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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by grunt, Dec 18, 2010.

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    I have a Droid 2 and I noticed when I clicked "location & security", then clicked "use wireless network" that it was checked. Is this using more of my battery? And what is its main function, for maps?

    Thanks for your responce in advance
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    I used GPS for Maps, but it's a personal preference.
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    As far as I know, it uses a little more battery, but not much at all. Its purpose is for rough location for apps that need to know the area/town your in rather than apps that need to pinpoint your location. for example, the weather widget will autolocate you and show you weather for the area your in, or when you go to google in your mobile browser it should ask you at the bottom to find things around you.
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    Probably not in a significant manner. If you really want to determine if it is, enable it and monitor your battery life.

    Anything that needs to know your location.
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