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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kasperknop, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. kasperknop

    kasperknop Member
    Thread Starter

    If you press the gprs button off the mobile network is still running in the bagground... it doesn't seem to work at all... so how can you turn the gprs off?
     

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  2. lemodular

    lemodular Well-Known Member

    settings\Location & security
     
  3. boogerdroid

    boogerdroid Newbie

    by turning the gps off does that only turn off your navigation? What else does that gps button do?
     
  4. lemodular

    lemodular Well-Known Member

    It disables the GPS on the phone. All software requiring GPS (including navigation) will not be able to use it although some apps can use wifi or/and cell towers to get an approximation of your location. You should be able to toggle it using the built-in Power Widget or any 3rd party apps from the market.
     
  5. kasperknop

    kasperknop Member
    Thread Starter

    OK everybody. I think I have made a mistake. I thought that the power widget-buttons came in this order:

    wifi - bluetooth - mobile network - sync(email sync?) - brightness

    But it seems that the one I call mobile network(I thought that was GRRS) is in fact a button for turning GPS on and off?

    So how do you turn off the mobile data connection?
     
  6. stearic

    stearic Well-Known Member

    Wifi / bluetooth / gps / sync / brightness
    That's the order, not mobile network.
     
  7. kasperknop

    kasperknop Member
    Thread Starter

    Yeah I figured that, so how do you turn off the mobile network? Just turn off the sync and then it will not drain battery? It will autodisable when I turn on wifi, right?
     
  8. magnus

    magnus Well-Known Member

    You turn off the 'mobile network'...by going into airplane mode by long pressing the power button.

    Then go into the power control widget and switch on any individual radios you might want like Wifi, GPS etc
     
  9. kasperknop

    kasperknop Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok thanks =) What about 3g connection/dataconnection. How do I turn that off?
     
  10. magnus

    magnus Well-Known Member

    Hmmm........The (talk+data) aka Verizion or mobile network can only be turned on and off. You cannot keep the talk on and data off. You can only switch those on and off together. IN airplane mode...both 3G and talk(voice) are off.

    You can switch talk off and data on using what I mentioned in the previous post. Airplane mode + Wifi on.

    Hope this helps
     
  11. kasperknop

    kasperknop Member
    Thread Starter

    OK thanks again =) So the Droid does not have a 3g/3g on/off button like the hero?
     
  12. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    No it doesn't because Verizon uses CDMA not GSM, CDMA only supports one type of connection used for both voice and data (EVDO or 1xxRTT). Also GPRS is a GSM standard, like EDGE or UMTS, not a complete "mobile network".
     
  13. Jakaro

    Jakaro Android Enthusiast

    can you text over wifi?
     
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