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Disabling Location History can make your Android cellphone battery last longer, here's the explanation

Liputan6.com, Jakarta – Although location history is useful for finding a lost or stolen device, this feature constantly records your movements, thereby invading your privacy and also draining your cellphone battery.

During initial setup, Android offers to enable location history. This feature remains active by default, claimed to track lost or stolen devices.

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In addition to tracking, the phone will also store your movements in your Google account–involving continuous GPS access, capturing coordinates, and saving them to Google servers via cellular data.

Then, the collected data will be detailed, allowing you to trace your movements again via the Google Maps Timeline.

However, feedback this comes at a high price. Continuous tracking of location history can seriously drain a phone's battery life.

On some Android devices, users will often receive notifications from the Google Maps Timeline.

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This redundancy can certainly drain the battery power of an Android cellphone, and if disabled it can result in battery savings and a reduction in constant location monitoring.

Geolocation is one of the most resource-draining functions of a phone. Coupled with continuous data uploads, this can contribute to additional battery consumption of 2-5%.

Even though it seems insignificant, this Android cellphone battery drain will accumulate over time.

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Disabling Location History can make your Android cellphone battery last longer, here's the explanation

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