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    Why Is My GPS Logo On??

    Sometimes my GPS logo is on in the top bar. It is flashing the 2 green signal lines. Most of the time when the logo is showing, i have no idea why its on and what is using my GPS. Is there any way to find out what is using the GPS and why the logo is there, something to see why its on
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    Depends on what apps you have installed.... could be weather, google maps, twitter etc..... there is a ton of apps that can and will GPS. If you are concerned just turn your GPS off.
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    When the logo is showing... I tap the map app and open it, then close it right away. then the logo goes away. its weird.
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    If you leave your gps enabled all the time there may be a few things using it. The browser could even use gps if enable location is checked in your browser settings. Some weather apps also check your location when they're refreshing depending on their settings. I generally disable the gps unless I'm using google maps. Having the power control widget on one of the screens come in handy for quickly turning gps on or off.
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    I believe the camera also uses GPS to geotag your pictures.
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    Just turn off GPS is you're not using it... it'll eat away your battery anyway. Toggles are your best bet for quick on/off access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin030908 View Post
    Just turn off GPS is you're not using it... it'll eat away your battery anyway. Toggles are your best bet for quick on/off access.
    I agree. I use "Battery Widget" to determine my battery strength on my home screen. Clicking on the widget also allows me to shut off Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth without having to go into settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin030908 View Post
    Just turn off GPS is you're not using it... it'll eat away your battery anyway. Toggles are your best bet for quick on/off access.
    +1 That really says it all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zegolf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Martin030908 View Post
    Just turn off GPS is you're not using it... it'll eat away your battery anyway. Toggles are your best bet for quick on/off access.
    I agree. I use "Battery Widget" to determine my battery strength on my home screen. Clicking on the widget also allows me to shut off Wifi, GPS and Bluetooth without having to go into settings.
    Thanks to you I have the battery widget on my desktop now, but can someone explain what the icons on the widget stand for? TIA
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    It should look like a battery with a meter on it?

    If you touch it, the widget should show a bigger battery with
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    Wifi Off
    GPS Off
    Bluetooth

    On it? Touching each of those will turn the respective items on (green) and off (red).

    That what you were looking for?
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