New Droid owner- what is the little satellite looking icon in the menu bar?

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  1. carriemn

    carriemn New Member

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    The bar on the top of phone (where it has the time, battery info, connection bars and 3g) I have a little Satellite looking thing with these little flashing bars...what is that?
     
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    Gps........
     
  3. Martin030908

    Martin030908 Super Moderator

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    That would be your wi-fi indicator I believe. It's either that or GPS.
     
  4. carriemn

    carriemn New Member

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    I have my Wi-fi turned off...
    Why would the GPS be running continuously. And it's up there sometimes and other times it's not...
     
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    Martin030908 Super Moderator

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    not sure....
     
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    Depends....if you open a browser sometimes Google uses GPS to check your location for search results. Or if you have a program like Where/Movies/Aloqa/Yelp etc they all use GPS as well.

    Some programs don't shut the GPS off like they should.
     
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    That's your personal satellite. Every Droid owner gets his or her own satellite. That's why they cost so much.
     
  8. carriemn

    carriemn New Member

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    Can I turn it off? Or...?
     
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    Yes, you can turn it off.


    Settings > Location & security > Use GPS satellites.


    Or you can add the Power Control widget to one of your home screens and turn it off/on with one touch.
     
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    carriemn New Member

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    Thanks!
    Now...power control Widget, is this the same as an app? I looked in the market and could not find it...
     
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    Go to an empty area of your home screen, long press on the empty area, select widgets, a list of available widgets will pop up.
     
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    LMAO. Swing and a miss!
     
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