 09:04:52 +0300

The described behaviour is a known problem of older versions of OSM Scout Server (Pure Maps' offline map provider) when run on SFOS 3.0.3 Hossa. A fix has been introduced in a recent version of OSM Scout Server.

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Thanks a lot ziellos, that solved the problem. Power consumption is normal again after closing pure maps :-)

triessner ( 2019-05-24 15:09:57 +0300 )edit

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