GPS not working in flight mode [not relevant]

asked 2014-07-07 11:23:51 +0300

kimmoli gravatar image

updated 2014-12-01 20:38:46 +0300

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When phone is in flight mode, you can still enable positioning (or location, GPS) but it does not work, i.e. unable to acquire location.

Should the toggle be grayed out like wifi/mobile comms are when in flight mode, or should it work?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by kimmoli
close date 2014-10-11 21:46:53.169696


Well it won't get any assistance data, so it will take ages to get a lock. At least 15-20min in good conditions outside. Which would definitely look as if it was not working.

Philippe De Swert ( 2014-07-07 11:33:23 +0300 )edit

Ok, i have to do more testing. tnx.

kimmoli ( 2014-07-07 12:33:14 +0300 )edit

Switching to flightmode turns positioning off, but if i had application using location on while doing this, and immediately turned positioning back on, it took only 15 secs to reacquire location.

kimmoli ( 2014-07-07 12:46:06 +0300 )edit

Support for using GPS in flight mode was first released in update 5. Acquisition time may be quite slow as no assistance data is every injected in this mode.

Aaron McCarthy ( 2014-07-10 04:46:38 +0300 )edit


in order for GPS-Positioning in flight mode to work, one needs to go to settings > positioning and re-enable it - otherwise it will not turn on by itself when an application requests it.

Took me a while to figure this out. Hope it is useful to others as well.

darvari ( 2015-03-30 22:05:22 +0300 )edit