The GoCarma app has very minimal impact on your smartphone battery. 

The best way to measure the app's impact on your phone's battery is to:

  • Take note of the phone's battery level
  • Close all the apps
  • Complete a trip (the app will run in the background)
  • Take note of the phone's battery level 

You should only notice a few percent decrease in your phone's battery charge at most, as the app is only using Bluetooth Low Energy when it runs in background mode.

Even if you left the phone in your car all day, the actual impact on your battery should be negligible. 

You may notice in your phone settings that the app has used the battery for a longer duration or higher percentage than other apps. This does not mean the app has drained the battery more than the other apps. For example, using the YouTube app on your phone for 10-15 minutes is equivalent to the GoCarma app running in the background for hours.
 

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