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    turn off GPS

    If I want to conserve battery use I can turn WiFi off and would also like to turn GPS off.

    Is GPS always on or only when you have maps open?
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    I think it's always on by default, but there is a free app in the marketplace under tools for GPS on off.
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    If you long-press a blank area of your screen, click "widgets," then "power control," you will get a widget that allows you to control the power to the wifi, bluetooth, gps, email push (I think), and auto-backlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narsil View Post
    If you long-press a blank area of your screen, click "widgets," then "power control," you will get a widget that allows you to control the power to the wifi, bluetooth, gps, email push (I think), and auto-backlight.
    no way - so that is how you get widgets, just reading about these; I m so glad I stayed with Verizon long enough for the DROID and did not cave and go ATT for an iPhone.
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    Yeah i forgot about that one also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Narsil View Post
    If you long-press a blank area of your screen, click "widgets," then "power control," you will get a widget that allows you to control the power to the wifi, bluetooth, gps, email push (I think), and auto-backlight.
    Thanks so much for this info! I was finally able to turn off GPS when a terrible app (Gowalla) refused.
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    power control app is awesome. the email push does turns on/off syncing which is very useful at home when im at a computer. i dont need my phone beeping to tell me i got an email...or do i..
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    You can handle it however you want to. I only have it notify me when I receive email directly from certain people. I find turning sync off and on too tedious. YMMV, of course.
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    It amazes me how so few people know about the stock Power Control widget, even more so when they are recommending others to download another one they don't even need.
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    You can also turn off GPS by:
    App Listing (where all your apps are shown)
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    Use GPS Satellites switch

    This certainly takes longer than the widget, but is availble with a stock system and no additional apps.
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