As with all navigation apps, CoPilot can consume more power than most basic apps. This is due to a number of reasons including continuous use of the GPS receiver, and also the frequency that we update or refresh the map (several times per second).

Beside reducing the brightness of your phone' screen, and using an in-car charger to improve the battery life, CoPilot can be tweaked to reduce power consumption, in three ways:

 

Navigation in background

Go to   , Data & Battery, and choose Battery Usage

   

Select the 'GPS power saving mode after' option to choose how long to remain stationary before GPS is automatically turned off

 

Low Power Mode

Enable low power mode by selecting the "˜Use low power mode below 30% battery' option or "˜Always use low power mode.' In Low Power Mode, the map display refreshes less frequently. You'll notice your movement along the road is less fluid than usual, but the pay-off is improved battery life

 

 

Directions View

"Directions' view when navigating by selecting the small up arrow  at the bottom of the screen, and choosing DIRECTIONS. 


 

This reduces power consumption as the CoPilot map is refreshed far less frequently. You can choose to view the map anytime by tapping on the  at the top right of the screen.


Tips for in-vehicle charging


iOS users

  • Please make sure you are using an Apple Certified (MFI) accessory plug in vehicle that supports at least 1A but preferably 2A.
  • That you use an Apple Certified (MFI) Lightning cable or 30 pin adapter cable in which to charge the iPhone/iPad from
  • iPad users please note that depending on the size of the iPad you may not have enough power from the vehicle battery to charge the iPad, you may only be able to stop the iPad draining.  For this you will need a 2A charger plug
  • Your vehicle accessory socket or USB socket should be rated for a minimum of 1A for iPhone and 2A for iPad.Please note at times of high CPU or GPU usage on the device, this can reduce the charge being added to the device battery so now and then you may see a depreciation in battery level and at other times an increase or remain static.
  • Truck users should also verify that the accessory plug being used does support both 12v and 24v power supply.
  • If you are unsure about any of the above, please contact the manufacturer of the accessory plug, cable and vehicle manufacturer.


Android users

  • Please make sure you are using an accessory plug in vehicle that supports at least 1A but preferably 2A for the larger more power hungry Android devices.
  • That you use a MicroUSB cable that supports a minimum of 1A but preferably 2A.  Not all cables are created equally and some will only provide a 500mA charge where other cables that are better quality will support 1A or 2A.
  • Your vehicle accessory socket or USB socket should be rated for a minimum of 1A but preferably 2A for more power hungry Android phones and tablets.
  • Please note at times of high CPU or GPU usage on the device, this can reduce the charge being added to the device battery so now and then you may see a depreciation in battery level and at other times an increase or remain static.
  • Truck users should also verify that the accessory plug being used does support both 12v and 24v power supply.
  • If you are unsure about any of the above, please contact the manufacturer of the accessory plug, cable and vehicle manufacturer.