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Is there an app that will turn on GPS using an SMS?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by LuisAlvarez, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. LuisAlvarez

    LuisAlvarez New Member
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    I have install many applications that lets me find my phone in case it gets stolen, but every one of them requieres that the GPS on my phone is turned on in order to work. Is there any app that will let me turn on the GPS by sending a text message?
     

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  2. sitlet

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    Mobile Defense, and Lookout both will do that.
     
  3. coolbone

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    Tasker and Locale both have this functionality. They are a bit involved, and the learning curve is slightly steep, but they are immensely powerful.
     
  4. LuisAlvarez

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    Lookout works with or without turning on the GPS function, is just that without it turned on, is not accurate enough, it misses by nearly 1 mile...

    I'm very pleased with the Phone Locator App, it's just that the GPS turned on the whole time, makes my battery last less than 4 hours. That's why I'm just looking for an app that will let me turn on the gps function on the phone by sending a sms...
     
  5. LuisAlvarez

    LuisAlvarez New Member
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    Lookout works with or without turning on the GPS function, is just that without it turned on, is not accurate enough, it misses by nearly 1 mile...

    I'm very pleased with the Phone Locator App, it's just that the GPS turned on the whole time, makes my battery last less than 4 hours. That's why I'm just looking for an app that will let me turn on the gps function on the phone by sending a sms...
     
  6. UncleMike

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    +1 for Tasker. But I really fail to understand why apps that are GPS-dependent don't offer the ability to automatically turn it on.
     
  7. LuisAlvarez

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    I know that Tasker will be able to do the job, but it's way to complicated for what I realy need it for. I just need a simple app that triggers on the GPS antenna with a text message... if it exists.
     
  8. sitlet

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    Did you check out the two apps I posted? Both of those do it...
     

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