NOTE: This article currently applies Android 4.1 and higher.
Scout GPS Link is running in the background after you exit the app and it is draining your battery.
There is a built-in feature of Android that lets you close any non-essential apps that do not fully close on their own when you exit them.
3rd-party developers routinely take advantage of this Android feature to reduce the amount of internal memory their app needs.
These steps assume that your Android phone has Google's reference specification user interface (UI) for Android. If your Android phone has a customized UI, please refer to your phone owner's manual to find out what the differences are.
- On your Android home screen, tap the OVERVIEW button (in Google's UI design, this is an outline of a square in the bottom right of the home screen).
- A series of app previews will appear. These are all the apps that are paused or that are actually running in the background. You may also find multiple instances of an app. For example, the Google Chrome web browser app will open more than one instance (think of this as a temporary copy) of itself whenever you visit a different web page and you have not closed your previous browsing session.
- Swipe up or down through the app previews to find the Scout GPS Link app preview. Do not tap any app preview. Tapping an app preview now will simply bring that app back to the foreground.
- When you find the app preview for Scout GPS Link, swipe it to the left or right to close the app.