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Location settings in system and apps

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by flatH2O, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. flatH2O

    flatH2O Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 18, 2009
    What do you think? If I have all my location settings on at system level, do I need to turn them all on in each individual program, too? I haven't been able to find what each location option does different than the others.

    For example, my phone system has "yes" checked for all of these: Use wireless networks (See location in applications--such as Maps--using wireless networks; Location setting (Allow network to detect your position); Use GPS satellites

    In WeatherBug Elite I have the option to say "yes" to these on the app level: Enable My Location (Allows the app to find your current position); Enable Follow Me (Tracks your location in the background); Use Network (Turn on/off network location fixes); Use GPS (Turn on/off GPS location fixes)


  2. ronbien

    ronbien Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    I believe that you need to say yes to the system level and the app level if you want that type of location technology used.
    I am not sure why they require it in both places, but it seems to be the norm on smart phones.

    Good Luck!

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