What's using my GPS?

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  1. apastuszak

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    Is there any way to tell which app is using my GPS? It's been on for over half an hour.

    Andy
     
  2. hookbill

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    What apps are you running that use GPS? Beautiful Widgets for example will use GPS.
     
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    Go to Menu/settings/applications/manage applications/menu/filter/running. This will show what apps are running and you can select any and then force close it. You should be able to spot the offender there.
     
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    You didn't buy your phone a tinfoil hat did you?

    You're doomed.
     
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    Willing to bet it is your browser. Open it up, close all tabs, let google (assuming that is your homepage) completely load and find your location. Then hit back.

    If you close out of the browser while google is trying to find your location, it will just keep trying and trying.

    I have set my homepage to about:blank. When I close all windows I am left with a blank one that doesn't try to do anything.
     
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    Here's a situation where a task killer might help
     
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    OR you can just turn your GPS off when your not using it. Fantastic idea I must say...
     
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    Unless you have apps that use the GPS every now and again in the background...
     
  9. apastuszak

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    The offending app was Tweetcaster

    It was keeping the GPS on for as long as 30 minutes. I uninstalled it and installed Seesmic. I was going to file a bug report with Handmark, but to do that, I had to give them my mobile number. NFW was I doing that for a free app.
     
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    I have had no trouble using a GPS on UA - no need to hide. Have been asked if a certified Class B device and FA has accepted the answer. However only works on a window seat.Most current GPS do not currently support routes.Best to be careful when using these in big routes.
     
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    That's one option. I don't and I have no problems but I do pay attention to the notification bar. You gotta go with whatever works for you though.
     
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