The Benefit of Turning Off GPS On Your Android Phone (KitKat Version) And Using WiFi To Determine Your Location

[FEATURED GEEK SQUEAK] The Benefit of Turning Off GPS On Your Android Phone (KitKat Version) And Using WiFi To Determine Your Location – When the GPS function is activated on your phone it is constantly performing a satellite handshake to pinpoint your location. Personally, I do not see a need for GPS unless you are going a trip and need to use the phone for navigation purposes; PLUS, GPS turned “on” drains the battery.

The 2nd best option to GPS, that is more battery friendly, is to use Wi-Fi and the Mobile Networks to determine your location. To do this on your Android Phone (KitKat version), Go to Settings > Location Mode AND select Battery Saving (Use wi-fi and mobile networks to determine location).

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2 Responses to The Benefit of Turning Off GPS On Your Android Phone (KitKat Version) And Using WiFi To Determine Your Location

  1. The problem is that you have to always to location on and off. Blackberry’s did it better, only navigation apps would actually access the precise gps, but the other apps, if they needed a location, would use the cellular network.

    Another option is to use permissions editor to remove the location permission from the apps that use the most battery (go to settings, location in kitkat to find the right ones that use the most). The problem is that most of these apps actually do need a location. But why does Google Now aka Google Search need a precise location? It shows high battery use.

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