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GPS not activated by starting a location app

asked 2014-01-05 18:22:50 +0300

immo gravatar image

updated 2014-03-06 09:12:56 +0300

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Intended activation of GPS seems to occur when launching an app like Maps or Nokia Here maps in the browser. Upon closing the location app GPS is being inactivated. However, after using Maps or Nokia Here quite a bit and closing them, the GPS was not beeing sponataneuosly inactivated any longer and I had to inactivate it using the settings menue. Before relaunching Maps I had to activate the GPS in settings, but it would not start to give data to the launched app. Only after rebooting the phone it started to work again. I guess there is a bug somewhere.

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This does indeed sound like a bug. Are you able to readily reproduce this? If so what are the exact steps.

Aaron McCarthy ( 2014-01-13 10:05:46 +0300 )edit

The problem occured testing the gps and the location applications while driving on a highway. While doing this the phone was connected to a charger. Gps fixes and internet connections (switching from 2g to 3g) were lost and gained again quite often. Finally the gps icon on the home screen remained, not flashing, after closing all applications. After rebooting everything works fine again. No reproduction yet. I hope, this helps.

immo ( 2014-01-14 11:39:27 +0300 )edit

For me it seems Here Maps just uses the registered location of the network, don't seem to regard agps or even gps, when running the Here Maps, I get a location which is kind of on the opposite side of the town I live in, don't move an inch. Using Maep on the other hand I don't need network at all, it does find my location and notice when moving indoors too.

Trizt ( 2014-01-15 23:22:22 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-29 07:46:38 +0300

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Thank you for reporting this issue. There was indeed a bug that caused positioning not to be stopped in all situations. This has now been fixed and will be made available in a future update.

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