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  1. Amit Arora1's Avatar
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    Dear All,
    I have searched forums but haven't found any thread for this particular issue.. If anyone of you know any of similar thread then please let me know the link and i will start following it.

    As per in all previous smartphones when i allowed apps to use my location then it would work fine if gps was switched off... Apps would use cellular location which is accurate upto 200-300 mts ,
    which i think is perfectly alright as most of apps doesn't need fine locations. Apps like searching for restaurants nearby or posting something on facebook with location... it should be done without using gps. I don't know if i am missing a trick here or it is also one of those things which have gone missed by MS and nokia. Even location tagging on pictures clicked were done with cellular data in my previous phones. Or there should be a alternative of automatically switching on and off of GPS when we start using app with permission to location and it should close of its own when we stop using that particular app.

    Regards
    Amit
  2. phonohead's Avatar
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    On my old HTC One X, I could never got any location on my phone, unless I had GPS/location services on. Did I miss something, or are you sure GPS/location was not on, on your previous devices?
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    local scout use both data and gps to locate you and search for nearby deals and POI, as does apps with check in capability.
    anyways no idea why you hate turning on gps.
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    On Windows Phone (same as on iPhone) you cannot turn off just GPS - you are turning off all ability to track your location: both via GPS and mobile networks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huime View Post
    local scout use both data and gps to locate you and search for nearby deals and POI, as does apps with check in capability.
    anyways no idea why you hate turning on gps.
    Hey Huime,
    I don't hate turning on gps , i am scared of battery drains... and i believe if closing gps can save battery then very rarely precise location is required by most of the apps.

    Thanks for your reply though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amit Arora1 View Post
    Hey Huime,
    I don't hate turning on gps , i am scared of battery drains... and i believe if closing gps can save battery then very rarely precise location is required by most of the apps.

    Thanks for your reply though.
    Cellular data is a two way calibration while GPS is a one way receiver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amit Arora1 View Post
    i am scared of battery drains...
    Don't be.
  8. Amit Arora1's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptDjob View Post
    Don't be.
    i would love to not be... but actually 920 is giving me horrible times with battery.... :( i have reduced my usage to bare minimum and still it is not lasting one work day.
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    WP8 doesn't have a setting for GPS. Just "Location Services" which includes wireless network location services. Turn one off, you turn them all off.

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