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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by markww, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. markww

    markww Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi,

    Can anyone confirm that the GPS icon will stay on the notification bar after an app using GPS has been closed?

    Thanks
     



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  2. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    The GPS Icon will only remain on the Notification bar if an app is open / actively using it :)

    Download a free Task manager to kill which app is using it , or navigate to the app using it and keep pressing the Back key until it closes. That should sort it

    Carl [​IMG]
     
  3. markww

    markww Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi Carl,

    Thanks for the reply. I'm reading reports in the android dev forum that specifically on the Sprint Hero, this behavior can occur.

    If anyone has a geo-aware app, like foursquare (or wants to give it a shot!) that would be awesome. I know it uses gps, and shuts down gps properly (their source code is public). I don't have a hero available, so if someone could just try that it'd be awesome,

    Thanks
     
  4. markww

    markww Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Also, it looks like it affects firmware:
    [FONT=Courier, Monospaced]1.56.651.2[/FONT]
     
  5. akkidy

    akkidy Member

  6. Carl C

    Carl C Extreme Android User

    I saw somewhere yesterday about in one of the updates from Google their is a fix for this BUG:

    I can't find it now though , but I know it was their. I don't know if this was directed at the Hero anyway??? If I come across it again , I'll sure post it here [​IMG]
     
  7. I only have this problem with the new Yelp app. When I leave the app the icon remains. If I start another app that uses GPS and then exit, the icon goes away.
     
  8. JDuc

    JDuc Well-Known Member

    The new WeatherBug (WeatherHog?) app does this since updating the firmware on my Sprint Hero and updating WeatherBug.

    Not sure which one caused it, but I've noticed it too.
     
  9. sir_knoxalot

    sir_knoxalot Newbie

    I had this happen to me yesterday when I download the new Yelp application, not sure if that is related.
     
  10. anicol

    anicol Lurker

    I think it's a problem with the update. It doesn't appear that the GPS is running, but the icon blinks away making you think it's running. The log doesn't seem to indicate it's running, anyway.

    I tested different settings in my app and couldn't see a pattern of how to get rid of it for all cases.

    -Alex
     
  11. My response from Yelp when I asked about the GPS icon:

     

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