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Support Enabling GPS and Battery usage

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by andrewduerden, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. andrewduerden

    andrewduerden Member
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    Mar 1, 2010
    If you enable GPS but dont use it, does it drain your battery? I've gotten used to having GPS disabled and manually turning it on when I need it. If GPS only fires up when its needed , is there any downside to having it enabled all the time?
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  2. aminaked

    aminaked Well-Known Member

    On my droid 1 I leave the setting on all the time because apps use it as needed and the rest of the time it uses no power.

    Btw, I also leave the wifi setting on all the time because wifi uses less power than 3g so you want to use it whenever you can. (By default wifi turns off when the screen goes dark.)

    All this being said, there's a bug with the droid x where you need to toggle gps and wifi off when you're done using them or it'll drain the battery. The next update should fix this but my point is that you should try it both ways and see if it makes a difference.

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