1. MrMars's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed since the most recent Google Maps update that while following a route that the screen will dim making it difficult to view the screen. I find this very annoying. I'll sometimes even close the app and find that even the brightness of my home screen is affected. This is quite an annoyance.
    03-23-2013 03:17 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed since the most recent Google Maps update that while following a route that the screen will dim making it difficult to view the screen. I find this very annoying. I'll sometimes even close the app and find that even the brightness of my home screen is affected. This is quite an annoyance.
    I used it the other day to help troubleshoot something for another member and I didn't notice any screen dimming. That is not to say that it did not occur, but I simply don't recall it doing so.
    03-23-2013 04:06 PM
  3. MrMars's Avatar
    I use it everyday to make work deliveries. I program anywhere from 6-10 destinations and it has dimmed numerous times. I'm not sure if this is Googles attempt at reducing battery power or what but I find it very annoying. I prefer the reliability and credibility of Google Maps but this is quite an annoyance, to the point that I have begun using Apple Maps on occasion to avoid the dimming annoyance.
    03-23-2013 04:23 PM
  4. Captn Bob's Avatar
    It is a problem, and it's being discussed in this Google Product Forum.

    https://productforums.google.com/for...g/JYKVLYe7SCUJ
    03-25-2013 08:32 PM
  5. daniel84's Avatar
    Maybe you didn't wait enough long so map can load all needed things.. I doubt they have crushed something with their new update..
    05-29-2013 06:54 AM
  6. MrMars's Avatar
    Maybe you didn't wait enough long so map can load all needed things.. I doubt they have crushed something with their new update..
    Oh it's been crushed. Useless in its current form. I no longer use it.
    06-08-2013 05:16 PM
  7. jwalker007's Avatar
    Definitely happens to me on a weekly basis. I'm hoping iOS 7 will improve Apple Maps so I can go back to it. Like Apples interface much better also.
    06-09-2013 09:03 AM
  8. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    Happened to me on a 3 hour drive. I didn't mind the app dimming except for when it dimmed the actual phone brightness.
    06-09-2013 12:27 PM

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