GPS on Droid. . .Is there a setting for ON/OFF?


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  1. Chief Wahoo

    Chief Wahoo Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have searched for GPS on the forum, but didn't see anything come up, so I am posting a quick question.

    I want to use Locale and the app says that it functions more accurately when GPS is enabled, but for the life of me I can't find where I turn that on or is it always on (default)?

    The big reason I ask is that I set up a situation in Locale that was "Home weekend" and entered my home location, but the app does not seem to recognize my location and is in "default" situation.

    Thanks all!
     

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  2. krazykrivda

    krazykrivda Well-Known Member

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    for convenience - add the power widget that comes with the phone on your homescreen. There you can toggle many things, GPS included.
     
  3. Chief Wahoo

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    Thanks. I forgot all about that widget on my home page and it does display what I needed to know. My GPS is on. Thanks.

    Now if I can just figure out what I have set up incorrectly in Locale I would be all set. Thanks again for the reminder.
     
  4. krazykrivda

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    Being that GPS tends to kill battery, I've found that under "Menu/Settings/Location & Security" check off "Use wireless networks" This will keep a general area of where you are just about whenever you have signal, and not KILL battery. Then just toggle GPS on/off as necessary to preserve battery.

    EDIT: by "check off", I do mean have this box checked (avoiding confusion)
     
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  6. Chief Wahoo

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    Sigh. . .It seems to have such a complete set of very good features and have had a message back from the developer (so customer service isn't ignored), but the complexity makes it harder to work with than I had expected. Thanks for sharing.
     

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