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Support gps turning on and off on its own?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by davidryal, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. davidryal

    davidryal New Member
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    Does the G1 have the ability to auto-turn off the gps if no program is using it? I thought you could only enable/disable gps manually, but lately it seems like it's turning on and off on its own in my status bar.

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    Thanks.

    David
     

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  2. Carl C

    Carl C Well-Known Member
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    Hi David and Welcome to AF forums! :D

    As far as I know , the GPS is not in use on it's own , a program must be using it to show the GPS symbol in your status bar.

    I would recommend downloading an App Manager like program like "Advanced Task Manager" and end all the programs. You'll then notice the GPS symbol disappear , hence backing up the theory it is an app using it.

    Another thing you could do is end the tasks one by one until it disappears meaning you can pin-point which program is using it.

    Carl C :)
     
  3. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member
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    Carl C is right the gps is only on when its needed by an app.

    If you turn it on in settings, it will only show when its being used.
     
  4. davidryal

    davidryal New Member
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    Yep, it looks like the culprit was ping.fm -- thanks.
     
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