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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by killtheaquitted, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. killtheaquitted

    killtheaquitted Well-Known Member
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    A few days ago the GPS notification icon started popping up at the top of my screen at random without me even running an app that requires GPS. I have tried to kill any app that potentially uses GPS with taskiller, disabling GPS all-together, and rebooting my phone to get it to go away. The only temporary solution I have found is to enter and then exit google maps. That works for a little while but then, bam, out of nowhere the little satellite icon appears again. I don't mind if it is just a little glitch and my GPS isn't actually being accessed, but if it is, that is a serious hit to my battery life. I haven't noticed a dramatic change in battery life since it started happening but I do seem to get less time out of the phone. Has anyone else had this problem and if so, is it a big deal and how do you fix it? THANKS!
     

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  2. nick325i

    nick325i Well-Known Member
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    Do you have a weather widget running?

    As a side note: I use the HTC Widget > Settings > GPS and toggle it when i need it.

    Otherwise turn off your location setting and see what happens.
     
  3. russhour

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    Do you know of a location toggle? I hate going into my settings to flick it off when there are 4 other toggles, especially when the airplane toggle is redundant because of the poweroff menu.
     
  4. sprucebeach

    sprucebeach Well-Known Member
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    After I turn off the GPS the animated icon remains in the notification area until I reboot. Anyone else seeing this?
     
  5. russhour

    russhour Member
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    YES IT HAPPENS TO ME AND I GO NUTS! I think its an app issue, It only happens to me when I use Aloqa. Try disabling or uninstalling an app that you frequently use that uses the GPS locator. Maybe that will Help!
     
  6. V425

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    Mine used to do that, but it hasn't happened since I hard reset my phone for other problems months ago (MMS problem came back but 100% awake time and GPS notification didn't)
     
  7. aceofspades626

    aceofspades626 Well-Known Member
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    I got the permanent GPS icon when I had HTCtweet set to auto update my location. Had to reboot to get it to turn off, but since I switched that feature off I haven't had the problem.
     
  8. T3Dogg20

    T3Dogg20 New Member
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    the GPS symbol has now appeared in my notification bar too...
    I have tried uninstalling all new programs and settings but can
    not shut it off. GPS is not active though...there is a line going through
    the symbol that goes away when I turn GPS on. I just want to get the
    symbol out of my notification bar...it wasn't there before and its not
    on the other phones we have.
     
  9. andygu3

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    Maybe just a reboot will help
     
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