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Google Maps consuming battery

I've recently updated Google Maps to version 9.16.2 and it is draining battery like anything. I tried disabling it but it starts again and again and consumes battery Screenshot (click to enlarge)
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Is there a way to display Interstate Rest Areas on Google Maps Navigation?

I've had several instances where this information would have been useful when navigating w/ Moto Droid, but I haven't been able to figure out a way to get to interstate (USA) rest areas in Google Maps ...
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How to write an NFC tag with Driving Directions?

I want to write an NFC Tag on a sticker with something that will directly open Google Maps driving directions to a specific address. I've tried using "NFC Tasks" / "NFC Tools", but haven't found any ...
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Google apps timeline inaccurate location [duplicate]

My Google apps timeline says I went to a postcode and stayed there for 3 hours when I never left my house which is 4 miles away from where it says I was it was in the middle of the night when I wasn't ...
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Google Maps timeline feature not working

When I was trying to connect my past timeline events, I encountered an awkward situation. It says "Can't connect to Maps, try again". Does anybody know why I'm getting this error? Is there any way to ...
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How to right-click in google chrome

I'm trying to get directions from two points on the map. I can't figure out how to do this in the mobile version of the site, so I switched to "classic" (desktop) mode. It says to right-click on the ...
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Is there someway to make “My maps” in google maps available offline with location markers?

I see how to save a map area offline, but how can I make sure the markers layer on"my maps" is saved for offline use? I see how to view it as a layer, but are all the layers saved for offline use? ...
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Change Navigation Language Google Maps

I got a new OnePlus One recently and have noticed that the Google Maps Navigation Voice is in English (India) ( I bought the phone in India). This is very annoying and refuses to change no matter how ...
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Offline DATA in Google Maps prompting for updates too often

The offline data in Google Maps app should be downloaded every 30 days. But in my Moto E it's prompting me to download the map data too often (2-3 days once). Why is this happening?
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Why does the Google Maps app need my phone call permission?

Is there any way this is justified? Seems like Google is becoming an evil spy to me, cause this is not the first time their apps need ridiculous permissions.
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Is it possible to prefetch an area of Google Maps on a tablet?

Suppose I wanted to download a particular state (of the U.S.) so that I could use GPS while not connected to wireless or 3G/4G on a tablet. Is this possible? The device I have now is a Samsung T530NU. ...
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Hide menu in Google Maps

When I load a google map and plot a route, the searchbox with its map results text takes up half the screen. How do I hide that so I can see just the map? (Android 4.0.3 on an Acer A100)
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Google Maps strange green texture when zooming in

On my tablet Lenovo 10" Android 4.2.2 my Google Maps looks really annoying, when I zoom in it has this green texture covering the map. Anyone knows why this happens and how to get rid of it? Google ...
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Old phone to track my bike in case of theft

I have an old galaxy s3, I was thinking of storing it in my bike seat or a lockbox on my bike in case it gets stolen so i can track down my bike. Is there any way of doing this without a sim ...
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Displaying details of locations in My Maps

I'm using My Maps app, and when I select map, and zoom in the map, and click one of the pins, I cannot see the name (and description) of the pinned location. How can I do that?
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How to handle maps in google maps app?

I am having some trouble with some easy stuff on Google Maps and was wondering if anyone could help. I am running Google Maps on Android 4.4.2. When I click on the menu icon in the upper left and ...
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Open Google Maps to location with NFC tag

I have an NFC tag containing only one record, in the format of geo: [latitude],[longitude], and when I tap it to my phone the 2 options are the Waze app and Google Maps. Waze opens up to those ...
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Is there a way to rotate google map with single finger?

I know that one can enlarge/shrink the map with single hand by double tapping the screen, holding the second tap and drag up or down. (This actually works for many other app. Not sure if it is ...
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Drag to change route in Google Maps

In the web version of Google Maps, we can use "drag and drop" to get a custom route: How can we do this on Google Maps for Android? I tried to drag, but it doesn't work. It provides several ...
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how to keep using Google Maps in browser and avoid launching the app?

If I point my browser (Doplhin browser) to http://maps.google.com it automatically opens the Google Maps app. Is there a way to avoid this and keep using the site through the browser? If it matters, ...
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New access permissions for Google Maps v9.1.1

I recently got an notification for the latest Google Maps update 9.1.1. With this update, the app asks for 2 new access rights: Phone and Device ID and call information. After checking the changelog, ...
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How can I access bookmarked 'my places' maps from android phone?

I have a map that was created on a desktop (map with a set of pins pointing to specific types of shops in a town - this one). I am able to save this to My Places and it shows as being bookmarked when ...
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How to suppress these “Application needs installed” notifications from Google Maps?

Since the last Google Maps update, it periodically shows an “Application needs installed: Request of install from Google Maps” airpush notification begging me to install Google Play services. I do ...
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Clear Google Maps search history without removing the cached maps?

I've been using the Google Maps app to cache the maps on certain places where I might be going in the future. I don't always have internet access which is why I'm doing this. Now that I've cached most ...
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How can I display my maps (from maps.google.com) on Android smartphone?

