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Support GPS running non stop after Froyo update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AJ_EVO, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. AJ_EVO

    AJ_EVO Well-Known Member
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    Lately I've noticed the GPS icon at the top of the screen even when I'm not in a GPS app. It's definitely affecting my battery life. I've rebooted the phone a few times. I used Google Maps last night, but closed it before I went to bed. This morning my battery was really low and the GPS icon was still sitting there. My wife noticed a similar occurrence of GPS running more than expected on her Droid X as well. Any ideas?
     

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  2. bgillyjcu

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    Turn off the GPS. Go into the menu and just check the first and third GPS options. You really only need two on if you are using the navi option.
     
  3. sorka

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    I don't think that's the answer the OP is looking for. I'd find it a pain to have to be turning it off and on every time I use a location aware app.

    I haven't experienced this issue with 2.2 at all. I leave my GPS turned on all the time.

    If you're seeing this without a gps using app in the foreground, then you have one in the background that is turning it on from time to time.
     
  4. deekum1627

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    i dont seem to have that issue at all either i leave it on all the times since i got my phone a few months ago
     
  5. bgillyjcu

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    Location aware apps work great with only options 1 and 3 checked. I'd leave off option two at all times unless you really need it.

    When you say you leave GPS on...there are actually three options. Which one do you leave on? Option 2? Satellites?
     
  6. AJ_EVO

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    Ok I guess its not happening all the time. I have gps enabled now and there's no icon. Is there any way to tell what app is using it?
     
  7. sorka

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    I leave GPS and aGPS on all the time time.
     
  8. JiggyB

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    Pretty new to the forums but got some help rooting my X the other night so I'm back. I've had an unrooted X on 2.1 since release day. Always had GPS and aGPS on 24/7. I could never understand people saying that the X had poor battery life because it was better than my S2. I was getting a FULL day w/ steady use. Anyway, today was my first day at work w new set up and phone was almost dead at lunch. Just like OP said, the GPS indicator is on quite often. I'm pretty sure I have all the same apps w/ all the same configurations. There is no way to know what app is causing it to run, right? It used to turn on for no more than 10 seconds at a time without an app running in the foreground. It stays on for a long time now. What program could require it to runs for minutes on end in the background?
     
  9. mxsjw

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    It's the stock motorola weather app, which of course, can't be ****ing removed without rooting. I'm having the same problem since 2.2. I'm thinking about adding the widget, changing the update schedule to the longest frequency and then removing the widget, I wonder if that'll fix it?

    ETA...well that was a bust, can't change the update frequency of the stock weather app. G.D.'ed bloatware. Everyday I'm closer to rooting this hotrod.
     
  10. I'm trying to figure out what your guys mean when you say option 1, 2 and 3... where do you find these options? Or are you refering to "Use Wireless Networks" option 1, "Use GPS Satellites" option 2 and "Enable Assisted GPS" option 3?

    This is all I could come up with?
     
  11. Also, for those who suspect that GPS is draining your battery, have you gone into battery manager to confirm that either GPS, or a GPS app is eating your battery?
     
  12. AJ_EVO

    AJ_EVO Well-Known Member
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    I fixed this by uninstalling and reinstalling Beautiful Widgets.
     

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