what is this symbol crosshairs

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  1. kassdog

    kassdog Well-Known Member
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    In my top bar there is a symbol with crosshairs what is it for.
     

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  2. nick325i

    nick325i Well-Known Member
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    Menu > Settings > Location > Location Setting
    Allow netowkr to detect your position

    If you uncheck it, it goes away.
     
  3. kassdog

    kassdog Well-Known Member
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    How important is it. Will it affect any programs.
     
  4. VinceO

    VinceO Well-Known Member
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    Its for GPS location. In the event you have an emergency and need 911, they can locate you.
     
  5. romeosidvicious

    romeosidvicious Well-Known Member
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    Not quite true. You cannot turn off GPS for 911. Dialing 911 turns it on automatically. The crosshairs mean that GPS is enabled for applications that need to use it. it is not active (that's the satellite dish) but it is set to act automatically if an app requests it and it updates its epherma data periodically. I haven't noticed any change in battery life since leaving mine on. I don't have to hit a button or step through menus to use GPS enabled apps which annoyed me and since it sleeps (crosshairs) when not in use you shouldn't see much change in battery usage.
     
  6. BrianR

    BrianR Well-Known Member
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    Page 6 of the user manual.
     
  7. Scotti

    Scotti New Member
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    rtfm
    :d
     
  8. cooolone2

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    Actually, any mobile phone with power "ON" can be located now. As per Dept. Homeland Security and I believe an Executive Order post 9-11.

    It has more to do than just safety/911, lol.
    But it's not worth getting into here...

    ;)
     
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