cannot check in 4SQ without gps

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    raiteens New Member

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    Hi folks,
    I have get my new Samsung galaxy S5 and already have a problem.
    I cannot check in Foursquare using WIFI only. Its asking me to switch on gps. I dont get it why because on my old Samsung galaxy s2 I could check in with wifi only. Of course its no so hard to switch onmy gps location but I think with Wifi should be enough. This is really annoing.
     
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    Welcome to the forum

    I don't use 4SQ but if it is for location of your device in the case of it being stolen the only accurate way to do that is by way of GPS.
     
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    hi. thanks. Its good idea and maybe it could be so. The question is if I can turn off this feature to check in 4SQ without turning gps on.
     
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    This is just a guess but if what I said above is true then no, it would need to be on. I leave mine on all the time and it came in handy when I thought I lost my phone about a week ago but the GPS said it was in the house. Less worried and I found it. There are a few apps that do require GPS in order to function correctly.
     
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    yes, its quit good if you can find but gps takes too much of battery energy so I better turn it off. Just very strange that in previous android versions I could check in 4SQ with wifi only. IT would be logical if I could choose the way of check in etc...anyway, seems that I cannot change it.
     
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    Again, I'm making a big assumption about what it's doing. It's not that it can get a location by WiFi or even by cell tower but it is potentially very inaccurate.