Garmin Drive App - Battery Drain

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Garmin Drive App - Battery Drain

Post by copacetic »

Greetings again,

I installed the Garmin Drive app on my Android phone and it all works fine.

While not using Drive, I noticed my battery draining faster than normal. I turned off "Allow Background Activity" for Drive and it still remains the app that uses the most power of all apps - and it's not even in use. This makes no sense to me.

So I uninstalled it. I will only install if going on a long trip when having text messages, email, and weather radar, etc. is handy. The basic functions I need for local riding work fine without Drive.

Has anyone else noticed the same battery drain issue?

Thanks
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Re: Garmin Drive App - Battery Drain

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My Huawei phone warns me the 'Drive' app is using a lot of power & lets me 'force stop' it.

Mod note: please use the reply rather than quote button when responding to a long post immediately above yours as unnecessary long quotes just clutter up the thread. I've deleted the quote in this instance. Thanks
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Re: Garmin Drive App - Battery Drain

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copacetic wrote: 18 Apr 2021 12:12 While not using Drive, I noticed my battery draining faster than normal.
Wow, just checked mine and found the same. Must try and find out why.
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Re: Garmin Drive App - Battery Drain

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Just checked. Drive for IOS connected to Zümo XT: no problem.
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Re: Garmin Drive App - Battery Drain

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There is a battery management setting in the Apps settings, unchecked the second one in the list of two to see if I notice any difference.
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Re: Garmin Drive App - Battery Drain

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Think you confound Garmin Drive with the older 'Smartphone Link' - there is no option for battery management in the settings of Garmin Drive...
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Oops, yes you're right, I was looking at the smartphone link. Assumed Drive was the same given the comment in the OP about turning off background activity.
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Re: Garmin Drive App - Battery Drain

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I tried to Force Stop the Drive App but it ignores my request to stop. The only option I have is to uninstall it. This is on Android 11.

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