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Optimus GPS question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by larrycl, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. larrycl

    larrycl Member
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    I recently switched to the Optimus V after having the Intercept for a few months.

    On the Intercept, I could leave the GPS receiver off, and then when an app (maps, navigation, weather, etc) needed the GPS for location services, it would turn the GPS on. When the app was done, it turned the GPS receiver back off. This was great for conserving the battery.

    The Optimus doesn't seem to have this behavior. It appears I need to turn on (and leave on) the GPS receiver in order for apps to use it; in other words, apps don't seem to be able to turn the GPS on as needed.

    Is this how it should be or am I overlooking a setting somewhere?
     



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  2. joop1987

    joop1987 Newbie

    Just leave it on all the time. It will only turn on when apps need it.
     
  3. larrycl

    larrycl Member
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    Leaving it on all the time uses much more battery.
     
  4. TVCCS

    TVCCS Android Enthusiast

    For what it's worth...Quick Settings has a toggle for GPS, among others. I noticed that when I turn on Google Navigation, if I have the GPS turned off, it asks me if I want to enable it. When I do, and then go to exit Google Nav, it turns the GPS receiver off when I exit...the GPS icon disappears.

    But I need to add...that it only does that when I have Wireless Location enabled...otherwise the GPS stays on. The only way to kill both is to manually disable them, that I can find, anyway.
     
  5. larrycl

    larrycl Member
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    @TVCCS, you're right! I didn't have wireless location services on.
    When I turn this on, apps can then dynamically turn on and off the GPS.

    Thanks!
     

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