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Old 11-14-2009, 05:29 AM
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Does accessing the GPS use up more battery?

I want to use the PhoneAlarm app to switch "profiles" (with BlueTooth on/off and lots more) at various places. It can access the GPS every 2 minutes to see which location I'm at; does this chew up the battery? or is the GPS basically on no matter what?

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Old 11-14-2009, 10:33 AM
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Re: Does accessing the GPS use up more battery?

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I want to use the PhoneAlarm app to switch "profiles" (with BlueTooth on/off and lots more) at various places. It can access the GPS every 2 minutes to see which location I'm at; does this chew up the battery? or is the GPS basically on no matter what?

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It will absolutely use more battery. The htc weather, google maps (without use gps), and certain other apps use a function called "my location" which use the cell phone radio which is on all the time anyway and that doesn't use any significant amount of battery, but gps usage is the number 1 battery hog on the device, that's why when I use it I have my device plugged into my truck.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:35 AM
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yes it uses a lot of battery! gps is like a second radio
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