There have on and off been user reports about this. We made lots of measurements and could never really reproduce it, even though under some circumstances OsmAnd is reported responsible for 90% of the battery usage. Please be aware that OsmAnd does not run anything in background except a service while needed for ongoing functionality live navigation or track recording. The presence of the service is displayed in the Android notification area. If you do not see anything there, OsmAnd is not consuming any power at all in the background.
On newer devices, typical power consumption for OsmAnd should be in this neighborhood:
|Device Function||Battery Consumption|
|Typical value for device asleep with only standard apps active||0.5 %|
|Screen on may typically account for||6 %|
|GPS active may typically account for||5 %|
|Net effect of OsmAnd running in the background, e.g. for track recording:||0.5 %|
|OsmAnd in the background not running the service for any purpose:||0|
The overall power consumption should result by adding these components as applicable, depending how you use OsnAmd. Please report if you see huge deviations:
|OsmAnd Function||Battery Consumption|
|Track recording with screen off||6 %|
|Navigation with screen on||12 %|
Privacy related issues (delete history / check internet usage / permissions).
To remove search history, please open the Search menu, make a long tap on any search result and select which results to delete. You can also enable the select all option in the upper-left corner of the screen to remove all of the search results. After that, please press the Trash icon in the upper-right corner of the screen.
You can also follow this guide to learn more about the search in OsmAnd.