question about power control widget

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  1. zero7404

    zero7404 Active Member

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    i added this widget and there are 6 icons....

    from left to right:
    wifi/bluetooth/?/sync/screen brightness

    i was wondering what the icon in the middle does. it's a dish tilted to the right, with some waves radiating out of it. it's on by default, but when i turn it off i don't see anything happening on the phone....

    anyone ?
     
  2. gt7785

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    its for the GPS signal, you can turn it off to save battery
     
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    That one turns your gps on and off. If you leave gps on when you dont need it, it can drain your battery.

    Hope that helps...
     
  4. zero7404

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    im so dense....shoulda thought of that.....
    i keep it on all the time.....but when @ work i guess its useless. ... thanks for the tips
     
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    I believe that if you leave the GPS on it will only activate when an app requests it. So I don't think it will drain your battery too bad.
     
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    True. I leave mine on constantly and still get plenty of battery life.
     
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    Lots of apps use the GPS. Even the browser. If you're indoors, don't care about GPS and want to browse, turning GPS off will save your battery some life. Otherwise, the browser will try its damnedest to get a fix.

    It's good to have choices.
     
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    When that GPS button is enabled, but no program is using the GPS, does it still kill the battery?
     
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    For a while I was religious about turning GPS on and off, then I stopped bothering and have noticed no difference in battery life.
     
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    Number one battery killer on that panel is all the way to the right - screen brightness. It dwarfs all the others put together. WiFi would be number 2. Syncing would probably be third. GPS on or off would hardly be noticable.
     
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    Same here, The only thing I disable is Wifi
     
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    I leave GPS on 24/7 its only in use when you see the little GPS symbol up in the task bar up top. I do turn off WiFi and BlueTooth when not in use.

    BacknBlack are you saying leaving BlueTooth on does drain the battery?


    -=Jason=-
     
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