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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fenyo, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. fenyo

    fenyo Lurker
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    Android version: 6.0-01008
    Tablet model: Alcatel Pixi 4 7"
    Model number: 8063

    Problem:

    In Settings-->Location, the "Mode" has only one option: Battery saving.

    No other options are there, so no "Device Only" (GPS)" and no "High Accuracy" (GPS + WiFi + cell towers).

    As a consequence, I can't use GPS when I'm on a road.

    How can get the other options back in the menu?


    Thanks a lot! Screenshot_20191005-172017.png
     

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    you can have the map pre-downloaded over wifi before heading out. are you using google maps?

    edit: as long as you have a gps signal and have the mapo downloaded, your maps should work as intended.
     
  3. fenyo

    fenyo Lurker
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    Thanks for your reply! I use offline google maps and OpenStreetMap as well. The maps work fine, but my position is not indicated, because of my tablet's location menu setting, which is on the above screenshot.
     
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    sorry but i can't read what's on the screen.
     
  5. fenyo

    fenyo Lurker
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    There is "Battery saving mode" on the menu list (the screenshot is in the tablet's native language). So no other location options to choose from.
     
  6. fenyo

    fenyo Lurker
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    Can anybody help me solve this?
     
  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    This is what I'd expect if the device didn't have a GPS chip or antenna, but specs claim it should have. And I can't imagine anyone bothers to make a fake Alcatel.

    All I can think of is to find out whether you can get the stock firmware for the device and reflashing it (tools for this depend on the manufacturer, and I'm not familiar with Alcatel devices). Or, if you bought it recently enough, take it back on the grounds that it is either defective or does not match the spec it was sold as having.
     
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