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General Sense weather widget stuck saying "current location".

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tonyb81, May 4, 2010.

  1. tonyb81

    tonyb81 Android Enthusiast
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    Running 2.1v3, for the life of me I cannot get the sense widget app to change from saying "current location". i try to add a location but it wont find the one I'm at. I never had to do manually enter a city before.
     

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  2. Taterus Maximus

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    If you want it to stick with one city try removing the widget from your screen and adding it again just select the city, if you want it to update with your location do the same as above but select current location and see if that works. I've had that problem before and re-adding the widget fixed it for me.
     
  3. OfTheDamned

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    Do you have GPS turned off? You have to have GPS turned on in 2.1 to get it to get your location even over the network. If you go into settings and turn it off you will notice that it switches your location setting to 911 only.
     
  4. tonyb81

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    No go, I have gps on, set to location on, i have even force closed the widget and removed it from teh screen and back up, and it still says "current location".
     
  5. OfTheDamned

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    It may be a network issue. A few other people were having trouble with this sort of thing and they were all in the Queens, NY area.
     
  6. tonyb81

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    I live in Pennsylvania
     
  7. OfTheDamned

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    I'm just saying it may be network related not necessarily location related.
     
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  8. tonyb81

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    I bet I can use this as a reason to return my 2.1 to HTC and get a 1.5


    :p
     
  9. xScorch Muffinx

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    Just wait, that's what I do and it fixes itself. Lol.
     
  10. coronabill

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    FWIW... Mine used to do that all the time with 1.5...:eek:
     
  11. hallstevenson

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    Not true. I never turn GPS on unless I'm using the maps or navigation tool. This morning, the weather app knew I was in "Dayton". A bit later, at my son's orthodontist appointment, it said I was in "Washington Twp". Now, it says I'm in "Springboro". All correct locations.
     
  12. OfTheDamned

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    Really? Does it show that you have 911 only under the location settings when you turn it off? If I turn off GPS then my settings immediately switch to 911 only and I can't get proper location information.
     
  13. Bswartz95

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    I too get correct locations without using GPS.
     
  14. hookem

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    It uses cell towers as well for location. Not as accurate, but close.

    If I have GPS on, my home location is Austin, which is correct.

    If I turn off GPS, my location switches to Round Rock-Georgetown which are two towns (suburbs) just north of Austin.

    If I drive just a mile south of my house with GPS off, my location is Austin again.
     

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