Originally Posted by BigRedGonzo
Why not just leave GPS on? A lot of folks think that leaving GPS on drains the battery, but it doesn't. "GPS ON" only makes the GPS available for use it something calls for it. I did a personal, very unscientific, test on this a while back. I went for a week with GPS on and took the phone off the charger at 6:00 am and let it go until it died. I tried to use the phone as I normally would. My battery would die between 11 and Midnight. I then did the same thing with GPS off for a week. My battery died between 11 and Midnight that week also. I waited about two weeks an repeated the test with the same results.
I don't use Tasker, but instead use Setting Profiles. I had much better (quicker) results with location based rules with GPS on than I did with it off. Sometimes I would be home (or at work) 30 minutes before my rule would fire to turn WiFi on without the GPS turned on. With GPS turned on, WiFi would be up and connected before I got into the house or office.
This is just FWIF,
I also always thought leaving it on would drain my battery. I'll see how it goes with GPS always on. I did that yesterday and kept noticing the icon popping up when I wasn't even using anything GPS related. I assumed it was constantly trying to fix my location to keep the Tasker profile running, which forces me to think it's draining the battery more.