How can I access to "my maps" saved from desktop website (maps.google.com) from my mobile device? When I use maps application on my device I am not able to find my saved maps with my POI and my ...
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All the info of Google “My Maps” in offline mode

Using Android 5.1, I would like to use all the information of "My Maps" in offline mode, but I do not find the way to do it. I mean, I've downloaded the map of a city to be used offline and it works ...
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Google locations showing another location during day and accurate location during night

I am using two android phones both have been purchased in last six months and are updated & I am using google location app on both phones for last 20 days. One phone is showing accurate location ...
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How do I erase my work location from Google Now?

I'm between jobs and, as a result, no longer want Google Now to keep telling me when I should leave for work, how long it will take me to travel there and that I'm running late. I can remove my work ...
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Why are Google Maps 9.5.1 running slow/freezing?

My Google Maps tend to freeze whenever I interact with them. Sometimes I can move around the map and it loads fine, but as soon as I do something else, like picking a location, like a restaurant or a ...
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Google Maps app: how to find a shop on a given street (knowing only the shop type)?

I am using the Google Maps for Android application. I know the name of a street where a certain shop can be found. I don't know the name of the shop, but I know what kind of shop it is (e.g., a book ...
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Installing Google Maps giving error “Application requires newer SDK version”

I have a galaxy S 3(d2att,US variant). Today I got an update for Google Maps. But when I try to update it after downloading play store gives error as "Application requires newer SDK version". I'm ...
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Get lat and lng based on my position from android phone

I feel myself so lame, because what I want, it seems so obvious, but for me, it's not. I am developing a game in my city, where I want to place some NFC tags, and players need to visit these places. ...
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Cyanogenmod without google apps

I flashed my Android with Cyanogenmod 11 without google apps, the sole intention being to avoid Google whatsoever. I am using Runtastic to log my runs, but it doesn't display the map. Understandbly, ...
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How is it Google Maps works without data?

I ran out of data for this month so disabled it. Google maps still works in map view when I'm following my route. How is this possible? Is it that GPS can still work without wifi/data and as long as ...
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Maps app crashing

I have a Google play edition of the S4. Lately, I keep getting the window telling me that unfortunately maps has stopped working. The problem is I'm not actively using the app, but it does run through ...
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Can I see business hours in my local timezone on Google Now and Maps?

It would be useful to have a business's hours displayed in both the business's timezone and my own. As of now, search results only shows the time in the business's timezone, forcing me to convert ...
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Why did maps not auto update?

Yesterday I was using the Google Maps app and every time I tried to change the mode of transportation away from driving it would crash giving the message "unfortunately google maps has stopped ...
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Maps not pointing in the right direction [closed]

I have issues with google maps on my Nexus 5 running Android 5.0.1 The position dot (my location) has a spiky side indicating my orientation. However it doesn't point the right way. Let's say I am ...
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Map Image Overlay App

I want to take a picture of a trail map, then overlay it on google maps or somehow use it as a navigation image linked to GPS? I want to do this all on the phone, while i'm hiking/walking about and ...
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Google Maps failed to save offline maps on Lollipop

I'm using Nexus 5 32GB, Android 5.0.1. I'm trying to save maps offline, but it's showing me an error whenever I try to save. It seems the issue is on external storage; it's not writable. The issue ...
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Blue arrow pointer in Google Maps won't update whichever way I'm facing?

On the Google Maps app, I see a blue arrow pointer. I've seen this on a previous version of maps back in Gingerbread. I think at some point in time, they removed this feature and made it look simply ...
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Download Region or State for offline Map

Is it possible to download an entire state offline map for Google Maps via a 3rd party app? I know that if you download the offline map through Google Maps it allows you to download an area roughly ...
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Edit default applications to open KML file?

This is a more general question than simply handling KML files, but this is the issue I currently have. I was looking for an application that could not only download maps for offline use (so I can ...
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Why does my google maps keeps on crashing even though i'm not using it at all?

So, I'm just using my apps. Then sometimes it freezes for a while, and a notice will pop-up and say "Unfortunately, maps has stopped." even though I'm not using it. What do I have to do? Samsung ...
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Gmaps location not obtained while using ART

I've been trying to get the current location on my Nexus 5. When I click on the location button on the bottom right corner it keeps showing "waiting for location", but nothing happens. But it ...
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Download google offline map from PC?

I have an android device that has no internet connection. Is there a way to download a google map for a certain region from my PC, and then copy this map to my android device so that I can use it ...
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Download maps offline with Google Maps v8

With the latest version of Google Maps (v8.1.0) I am trying to download offline maps from Spain, but I am having no success. This was doable in previous version in a simple way, but I can not find a ...
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Cannot view bookmarked map in android eoogle-maps-engine app

I have a bookmarked map in my Google maps engine when viewing via Chrome browser. When I open the Google maps engine android app, I can only see maps created by me or shared with me. Not ones save as ...
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Problems Connecting Asus Transformer TF101 to Mac OS X 10.92

Please bear with me if this is an insipid question, but I am not able to connect my Asus tablet to my Mac. It has been recommended that I go and download the USB drivers for the tablet here. Seemed ...
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Driving directions in new google maps

I've just got a new phone and downloaded the new Google Maps. I cannot find the written driving directions in this version. There used to be a list of the directions that appeared together with white ...