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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 Lurker
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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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    David
     

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  2. Carl C

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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 :)
     
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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.
     
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    Yep, it looks like the culprit was ping.fm -- thanks.
     
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