Does it make a huge difference? I don't use it often but I leave it on because I'm too lazy to switch it on when I want to use Google Maps (probably no more than once a week). I charge my Storm overnight and by the time I get home at the end of the day, I'm usually at about 10~20% (according to the iVista theme).
If it makes a huge difference to a point where I don't have to charge my phone everyday, I'll definitely turn GPS off... if not, then I can go a full day without charging so I'll just leave it on.
I use Google Maps at least a couple timed a week. Used to turn the GPS on and off as required. My battery would last a day. I will say that I get a very weak signal when at work, which is the big reason for my battery drain. I got lazy and tired of clicking to turn the GPS on, so now I just it on all the time. My battery lasts just as long. I've seen no significant difference at all.
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I was thinking about it, but then thought the few times I use it with these new applications to find things when I travel, I could just cut it on.
Seems like it would waste too much of my battery if I left it on all the time.
Just wondering on your thoughts.
I see absolutely no difference when my GPS locator is off or on. It's my understanding that the GPS locator has no effect on the battery when it is idle. If there's nothing using it, it's not consuming energy. I had the same experience when I had a WinMo device...I looked for the forum/thread from last year that discussed this issue in more detail but I could not find it.
Originally Posted by lit2k
a stupid question.. but i wanna make sure that...
will i be charged by using the GPS by my mobile service provider
No. Use of the GPS is free. It is certain software and services you pay for, like VZ Navigator. If you use Google Maps, for instance, you won't be charged for use of the GPS.
Last edited by crackberryfan; 04-25-09 at 05:53 AM.
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