I can't believe Verizon is telling people this stuff. If they would only hire one of the senior members of this forum as a consultant, maybe people would get real help when they call the corporation they spend hundreds of dollars with each year.
That's embarassing, imo. Nothing towards the OP because he didn't know any better and I applaud his efforts to help others but Big Red has failed to help anyone I have read about here.
Last edited by smokecombs; 07-31-2010 at 01:52 AM.
Too lazy to read thread. You can leave GPS on, just exit any apps that use it. The big ones are Maps and Navigation.
GPS also used by camera (it's an option to geotag photos) and browser (for example if you allow the google home page to find your location...but these really don't use GPS too much.
To reiterate: when done with Map, press home to go to your home screen. You'll notice that the GPS icon in notification bar (at the top of the screen) disappears. When done with Navigation, go menu button on phone > exit.
I leave the phone's GPS setting on all the time. The same with wifi and bluetooth. Leave it on! Just pay attention to what's using it.
AND DON'T KILL TASKS
DON'T USE ANTIVIRUS
As far as wifi, I'm not talking about the $20/month hotspot. I'm talking about connecting to a home or work wifi network. This way, your connection is faster than just 3G and you end up using less battery power with wifi so use it when you can. Like bluetooth, if you use it once a day, just leave the phone setting for wifi on.