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ibook_steve Apr 29, 2013 06:43 PM
Google Now: Location services
I just updated Google Search to try out Google Now, which I've used a little bit on my Nexus 7. It works fine, but unless I shut it off in the app, the GPS is not shutting off, which of course is a huge battery drain. Anybody else seeing this?

Steve
 
Demonhood Apr 30, 2013 04:31 PM
Seeing the exact same thing. Disabled its location services to kill it. Annoying.
 
subego May 1, 2013 12:36 PM
Isn't knowing where you are a vital piece of info for it?

Yes, I'm seeing the drain too.
 
ibook_steve May 1, 2013 02:26 PM
Yes, but I thought it would only do an occasional ping, not keep the GPS on constantly.

Steve
 
cgc May 1, 2013 02:37 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by ibook_steve (Post 4228660)
Yes, but I thought it would only do an occasional ping, not keep the GPS on constantly.

Steve
Google needs the constant GPS signal to help the US Government drones target you.
 
subego May 1, 2013 03:15 PM
Quote, Originally Posted by ibook_steve (Post 4228660)
Yes, but I thought it would only do an occasional ping, not keep the GPS on constantly.

Steve
I'm hoping its a bug.
 
Titom May 4, 2013 02:15 AM
Location services to kill it
Quote, Originally Posted by Demonhood (Post 4228479)
Seeing the exact same thing. Disabled its location services to kill it. Annoying.
I can't find location services Google. is it notifications ? Google's not there either ---dummy me
 
P May 4, 2013 10:58 AM
If you mean the location services in the iPad settings, they're under Privacy.
 
Patrick May 5, 2013 12:31 AM
Quote, Originally Posted by ibook_steve (Post 4228330)
I just updated Google Search to try out Google Now, which I've used a little bit on my Nexus 7. It works fine, but unless I shut it off in the app, the GPS is not shutting off, which of course is a huge battery drain. Anybody else seeing this?

Steve
For the Nexus 7 there's a buit-in widget you can put on your home screen called Power Control, which allows you to toggle the GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, and screen brightness. I mostly just use it for WiFi, but the GPS button is useful if I ever need to use Google Now for navigation. I'd imagine there's probably some sort of GPS widget for the iPhone.
 
Spheric Harlot May 5, 2013 05:30 AM
iPhones don't have "widgets".
 
Titom May 5, 2013 03:44 PM
Found it -thank you - thank you
 
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