DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: GPS Indicator in Status Bar

  1. Senior Droid
    jawa6969's Avatar
    Member #
    41435
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    240
    Phone
    Thunderbolt
    #1

    GPS Indicator in Status Bar

    When I am seeing the GPS satellite icon up in the status bar, does that mean something (app or service) is actually using the GPS for something and therefore draining my battery? Should it only appear when it's being used?
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. RS/Moderator
    Abe21599's Avatar
    Member #
    18400
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    6,334
    Liked
    71 times
    Phone
    S3, G2, M8
    Premium Member
  4. Droid
    jakenovak's Avatar
    Member #
    27981
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    34
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    #3
    Quote Originally Posted by jawa6969 View Post
    When I am seeing the GPS satellite icon up in the status bar, does that mean something (app or service) is actually using the GPS for something and therefore draining my battery? Should it only appear when it's being used?
    Yes to both. Unlike wifi (which is constantly drawing power), GPS only draws power when an application requests a fix from the chip (or, in the case of the Droid, when you see it blinking in the status bar).

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. What's with the LED Indicator?
    By Audiophobe in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 12-06-2010, 02:54 PM
  2. LED Indicator?
    By ashkev843 in forum Android Hacks and Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-26-2010, 02:51 PM
  3. What does it mean when the battery indicator is very irratic?
    By pb8185 in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-21-2010, 07:25 AM
  4. two led indicator lights?
    By lucky in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-15-2010, 10:01 PM
  5. msg light indicator setting?
    By Anomander in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-11-2010, 06:48 PM

Search tags for this page

android gps indicator

,
droid 3 gps status bar
,
flashing satellite icon on android
,
what does a symbol on my status bar mean android
,

what does flashing gps icon mean

,
what does it mean when gps is blinking
,
what does it mean when gps is flashing and locating on phone
,
what does it mean when the satellite is in notification bar
,
what does the flashing satellite symbol mean on my android p
,
what does the satellite icon on the droid mean
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Tags for this Thread

Find us on Google+