Support Do u leave GPS on?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by king cayman, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. king cayman

    king cayman Active Member
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    What do u guys do? Also, is there an option in the settings to turn on WiFi when I get home and turn it off when I leave the house... thus being away from a WiFi connection?
     

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  2. crazydog

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    Locale will change your settings based on your location (Locale - Android app on AppBrain). I know there's free alternatives, but I don't know what their names are. :p

    I always leave all wireless connections on except bluetooth (since I don't use it). Leaving GPS 'on' isn't bad. It only drains your battery when something is actively using the GPS.
     
  3. king cayman

    king cayman Active Member
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    Is WiFi used over 3g when its on?
     
  4. gornul

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    Yes. Set your Wifi on when you're home and watch your battery life improve.
     
  5. Ladera

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    I leave GPS on all the time and I have good battery life. You can see the icon on top of the screen whenever GPS is being used.
     
  6. Mastermind

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    I keep GPS on at all times and I haven't noticed any hit to my battery life.
     
  7. waynester

    waynester Well-Known Member
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    yes leave it on, but be aware of what apps you have that use it
     
  8. DonDraper

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    I leave it all on. I was getting great battery life before 2.2 using PMF's 1.1 rom and the undvolt kernel, while leaving everything turned on.
     
  9. sabrewings

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    I leave it on. It only uses power when an app needs to use it (you'll see the icon in the notification bar alerting you that GPS is active). No need to switch it manually.

    Also, there's an app that will put an icon in the notification bar reminding you to turn you wifi off when you leave a wifi network. You still have to manually switch it though.
     
  10. TheSultan

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    I never turn my GPS off, I let my phone do it for me when it's not using it. :D
     
  11. ac29593

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    I have the WiFi, Bluetooth, and gps widgets on one of my home screens. When I am at a spot that has WiFi and am going to use it for a while I manually connect, and when im done, turn it off. Same with gps. Only use it when I use navigation. Turn it on, then turn it off when I'm done. I see no sense in leaving them on if I am not using them.
     
  12. Rangerdavid

    Rangerdavid Well-Known Member
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    Please tell me how to turn off the gps?
     
  13. sabrewings

    sabrewings Well-Known Member
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    But if no app is using it then it is off. The only difference is if you turn it off then no apps can use it. If the little GPS icon isn't in the notification bar, it is "off" (aka not drawing power). No need to disable it via the widget as long as you manage your apps properly.
     
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  14. crazydog

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    Settings->Location->Uncheck all the boxes. Or if you still want to use google's location services, leave that on (That only checks wifi networks that google has in their databases).
     
  15. howarmat

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    for wifi, get y5 battery saver. it will shut off and turn on wifi for "known" wifi points. i love it
     

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