How to Conserve Your Battery Life
This article provides tips on how to reduce battery usage while using Gaia GPS.
Start by changing the settings you would normally change to conserve battery, such as dimming your brightness and shutting down extraneous running applications. Check out this WikiHow entry on conserving the battery life of Android phones: http://www.wikihow.com/Save-Battery-Power-on-an-Android. Also, see the section "Settings to Optimize Battery Life – iOS and Android Smartphones" in this Adventure Alan article.
Please note: When Battery Saver mode is active, track recording is limited to only when the app is open.
- Locate and turn off "Location" on your Android. (This prevents your device from sending information to apps that attempt to track you location.)
- Locate and turn off "Wi-Fi" on your device. (This will prevent your device from pinging and looking for different wi-fi devices in your area.)
- Locate and turn on "Airplane Mode" on your device. (When in Airplane mode your phone will receive data but will be unable to receive phone calls or texts).
(Please note that depending on what model Android you have, Airplane Mode may turn off the GPS in your device. Gaia GPS will not work if the GPS is disabled, so if you find Gaia GPS doesn't work after turning on Airplane Mode, switch off and only turn off location and wifi services on your device.)
Note--Once these functions are turned off you'll only have access to maps you've already downloaded onto your device.