1. buu511's Avatar
    I was under the impression that airplane mode turns off everything including gps. But just now I saw the gps icon twice while airplane mode was on. Is this normal behavior?

    Happened on the passport.

    Sent from my Passport
    10-10-14 05:10 PM
  2. Joshu42's Avatar
    Why not ? GPS doesn't send information, only receive... harmless.
    FrankIAm likes this.
    10-10-14 05:47 PM
  3. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    Normal. Works the same on the Z10. Airplane Mode does not affect Location services, just radios.
    10-10-14 05:57 PM
  4. thepissednewt's Avatar
    I have the same issue. Location services icon is shown during airplane mode, and for me it causes excessive battery drain, probably as location services is trying to figure out where it is.

    I find that when I turn airplane mode on when I board the plane, I also have to turn location services off, otherwise I can lose 15% battery in an hour long flight.

    My alternative is to simply use bedside mode, which does the same but of course I cannot use the phone during the flight.

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    10-10-14 06:05 PM
  5. FrankIAm's Avatar
    You swipe from the top, and tap the location services icon. Voila, your non-issue is gone.
    10-10-14 06:06 PM
  6. igord's Avatar
    The only device I know that disables the GPS when in airplane mode is the iPhone (starting from the 5) and it's due to a hardware limitation. Blackberry and Android devices all leave the GPS radio on in Airplane mode unless the user decides to manually turn it off, as someone mentioned in a post here. This renders these devices a lot better for navigating in no coverage areas and in the wild, where one would want GPS radios on but everything else off to conserve battery.
    11-17-14 02:27 PM

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