Weatherbug auto-locate not working?Support


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  1. bemaitea

    bemaitea Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have Weatherbug lite and it doesn't automatically follow my location at all.

    I have My location enabled, I have it reading off 3G towers instead of GPS, and I have the Weatherbug locator app. Also it is tracking me in the background. Nothing. I have 'My Location' as the default, but it doesn't change.

    Only time that it updates is if I enable GPS following, then it gets it perfectly. Otherwise no dice.

    Anyone have this problem as well?
     

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  2. mahers

    mahers Well-Known Member

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    In the My Location section of the settings, you have to make sure you have "Enable My Location" and "Enable Follow Me" selected so it will give you the weather in the city you are in. Also, if you go from one city to the next and your update interval is 4 hours, the widget won't change until that time interval comes up. So you may have physically moved to another location, but the app was told to wait 4 hours to change the widget and get local info...Make sense?
     
  3. bemaitea

    bemaitea Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Did all of that...

    Have it set to refresh every 30 min. Even on a manual refresh, my location does not show up correctly. Just stays stuck on the previous location.

    Does yours update when you switch cities simply via cell towers or do you have GPS enabled?
     
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    mahers Well-Known Member

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    I use the network setting. Try uninstalling it and install it again.
     
  5. scudder

    scudder Well-Known Member

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    I read about the interval update above but was still wondering if the "follow me" will give you a LIVE ON-THE-FLY indication of your movement on the map?? So if you were driving that you would see yourself move on the zoomed-in satellite map??

    My experience was that it does NOT and I therefore assume that as I am traveling my location will update in conjunction with the update interval I have set. I just wanted to confirm that is the case or determine if something is wrong with my app??

    If Weatherbug does NOT track your every move on a Map is there a weather application that does???
     
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    Thanks but I actually UNINSTALLED that sucker about a week ago!!

    Now someone CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG...

    I completed a bunch of "battery power saving" housekeeping measures that including shutting off various background updates for applications and making sure of various settings on my phone wouldn't do "auto this" and "auto that" by itself.

    I had a couple widgets that i played around with including a Weather Channel widget and app. As I looked at the prefs for The Weather Channel....and I thoroughly looked through the options...it appears that there was NO WAY POSSIBLE to control the Weather Channel app and/or widget from updating EVERY 5 MINUTES!! I also noticed that when I powered up the phone this app was ALWAYS, ALWAYS on! I couldn't seem to quit it.

    Anyway, wound up UNINSTALLING the app and guess what?? Yep, BATTERY IMPROVEMENT!!! My findings: that Weather Channel app...even if you dumb it down to the least battery intensive operations possible...is a BATTERY HOG!!

    It's unfortunate because I like the app :(

    The other thing is that here in FL I like...and sometimes NEED...to have weather alerts. WeatherBug PUSHES alerts to your phone immediately or pretty close to the alert release and does so in the background even if the app isn't running. Weather Channel, however, has alerts but NO immediate notification...
     
  8. gsx1000r02

    gsx1000r02 Well-Known Member

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    I have looked everywhere that I could find, but can't find the WB locator app. Any chance u have it?
     

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