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Why does Sense Weather Widget Need High Location

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by blksith0, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. blksith0

    blksith0 Well-Known Member
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    On earlier versions of Sense, you could leave your location on Device Only (to Google's contempt) instead of Battery-Saving or High-Accuracy mode, but now the weather widget requires one of those modes. Why is this?

    Is Device-Only mode unable to get my location? It is able to, because Google Maps is able to get my accurate location using Device-Only, so why can't the Sense weather widget?
     



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  2. blksith0

    blksith0 Well-Known Member
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    Does anyone know of some way to have high location accuracy enabled, yet spoof it? Like a root method? I hate data mining for google while my phone is off, and more and more apps are getting really pushy with that setting.

    I know Im not going to get an answer on this dead forum, especially not to an advanced question, but maybe years from now this will show up on a google search and some kind fellow will know the answer. Though by that time I wont have the M9, so...
     
  3. lvt

    lvt Android Expert

    Sense is crap, to be honest.

    I were proud owner of three HTC phones but I'm unable to like Sense.
     
  4. Hadron

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    Actually I've never known the Sense clock/weather widget to use device-only mode, though that's not really bothered me as it's only on my lockscreen (I use another launcher, so the Sense widget isn't available for my homescreen anyway). Actually most weather apps rely entirely on wireless location, presumably because it doesn't need to be precise and allows updates with minimal power usage.

    If it's changed on your phone though then you'd have to ask HTC the reason.
     

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