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Location Method - High Accuracy vs Power Savngs

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By miketunes, Senior Member on 12th April 2014, 11:28 PM
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On my older phones I always left GPS off, unless navigating - as GPS was a big power drain. For everything else I would just have it using the wifi/mobile networks (yelp, facebook, checkin's ect.)

I see the S5 has new options - High accuracy (gps, wifi + mobile), Power savings (wifi + mobile), and GPS only. Does the GPS not drain as much anymore and it may be worth keeping on all the time? Or do I keep toggleing between accurate and power saving each time I use the GPS (seems like alot of changing, maybe tasker would help)?
13th April 2014, 01:36 PM |#2  
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I don't have Galaxy S5, but on my Nexus 4, I have following setup.

I have installed Tasker and Secure Settings. I have created profile to switch on high accuracy GPS only when apps need exact location. Other times, my battery saving option is turned on.

So I don't have as much battery drain. But yes, this has been a change in 4.4.2.

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13th April 2014, 06:57 PM |#3  
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I always leave my GPS on in high accuracy mode and I don't think it kills the battery as much

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