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

  1. killtheaquitted

    Thread Starter

    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 Android Enthusiast

    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

    russhour Newbie

    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 Member

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

    russhour Newbie

    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

    V425 Android Enthusiast

    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

    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 Lurker

    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

    andygu3 Android Expert

    Maybe just a reboot will help
     

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