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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sean76, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Hmm, this is a weird one! My GPS works and all, however if history serves me right I always remember a little icon being present up top when I had the Standing alone GPS enabled on all my phones. For some reason there is nothing showing on my Bionic when its enabled.

    Further more, I have Beautiful Widgets on my phone, and in order for the Town location to adjust my Standing Alone GPS has to be enabled...never had to have it enabled on the TB, or Charge to show the Town or city?
     


  2. brkshr

    brkshr Newbie

    It should show an icon
     
  3. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

    I have found that the icon doesn't actually show until your location is actually requested.

    Does it show up when you open up Navigation?

    If you actually want to see the status of the GPS, you can always put the GPS toggle widget on a homescreen.
     
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  4. maxamilian

    maxamilian Newbie

    They did away eith the gps icon at the top bar eith the introduction of the gingerbread 2.3.3 software. It was gon on my droid x and my x2 with the new gingerbread. Now you have to use the gps eidget on each screen ti see it at a glance.
     
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  5. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
    Thread Starter


    Cool...thanks..
     
  6. HotDawg

    HotDawg Android Enthusiast

    The icons are a bit different now, GPS looks kinda like a bull's eye.
    I don't know how accurate this chart is, as vibrate looks different from what they show, but GPS is similar : Gingerbread Status Bar Icons Revealed
     
  7. rajaji

    rajaji Newbie

    On my wife's Fascinate, if you pull down the pull-down thing, you have icons for GPS, WiFi, etc, and you could in one touch activate or deactivate any one. It's much more tedious on the Bionic...though, there's a widget for GPS on/off and WiFi on/off that you can put on one of the home screens. But that GPS widget won't activate Google location services.
     
  8. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
    Thread Starter


    Yip I know ...I had the Fascinate! However, what I was refering to was that when the GPS is actually on, I don't see a status icon in the tool bar like my previous other 20 Android devices...lol! However, looks like a Gingerbread thing.
     
  9. cdf3

    cdf3 Well-Known Member

    Thought it was just me. Guess I need to find a nice looking widget to place on my homescreen. I have a WiFi & Bluetooth widget by DROIDMANIA. Sure hope they can make one for GPS. I haven't found a good looking GPS widget for my main home screen.
     
  10. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    I don't recall ever having an icon in the notification bar when GPS was enabled (but not actually in use), even from day 1 on my OG Droid.
     
  11. G4bama

    G4bama Lurker

    I have the Droid 3 and have noticed the same issue. The icon has been changed and from my experience the icon only appears in the notification bar when google maps is running. I use the "Widgetsoid" app and when I select the GPS switch I am taken to the locations setting page so I can chose a location method. After making my selection I press go back and return to the home screen. The only way you know that GPS is on is to look at the GPS switch.
    I had the HTC ERIS and it showed the GPS icon in the notification bar regardless as long as GPS was turned on. I guess it is a programming issue we will have to adjust too.
     

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