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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jedwards16, May 23, 2010.

  1. jedwards16

    jedwards16 Active Member
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    Im going on a hike this week and its possible that I might lose cell phone service out in the middle of the woods. I want to track this hike using My Tracks though. Is it possible to turn off the cell phone stuff so that my battery doesnt die from trying to locate a signal all day BUT still keep the GPS on so that I can record the track?
     

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  2. fortesquieu

    fortesquieu Well-Known Member
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    Everything means?
     
  3. jedwards16

    jedwards16 Active Member
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    Basically everything but GPS. Obviously the phone itself needs to remain on but I wont be using wifi, 3g, or the cell phone itself. Just the GPS features.
     
  4. seoultrain

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    Put the power control widget on one of your screens. through that, disable wifi, bluetooth, and sync. Enable GPS. Then go and disable mobile network (has a separate widget). Then put the phone in airplane mode (long press the power button while on).

    You should be good to go, assuming My Tracks doesn't need internet access. I'm not familiar with that app.
     
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  5. contagous

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    Would flight mode not do this?
     
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    Damn thats alot of steps lol, nice info tho
     
  7. seoultrain

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    you're probably right about airplane mode taking care of everything. My post just makes sure of everything.

    Plus, the power control widget is essential to Android anyway.
     
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  8. jedwards16

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    Ill give that a shot. Thanks so much for answers.
     
  9. sunthas

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    Airplane mode should force GPS off eh?
     
  10. jedwards16

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    I thought it would too but I just tested it right now. I turn on airplane mode (the airplane symbol is on the screen) and turn on GPS. Its still tracking my movement.
     
  11. contagous

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    Yeah as far as i know GPS doesn't effect plane systems, so no reason for it to power that off :), not 100% but i remember being allowed to use my Garmin GPS awhile back to track where my flight was going.
     

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