General cannot kill GPS status bar icon

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by winchendonsprings, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. The only way i can get the GPS status bar icon to not be there is to restart the phone.

    I can kill all running apps, kill all running services, and put it in airplane mode and it continues to sit there and blink the little green lines for hours.

    any ideas?


  2. CycloneFever

    CycloneFever Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Do you have some sorft of widget to toggle GPS on/off? Under menu > settings > location there are three choices: use wireless network, location setting, and enable GPS satellites. I normally have only the first option checked. If you use the Sense widget, enabling GPS turns on all three options. Turning off GPS only turns off the last option and I have to turn the second off myself if I want it off.

    The reason that I mention this is that the crosshair icon comes on with the first setting, the two little lines come on with the second setting. If you just toggle GPS off they'll remain there until you remove the location setting too.

    Hope this helps.
  3. alprazolam

    alprazolam Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2009
    That didn't work for disabling the blinking icon that I know too well. I just ignore it now but I do remember that it irked me when I turned GPS off but the GPS icon continually blinked.

    This is kind of a crazy way but the only way I have found to get rid of the icon aside from a reset is to have GPS enabled and to open Google Maps. When it gets a fix (solid green), then back out of Google maps. The icon should be completely gone and then you can enable or disable GPS. This is just too much trouble for me so I ignore the icon.
  4. tada! thank you alprazolam. thats exactly what it took.

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